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this was done for a friend of a friend as some scrot had scrated up the bonnet witha neughty word.... was only suppose to do the bonnet but with the flake underneath i new it would pop when it was machined, owner was really happy with the result..

 

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Very nice work as usual!

I need your help Rob, my dad has failed at removing a scratch from his Merc M-class
 

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excellent work! would you mind sharing your steps? and what you used?
 
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excellent work! would you mind sharing your steps? and what you used?
cheers yeah i tried scholl compounds and pads this time, for no other reason that i heard good things about them, for me i didnt like them at all and had several detonate on me, will be sticking to the merzerna pads as they seem to work best for me.

wash and clayed bar as usual, dried off to see the real damage.

paint gauge first and foremost andthis had no paint work done and was very good thickness so i knew i could wet sand. tried scholls s30 which is medium cut on a blue scholl pad, then a orange pad and was slow going, so out come the sand paper.... love wet sanding lol

which helped and then i refined using scholl s17, which is quite good on a orange and yellow pad.

auto finnese on the exhaust tips with wire wool as they were in a bad state.

wheels had some much bad pitting that i really couldnt do much other than clean them up. arches all cleaned and dressed with aerospace dressing.

cars wearing victoria concours wax which i love and it just seems to work on any car especially my R, ive really got back into waxes right now and done a deal on another well know website to supply me with trial pots of waxes and i have to fill in some questionaires to report back, which works out well for me...

got a forum members R to do, and Audi A5 cabrio, and audi S3 and seat leon in the pipeline...
 

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cheers yeah i tried scholl compounds and pads this time, for no other reason that i heard good things about them, for me i didnt like them at all and had several detonate on me, will be sticking to the merzerna pads as they seem to work best for me.

wash and clayed bar as usual, dried off to see the real damage.

paint gauge first and foremost andthis had no paint work done and was very good thickness so i knew i could wet sand. tried scholls s30 which is medium cut on a blue scholl pad, then a orange pad and was slow going, so out come the sand paper.... love wet sanding lol

which helped and then i refined using scholl s17, which is quite good on a orange and yellow pad.

auto finnese on the exhaust tips with wire wool as they were in a bad state.

wheels had some much bad pitting that i really couldnt do much other than clean them up. arches all cleaned and dressed with aerospace dressing.

cars wearing victoria concours wax which i love and it just seems to work on any car especially my R, ive really got back into waxes right now and done a deal on another well know website to supply me with trial pots of waxes and i have to fill in some questionaires to report back, which works out well for me...

got a forum members R to do, and Audi A5 cabrio, and audi S3 and seat leon in the pipeline...
awesome thanks for that, i may give some of that stuff a go in the future, what paint thickness gauge do you have, i really need one, I'm working blind at the mo

i use the typical meguiars stuff, when i wet sanded half of my car, i went to town everywhere with 2500 grit and used megs ultra cut compound 105, and a megs dual action buffer with wool pad, then megs ultra finishing polish 205 with a yellow soft foam pad and i was impressed with what i had done, took me 2 days to do 2 panels lmao, only the front and other side of the car to go!!
how long did the whole thing take you?
 
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awesome thanks for that, i may give some of that stuff a go in the future, what paint thickness gauge do you have, i really need one, I'm working blind at the mo

i use the typical meguiars stuff, when i wet sanded half of my car, i went to town everywhere with 2500 grit and used megs ultra cut compound 105, and a megs dual action buffer with wool pad, then megs ultra finishing polish 205 with a yellow soft foam pad and i was impressed with what i had done, took me 2 days to do 2 panels lmao, only the front and other side of the car to go!!
how long did the whole thing take you?
yeah meguiars is alright stuff. i wasnt keen on the scholl pads so wont be buying them again. used the megs with wool pad and found that really easy to use. I've got my eye on a rotary now and did a training course at KDS last year for a day and you got to play around with panels and rotarys etc and there were guys there explaining the positives and negatives of each, really useful palce to go, guys really know there stuff.
i have one of these, not cheap but imo the most important bit of equipment , wouldnt waste the money on the cheaper alternatives as most of those just tell you the overall thickness rather than the thickness of the layers.

check out ebay second hand ones come up time to time on there cheap... there was one on ebay around christmas time when i guess people had better things to spend there money and it went for £
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http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/paint-detective/paint-detective-pd8-paint-thickness-gauge.aspx?source=google-base&variant=4988&gclid=CLD34a62xrgCFaPHtAod21gAgQ
 

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I can honestly say i have never seen that a jag looking that tidy, well done!
 
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I can honestly say i have never seen that a jag looking that tidy, well done!
thanks, yeah i reckon a nice set of 20 inch rims and a little lower would really set it off, the owner a 60 year said he cant remember looking it that good when he bought it from a dealer.. lol
 

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thanks, yeah i reckon a nice set of 20 inch rims and a little lower would really set it off, the owner a 60 year said he cant remember looking it that good when he bought it from a dealer.. lol
nice compliment
 
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Fantastic Rob that's a top job
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I bet the guy could not believe it.

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cheers mate, yeah he was a bit in shock at first and said he didnt think or couldnt understand what i mean about a popping paintwork.... i see the car yesterday afternoon and hes even bought two buckets and a wash mitt and does it himself now rather than take it to the car wash center down the road.... result...
 

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It's just not fair, you just live far to far away from me to get my car detailed by yourself, I would even pay you lol
Fantastic job done on the jag as well pal.
 
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