We get all manner of customer feedback here at The Garage and photos of customer’s cars rank among our favorites. We recently received some pictures of a transformation so incredible we had to pass them along. They’re from Ted S. of Atlanta, Georgia and here’s what he had to say…
“Hi, I am an old geezer who has always detailed my autos by hand. Recently, I purchased a 1984 Toyota Supra that had sat out under some trees in the back of a lot for several years. It was covered in leaves, pecans, and walnut pieces. I have to say I was a doubter, skeptical about whether anything could bring this paint back to life. I decided to purchase some of Griot’s Garage buffers, pads, compounds, and polishes and give them a try. All I can say (and what everyone else who sees it says) is “whoa that car looks like it was just repainted.” Thanks for supplying folks like me with great products and terrific instructional videos.”
He also said when he sent in the pictures that he still needed to apply some BOSS Finishing Sealant. He quipped, “I was just so pleased with the results at that point I just had to share. It’s funny now how I’m the talk of the neighborhood, everyone wants to know what I used and how I did it. They are amazed and want to know if I’ll do their cars for them… something along the lines of ‘Like a good neighbor Tedfarm is there.'”
Along with an old 6″ machine and a few other liquid products in his existing inventory, Ted purchased and used a 3″ Random Orbital, BOSS Fast Correcting Cream, 6″ Orange Foam Correcting Pads, BOSS Correcting Cream, and BOSS Finishing Sealant on the Supra. We recommend you save your back and get a 6″ Random Orbital and save money by teaming up these products in a BOSS-based kit.
We all love barn finds, pulling a creaky barn door open to reveal a hidden treasure of a car is the dream of any enthusiast. While Ted’s find lacked the barn-like structure, the car had the look. The Toyota was sitting behind an apartment building he manages and when he heard the car was being donated for a tax write-off he matched the $300 credit and got the car.
Ted’s 1984 Celica Supra is an old school import that has more punch than meets the eye. The ’84 model year was a design refresh year and these versions are identifiable by their wraparound front turn signals. Known as a Mk II or A60 Supra, these sporty coupes are powered by Toyota’s 5M-GE, a 2.8-liter inline 6 rated at 160 horsepower. Ted’s Celica Supra represents a healthy 55-horse jump compared to a regular ’84 Celica that features a 105 horsepower 22R-E four-cylinder engine. This era of Supra came in two sub-models, the P-Type or performance-slanted model, easily spotted by its fiberglass fender flares and the L-Type or luxury variant that had no flares but did offer a leather interior option. The wheels were quick identifiers with the P-Type rolling a four twin-spoke wheel while the L-Type ran a fuller faced wheel with square-shaped reliefs. Ted’s looks to be an L-Type and looks to be in great shape. Keep up the good work, Ted.
Have fun in your garage!