1993 Mazda RX7 - Massive Paint Restoration

by Phil Yiu April 11, 2013

1993 Mazda RX7 - Massive Paint Restoration
Subject: 1993 Mazda RX7 Requirements - get it back to NEW like condition and ready for sale Exterior - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes - Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down - Wheel wells were cleaned up - Washed with 1Z einszett W99 - Auto Finesse Iron Out - Wash down and rinsed - Door jambs were cleaned up - Nano Scrub AutoScrub - Dried - Tires dressed - Masking - Paint Measurement - Compound - Menzerna FG400 - Final Polish - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Last step - Lusso Oro - Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed - Rubber and Plastics Treated - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed - Exhaust tips cleaned - Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed Engine Detail - Cleaned - Dressed Interior - Vac - Clean and protect dash - Clean and protect leather - Clean glass Products used Links to products used - 1Z einszett W99 Auto Finesse Iron Out Auto Finesse Oblitarate Adam's All Purpose Cleaner Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner NanoSkin AutoScrub System Menzerna FG400 Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 Collinite 845 Insulator Wax Adam's Super VRT Optimum Metal Polish Engine Adam's All Purpose Cleaner Adam's Trim and Lug Brush Adam's In and Out Spray Interior Auto Finesse Spritz Auto Finesse Hide Leather Cleanser Auto Finesse Hide Leather Conditioner Tools used Uber Wool Wash Mitt Uber No Name MF Towels Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher Uber Buffing Pads Defelsko Paint Meter Fenix TK35 Brinkmann Kranzle Pressure Washer Cam Spray Foam Canon 2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies Adam's Firehose Nozzle Metro Air Force Blaster Interior Before Auto Finesse Spritz was used on the interior bits with great success - take a look at all the dirt and dust it lifted off the RX7's dash and plastics Interior After Exterior Before Prep - Engine Bay, Wheels, Tires, Wheel Wells, Pre Soak, Decon, AutoScrub Engine - Before Adam's APC was used to clean up the engine bay Various Brushes were used to agitate the grime in the engine bay prior to getting rinsed down Rinse After shot Before shot of wheel Adam's APC on the tires and wheel wells Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action EZ-Detail Brush used to agitate the brake dust and grime in the wheel barrel Rinsing down the wheels, tires, wheel wells Pre soak - wash Rinse Decon - Auto Finesse Iron Out NanoSkin AutoScrub After all that prep work this is what we found Paint Correction - 50/50 shots of the restoration Much improvement after Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 A bunch or scratches on the roof After shot of the roof Action shot of the Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Griot's 3rd gen with Meg's MF Cutting Pads and FG400 Results after correction Finishing touches Wheels wells after being cleaned up Adam's Undercarriage Spray was called into action Pop the headlights and we find years of dirt and grime Cleaned up Exhaust tips - left side not touched/right side polished out After Cleaning around the reg sticker Nice little touches to show the owner cares ; ) After polishing we did a final rinse to remove any of the compound/polishing dust A blast from the past, we had some Collinite 845 sitting around and figured why not, so nice results from an old friend Afters
Phil Yiu
Phil Yiu


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