Scorpio Reserection

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Scorpio Reserection

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I was recently talked (suckered?) into a Scoprio.
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I'm right in the middle of a big project and did not really need another car to work on. Problem is I can't stand having something that looks like junk sitting in my driveway.

We had a couple of nice days so I dug out the buffer and went to work.

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I still have a ton of work to do, but probably wont get to it until next week. George Ross is bringing me a new wheel, spoiler and some other parts saturday. I will probably put the interior back in then.
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Post by 85merwhat? »

What a difference that made! Looks so much better. I didnt know just buffing could bring out so much shine. Ill have to try it.
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Post by logic »

:shock: :shock: :shock:


.......wow....

I need to get me one a dem buffers for my Bronco.....

How long did it take you to do that?
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I'm kinda old, so it takes me longer than most.

I've probably got 10hrs on the paint. I'm going to do a whole writeup on my website about bringing back a seemingly lost cause to the world of the living.

Here is the process on the paint:

Wash using a strong mix of dawn dish soap. The alkaline removes oils from the paint.
Scrub the whole car using softscrub (yes, the household cleaner). This removes moss and mold buildup. Used a scrub brush on all the rubber.

The front door is softscrubbed.
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I next used a buffer (harbor freight special) with a wool pad and Meguiers Diamond Cut Compound. It is a strong oxidition cutting comound that breaks down to a mild polish when heated. Keeps you from over buffing.

After that I used a Mothers Clay Bar followed with a pre-wax cleaner and then Carnuba wax.

Anyone in their right mind would have just parted the car out. But, no I had to prove a point to someone.

Here is a shot of what the inside looked like:
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Here is what the front seat looks like now:
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I grew up detailing cars for my dad.
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Post by Colin »

Hot damn, dude! That finish looks thoroughly dead in the first pic, I'm amazed you were able to shine it up at all, let alone to that degree! :shock:

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Post by Specktor »

Always nice to see an artist at work. Which just proves if you have time ,know how and are a bit on the pig headed side you can turn something others would junk into something worth having. On the plastic what are you going to top coat it with?
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88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
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Thinking about giving this stuff a try:
http://www.trimonex.com/
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Post by Specktor »

That looks like interesting stuff . You'll have to keep us informed on how it works out. Always surprise for the lack of products that work well on plastic
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88 xr4ti white.
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Post by kuafos »

very nice job...
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Post by MerkXRTurbo »

vcallaway wrote:I'm kinda old, so it takes me longer than most.
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Some people seem to be confused on the definition of "old". :lol:

I am amazed at the difference you have made with that car. It looks a WHOLE lot better than when Mario and I put it on the trailer. :shock:
3" mandrel bent exhaust, Ported/Polished head, 1.89/1.57 valves, Gutted uppper/Knife edge lower intake, T3/T4, LA3, Big VAM, Cold air intake, 40bob header, Gillis valve, Forge BOV, Mustang SVO T5, Conquest intercooler, 20psi.
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AlexD wrote:P.S. on a Side the truck is about to turn 233,000 as of today :shock: Don't let oil at all, and runs like a top bog. A 96 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with the 4.0 OHV V6.
Congratulations. :roll:
3" mandrel bent exhaust, Ported/Polished head, 1.89/1.57 valves, Gutted uppper/Knife edge lower intake, T3/T4, LA3, Big VAM, Cold air intake, 40bob header, Gillis valve, Forge BOV, Mustang SVO T5, Conquest intercooler, 20psi.
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amazing work, vince.
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Re: Scorpio Reserection

Post by JediTalen »

vcallaway wrote:I'm right in the middle of a big project and did not really need another car to work on. Problem is I can't stand having something that looks like junk sitting in my driveway.
I think I'll start leaving my cars in your driveway :P
No-really I can stop bringing home XR4's whenever I want....

I um......sorta.....um.....like....have seven now.....and a couple Scorpios....
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