I recently acquired from ebay this older generation Mitsubishi Pajero, sporting what I would presume is some sort of Paris-Dakar rally livery.

The seller described it as “played and ugly condition.” And it sure was!

Even in scale form, it looked like it had been rallied!

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It was caked with gunk everywhere!

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Fortunately, after getting rid of all that gunk, we have a car that is in reasonable condition for its age.

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And the windscreen is clean once again! There is no more splatter on the hood! I had to pick at all the nooks and crannies with a toothpick to clean the gunk out.

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The headlights and grille piece have yellowed with age but that’s ok.

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I’m going to patch the chips with some paint soon. Stay tuned for part two.