1998 Mitsubishi Nativa oxidised

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  1. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

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    Well guys and gals, I finally landed the job I was referring with this thread I did a while back.

    http://www.autopia.org/forum/click-brag/110655-little-tease.html

    Now, the funny thing about this one is that when I start it, at the same time it started raining, and hasn’t stopped since. I’m talking about 10 straight days of nonstop rain. Now, onto the action…

    1998 Mitsubishi Nativa(in the states known as Montero Sport) single stage paint with LOTS of oxidation, DIS and has never been polished, and the last time it was waxed, it was when it was first bought… 12 years ago! So, as stated on the thread above, I already had a nice plan of attack, but decided to change it completely, except for the wax. So, with that being said, here’s how I tackled it:

    -Wheels, tires and wells went with Dr. Mecanico APC full strength with a variety of brushes, including the all brand spanking new EZ Daytona Detail brush.
    -Paint got ONR on 6oz/2 gal ratio with a HD grout sponge, and decided to do the claying at the time I washed the car
    -Dried with a Chamois
    -Heavy polish with M105 with the PC and orange pad to remove the oxidation and minimize scratches
    -Refine with M205 with PC and white pad to achieve full paint clarity
    -2 coats of OOS 12 hours apart with a red foam grip applicator
    -Coat of Natty’s blue to give depth a whole new meaning
    -Coat of OCWax to seal the shine
    -Tires got Optimum Tire Spray applied with a blue dressing applicator from Detal Shoppe. Wheel wells got Hyper-dressing 3:1
    -Windows done with PepBoys Glass Cleaner(a major hit, IMO. Really nice for the super cheap price)
    -Interior vacuumed with Ridgid WD4050 and plastics cleaned with Meguiar’s Quick Interior detailer.

    Pics! Before

    Check out where the sun hits the hood. Notice the lack of shine and scratches?
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    Same story was all around the SUV
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    Here’s where the oxidation is more noticeable
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    The tires seem to have some cheap brake pads because they throw out dust like there’s no tomorrow. Tough wheels to clean, BTW
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    Now, this is after polishing and refining without any sort of protection
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    Now the afters!
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    Love this reflection
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    And the money shot
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    Thanks for looking!

    Joey
     
  2. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

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    Nice. but dude, it's an SUV. If I had one, I *might* wash it 3-4 times a year.
     
  3. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    where in PR are you? My wife and i went there for our honey moon.
     
  4. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

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    I'm located in Juncos, which is around 45 mins ESE of San Juan. I hope you guys liked it here
     
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    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    ya, we loved it...spent a few days in San Juan, hiked up El Yunque, then drove to Myaguez (sp?) for a few days then spent a few days on Viaques (sp?) as well. We liked Viaques the best, rented a little jeep and went exploring all the beaches around the navy base.
     
  6. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

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    If you come next time, go to Culebra, and go to Flamenco Beach. You won't regret it:)
     
  7. GuiltySparc

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    That name sounds familiar...is it the other island thats northish of Viaques?
     
  8. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

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    Yep!:bigthumb:
     
  9. Maffy29

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    These things are all over Kuwait
     

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