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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Me again

This time I had a go at the bonnet. Again no before pictures as I forget again :oops:

The bonnet was not flat like the side panels so had some shine to it. (If you look at the wing tops, which have not been done yet, that will give you an indicator)

This time I employed a slightly different regime:
Wash and clay
Meguiars 205 on an orange pad
Meguiars 105 on a green pad
Nano SST Super Gloss Polish on a red pad
Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish on a black pad
Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax on a black pad

I applied the Nano SST polish at speed 1 to utilise a jewelling technique

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Shame about the poorly applied touch up in the middle of the front and the whacking great scratch (done by yours truly with the jack handle when I first got the car)

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I've got to say that I am very pleased with the results, even though I got a bit worried when the sun came out.
The paint is as smooth as glass and the colour has really come out. It is hard to believe that this paint is 22 years old!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:32 pm 
nice results :)

When you used the Super Gloss....did you feel the friction of the pad on the paintwork decrease...becoming slippery?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:01 pm 
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willington wrote:
nice results :)

When you used the Super Gloss....did you feel the friction of the pad on the paintwork decrease...becoming slippery?


Thanks for that

Yes I did notice that, but I felt it best not to carry on too long, as the sun came out and I was worried about the bodywork warming up too much.

Looking at the paintwork in the sun and also using my homemade sun gun there are no swirls or fine scratches so I am very pleased and my confidence in using the machine polisher has grown immeasurably.

I feel I now have the confidence and understanding of the process to think about tackling my Jaguar.
Is Jaguar paint (it's an XF) hard or soft do you know?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:36 am 
John that Landy is going to look amazing when you're finished.

Congrats on a great job =D>


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:12 am 
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Torque wrote:
John that Landy is going to look amazing when you're finished.

Congrats on a great job =D>


Thanks Alistair

I do have to admit it is looking a lot better than it usually did.
Just the wing tops, back door and roof to do now (I'll need a step ladder for that :lol: )

It is only let down by the poor attention it has received from previous owners.
There is a lot of evidence of touching up with a rattle can and in some places even a brush! #-o
Having said that it is a workhorse, so that is to be expected.

But that doesn't really matter as I was using it as a guinea pig anyway just to develop my skills with the machine polisher. I feel I now have a pretty sound regime for single stage paint at least, having received a lot of excellent advice here

Now to move over to two stage paint, hopefully that will go as well [-o<

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Very nice! :cool:

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It's coming along nicely :D

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=D> :cool:

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:38 am 
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Llooks good, old landys are meant to be caked in mud though.... :)

I assume you used the Megs 105 first, then 205 rather than the other way round as written?

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Llooks good, old landys are meant to be caked in mud though.... :)

I assume you used the Megs 105 first, then 205 rather than the other way round as written?


Whoops! yes that is correct. (Must have had a grey moment)

Don't worry, it does get muddy

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