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Old 19-03-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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The Escort RS1600i - You've seen the video, now see the car.

Firstly this is not the one that is for sale on the bay of all evil for 20K, this is in better condition and has a lot less miles on it.

Secondly, thanks for checking in. Now the owner had a specific remit for this which was to keep the paintwork looking as close to an original finish as possible, this request has limited the final results somewhat where the correction side of the job was concerned but overall a good job, with good results and as a result, a very happy owner. However if it was mine, it would have had some serious work done.

On arrival the car, never driven in the wet intentionally the car looked impeccable, although one defect stood out as soon as the sun hit it, a broken blend on the OS quarter wheel arch, this was duly noted for when the machine work commenced.

Washed, dried and moved indoors it was clayed and masked ready for some festool loving.

All polishes used were SiRamik, and in the form of SiRamik Correction Fluid and and an as yet unnamed refining/finishing/glossing polish suitable for ultimate gloss, in tests absolute zero reduction in paint and has particle sizes the smallest you can get, ideal for thin paint where removal should be avoided after correction/polishing/refining.

















This was about as far as I dare take this particular defect.









Remember the broken blend on the rear wheel arch I mentioned, before i got to it I marked around the area with a smear of polish, now who would want to use marker or crayon/chalk.

You can see the broken areas in the light.







Coming from a paint background of almost 30 years I knew exactly what caused the breaks so I was confident I could rescue these to an almost perfect blend, obviously taking care not to take it too far.







Moving around the other side.











And after.







As you can see from the close up, not perfect but acceptable.





















Little bit of Festooligan action.





After all the polishing and refining was done.







It was then time for some wax loving in the guise of Vintage from that big manufacturer, hand applied of course.



And now a few finished shots.



































And the fun doesn't stop there.

All door shuts, painted areas under the bonnet etc were treated to Collinite 845, ACF 50 used minimally around the engine area and the underneath is well, just the underneath.

















And i will leave you with an arty shot of the engine bay.



Truly an outstanding machine and one of a very few concourse ones left.

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Old 19-03-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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Old 19-03-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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Bloody nora...thats even better than when Ford knocked it out all those years ago...stunning
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What a car and what a great finished result

I am very jealous, I had several MK3 XR3i's in my younger days and one was nae on mint and I so wish I had kept it
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Old 19-03-2015, 05:12 PM   #5
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A well executed job
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Old 19-03-2015, 05:25 PM   #6
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That's an amazing job chum on one of my all time favourite cars. Respectful of the car's age yet stunning nonetheless.

Well done.

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Old 19-03-2015, 05:29 PM   #7
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Wow what an amazing car and fantastic detail, takes me back, I've been lucky to have had two rs1600i, One White and one Caspian Blue, how I miss them...😕
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Amazing machine!!
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