Opti-Coat™Pro : Lotus Esprit Come Back!

s1tl

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s1tl

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We have a pretty rare car on our hands this round. Its a vintage Lotus Esprit fully restored to factory standard. It was briefed by the owner himself that it was repainted by a very skillful painter and also the colour chosen was from the Aston Martin Vanquish! This is the 4th car the owner had us worked on. Well, lets begin.

Upon arrival, the car was parked in a semi covered area, whereby tree leaves, tree sap, and bird droppings were visible.

Without wasting time, we proceed to inspecting the paint. Its was almost mint but with some coarse finishing from the painters.

Some light contamination and also haziness on the clear coat.

The paint was not at its best state but its nothing major.

Zoom in and we spotted some keep swirls on the frontal part of the car.

Some minor uneven clear coat.

a deep scratch.

Another visible deep swirled area.

From far, these swirls are not very visible, but it doesn't mean we skip it.


We gave the car a wash, clay and immediately started on the paint correction.

So after the paint correction, we restored the colour and also removed all of the swirls.
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A closer zoom in look on the paint condition.


The wheels were also repainted and it was a pain in the a** to clean. We manage to clean up all of them and got them coated.


As for the results.
 

Izso

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Izso

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how was the paint? Soft? Or was it already repainted