New Paint work treatment.

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New Paint work treatment.

Postby grim_b » 13 Sep 2005, 11:43

Hi all,

Good to see so much activity on the site.

As some will remember, I resprayed the beasty a while ago and have begun to cut the paint back now. Seeing as it takes me bl**dy ages to do these things :)

Question is, what do you recommend as a polish? I was told to use a hard wax as this will provide protection from the elements here in deepest Hampshire. As it is I have to hide the car away everytime it rans due to water marks on the laquer.

Any advice would be good.

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Postby Neilyman » 13 Sep 2005, 12:22

Mer, from QVC, or Mequiars is damn good!
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Postby chevettev8 » 13 Sep 2005, 12:41

I second that, Mer is very good
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Thanks

Postby grim_b » 13 Sep 2005, 12:59

Thanks people.

Mer it is then.

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Postby shuvit-tim » 13 Sep 2005, 13:10

me i'm an autoglym man, but then i've never polished a brand new paintjob
when all else fails, rivets, cable ties and bodge tape will see you through

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Postby hsr2.6 » 13 Sep 2005, 17:03

me i can't be arsed with all that,i've found a good puddle does the job :lol: :lol:
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Postby iety2004 » 13 Sep 2005, 23:38

i take it when you say take it back, you mean get rid of that orange peel effect?

why not just laqure over it?
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Postby Doive » 17 Sep 2005, 12:07

Meguiars three stage all the way. I'd scratchX the paintwork first to cut it back flat, then use the three stages. Mer is an extremely abrasive polish, and I wouldn't put it anywhere near new paintwork.
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What is ended up doing.....

Postby grim_b » 20 Sep 2005, 10:14

I started with a clean,
Wet N Dry 1200
Wet N Dry 1500
T-Cut Original
Mer.

Result..... Blinding reflections, hard to tell where the ground becomes a reflection. :)

Real shame that the actual spraying was rubbish, can see thin areas now where I did not apply enough paint when spraying..... Need to do it again I suppose.....

Oh well, thats what I love I spose.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 21 Sep 2005, 11:55

you do your own spraying chief?

how much would you cahrge a fellow forum user for spraying his motor? :D
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Postby grim_b » 22 Sep 2005, 16:11

I was lucky enough to use a professional spray booth at the company I worked for at the time.

Spraying your car is easy, but doing it in 4 days isn't :) In that time I had to strip the car of bumpers, badges, lights, bonnet etc.

Sand all areas to provide a key for the paint.
Clean and spray primer.
Sand primer and spray top colour.
Finish with several litres of laquer....

Two years on, sand the laquer, t-cut, mer.

Loads of work, would look brillient if more time was spent on the base colour, but it still shines a good'en :D

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Postby shuvit-tim » 24 Sep 2005, 11:53

me thinks i'd get impatient and end up with bloody great drips and runs! :lol:
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