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 Post subject: MG ZR... MAJOR PICAGE
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:36 pm 
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Oh yes, i had a fun day today. That is all for now, i will keep you on the edge of your seats until i can be bothered to upload pictures tonight

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:49 pm 
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Oh yes, i had a fun day today. That is all for now, i will keep you on the edge of your seats until i can be bothered to upload pictures tonight


bet i can guess wot

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:52 pm 
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boost mad wrote:
Oh yes, i had a fun day today. That is all for now, i will keep you on the edge of your seats until i can be bothered to upload pictures tonight


bet i can guess wot


guess away

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:09 pm 
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Oh yes, i had a fun day today. That is all for now, i will keep you on the edge of your seats until i can be bothered to upload pictures tonight


bet i can guess wot


guess away


a bit of a good clean/polish

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:12 pm 
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That did happen, as did my porter cable ripping the thread off of one of my backing plates :shock:

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That did happen, as did my porter cable ripping the thread off of one of my backing plates :shock:


didnt overtighten it did yer?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:05 pm 
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nopeski, that backing plate only had 3 hours of work on it too.


Terry will vouch for how shiney half the Car is as ive just been to see him lol

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Terry will vouch for how shiney half the Car is as ive just been to see him lol


:shock:

it is! even tho it was pretty dark, the light from the sky still managed to throw up a beautiful shine! 8-)


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Well here are the pictures and run down

MG ZR on an 04 plate, metallic black and its got alot of metal flake in it i tell thee.

Mums car and she has had it for about 4 months, i have washed it twice in that time but even before i got my mits on it, from the dealer there was horrendous micromarring and swirls. The point of the work today on this car was to remove the marring and the swirls, but due to the paint being very very hard and me not having my PTG yet i didnt want to push my luck because of some of the defects in the paint.... i will have another go when i have my PTG

Didnt get a chance to clean the wheels or the arches :(

1) take it easy and get the oter half to spray on the degreaser/ bug remover
2) rinse off
3) Snow foam
4) rinse off
5) 2 bucket method, soapy has poorboys super slick and suds using a lambswool mit of course
6) rinse
7)Dry using waffle weave towels
8)clayed, using poorboys clay bar and poorboys spray and wipe as a lube :homo:
9)Get it all taped up ready for some action. Have a walk around the car and asses the paintwork
10) I taped up an area on the bonnet to decide on a pad and compund polish to suit the needs of the car and paint . I was very suprised on how tough this paint was, so muchso that i ended up with a sonus swirl buster pad with SSR2.5 :shock: . for those of you that dont no what that is, its mucho abrasivo :lol:
11) I started with the bonnet, reason for this is i wanted to concenrate on the micro marring and scratches that were there .

Bonnet then drivers side wing, door and rear wing, then onto passenger side wing, then back to bonnet as i wasnt happy with it, the pass door. Now this is where the fun began. half way through the passenger door the polisher decided it no longer want to spend time with the backing pad and ripped the thread off of it and sent it flying...GREAT :rolleyes:

by this time i had spent 6 1/2 - 7 hours on the car and had to go and pick mum up soon so decided to stop there with the correction

12) i used poorboys QW on all the panells except boot, left for 10 minutes and buffed off with a WW
13) i the chose to use PB nattys blue, applied by hand.
14) whilst the above was hardening , i de taped, and cleaned the glass
15) buffed off wax and moved car for some pictures !


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Get the better half to do as much as possible... the degreasing stage

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Snowfoamed

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Two buckets for guess what ? you got it, the two bucket method

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Drying stage

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The clay after just half the bottom half of the door

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Anyway pictures of clay are boring, bk to the car

The assesment stage,

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Micromarring

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The taping stage, i realy dont like this part as it takes ages

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My section for pad and compound choice

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My only 50/50 shots

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Some reflection shots after the cutting

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Me looking rather ruff

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The wax after being applied by hand

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A few afters


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check out the tank in the background


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check out the other tank lol

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Yes yes i no you can still see swirls on the roof and boot etc, but its not my failt the polisher hates me

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major metal flake in there

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Thought i would get some sneaky pics of the cossie which im breaking

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OVER EXPOSURE :x

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Apart from the chip, quite a good reflec shot me thought

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fook me alex, thats a pretty damn good job you've done there, will look good when the rest is all done 8-)


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Looks super alex, when you coming to do mine? :lol:

Also is that an SLR cam? if so can i have it please! hehe

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F00k mi.......amazing, if weathers clear tomorrow i will be doing a wash, clay, polish, wax for mi dad but i bet it dont look half as good as that


what tape is that? i think i'm gonna use masking tape o tape up the plastic trim parts as i dont have owt else except sellotape or gaffa tape :s


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:22 pm 
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Becks. when ever you are next down in march i I should be able to fit you in.....

and yes, its a DSLR nikon d40X, the one down from the D80,was thinking of the D80 but it has some many features some people couldnt even contemplate using so seemed a waste for the extra money

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F00k mi.......amazing, if weathers clear tomorrow i will be doing a wash, clay, polish, wax for mi dad but i bet it dont look half as good as that


what tape is that? i think i'm gonna use masking tape o tape up the plastic trim parts as i dont have owt else except sellotape or gaffa tape :s


Thank you

The tape is 3M 3434 masking tape for automotive use, its super sticky, but doesnt leave a residue

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:30 am 
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book me in book me in book me in book me in book me in book me in :lol: :lol:
another superb job man. i hope you missus was proud and cooked you a nice meal, i would ;) :homo: :lol:

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Great results! 8-)

Just a shame its a MG! :insanity: :lol:

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Good stuff matey :) Such a difference :D

Have you got a snowfoam lance or you use something else?

Also, the tyrrrrrrres dude! That's the only thing that lets the car down now :( :lol:

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yep, got a proper lance. its great fun.

I would of done the wheels, arches, tyres but i had a call from me mother saying she wanted picking up NOW , so didnt get the chance. when i have got the PC going again i will finish the rest of the car and i will do them them, in the mean time she can put up with it as its only my mother lol

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