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COBRA (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by CMD, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    We were asked late last year to take a look at 20+ year old Cobra's paint. The owner built the car from scratch way back in the day. The car had won the odd show in it's prime, as most of the part's were sourced direct from the good old USA.

    Product's Used.

    ph Neutral Snow Foam.
    Zaino Z-18 Clay
    Menz fg500, po85rd3.02, p0106fa
    3M 50417
    LC ccs pads.
    IPA
    PB black Hole
    DDJ S N Wax
    Megs nxt Metal Polish
    PB wheel sealent.


    The car was very clean as only used when weather permitted (Summer Months)

    Weekend 1.

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    Pretty Clean Paint
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    After drying the car we rolled the car inside to take a closer look at the paint, the owner said over the year's he has noticed alot of orange peel on the panel's. So we hit the light's to take a look

    Orange peel was very evident along with major swirls.

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    The orange peel was letting down the paint even after a few passes.

    3M 50417 Fast Cut.
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    To Knock back the orange peel, wet sanding was required.

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    Wet sanding done. Weekend 2.

    First of we tried a few passes with Menz fg500 using a LC CCS Yellow Cutting Pad. But we felt the Menz was not giving us the results we wanted.

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    So it was time to pull out 3M 50417 Fast Cut Plus.

    Result's were Good.

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    After bending over for what felt like day's we had hit the right combo and was time to start working on the sides of the car.. Lift time..

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    The final details

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    We were unable to take the car out side due to a very late finish (9pm)
    I will update as soon as possable.

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    #1 CMD, Apr 14, 2011
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  3. S4twiggy

    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    i loved working on this, hard graft but when we were seeing the results we were getting it was well worth it, absolutely stunning car.
     
  4. Jimmeh

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    *gulp*

    Bloody hell boys. You don't mess about! Takes some balls to do that! ;)

    What was the flatting process?! Your lowest & highest papers...?

    Very well done - nice work. Here's to hoping the car goes on now to win more shows!
     
  5. Wozski

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    *Applauds*:drool:
     
  6. FranA3

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    wow amazing work boyo's i bet that motor is worth a few quid lol no wonder you both looked a bit tired on sunday lol
     
  7. L1 HCS

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    Well worth it eh! Looks prestige! :)
     
  8. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    WOW!!!

    Great job you have done there guys....
     
  9. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi Jim, well as you know this car has no lacquer (solid colour)
    These grades of paper used #1000> #1500 > #2000> #2500>. The paper was soaked in water (Large bucket). Add a little washing up liquid with clean water into a large spray bottle, the washing up liquid will help to prevent the paper clogging and will help the paper to glide, use a block on flat panels (not many on this cobra) and just your hand for the curves, wash down between stages and inspect. Tip cut your wd paper into four pieces (parm size).
     
  10. Rhyso

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    Awesome work lads :applaus:
     
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    Great work. The first time I wet sanded a car I was S******G my self.
     
  12. drmole

    drmole Well-Known Member

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    god dam thas one sexy car made all the better after the PRD touch!!!!!:arco::applaus::applaus:

    superb work gents absolutly stuning!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. mick mc

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    Hi guys,
    I see that you have now moved up to another level in the old detailing and I must say that the results look stunning. Well done and I hope the client appreciates all your hadr work.!!!
     
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    Quality workmanship, nice one
     
  15. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks Mickray. The owner was over the moon updated pics to come

    Many thanks, hard work but well worth it.
     
  16. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Well after the epic paint correction on the Cobra we never had the chance to take any photo's outside in natural daylight.

    This was our first time seeing the car outside in the open.


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  17. L1 HCS

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    Very nice!! well done!!! :hubbahubba:
     
  18. I-Detail

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    I'm sure that the owner was well pleased with the final result.
     
  19. quattrojames

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    Missed this, the outside photo's really do it justice, well done.
     
  20. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks both, the owner was very pleased.
     
  21. drmole

    drmole Well-Known Member

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    tha is just simply awrsome fairplay no other words for it i want one lol
     
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  23. Aaronipswich

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    Wow that's amazing work, the paintwork gleams
     

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