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A few body shop pics, before and after.

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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    At vw fest I had an unfortunate incident with a friend of mine, which unfortunately resulted in me requiring a new rear door.

    Weve been so busy at work that I've only just managed to get it in and painted this week. So here's a few pics. I would love to know what you think. You may notice I painted a few extras while I was at it :)

    I will be also giving it a full detail once it's back together so the detailed pics will follow. Hope you like!

    Stage 1
    Preperation.

    i painted the door earlier and then prepared the full side for blend (plus a few little chips etc)

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    Stage 2
    Degrease and mask ready for paint.

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    Stage 3
    Paint. After spot priming with wet on wet primer I then applied the white ground coat (Stage 1)
    Followed by the red pearl coat (Stage 2) I then Applied 2 coats of Spies Hecker clear coat (Stage 3)
    (All with the appropriate flash off times in between)

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    Stage 4
    De mask (after 40 minute bake)

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    AND SERVE!!...

    That is pretty much how I left it at 5pm yesterday. I'm back at work Monday and will be
    flatting and polishing every painted panel to match the texture of the rest of the car (yes I did flat and polish the whole car)
    then I will be detailing the whole car for the bestest shiniest results (proper England) Watch out for the rest of the pics next week.
    hope you like!! :)
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    Looks like a top job Craig!
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    I know nothing about the dark mysteries of bodywork and repair but it sure looks good....starting to get a real taste for the red Audi colour for my next bus.....

    Looking good.

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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    Thanks guys, thanks for looking, I'll hopefully update you with the finished product :)
    I don't often get the chance to post my finished jobs, thought I'd take the opportunity
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    misano red is a beautiful colour when polished
    but being a 3 stage pearl it's not a cheap colour to paint. But it is amazing when detailed, especially in the sun when it brings out the white pearl
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    Nice! When are you giving mine a complete respray (for free)? :)
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    hahaha! God loves a tryer! I will be detailing as of next year aswell as supplying a paint service so I'm sure I could lend a hand :)
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    just wondering how much that would usually cost if you don't mind me asking. mine has scattered stone chips and I think a key scratch which is quit deep and wouldn't mine a spray in the future.
    cheers
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    PM Craig as this could be deemed as an advert Ash
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    Looks great Craig :) Glad to see you've got it sorted!
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Can you pops few pics up mate? Can give you a half realistic price by all means :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Cheers jord glad you like! Thanks for taking the time to post you honest opinion :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Sorry mate I quoted the wrong post. Take a few photos for me and I can have a look for you and hopefully point you in the right direction :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Lovely job, Craigcull.

    Where are you based?
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    My car's covered in stone chips too. I feel your pain. :(
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Lovely job there Craig. Car looks stunning. Looking forward to seeing the finished result it already looks awesome.
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Thanks mate, I'm based in Leeds
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    Cheers Scotty, I painted the full front end to illiminate the stone chips 3 years ago, unfortunately i have probably 10 that I can see, just a problem that has no perminent fix no matter how much you spend. But having some partial OCD means ill always paint again just for the sake of it lol! Almost becomes an obsession. I'll be more than happy to take a look for you :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    Sorry ash I didn't read this properly lastnite. The public house got the better of me lol!
    For a job that size in a 3 stage pearl from a vag approved body shop would easily be £1000. But you would get a 5 year warranty and it wouldn't invalidate your 13 manufacturers corrosion warranty.
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    I must say it has been masked very nicely.

    Also love the colour.

    A bit off topic but just wondering would you by any chance know what booth they're using.
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    Thanks mate, the tighter the masking, the less chance of any dust blowing onto the panel. I'm abit anal like that lol!

    To be honest, we are using a pre historic burnt wood booth. It's probably 30 years old, but we're having a full revamp and getting updated to new state of the art ovens. This one was made when the biggest car on the road was a Granada Lol! I complain about it all the time, but if I'm being honest, it really looked after me on Friday. It just goes to show, it's not what your painting but how you paint it. A little more time spent in the early stages really pays off in the long run
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    To be honest the main bit i need doing is the front bumper as looks like some one has bloody roller brushed it on in places and the rear right pillar i think its called ill pm you with some pics if you dont.mind me.having a look.
    Cheers
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    no problem ash, I'll take a look a see what I can do :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    looks like a top job mate. will look even better when polished up i'm sure. hats off to you fella. :)
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    [Sep 22, 2013]
    thanks mate, I appreciate you having a look :)
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    Hi guys, just an update. My car came out of the body shop Tuesday and is now back on the road. Here she is "BEFORE" detailing.
    I'll be honest, I've been too busy to finish the job and I'm hoping to detail this weekend. :)


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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    Looking good pal
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    Thanks mate, should have some more impressive photos by the weekend, weather permitting. Then over to D4NY G for photography! :) I've noticed he's the man to pick up a shine haha!
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    Apologys, D2NY G ;)
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    Nice looks sharp
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    Sharp is a very good expression, I like :)
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    Thanks Matt
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    [Sep 27, 2013]
    The Capital of West Yorkshire in Gods Country !
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    That's the 1 Paul! Haha! :)
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    [Sep 27, 2013]
    This car looks fantastic!!!!!! Absolutely love the misano red, can't wait too meet this car on a Yorkshire meet ;)
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    That looks superb!!!!!!!!!!
    Really really like that,the colour is perfect and matched with the black alloys look sweet.

    Great job mate:salute:
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    Thanks for your kind comments guys, I'll definitely be at the meet, stay tuned for this weekends detailing sessions :)
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    [Sep 28, 2013]
    Right guys! Thanks to everyone that's taken the time watch and follow this thread through each step, it was painful when my mate reversed into me but now I'm starting to feel good about the situation. Here's the before and after pics. The after consists of 2 coats of wax with a nice half hour drying time with the first coat and an hour with the second. Followed by a coat of detailing spray.

    I'm as shocked as anybody else with the results. Here's the pics, hope you like :)

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    thanks for looking :)
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    [Sep 28, 2013]
    This car looks **** hottttt.......
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