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Old 15-05-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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56k Icon Lotus Eclat restorative detail

This is a slightly older detail, which I haven't been able to post until now. A very unique car, and if I'm honest not one I had seen before working on it. It was also another great opportunity to work with my buddy Matty (matt1234 on here) and have fun along the way
The job description was to remove as many of the swirls and scratches as possible, whilst amping up gloss as much as possible, and crucially leaving as much paint on the body as is possible.

Once the car was given an ONR wash it was placed into the surgery for a deep inspection and mapping

DSC_0050 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



This image pretty much highlights what we are working with

DSC_0081 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



The compounding was done with wool pads on the flex rotary and the last cut compound

A close up

DSC_0082 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0083 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



After

DSC_0086 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

The difference in colour, clarity and gloss is crazy

DSC_0053 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0054 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0056 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



Next up was the top of the wings, of which there was a previously completed touch up.

DSC_0042 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



I cut the top off it, then polished it in, not perfect but much much better

DSC_0044 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0045 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



And on we go

DSC_0078 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0079 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



DSC_0063 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0065 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



DSC_0069 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0070 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



DSC_0116 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0117 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



20180320_122944 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
20180320_124054 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



The lowers were less faded, but I would say more deeply swirled, same combos as above, just more hits

20180320_121306 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
20180320_121859 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



DSC_0073 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0074 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



DSC_0075 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0076 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



20180320_161339 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
20180320_162128 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr



After refining the car was waxed with ODK revere, their ceramic wax, brightwork was tidied up and a thorough interior job completed to try to freshen up the old fabrics.
No idea what the total time spent was, but it was a lot.

Here she is with a couple of other classics we had detailed for a show, hosted at our business centre

20180321_172917 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

20180325_084102 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

As always remember, no trickery, no editing (apart from reg plates), same angles shot wherever humanly possible.

Thanks for looking

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Cracking result.
Can i ask what you use for refining the paintwork?
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That's a fine piece of work fella, very fine indeed!
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Stunning work and what a difference you've made
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Lovely to see an old 'un getting the treatment. Loving the contemporary colour, and the interiors on these are a great piece of 70's retro.
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Old 15-05-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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Still need to get you down south soon dude. Hopefully get you polishing some boats or just enjoying the sea views. It has been a pleasure to help you buddy. I miss the coffee anyway mate.
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Old 15-05-2018, 10:46 PM   #7
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Lovely car and an ace job but why has the owner chosen to spoil it with Nankang tyres!!!

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That's a superb result!
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Wow. What a brilliant result.
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