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> After 3 hours of buffing and Polishing...EXTREME MAKEOVER :), before and after +Smoked tails
post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:26 PM
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SO when i got this car it was u-g-l-y as far as paint goes. I didnt think any type of buffing would help this mess but, I finally had some time to try to see if i could make a difference with some hard-core buffing etc, with an electric buffer and 1,200,009 bottles of cleaner, wax, and polish I spent the most time on the hood I was really REALLY shocked with the out come, and you will be too , especially if you are a member that was at the so cal meet and saw this thing in person. I am pleased biggrin.gif this will hold me over until I get my body work and custom paint soon
On the way from Arizona

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now....after all that hard work







it was A L O T of work, but I am proud of my self smile.gif

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post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:28 PM
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Does look pretty good, congrats.

I assume you used Niteshades on the tails, how many coats?


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:35 PM
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Oct 28, 2009 - 6:28 PM) *
Does look pretty good, congrats.

I assume you used Niteshades on the tails, how many coats?

I did 2 pretty concentrated coats, that stuff works really good


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:36 PM
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looks good!!!
like the tails!
post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:37 PM
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Yeah, it does. I used it on my side markers. By concentrated, you mean thin? My sides came out just slightly darker than your tails, I think.


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 6:42 PM
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Oct 28, 2009 - 6:37 PM) *
Yeah, it does. I used it on my side markers. By concentrated, you mean thin? My sides came out just slightly darker than your tails, I think.

no concentrated means like thick i did my 7th gen first to see how the spray works, then when i did my 6th gen i did two thick coats


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 7:01 PM
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That looks delicious smile.gif

Nothing better than a shiny red celica biggrin.gif



good work girl ! thumbsup.gif


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 8:06 PM
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OOO nice work! It's like a complete transformation! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it smile.gif.


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 8:07 PM
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QUOTE (MaskedMan @ Oct 28, 2009 - 8:06 PM) *
OOO nice work! It's like a complete transformation! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it smile.gif.

OOO nice work! It's like a complete transformation! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it smile.gif.

thanks! I'm glad you saw this post because you actually saw with your own eyes "before", yea it was a TON of work I'm sure my arms will be dead tomorrow from the extra buffing i had to do aside from the buffing machine, well worth it tho!


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 8:26 PM
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QUOTE (2celicas2love @ Oct 28, 2009 - 6:07 PM) *
QUOTE (MaskedMan @ Oct 28, 2009 - 8:06 PM) *

OOO nice work! It's like a complete transformation! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it smile.gif .

thanks! I'm glad you saw this post because you actually saw with your own eyes "before", yea it was a TON of work I'm sure my arms will be dead tomorrow from the extra buffing i had to do aside from the buffing machine, well worth it tho!


haha well I got your text, but since the picture was so small, I couldn't tell what you were trying to show me, but something told me that if I checked 6gc, you'd have a thread about it haha. I go through a lot of buffing pads when I detail my car so I haven't done it in awhile.

Just for reference, for those who didn't see the car prior to all the work she put into it, here is a before shot. You can she how she did an amazing job on the hood and front end.


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 8:32 PM
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QUOTE (MaskedMan @ Oct 28, 2009 - 8:26 PM) *
QUOTE (2celicas2love @ Oct 28, 2009 - 6:07 PM) *
QUOTE (MaskedMan @ Oct 28, 2009 - 8:06 PM) *

OOO nice work! It's like a complete transformation! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it smile.gif .

thanks! I'm glad you saw this post because you actually saw with your own eyes "before", yea it was a TON of work I'm sure my arms will be dead tomorrow from the extra buffing i had to do aside from the buffing machine, well worth it tho!


haha well I got your text, but since the picture was so small, I couldn't tell what you were trying to show me, but something told me that if I checked 6gc, you'd have a thread about it haha. I go through a lot of buffing pads when I detail my car so I haven't done it in awhile.

Just for reference, for those who didn't see the car prior to all the work she put into it, here is a before shot. You can she how she did an amazing job on the hood and front end.


wow! great pic!!!! shows it in it's glory WOW what a difference! thanks for the pic!


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 10:38 PM
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it looks awsome..... good job and im loving those tail lights biggrin.gif


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post Oct 28, 2009 - 11:32 PM
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WOW! good job! looks pretty good now


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 12:25 AM
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Wow, great job! She's lookin great. Can't wait to see it at the meet.


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 12:54 AM
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100% improvement


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 1:00 AM
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Wow, what an improvement a little elbow grease ( and an electric buffer ^_^) can do!! Nice job thumbsup.gif


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 1:42 AM
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nice! it looks so clean now. i wanna smoke out my tails, but i was wondering if its illegal or not.. and how do you do it anyway?
post Oct 29, 2009 - 2:57 AM
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should go another 3-4hrs. Great job though thumbsup.gif took me 4hrs to do half my car wink.gif What chemicals did you use?


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 4:34 AM
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Wow very nice. I really like how it looks now, and on a side note I taught I was the only one with that like broken off paint on the passenger side fender.. Lol it looks exactly like the damage on my car since its red and on the side spot and same brown spots . Other then that, you gave me a an excuse to spend more time on my car thumbsup.gif . Time to start buffing.


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post Oct 29, 2009 - 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (sunwukongg @ Oct 29, 2009 - 1:42 AM) *
nice! it looks so clean now. i wanna smoke out my tails, but i was wondering if its illegal or not.. and how do you do it anyway?

thanks! i think its illegal but its one of those things they don't really enforce like tint that is too dark, the spray is like $25 and from Japan you can get it on ebay


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