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look what i cleaned today

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jediknight, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. jediknight

    jediknight Member

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    4 hours, a bath, 2 layers of wax, and an interior clean later....

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    .... and she's looking like she just rolled out of the factory again.

    lovely car. got to go back next week to do his brothers vanquish :mad: ...... bummer! ;)
     
  2. jediknight

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    Went to sort the Vanquish .. but he had brought his other car instead....

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  3. jediknight

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    Scratches

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    One was pretty deep but looks alot better than before.

    He says he wants me to look after his new Jag XK Coupe aswell. some ppl have too much money!!!
     
  4. jediknight

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    sorry about the amount of pictures.... but wanted to show you all this...

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  7. jediknight

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    Took 2 days on and off.

    It belongs to a friend of mine and i wanted to see just how must i could restore the paintwork. He then let me borrow it for the weekend.... which was nice :)
     
  8. Rev-head

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    Good job there........ pity you dont live in Scotland
     
  9. SyA3Turbo

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    That porsche is uber impressive. What did you do to bring it back up. Looks like its had a respray!
     
  10. jojo

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    Mate, if that was my porsche, and you restored it to that quality, i'd lend it you a month! Good work!
     
  11. Olly_K

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    wow dude, thats awesome !
     
  12. jediknight

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    thanks for the comments

    i use all autoglym trade or bodyshop stuff. had to use 2 different compound polish's and then gave it a few coats of different wax's to finish it.

    i did all the inside aswell and fed the leather but it was no where near as bad as the outside so the differences are not as noticable
     
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    goddamn! that porsche red looks just as bad as VAG Tornado red..
     
  14. Olly_K

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    might have to get you to do my S4 when it comes out of AmD.
     
  15. C_Audiboy

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    F F Sake mate, you sure did a good job on that Porsche!!

    Although I reckon you have been doing some trick photography with that fancy camera lol
     
  16. The Slug

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    God your good!! Bet that cost a packet to restore that porker..
     
  17. Adams3

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    Did you polish by hand or with a porter cable or similar??

    Either way bl**dy good job done!!
     
  18. jediknight

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    No prob. where do you live and what would you want doing?

    trick photography... ha im not that god on photoshop so its easier for me to just do the job properly ;)

    was around £400 for that work... which i think was fair

    thanks... the compounds were applied via a machine polisher at 1300rpm... the wax's were applied by hand and buffed by machine at 1800rpm
     
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    very impressed, shocked by the condition of the porsche. didn't realise you could rescue paint like that without adding more paint! it looked like it had been cleaned with a brilllo pad!
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  20. jediknight

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    haha funny you should say that. Steve (my mate and the owner) actually DID try the green side of one of those washing up sponges along with neat alcohol to get rid of the oxidisation!!!!!!! i went nuts when he told me. i have told him not to touch the paint again both on this 964 and the 993 he has just bought! i told him i would look after them from now on. cant bare seeing paint in that condition. makes me feel a little ill.

    Steve is a really old mate and a great guy.... but is hillarious when it comes to things like this...
     
  21. Festa

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    Your an inspiration,i hope i get to do that when im older.Excuse me while i just go and sit in a corner and wallow in self pity................
     
  22. fallmonk

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    Fantastic job mate ,
    Am well impresed , altho the guy who owns the 911 deserves to be shot for letting it get so bad !
    Did u charge him ? or was getting it for the weekend payment?
     
  23. jediknight

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    i practically live at his house at weekends..... drink his beer... eat his food... even dated his daughter for a short time... and now drive his car.... couldnt really charge him now could i... although it would have cost him around £400 for the work i did.

    im using it as advertising though and as a demo for a porsche specialist where i hope to get a bit of work coming my way based on the excellent job i did to this 911.
     
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    Lovely job mate. Glad you are doing something you obviously love and are bloody good at judging by the pictures. Travel to Tonbridge often....
     
  25. TDI-line

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    That van is amazing, love the sliding door and rear doors too.

    But nice pics JK.
     
  26. necroeire

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    Bloody good job matey - well worth the £400 to get the Porsche back to the way it was meant to look.

    So how about a little write up on what you used - for all us novices.
     
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    Wow, good work. You've insprired me, I might go and clean the wagon a bit later!
     
  28. Soupie69uk

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    Great work.

    That porsche has come up a treat!!
     
  29. Beerzo

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    I thoght the Porker belonged to a Pikey there in when i seen it next to the caravan. Relieved to see it next to a house a pic or two later.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha PMSL...... Nice on TDI

    Fantastic job JK, Nice to see I use same product (AutoGlym) as you....
     
  31. jediknight

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    thanks

    basically i used autoglyms trade range. the products are stronger and more effective than the retail stuff

    in this order i did the following...

    Stripped off any old wax with TFR
    1300rpm polished with 03B compound polish
    1300rpm polished with Paint renovator polish
    Alloy wheel cleaner
    TFR tyres and arches and wheels
    Shampoo entire car
    Apply cleaner wax
    condition rubbers and plastics
    polish exterior glass
    dress tyres
    wax wheels
    take off cleaner wax and 1800rpm buff
    apply hard wax and leave for 3 hrs while carrying on other work
    vacuum interior
    shampoo interior
    polish interior windows and mirrors
    clean leather
    dress plastics
    feed leather
    take off hard wax and 1800rpm buff
    check everything looks ok and have a cup of tea.


    haha someone else said that on another forum actually.... Nah Steve is no pikey... although he does have anice carlight caravan and a house in Ireland.

    ALMOST the same.... the trade range products are generally stronger and more effective.
     
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    Fair play for doing it three times :)

    How long did it take JK? The change really is amazing. I would have thought a respray was required rather than all your hard work and effort but this is the proof.

    I remember seeing a competition for these type of repairs on CarCare or Autopia where you can win a new porter cable or something like that. You should enter it.
     
  33. jediknight

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    sorry.. dont know why it put it 3 times!? i have edited it now.

    what is a porter cable!? i have heard of someone using it before but not 100% sure what it is
     
  34. rraghvani

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    Quality bit of work!
     
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    went and forgot my blooming camera.. so had to take this on the phone

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    what a car!
     
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    that porsche is so clean, its amazing what can be done to restore it, it was pink! you can clean my car anyday!
     
  37. nervus

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    Red paint is the worsed for oxidising. Its just the top layers which oxidise in UV sunlight. Oxidation is usually recoverable with alot of elbow grease.

    I/we the company manufacture alot of automotive car care products which we sell to retailers to re-brand etc. We often encorporate a higher concentration of actives for professional users. If you need anything special knocking up JK, just PM me.
     
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    mmmm DB9. lovely... although after a bit of questioning, the owner admited to taking it through a car wash a few times :eek:

    6 hrs, full machine polish, layers of wax later and it looked like new again (or better :roll: :wink: )

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    Another day... Another car turned from a hazey swirly mess into a nice glassy shiney masterpiece :D

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  40. god_thats_quick

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    I think these Aston owners are missing a trick, if you turn up as any Aston garage in your aston they will clean it for you there and then, inside and out free of charge! A friend with a vantage hasn't yet checked this is the case, but he was told this on delivery - lovely cars!
     

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