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    Talking removing some stone chips and UDM first use

    had a lot of stone chips on the car, got some touch-up paint, a fine brush and filled them yesterday.

    Then this morning used some 2500 wet and dry sandpaper to flatten the paint where it has been touched

    pics after flattening:





    Then got the UDM out with some Menzerna R3.02:







    then use Sonus 2nd nad 3rd stage polish

    and collinite 476s

    bonnet done:









    quite happy with the result esp for a first time...will do the whole car tomorrow

    comments and more advice most welcome

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    Good job!
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    looking good, needing to do mine.... your post has convinced me not to go for a front end re-spray.

    Question, what about lacquer?, did u paint, lacquer ad then rub down?

    Also presume that you used a polisher, where did you get it from, is it easy to mess up?

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    what I used:

    touch-up paint that already had lacquer.

    use a very fine brush and make sure you fill the chips, not around them.

    allow to dry for 24hrs, then rub down with 2500 wet and dry with plenty of fairy. don't use too much pressure though, just take your time to flatten it

    wash area well and dry

    then I used Ultimate Detailing Machine with Menzerna R3.02 (very easy to use)

    the sonus final finish

    and wax it with collinite 476s



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    Im well impressed mate,superb finish,lacquer can be a pain in the arse to sometimes,so uve done well to get that finish,you from liverpool?
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    thanks

    BTW, I'm from Mauritius, living in Kent atm

    but a liverpool fan

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    Great job and I enjoyed the pics. Looks the biz now and YOU are happy, which is the main thing.

    Love the last photo by the way.

    Top job

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    Those first couplke if imgaes would have scared the **** out of me. I'd have been looking at the car and thinking OMG what have I done...lol

    Cracking job mate, wish I had the confidence and equipment to do mine!
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    Great touch in work, and great write up too, cheers for sharing on the forum! Made it look relatively easy... which it is with a little time and patience.

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    thanks

    will post more pics when whole car is done

    yes, it is easy with the right stuff and patience.

    used the guide on Polished Bliss regarding polishing
    Last edited by abdus; 26th February 2008 at 21:18.

 

 

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