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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 07-08-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Cthrower
Why do you need a unit, you're a smart repairer...

Why do you need a unit, you're a smart repairer mate.
We'll come down in the winter when it's snowing and freezing and you can just paint some stuff next to a busy slushy motorway. That's how smart...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 06-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Cthrower
Haha, I'll tag along! Open day at Andy's :thumb:

Haha, I'll tag along!
Open day at Andy's :thumb:
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 05-08-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cthrower
The keyword in your comment is "sustainable" ;) ...

The keyword in your comment is "sustainable" ;)

A friend of mine opened his own spraying business after being made redundant from a big coach firm, and he charges ridiculously low prices....
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 02-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,121
Posted By Cthrower
I wonder if he's using 1K, or 2K? I've never...

I wonder if he's using 1K, or 2K?
I've never seen a 1K Aerosol finish of that quality before!

http://www.specialistpaints.com/products/2k-clear-coat-canz
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 02-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,549
Posted By Cthrower
Smart = Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques ...

Smart = Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques
Not "Paint cars outside in the wind next to a dusty field while it's pouring with acid rain and thunder storms"

Smart repairs are simply a technique...
Forum: The Showroom 02-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,061
Posted By Cthrower
Excellent job there! Can't beat a black car when...

Excellent job there! Can't beat a black car when it's all done!
The orange peel on that door was terrible, did they spray it with a hose pipe?
Forum: The Showroom 02-07-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Cthrower
Cheers guys, I was very happy with the result. It...

Cheers guys, I was very happy with the result. It was pretty awful before - I should of got a couple of before shots of it! :)
Forum: The Showroom 01-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Cthrower
Faded carbon fibre

Just a small post, was pleased with this so I thought I'd share :thumb:

A good friend of mine bought a carbon fibre spoiler for his motor, the clear coat on it was extremely awful.
Hit it with...
Forum: Help..! 26-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Cthrower
A ratio of 10:1 would be 11 parts in total.

A ratio of 10:1 would be 11 parts in total.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 26-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cthrower
Small world :) Thanks for the info pal, I'll...

Small world :)
Thanks for the info pal, I'll give them a ring :thumb:
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 26-06-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cthrower
Do you mind me asking how much you paid? I'm...

Do you mind me asking how much you paid?
I'm not far from Norwich and I've got 3-4 small dents I need to get sorted! :)
Forum: Orchard AutoCare 19-06-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,769
Posted By Cthrower
I'm in. Let us know when the list / pre-order...

I'm in. Let us know when the list / pre-order form is up :D
Forum: The Showroom 11-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By Cthrower
What foam and lance did you use there? Looks...

What foam and lance did you use there?
Looks like shaving foam! :)
Forum: Autoglym 07-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 7,855
Posted By Cthrower
I'll have some of that :):buffer:

I'll have some of that :):buffer:
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 06-06-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,192
Posted By Cthrower
Car companies are moving toward bonding now...

Car companies are moving toward bonding now instead of welding. Therefore, using these methods is "replacing like for like" and is a MUST if your doing repairs for approval.

Also, if a lot of the...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 24-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Cthrower
Specialist paints have just what I want, thanks...

Specialist paints have just what I want, thanks Craig :)
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 23-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Cthrower
Long shot? Black gold flake rattle can

This might be a long shot, but does anybody know if, or where, I can find a glossy black with gold flake in a rattle can?

I do have a small compressor, and I know it would be much better to do it...
Forum: Help..! 16-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Cthrower
I very much doubt the dealership would do...

I very much doubt the dealership would do anything about it. Orange peel is pretty normal for a new car since all of the paint is done by robots etc.

The only real way to resolve it perfectly is...
Forum: Autosmart 07-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Cthrower
Start with a 1500, finish with a 2500, or 3000. ...

Start with a 1500, finish with a 2500, or 3000.
When you have no shiny bits (High spots) left, hit it with a cutting pad and compound and then refine, 2 or 3 stages to get a perfect finish.

Don't...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 01-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By Cthrower
Either get a proper touch up kit, with the little...

Either get a proper touch up kit, with the little spears.
Or use the rattle cans, spray some paint in the lid and then use some spears to fill the scratch.
After either, you'll want to sand it...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 16-04-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,744
Posted By Cthrower
Do you wet it on the 1500, and 2000 or do you dry...

Do you wet it on the 1500, and 2000 or do you dry sand those and just wet the 3000?
Forum: Help..! 10-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Cthrower
Looks to me like you've filled the scratch above...

Looks to me like you've filled the scratch above the level of your existing paint.
Sanding it level and polishing it up should improve that.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 24-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Cthrower
No problem. I use the following; Hex...

No problem.

I use the following;
Hex Orange with either Sonus SFX-1 or 3M Fast Cut (For badly marked/swirled paint)
Hex White with Sonus SFX-2 or 3M Extra Fine compound
Hex Blue with Sonus...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 24-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By Cthrower
In general, stone chips shouldn't require the...

In general, stone chips shouldn't require the panels to be resprayed.
You can bring them up nicely with a decent touch up kit, I use paints4u kits.
Follow their instructions with the paint, always...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 24-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Cthrower
Some wet sanding and polishing would improve the...

Some wet sanding and polishing would improve the scratches, and you could get a touch up kit from Pants4u for the more deeper marks that won't just sand/polish out.

In terms of pads & polishes,...
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