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Old 06-08-2020, 09:06 PM   #1
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Finally got my S15 back from the bodyshop

So, it took thirteen months (don't ask) and I'd almost forgotten that I own this thing.

I imported it around three years ago, and I've had a huge amount of work done on it ever since, and I'm delighted to say that it's finally time for me to enjoy it!

It's painted in Mazda Soul Red Crystal, with a full glass-out respray, and the OEM S15 Aero bodykit, with the rear spoiler center leg removed, and I'm absolutely delighted with the outcome.

My problem now is that I've been out of the detailing game for quite some time for various reasons (working abroad, mainly.)

The paint on this is very soft, so I'm thinking that I'll do a final stage polish with a polishing pad and then try out a ceramic coat for the first time, unless anyone has any better ideas?

Anyway, I'm definitely going to need some pointers going forward, but for now, here are some quick snaps I got of the colour popping in the sun today.














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That’s stunning!
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:13 PM   #3
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That’s stunning!
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:15 PM   #4
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Oh very nice and looks like they’ve done a very good job on the paint from my phone... really lovely colour
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I had to google what a S15 was!

I will say, you painted it in the best colour EVER!!!!
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:34 PM   #6
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That is a lovely car.

The colour really suits it.
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:11 PM   #7
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After spending that kind of money on what looks to be a spectacular looking car (very jealous) I'd be going full PPF seeing as how soft the paint is
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Love all the Nissan sports models.
Such a fine example of a rare beast, in one of the most glorious OEM red paint finishes.
Be nice to see a collection of photos of it under different lighting conditions.
Sunset.
Night shots under street lights.
Indoors under fluorescent lights etc.
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Do I recall you asking for colour suggestions way back when bildo?

That Soul Red is such a 'sparkling' colour indeed. I loved our MX5 in this colour when we had it.

That really has come out exceptionally well and is a thing of beauty.

Worth the 13mth wait?
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Lovely job, enjoy.

Around here all older jap cars are falling apart with yahoos just buying them to diff and wreck about. It’s brilliant to see one restored and built to such a standard.


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