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    Didn't take any progress shots, but here's the result of 8 hours work today:

    It didn't turn out as great as I hoped, but I still think it looks good Maybe I was just expecting too much, or I did it wrong! haha

    My process:

    1. Snow foamed
    2. Washed
    3. Clayed
    4. snow foamed again (not needed, but it's cool and I wanted to do it again haha)
    5. washed again
    6. dried
    7. polished with SRP
    8. two coats of jetseal 109

    I planned to go over it with dodo juice wax also, but ran out of time lol.

    Some of the photos are before I polished/wax, and others are after. The photos look the same anyway.
















    Last edited by Amraam; 29 August 2010, 02:29 AM.

  • #2
    Yeh, I know what you mean! Pretty disappointing is that!

    Oh well, maybe you'll get a result next time, what a waste of time.

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    • #3
      Hehe yeah that's the thing, it looks shiney as **** in the pics, but in RL it's not glass like it appears. Maybe if it doesn't rain over night, or get crapped on pigeons, I'll give it a coat or two of dodo juice too

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      • #4
        Or whack some Demon Shine on it

        £2 for 2ltrs in Asda at the moment

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        • #5
          demon shine, works a treat hahahaha.
          Looks great harry mate, i remember when i first done mine, didn't look as well as id hoped but the only real correction difference is if you use a machine polisher to hide any defection apparently. Still looks sexy! Good work.

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          • #6
            Looks really good
            Arden Blue Vauxhall Vectra VXR 666 Gone But Not Forgotton

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            • #7
              looks mint buddy
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              • #8
                Same as my adren looks ok when clean but to get arden deep and dark needs a machine buff (scurries away to call juicy jen)

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                • #9
                  Looking good

                  Arden FTW

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by A2ON View Post
                    Same as my adren looks ok when clean but to get arden deep and dark needs a machine buff (scurries away to call juicy jen)
                    Yeah I'm after getting a DA to get rid of the swirls and scratches, just out of cash atm

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Amraam View Post
                      Yeah I'm after getting a DA to get rid of the swirls and scratches, just out of cash atm
                      looking nice and shinny mate yeah a DA would be good to get light swirls and scratch's out... but a rotary is where it all happends... people say get a DA first i did..used it once ..sold it and bought a rotary..as there much better.. as long as you dont stay in the same place to long(alway's check the paint work for heat) ...work with the line's/edge's of the car.. and dont crank the speed up to much 5 max all should be fine... but it's up to your self mate..but if i was to do it again i would'nt of bought a DA first

                      here's when i done mine used a rotary http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/sho...ht=hour+polish
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                      • #12
                        a da is a good starting point and perhaps all you need although a rotary is the nuts for correction a da is more than good enough for acheiving a top finish on your own motor,i did my merv ,my mates scooby and a girls mgtf at weekend (yes very busy,lol)all with a kestrel das-6 and srp topped with r222.no pics to show but i'm doing a yaris(lol)at weekend so will post up some pics to show that srp with a da can acheive good results but for more correction srp does not have enough cutting power to correct,try something heavier like poorboys 2.5 for swirl removal
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                        • #13
                          Looking good mate. I know what you mean about Arden looking better in pic's, in direct sunlight arden looks very bland IMO but with a bit of shadow its awsome. Dont worry mate, looks great and you'll soon get the amount of time it has taken you down with experience. Normally i do a 15-25 step wash in 8/9 hrs

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                          • #14
                            Looks very smart mate
                            Originally posted by Bobbyp90
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by VXR PAUL View Post
                              looking nice and shinny mate yeah a DA would be good to get light swirls and scratch's out... but a rotary is where it all happends... people say get a DA first i did..used it once ..sold it and bought a rotary..as there much better.. as long as you dont stay in the same place to long(alway's check the paint work for heat) ...work with the line's/edge's of the car.. and dont crank the speed up to much 5 max all should be fine... but it's up to your self mate..but if i was to do it again i would'nt of bought a DA first

                              here's when i done mine used a rotary http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/sho...ht=hour+polish
                              i went straight to rotary it isn't really rocket science tbh, i think people are over cautious about burning paint and like i've said before i used to wash my car with fairy liquid. it really isn't that scary with a rotary.

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