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Old 08-02-2017, 11:29 AM   #11
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Quadrifoglio is actually is it's name and the G is silent Absolute monster of a car and stunning. Alfa's first proper car in a long time.

My next car I reckon, can't afford one new at 59k but 2 years old sounds very possible... Roll on 2019!
I doubt you'll find one that hasn't fallen to bits by then, it is an Alfa after all.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:15 PM   #12
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I doubt you'll find one that hasn't fallen to bits by then, it is an Alfa after all.
Couldn't care less. That uneducated opinion of them from the general public helps people like me get an incredible machine like this for nearly 50% of list in 2 years!

I hope anyway...
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:18 PM   #13
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Couldn't care less. That uneducated opinion of them from the general public helps people like me get an incredible machine like this for nearly 50% of list in 2 years!

I hope anyway...
Ouch
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:11 PM   #14
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I didn’t see any mention of paint measurement either especially for the composite bonnet. Given the condition of the bonnet, the products used and heat build-up to ‘flow the paint’ back I would suggest a fair amount of clearcoat was possibly removed. Larry even said he didn’t want to polish the bonnet further in his commentary.

Whilst I have the upmost respect for Larry it really surprises me that paint thickness readings don’t appear to have been taken and used to gauge safe clearcoat removal.

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The bonnet is carbon fibre so your normal PDG won't work - depends if he has access to one of the ones that works on non-metallic substrates (sounds like no). He mentions at around 8:30 he can't measure paint depth...
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:28 PM   #15
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The bonnet is carbon fibre so your normal PDG won't work - depends if he has access to one of the ones that works on non-metallic substrates (sounds like no). He mentions at around 8:30 he can't measure paint depth...
I fully appreciate the bonnet is CF (I did say composite in my post ) and did hear him say he didn't have access to a PTG but this still surprises me.

Larry is a professional and at the forefront of detailing with a dedicated product range and video channel etc and hence my post. Most pro's I know have multi-substrate PTG's.

It was not meant as a criticism - just surprised at such an omission given all his detailing toys and video of same!

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Ah OK - I slightly misunderstood your original post then! Yes I'd agree it's a little odd that Larry doesn't have access to the appropriate gear, I'm sure given the kind of cars he works on there must be enough carbon fibre involved that he would have a use for one.

Maybe when you've polished enough paint you can get a feel for this sort of thing?
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That alfa is verging on pornographic!
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I am not sure it is possible to actually measure the thickness of the paint on a carbon surface because the resins used are of a similar property of those used in the paint.

If you like the car check out Chris Harris' road test on YouTube.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:03 PM   #19
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I am not sure it is possible to actually measure the thickness of the paint on a carbon surface ...
It is with a DeFelsko PosiTector 200.

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It is with a DeFelsko PosiTector 200.

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Very amateur to go heavy compounding without any idea on thickness.

Just a shame KDS doesn't do a YT channel, at least then someone might get to the point.
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