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Shunt
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Detailed today.

Post by Shunt » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:24 am

Ever since I bought my F the quality of the paint finish has annoyed me. So this weekend it has been sorted.

It's Amethyst Black so goes a nice shade of purple in the sun, well it does now Scott at OCD in Bolton has worked his magic on it. 12 hours of machine polishing and it's better than new.

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Amethyst Black V8S
Estoril M135i
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Myer
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by Myer » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:45 am

Looks great, how much did you pay


wanner69
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by wanner69 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:36 am

Looks a lovely finish, what did they use for protection?
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by Tel » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:51 am

12 hours of machine polishing! Blimey...surprised you have any paint left! ;-)
Be interested to know if he use a paint depth gauge to see how much was there at the beginning and how much is left?
Jags have a tendency to be on the lean side in places.
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wanner69
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by wanner69 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:53 am

Tel wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:51 am
12 hours of machine polishing! Blimey...surprised you have any paint left! ;-)
Be interested to know if he use a paint depth gauge to see how much was there at the beginning and how much is left?
Jags have a tendency to be on the lean side in places.
I just spent 12 hours machining on my bro in laws Focus runaround, never again lol
V6S convertible, Glacier white, Black pack, 20" Tornado's, parking pack, Performance heated seats,


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Re: Detailed today.

Post by robt » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:57 pm

Looks great


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Re: Detailed today.

Post by kaspa » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:10 pm

looking great well done

done mine over the weekend .... thanks for the posts


Shunt
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by Shunt » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:27 am

It does look good but until the weather brightens up it will be staying in the garage.

He did use a paint gauge and does regular checks throughout the process, the final finish is with Swissvax, he did give me several options but that can become very expensive. The car was suffering from bad swirling as the paint is very soft on Jags, all the swirls have now gone and the paintwork looks fantastic with the Amethyst purple hint really shining through.

It's not a cheap day out and my wife thinks I'm bonkers for paying £400 for someone to 'wash my car' - her words. But in my book it was worth every penny to have the car looking how it should have when I bought it.
Amethyst Black V8S
Estoril M135i
Red BMW S1000R


wanner69
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by wanner69 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:16 am

Shunt wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:27 am
It does look good but until the weather brightens up it will be staying in the garage.

He did use a paint gauge and does regular checks throughout the process, the final finish is with Swissvax, he did give me several options but that can become very expensive. The car was suffering from bad swirling as the paint is very soft on Jags, all the swirls have now gone and the paintwork looks fantastic with the Amethyst purple hint really shining through.

It's not a cheap day out and my wife thinks I'm bonkers for paying £400 for someone to 'wash my car' - her words. But in my book it was worth every penny to have the car looking how it should have when I bought it.
Excellent, make sure your wash and drying routine is good to avoid any further swirling etc onto the paint surface
V6S convertible, Glacier white, Black pack, 20" Tornado's, parking pack, Performance heated seats,


Tel
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Re: Detailed today.

Post by Tel » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:49 am

Shunt wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:27 am
It does look good but until the weather brightens up it will be staying in the garage.

He did use a paint gauge and does regular checks throughout the process, the final finish is with Swissvax, he did give me several options but that can become very expensive. The car was suffering from bad swirling as the paint is very soft on Jags, all the swirls have now gone and the paintwork looks fantastic with the Amethyst purple hint really shining through.

It's not a cheap day out and my wife thinks I'm bonkers for paying £400 for someone to 'wash my car' - her words. But in my book it was worth every penny to have the car looking how it should have when I bought it.
Good to hear, many do not and it's quite alarming to think that it is done 'blind'.
£400 in the scheme of things isn't that bad I think.
FWIW - I use a lambswool kit, bucket with a grit guard and any simple car shampoo. With that setup, I really have lessened any swirls.
2016MY V8R RWD Cabriolet IRR
Black Pack
Jet/Red R Heated sports seats/wheel
Full custom Xpel Ultimate wrap
Piano-Black badges
Black exhaust tips
17mm Motorsportech Hubcentric Spacers
Smarttop remote


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