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Oakes 10-27-2011 04:10 PM

Oakes Detailed: Twin Turbo Supra - 1 of 14
 
A 1998 Toyota Supra twin turbo 6 speed, in its Imperial Jade Mica green paint job - evidently 1 of 14 TT 6 speed Supras in existence with this color - came through for a much needed revival.

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...a/IMG_5517.jpg

As you can see in the photo above the paint is certainly faded and in desperate need of correction. So over the course of three days we focused primarily on getting the depth, clarity and gloss back from the paint as well as the rest of the defects. Unfortunately, there was severe sun burn on the bumpers that completely diminished the clear in certain spots. However, there was a huge overall improvement to both remove and prevent future fading.

Heres how the Supra looked when we started..

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Supra/1-1.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...il/Supra/2.jpg

Some photos of the paint condition before correction

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...il/Supra/8.jpg
5. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...il/Supra/7.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/18.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/19.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/20.jpg

Here is a mix of before and after photos of the correction/restoration to the paint, starting with the wing before we removed it:

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/26.jpg
10. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/27.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/24.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/25.jpg

The rear bumper fading, the spots remaining are areas where the clear coat has completely oxidized away, no repair through detailing unfortunately

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/10.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/14.jpg
15. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/11.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/13.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/12.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/15.jpg

Overall gloss improvement short of the permanent blemishes

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/17.jpg

The greatest improvement seen on the car was the hood, which suffered oxidation, marring and water staining. Here you can see the before, during and after results.

20. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...il/Supra/6.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...il/Supra/9.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/38.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/39.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/40.jpg
25. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/48.jpg

and the rest of the corrected photos of the paint afterwords under halogen and sun light..

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/47.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/44.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/46.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/54.jpg
30. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/50.jpg

Now for the finished gloss and reflection photos:

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/51.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/53.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/56.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/57.jpg
35. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/58.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/59.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/60.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/61.jpg
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/63.jpg
40. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/Supra/55.jpg

Hope you enjoyed the write up and any feedback is appreciated! Thanks for looking!

Oakes

dfjaws 10-27-2011 08:44 PM

Looks amazing! I need to learn this stuff.

verg64 10-28-2011 01:46 AM

I always wanted the mkiii supra when i was younger. Amazing car!

lopealle 11-22-2011 01:36 AM

You definitely gave that car spme TLC


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