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Old 24-02-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Detailer wanted

Hi guys, I don't post that often here but thought I would put up a request for some help.

I've been rebuilding my VX220 following an accident last July where I was hit from behind. It has been a complete ground up rebuild, with lots of upgrades and a full respray.

Before I re-apply some armourfend in front of the rear wheels I would like the whole car detailed and some of the orange peel effect of the new paint removed or lessened if possible. The orange peel effect is by no means really bad, but I think a pollish could make it better.

I've bought a Porter Cable and some pads which I have had since last year but never really got around to using it much. What I'm looking for is someone to come round to my house (or I can go to yours just as easily) to help me make the best of the paintwork, show me how to use the Porter Cable properly. Am more than happy to get stuck in myself to make it a quicker job and am not overly obsessive about the quality of the paint as I know I will end up picking up plenty of stonechips in any case.

I'm happy to pay for someone's time but would prefer to reciprocate in kind if possible (free webhosting/legal advice/a drive in the VX on track or airfield/help with the oily bits on your car).

Gaz7 helped me out before so would be happy for him to do it but I'm open to offers

Pics of the car from a while back are here: http://www.muncher.org.uk/VX220

Pics of the rebuild are here: http://www.muncher.org.uk/vxrebuild
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Old 24-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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post where you live , someone will then help you out .
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Old 24-02-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Sorry, I thought it said in my profile, I'm in Ipswich.
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Old 24-02-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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Talk to Refined Reflections, Gary is on your doorstep is would be the perfect person to sort that out for you. Send him a pm maybe.
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Old 24-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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Gary's working away for a couple of days with no net access but has his phone
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Old 27-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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hello mate. Im from ely and would be happy to help you out. Im by no means an 'expert', but i own a vx turbo aswell so know my way about the car a bit.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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Have had a bit of a nightmare with the car, just as it's finished I've found the paint is bubbling on the rear clam in a couple of areas due to a defect in the clam

This will have to be replaced eventually, but new ones are horrendously expensive (talking over £3,000 painted!).

I still want the car tarted up a bit but it's slightly less of a priority to spend money doing it if the rear clam is going to be trashed anyway.

Harry, how handy are you with a Porter Cable etc?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #8
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here's what you'll have to work with...













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Old 15-03-2008, 01:58 PM   #9
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Old 16-03-2008, 10:01 PM   #10
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Did you not get in touch with Gary at Refined Reflections?
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