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    ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Hello one & all.

    So, I was on the phone to my good friend Mike Phillips yesterday morning (late afternoon for him) & I was working on a sweet 1995 Dodge Viper & Mike said how he liked the Viper so I figured I’d share a few pictures.

    Although this beast has only travelled a mere 15,000 miles in its 24 years the paintwork didn’t share the engines youth. Lots of swirls & RIDS that were so consistently everywhere that you could hardly say they were “Random”.

    Objective - The owner had only purchased this Viper a Month ago & through word of mouth he had heard that I was the one to bring it to to enhance the finish of this middle aged muscle car. Complete correction was advised against as this was going to be used & driven as often as possible. Bravo to that I say!

    Our aim was to get around the 75-80% correction mark & all in all we achieved around 80-90%, happy days.


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    Prep consisted of half waterless wash & half traditional bucket & water approach. Wheels, Tires, Wheel arches & lower panels were all chemically decontaminated & washes down, whilst the upper body received a waterless wash & mechanical decontamination.

    Test spots carried out, paint considered on the medium hardness side (was expecting hard hard paint) & best results consisted of this combo - Flex 3401, Lake Country Blue SDO Pads & 3D ONE. This resulted in a great amount of defects removed but also finished down extremely well. I followed with Orange Lake Country SDO Pads & Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish for further enhancement & Pop!

    A couple of Before & After Pictures -


























    Results are pretty fair & overall in “The Big Picture” a massive improvement.

    Buff, polish repeat . . . & coating prep & Installation carried out & some beauty shots taken . . . Oh & even a picture of Aaryn NZ himself in there too I see.


































    There we have it team, my latest edition to the weird & wonderful cars I see at our little shop in the far South of the Planet, in a little town called Blenheim at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

    Thank you all for stopping but &taking a look.




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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Wow, just WOW Aaryn!!

    So cool, man! Sweet ride and awesome work as always.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Top work mate, and whilst it wasn’t a 100% correction, you’ve jewelled that emerald.

    Did mike have any particular advice for the viper paint?

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    Saweeet!

    I love Vipers! V10 all the way buddy!

    Cool color too! Nice work!


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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Just WOW Aaryn! Awesome work and write up and pictures as always. And what a beauty and cool car!

    / Tony

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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Car looks awesome, but what with the altitude mask?

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    Stunning work, as usual mate. I hope your customer's are paying for not only the highest quality of work BUT ALSO the knowledge to suggest less than 100% full cutting to preserve that 19 year old paint! That, to me, is very very valuable.

    And even with your less than full correction it looks incredible. Beautiful work!

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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Great work on that Aaryn! Owner must be over the moon with how it turned out!
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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Wow, just WOW Aaryn!!

    So cool, man! Sweet ride and awesome work as always.
    Thank you PaulMys.

    Agreed! These are pretty cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by WristyManchego View Post
    Top work mate, and whilst it wasn’t a 100% correction, you’ve jewelled that emerald.

    Did mike have any particular advice for the viper paint?
    Thanks WristyManchego.

    Haha, no .... actually apart from mentioning the Viper it was more of a social call but my guess is Mike would’ve suggested a “Test Spot”.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Saweeet!

    I love Vipers! V10 all the way buddy!

    Cool color too! Nice work!


    Thank you Mike.

    Very cool colour on a very cool car.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Just WOW Aaryn! Awesome work and write up and pictures as always. And what a beauty and cool car!

    / Tony
    Cheers Tony.

    Appreciate your comments my friend, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2wookies View Post
    Car looks awesome, but what with the altitude mask?
    Thanks 2wookies.

    It’s a particulate mask to
    protect against breathing in dust particles from polishing. Google “Silicosis” & you may understand my reasoning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    Stunning work, as usual mate. I hope your customer's are paying for not only the highest quality of work BUT ALSO the knowledge to suggest less than 100% full cutting to preserve that 19 year old paint! That, to me, is very very valuable.

    And even with your less than full correction it looks incredible. Beautiful work!
    Thank you Paul A.

    Appreciate the kind words my friend. Wait what??? You can get paid for this stuff???

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Great work on that Aaryn! Owner must be over the moon with how it turned out!
    Cheers Sizzle Chest.

    Actually Scott, this guy concerned me a little when he dropped it off - he appeared sceptical about the whole thing. I was pleasantly surprised when He & His Wife pulled up to collect it & he actually couldn’t stop smiling . . . Nailed it.


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    Re: ‘95 Dodge Viper Kiwi Style.

    very nice!!! Cool to see a older one in nice shape still!
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