View Full Version : A better looking Celica than before

11-14-2012, 11:06 PM
It's all back together. Painting is a pain but it was a fun project. I feel like I did pretty well.

Just to recap I used a single stage urethane from Eastwood in Pro Street red. I used 4 quarts of mixed paint and sprayed 3 coats. Polished with Meguires compound. In the spring the paint will have fully outgassed and I will polish again and then wax. I painted the expansion metal on the bumper black. I decided not to put the OEM emblems back on the hatch lid. I never really like them. Instead I used a Porsche Turbo emblem only.

I also replaced the MB Motoring wheels with the GTS wheels I picked up.

It was shady where I took the pictures but oh well.








11-15-2012, 12:12 AM
We can make it better, we have teh technology...

Dude, you need to smoke your lights now.

11-15-2012, 12:36 AM

11-15-2012, 12:44 AM
Lol, Just noticed I have my rear mudflaps on the wrong side of the fender.

11-15-2012, 12:47 AM
How the fuck did you pull that one off?

Kinda a groovy look...

11-15-2012, 12:52 AM
You'll laugh when I tell you.

11-15-2012, 01:19 AM
Looks excellent! Very nice work

11-15-2012, 02:46 AM

11-15-2012, 02:53 AM
You'll laugh when I tell you.

I could use a good laugh...

11-15-2012, 02:59 AM
Lol, Just noticed I have my rear mudflaps on the wrong side of the fender.

Surely beer was involved.

Looks great Bruce. You did a fine job.

11-15-2012, 03:30 AM
Nice work!

Carry on with this mudflaps story...

11-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Looks good man!

Now you will have to host a Celica Painting seminar!

11-15-2012, 05:35 PM
Make your way to MS and I'll paint it. I can only get better at it.

11-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Looks damn good. I may have to ask for some tips when I get the rest of the mats for my corolla and get ready to paint here. Right now I have a single stage urethane, but still need to buy primer and clear........after stripping the woman down lol.

11-16-2012, 08:02 PM
Looks VERY good. Job well done!

david in germany
11-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Well done man!

Lol about the flap as well:)

11-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Are those actually seventh-gen GTS wheels? I seem to recall your prior wheel colour discussion mentioning they were 15 inches, and I thought the seventh-gen GTS wheels were 16 inches.

11-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Yeah, I mentioned it in the other thread. They are not OEM. They just look like it. They are made by Prime Wheel Company who is the manufacturer of OEM wheels for Ford and GM. They are hub centric and made for fitment on Toyota's 54mm hub .

11-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Looks great. I will have to hit you up for tips once I get anywhere neat painting.

I painted the expansion metal on the bumper black.

For the life of me I cannot figure out what you are talking about here. The only thing that comes to mind is whut?


11-22-2012, 12:32 AM
This piece of expanded metal on my bumper. Here's an old picture of it.


11-26-2012, 11:29 PM
Oh duh. It is all so clear now. To reiterate, yeah the car looks good.


11-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Paint looks good. I can see my job in it in a few pics. Single phase transformer on a pole.

12-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Looks rattling excellent. I may have to ask for some guidelines when I get the relax of the pads for my corolla and get prepared to colour here.