1966 Jaguar MK2 3.8 Litre Saloon
The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon which was built from 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry. The outmoded Jaguar 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre models made between 1955 and 1959 are identified as Mark 1 Jaguars. The 3.8 XK engine is similar to the unit used in the 3.8 E-Type (called XKE in the USA), having the same block, crank, connecting rods and pistons but different inlet manifold and carburation The head of the six-cylinder engine in the Mark 2 had curved ports compared to the straight ports of the E-Type configuration. The 3.8 Litre cars were fitted with twin SU HD6 carburettors. Production of the 3.8 ended in the autumn of 1967.
This 1966 example finished in two pack signal red was delivered to UF Studio following a mechanical restoration. The car had been repainted some years earlier and the paintwork was in urgent need of bringing up to the same standard as the recent mechanical work.
The car was fully appraised under studio lighting and paint depth readings taken and recorded. The paintwork was cut back using RUPES LHR15ES and LHR75E Dual Action machines with a combination of Meguiar’s Microfibre Cutting Pads and Koch-Chemie H8. Refining was completed with RUPES Fine Polishing Pads with Menzerna Super Finish Plus 3800.
Machine Polishing Products Used:
RUPES BigFoot LHR 15ES Mark I
RUPES BigFoot LHR 75E Mini
RUPES Bigfoot Nano iBrid
Koch-Chemie Heavy Cut H8.02
Meguiar’s DA Microfibre Cutting Disc
RUPES Fine Polishing Pad (Yellow)
Menzerna Super Finish Plus 3800
RUPES BigFoot Claw Pad Tool
Read more in Jaguar MK2 Saloon – Paint Correction Part-2
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