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    So its a metallic, the problem[guessing without more info] he has is that the paint has either been sprayed on with to much pressure causing the matt finish or the topcoat wasnt mixed enough before spraying. Either way it would be pretty hard to do anything with it with regard to polishing.

    You could try a fine polishing compound and see what it does but on new paint i cant see it rectifying the situation.
     
     

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    I've never worked on fresh paint before and I mentioned to him about taking the car back to where the work was done but he works all over the world so fo him to move the car to the various places is a PITA.

    I think he'd like to try and find someone local who could do the job whether its a professional polish or even a full respray.

    Its a shame as he's spent months leaving the car at several places to get things done and its going to the RS show @ Donny this weekend looking like that, can only feel for the bloke.
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    These guys might be able to shed more light on the problem mate.

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky68 View Post
    These guys might be able to shed more light on the problem mate.

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    If it was me doing it, i would flat the entire car using a d.a sander and some
    P2000 grade 'Abralon' pads Linky
    Use a little bit of washing up liquid in a bucket of water for lubrication

    The polish it using a compounding mop on a polisher/grinder (I use an adjustable speed 9" grinder by Nutool) Using Farecla G3 compound Link
    Always use a good quality lint free cloth for polishing,

    Then use either Farecla G10 or 3m Machine glaze for the final finish

    When you flat the car with te Abralon pads, you can actually see the orange peel disappearing as you sand!

    Also, when using the G3, it is always a good idea to mask off any rubber or black plastic, it can be a tw&t to get off


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    I'd do the same as MESS other than I'd be flatting it by hand with P2000 wet and dry, might even use P1200 first depending how bad it is.

    I've noticed with the G3 and polishing mop that it only becomes a pain to remove if you let it dry. When I'm using it I keep washing the excess that flies everywhere off with a bucket filled with plain water and sponge and the hose pipe.

    If you are in the Beds area and need to borrow a mop (machine polisher) I've got one that sits around idle most of the time.

    EDIT: Forgot to say that when using the machine polisher and G3 to make an apron from some opened up bin bags, it makes a hell of a mess of your clothes! Oh and the neighbours don't appreciate it if you mop your car on the drive and cover thier cars in little white spots!!!!!!!!
     
     

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    Update - a bodyshop in Peterborough now has the car. they mopped 1 panel as a test, took a while to do but it came up as my relative expected and they are proceeding with the whole car.

    I will ask for updated pictures as well as any info as to what products the body shop used etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by binman View Post
    I'd do the same as MESS other than I'd be flatting it by hand with P2000 wet and dry, might even use P1200 first depending how bad it is.

    I've noticed with the G3 and polishing mop that it only becomes a pain to remove if you let it dry. When I'm using it I keep washing the excess that flies everywhere off with a bucket filled with plain water and sponge and the hose pipe.

    If you are in the Beds area and need to borrow a mop (machine polisher) I've got one that sits around idle most of the time.

    EDIT: Forgot to say that when using the machine polisher and G3 to make an apron from some opened up bin bags, it makes a hell of a mess of your clothes! Oh and the neighbours don't appreciate it if you mop your car on the drive and cover thier cars in little white spots!!!!!!!!
    i have only ever used farcla g3 for mopping , and as you say i always end up with a serious mess everywhere...on some of these products ive read up on, they dont seem to suffer with the same residue flying everywhere? is this the case or are these other cutting polishes better and dont dry out so much?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
    i have only ever used farcla g3 for mopping , and as you say i always end up with a serious mess everywhere...on some of these products ive read up on, they dont seem to suffer with the same residue flying everywhere? is this the case or are these other cutting polishes better and dont dry out so much?
    yep,,far better g3 is water based and therefore dries out with the heat generated by polishing .theres loads of others that dont splatter ,theyr oil based and dont dry out int little white spots that are a nightmare to get off.if g3 is used then a water sprayer (sprayed periodically will help).
    top tip- whatever u use start the polisher off at a low speed and spread whatever ure using about properly-really reduces the "fling"
     
     

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