Mahindra launched the XUV700 SUV in the market last year and we all know that it is a very successful product for Mahindra. When Mahindra launched XUV700, they introduced many features and also a new colour that we don’t see on SUVs these days. The colour was Electric Blue shade. It is a very unique colour and it makes XUV700 stand out from rest of the cars in the crowd. Just like XUV700, XUV500 was also a popular SUV from Mahindra but, it got replaced by the new XUV700. There are several modified examples of Mahindra XUV500 in India and here we have a first gen XUV500 which has been neatly repainted in Electric Blue shade of XUV700.
The video has been uploaded by BROTOMOTIV on their YouTube channel. In this video, the owner of the XUV500, who also own the workshop talk about what all changes have been done to the SUV. The original paint of the SUV was Black and after several discussions, they decided to go with the Electric Blue shade of XUV700. The car had minor dents and scratches on it and some of the plastic panels were broken too. So they decided to mend the palstic panels and repair the dents and scratches.
The car was taken to the workshop and the panels were taken down. The bumper, grille, were all taken down and the paint was removd from the section where the dents were marked. The dents were corrected using a dent puller machine and once the dents were corrected, thin coat of putty was applied all over the car to get an even shade. The excess putty was removed using a sander. Once the excess putty was removed, a black colour primer was applied on the whole car afte cleaing it. Once the primer had dried out, they took the car to the paint booth and started painting it.
All the panels were painted individually, the doors, bonnet, tail gate, bumpers and grille were all painted separately to achieve a clean factory finish. The claddings around the wheel arch and the bumper were all finished in gloss black for a premium finish. The Electric Blue shade was looking extremely good on the car. A clear coat was applied on the car to get the glossy finish. The pillars were all wrapped in black vinyl and the wheels were also painted black along with Red calipers.
The interior on this SUV were in good condition and they decided not to do anything about it. The windshield and windows were all removed as part of the repainting job. They were all installed back and the final polishing was also done to achieve the glossy look. The car was looking extremely good. In fact, the Electric Blue shade is suiting XUV500 more than the XUV700. The chrome garnishes were all removed and were replaced with gloss black elements. The SUV was looking brand new and it should be noted that the owners of this XUV500 had legally endorsed the new colour of the SUV on the RC.