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Old 26-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #21
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Thats not even funny how much reflection there is in the paint!, Thats just mad!!!. Looked like a tinted mirror. All credit to you on the job.

Out of interest how much does wet sanding cost, I know it depends on the bodywork to start with, But say with a small car Ibiza/Polo.

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Old 26-11-2009, 09:06 AM   #22
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Holly!! That thing looks ace all murdered out..especially after you've worked your magic

M3 looks awsome!! love that blue...look forward to your write up on that!


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Old 26-11-2009, 09:16 AM   #23
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Old 26-11-2009, 10:16 AM   #24
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Stunning job, both on your BM and the Nissan. Obviously you have this wet sanding process down to a fine art but it must take some guts to attempt that sort of thing for the first time. I'd have sleepless nights thinking about the possible consequences.
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Old 26-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #25
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That is amazing. The clarity and depth of the reflections are incredible. Awesome work!

It's interesting how the Nivara looks reflective and your M3 looks liquid and shimmery. Probably down to curves on the beemer. Both are stunning, however.
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Old 26-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #26
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your work is amazing Kelly.

do you still hear from Marcus at all?
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Old 26-11-2009, 11:30 AM   #27
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Guys thanks for comments on my car , was going to wait until a thread on the M3 but here are some videos to tease you with .

I will video the car with my new camera equipment as this was sometime ago with an ok camera but does not do it justice .
You can see the camera had trouble keeping up with the movement in the lighting condtions


Outside of car in natural light


Another in darker light showing engine and interior



Thanks again Kelly
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Old 26-11-2009, 11:51 AM   #28
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excellent work! any more photos of your M3?
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Old 26-11-2009, 01:41 PM   #29
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love the m3 the navara looks great to
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Old 26-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #30
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OMG

Stunning mate - GET THAT SUPERCHARGER ON THAT BLOODY CAR AND POST A VID
I WILL DO ASAP

trust me i wont to get it fitted and go for a drive
but must deal with customers cars first

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OOOff that should see some big power gains, big job to fit?

When im down you can take me out for a spin

Gav
Anywhere between 570-600 bhp on superplus fuel ,

take you out for a spin ????? only if its dry and sunny

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Reading your threads has just made me order some wet sanding goodies.
Your work is just Amazing.
I couldnt get 4000 grit paper tho so just ordered 2500 & 3000.
Will be my 1st time wet sanding and am going to be going it on my new 59 plate corsa i just bought last week with under 200 miles on it - Orange peel is shocking
Hopefully i will not mess it up.
Look forward to reading more of ur threads.

And...... Your m3 is Amazing!!! Must be 1 of the best examples in the uk!

Take care.
Sorry should of posted 4000 grit is made by mirka

found here in 2 sizes

http://kentpaint.co.uk/acatalog/Abralon.html

Be carefull i would really not reconmend wet sanding without alot of practice on scrap panels, and paint depth readings before hand on your car .

I had the perfect set up to learn wet sanding , i would not just jump in with some training etc .

Took over 4 years to get the M3 where it is today and still changing parts




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As above the nicest m3 I have ever seen, great work aswell
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Holly!! That thing looks ace all murdered out..especially after you've worked your magic


M3 looks awsome!! love that blue...look forward to your write up on that!


Stu.
Thats a new saying to me am i showing my age

Will do long write up one day

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Stunning job, both on your BM and the Nissan. Obviously you have this wet sanding process down to a fine art but it must take some guts to attempt that sort of thing for the first time. I'd have sleepless nights thinking about the possible consequences.
Funny thing is i did not have sleepless nights , all started when helpping out in my dads bodyshop , mainly watching the body tech guys using very fine sand paper to remove tiny bits of fluf , dust and slicones from the paint surface after repaint then machine polishing the paint .

I can still remember looking very close at these small wet sanded areas and noticing that the finish was flatter and clearer .
Thats where it all started for me , had many a lively chat between body guys and me about i am going to wet sand my car fully .
They laughed and said i am nuts and never do it .

So during the repaint of one of my first cars we apllied a couple of extra coats of top coat to allow for the sanding process .

Took me around a month to finish (wet sanding and machine polish) due to the fact i worked very slowly the whole process checking through out .

From then on all of my cars have been wet sanded well the ones which were worth it .

I still get the guy who first showed me the basics of wet sanding nearly 20 years ago come into my workshop , he was in last week for a MOT next door and laughed you still bldy wet sanding cars .

He left the trade years ago and now works with british rail .


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That is amazing. The clarity and depth of the reflections are incredible. Awesome work!

It's interesting how the Nivara looks reflective and your M3 looks liquid and shimmery. Probably down to curves on the beemer. Both are stunning, however.
Most of that is down to colour pigment , solid black when wet sanded will have unreal depth and a chrome mirror look at shallow angles , where as light colours like my car wont be so as impressive for depth and will look wetter (liquid as you say) i have wet sand a silver mondeo for a member on here and that had less of an effect than on dark and just looks very wet and silvery .

Look at a clean black coloured panel square on and you can see your reflection very well . do the same in white , yellow and silver and there is very little reflection compared to black and dark blues .

i turned away a M3 in yellow for wet sand and kept saying it wont give the effect you are after , its the wrong colour and a proper machine correction is as far as i would go

If i do get a Van it would be repainted in solid black then sanded silly by myself , just think of those large flat panels with perfect flat paint

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your work is amazing Kelly.

do you still hear from Marcus at all?
Not much now he has changed his job again
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