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A very different kind of Mahindra Bolero restoration

Mahindra Bolero is one of the oldest car that is produced by the manufacturer which is still in production. Even after so many years of its initial launch, the design of Mahindra Bolero has remained more or less the same. It is a popular MPV among buyers for its rugged look and utilitarian nature. The MPV is still in demand and that is one of the reason why Mahindra has not discontinued it. They updated Mahindra Bolero couple of years ago to meet the safety norms and last year, they launched the BS6 compliant version of the MPV. We have seen several videos of old Mahindra Bolero being restored or modified. Here we have a video where a scale model of Mahindra Bolero is being restored.

The video has been uploaded by Experimatic Restoration on their YouTube channel. The video starts by showing a scale model of Mahindra Bolero MPV with all its paint chipped away and some of the parts were also missing. It looks like the scale model was in an open space as it had lot of dirt on it. The vlogger starts by cleaning and removing the dirt. The base on which the body of the Bolero sits was removed and cleaned.

He uses a screwdriver to clean some tight spaces and he also removes some of the wires which might have been used to illuminating the headlight and tail lamps. The seats were also removed so that every part can be cleaned properly. After brushing away the dirt, he pops out the headlight and tail light from the model and puts all the parts like bonnet, door, body, base, boot in a bucket and starts cleaning it using a brush and soap water.

After all the dirt was cleaned, the vlogger applied paint remover on the metal parts and removed all the remaining paint. Once all the paint was removed, the vlogger sands the surface down and then cleans it before applying a coat of primer. This would restrict the metal parts from rusting. Once that was done, a coat of Red paint is sprayed on to the body. Along with the body, bonnet, doors, and boot were also painted in red.

Once they were painted, it was left to dry. The vlogger then takes the base and seat. the seats and the base including the wheels are all painted in black. The gear knob and the front grille is highlighted and all the tyres are installed including the spare wheel on the tail gate. The finished product does look like a brand new scale model. It is not the current BS6 version but, a version before it.

The current BS6 version in the market has a different looking headlamp grille and bumper. The vlogger definitely did a good job with the restoration. The Mahindra Bolero BS6 version is available with a diesel engine only. It is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 75 Bhp and 210 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a manual gearbox only.