'89 Celica Paint Job; savable?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Boomdart, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Boomdart

    Boomdart New Member

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    I haven't made any special effort to even wash it yet, and I have no clue when the last time it may have been waxed or washed. The hood needs to be repainted because the clearcoat is obviously coming off in a 3"x5" area.

    A few dings here and there, but I can live with that.
     
  2. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    ive seen worse
     
  3. Boomdart

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    It's really not all that bad... It is pretty dirty and faded in some parts though, I believe it should buff pretty well.

    I'm going to pay someone to do a good, professional job on it before I get my n00b hands all over it.

    Gotta get it fixed first...
     
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    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Those pictures suck ass but from what I can tell it just looks really oxidized. It's a fairly simple job if you have a buffer but you could do it by hand.

    I would use Klasse AIO. I've been able to clean up lost of badly oxidized cars with it. If you don't have a buffer I'd use either a terry cloth aplicator or a terry cloth towell folded over twice. It might take a lot of elbow grease but you don't have to kill yourself and do it all in one day. You could just work one or two panels a day.
     
  5. Buck-O

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    AFAIK, that Celica should be a single stage paint job. Infact i cant think of a single pre 90's toyota that ive worked on that has had a clear coat.

    With a decent buffer it should be relatively easy to refresh the paint. But be prepaired for a hefty cleaning job on the pad when youd done to get all the dead paint out of it.
     

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