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    This car wasn't very old, but desperately needed some TLC, and the owner wanted rid of the heavy swirl and buffer trails that where present on most of the car.

    A garage for the day today, and glad I had it too ! the weather was terrible.

    No initial inspection shots, as I cleaned it in the rain, so just got on with it.

    Wheels after cleaning with AS Smart wheels, Vikan and soft brushes, and when the rain then stopped :roll: -












    Then onto a good foam, Auto Rae chem snowfoam with added de-greaser. Then washed with Megs Shampoo Plus -










    Clayed while wet with CYC yellow -









    Depth checks had proved a good original paint all round, with no low spots.
    On to a lit inspection, which proved a good amount of work ahead -














    Megs pads used ( Cutting and polishing) on the metabo rotary. After a bit of trial, I settled on an initial cut with a 1:2 mix of 3M FCP and Menz IP on a cutting pad. Then refined and finished with a second run of Menz FF on a polishing pad. This proved a good mix, and set at the defects well.

    An initial 50/50, with a few deeper defects visible -












    And the next set - you can just make out the difference :-D -

















    During and after working -





















    I was making good progress, and didn't need to worry about beating the light with the garage available. So I really overworked the bonnet, and aimed to get a stunningly deep finish.
    Here's the third run with a mix containing IP ready to be buffed, you can see when IP is ready by the greasy fog that comes up -











    On a fourth run with a mix containing FF, you can see the different more metalic looking film that comes when FF is almost finished working -















    I'm glad I went to the best I could ever do, ever, on the bonnet. I really liked the deep crystal clarity that resulted.
    And, I think I got my favourite ever reflection shot....................





















    And some afters, just before the light went, finished with Carlack and Swiss
    Best Of Show -



































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    Good work Tony, the bonnet does indeed look good, you guys sure have some patience to do a job like that!
     
     

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    Saw this one before on another thread posted from another forum but never the less simply stunning Tony, suitably impressed! Red
     
     

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    Hi tony, excellent work mate as always.
     
     

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    Thats my car and it still looks great now BTW


    120d M Sport Auto 3 Dr Black/Black Ltr/Aluminium,18” 208M’s,Comfort Pack,Sun Glass,Heated Seats,Folding&Dimming Mirrors,Adaptive Xenon's,Cruise +

    535d M Sport Auto Saloon Carbon Black/Black Ltr/Anthracite Bamboo,Visibility Pack,High Beam Assist,Media Pack,19” 172’s,Elec Mem Heated Seats,Privacy,Hi-Fi,I-Pod,Active Steering,Sun Roof, Extended Light Pack, Folding&Dimming Mirrors,Sun Protection Glass,M Rear Spoiler +
     
     

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    Ha, that looks amazing. Love the 50/50 shots.
     
     

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    farecla is another good product to use with your buffer machine,but remember to add water or you will burn through paint
     
     

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    Looks fantastic!
     
     

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    how much would this cost to do ??
    were the hell are my car keys???...................?? oh last pocket i check!!
     
     

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