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    Hi Narv & Ahmet
    well what can i say guys you done a fanstatic job on the car

    it looks better than the old mans now

    see you both at the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by niall_farley View Post
    yeh but its well worth it thats a 15 year old car looking brand spanking! mine has a few to many scratches atm for that though :P
    Well, thats the idea mate, to remove all/majority of the scratches and paint damage... what do you think detailing is? We aint some 2 bit operation here And hopefully Narv wont take this offensively, but although his car is gorgeous, the paintwork was an absoloute state (Bird etchings, swirls, rds, tar contamination all over, no wax, water etchings the lot) though we still have a couple of bits to do it looks real good now.... My car was put through an auto carwash all its life before I had it... Now I can quite happily say that it is pretty much mark free bar a few little bits, but pretty much no car is perfect

    Looking forward to it Raffa!

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    Looking very nice Narv! you've done a good job there guys..

    Loving the wheels you've got on the car now aswell mate!
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    that looks sick!
     
     

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    What a fantastic finish, well done lads!
     
     

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    Very nice. Seeing photos like this remind me that I really need to crack on with the 8. Due to it's size, I'm trying to do one panel thoroughly every time I wash it. So far I've only managed the bootlid!

    *curses hard BMW paintwork*

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat View Post
    Very nice. Seeing photos like this remind me that I really need to crack on with the 8. Due to it's size, I'm trying to do one panel thoroughly every time I wash it. So far I've only managed the bootlid!

    *curses hard BMW paintwork*

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    If you cracked on you could get that done in 2 days easy mate 8's havent got much more panelwork than the e36, and are less intricate than the e46 so you shouldn't struggle too much... This is assuming your on a machine polisher?

    Also the fact that the 8's naturally sit low means that the roof is much easier access than the majority of cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThE.gRiZzLe View Post
    If you cracked on you could get that done in 2 days easy mate 8's havent got much more panelwork than the e36, and are less intricate than the e46 so you shouldn't struggle too much... This is assuming your on a machine polisher?

    Also the fact that the 8's naturally sit low means that the roof is much easier access than the majority of cars

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    That's the problem... I never seem to have a spare couple of days. :(

    Also, I've found that if I try to do it all at once I end up rushing and never quite getting the finish I want.

    Also, my paint seems so hard that even with a coarse pad and SSR-3, I still have to really work at some of the deeper swirl marks. Having said that, I'm still very much in the learning phase so every time I use the polisher the results seem to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat View Post
    That's the problem... I never seem to have a spare couple of days. :(

    Also, I've found that if I try to do it all at once I end up rushing and never quite getting the finish I want.

    Also, my paint seems so hard that even with a coarse pad and SSR-3, I still have to really work at some of the deeper swirl marks. Having said that, I'm still very much in the learning phase so every time I use the polisher the results seem to improve.

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    Thats a bit of an issue then, but it would be worth setting out a spare couple of days just to do it and get it over and done with... Providing you take care of it, the finished result will last a long long time... Its just one of those get it over and done with things.

    Also not a dig mate, but it will be your technique letting you down (all of our paints are a similar hardness) as that is a heavy combination just for swirl removal. What machine are you using? And it sounds like your not working it long enough on each stage so the polish isnt breaking down enough to do its job...

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    Also one thing I tell people to take note of when starting out as a detailer, remember that detailing is improving what you've got to start with, not a respray...

    Also I wouldn't focus on areas too too much as you'll have no paint left to play with in the future if it picks up a few light marks... Its better to get a 90% correction and have enough paint for another correction in the future than to have a 95% correction with barely any paint left

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