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Old 13-04-2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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56k Icon Saab turbo x heavy enhancement

So this is without question one of the worst cars I have polished, it was a total mess. If you follow me on social media you will have seen the videos. It came out amazing

In the surgery ready for work

DSC_0171 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Sensitive areas taped up, giving access to all the nooks and crannies. Window and scuttle sheeted to catch all the compounding dust

DSC_0164 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Both sides of the frame were taped to allow for thorough compounding whilst protecting trim

DSC_0154 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

I used my super special, custom trim separators ™ to get me some extra room so I could fold the tape inside, instead of just placing it to the edge

DSC_0151 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0152 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0160 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0162 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

So I started at the front wing and moved round

DSC_0137 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0139 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Natural 50/50

DSC_0140 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Driver door

DSC_0146 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0147 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0150 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Down the nearside

DSC_0125 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0133 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Closer

DSC_0126 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0132 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Natural 50/50

DSC_0135 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Now to the bonnet, due to the severity of the swirls, the amount of rds and some etching, I opted for the rotary approach

DSC_0176 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0177 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0172 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0178 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Starting to rotary refine

DSC_0180 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0181 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0183 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

For a dark metallic such as this, blackfire wet diamond was the sealant of choice

DSC_0002 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

A few post sealant shots

DSC_0006 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0008 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0018 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

And finally some outside images the morning of pick up

DSC_0024 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0021 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0026 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0022 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0023 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0028 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
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Old 13-04-2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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Matt OUTSTANDING.

That was one trashed car mate and you have definitely given it back it's life again to terrorise the motorway with a caravan behind it

You have me now considering getting Gary dean's polishing range after seeing that bud pitty Imran doesn't do smaller bottles because it's quite expensive, but am sure the owner was over the moon with that finish

Nice see am not the only one who uses a credit card to do that
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Old 13-04-2017, 11:37 AM   #3
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On collection.. did he ask where his car was, as he wouldn't be able to tell it from the original

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Old 13-04-2017, 11:39 AM   #4
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Great work as always Matt.
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Old 13-04-2017, 11:58 AM   #5
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Superb Matt!

You don't half earn your money!

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Old 13-04-2017, 12:17 PM   #6
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Did you recommend not using a scotch pad to wash his car next time?
Just out of curiosity, has the owner seen the photos before and after s and 50/50's? Would love to know what his reaction was.
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Old 13-04-2017, 01:14 PM   #7
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great work as usual! love your setup with the lights!

did the customer appreciate the work you did? I feel people don't understand the effort involved!
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Old 13-04-2017, 01:27 PM   #8
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The owner has got to have been gobsmacked ! Excellent work !!!
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Old 13-04-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
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Fantastic turnaround
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Old 13-04-2017, 03:42 PM   #10
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Amazing work, hopefully it's look after now.
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