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Old 24-10-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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Arrow Original 1995 Mini Cooper: Gleammachine-Essex based professional.





I was recently graced with this rather special commission, a 1995 Mini Cooper with original paint and a mere 488 miles on the clock from new.
Having been parked up in a garage for many years, with various covers over it, the car was an outstanding find for my client, all rubbers and trim in tact with just the rear silencer box needing replacement, no doubt rotting from moisture within.
Where the car had been covered, it had left its mark on the paintwork, and evidence of someone attempting some hand polishing with good old T-Cut or alike.
The paint depth readings were all healthy and averaging 140 um, being mindful of the originality of the car, a sympathetic approach was taken to the machine polishing side and clearcoat removal was kept to a minimum whilst removing a good 90% of the defects, and restoring the paintworks gloss and clarity.

Typical defects below with some before and after comparisons.

A brief comparison video.











The machine polishing was completed over the course of several days, followed by:

*Paintwork primed using Carpro Essence.
*layer of Britemax Vantage & then a further layer of Zymol Atlantique.
*Rubbers and plastics treated with Gyeon Tire.
*Britework polished with Mothers metal polishes.
*Alloys sealed using Collinite Insulator wax.
*Finally a wipedown with Koch Chemie Quick Detailer.

Finished Results.

















Thanks for looking, comments welcomed and appreciated.
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Old 24-10-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
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Don't make 'em like that anymore

Greta find & fab work to restore it to as new condition
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Old 24-10-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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Cracking car - lovely work Rob
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Old 24-10-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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Beautiful example, cracking job there buddy
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Old 24-10-2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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amazing find for someone there! lovely colour and example of these.

fantastic work mate, great finish.
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Old 24-10-2016, 11:22 PM   #6
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Nice little car that Rob. Never seen a blue one like that before, is it a special addition?

you done a great detail on that one mate
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Old 25-10-2016, 06:45 AM   #7
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Stunning
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Old 25-10-2016, 06:52 AM   #8
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That's a great job.
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Old 25-10-2016, 08:28 AM   #9
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Lovely job on a rare car strange the roof isn't white though?

Im after a classic mini but the prices and my fear of rust is putting me off

As said top work bet the owner was happy
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Old 25-10-2016, 08:37 AM   #10
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That's lovely
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