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Old 18-12-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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looks great, time well spent...

I never found wet sanding as scary as some people were making out, and interesting to note how little clear coat is really removed...

hope you get your car fixed too mate

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Old 18-12-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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Love it!

Did you go through the differences between 3M and Meg's paper at all?

So, if time was no object, would it always be paper by hand (rather than foam backing block or machine?)

Thanks for posting.
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Old 18-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #13
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looks great, time well spent...

I never found wet sanding as scary as some people were making out, and interesting to note how little clear coat is really removed...

hope you get your car fixed too mate

Thanks Cuey.

Yes, I had a little accident on the motorway on the way home


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Luckily I know a man with an oven in his unit who can sort that out for me... no orange peel either

I'm going back down in Jan... going to get my wheels done by Lepsons at the same time.

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Old 18-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #14
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Truly amazing write up. I think this goes to show the full depth and level of detail and knowledge it takes to complete a job of this nature to such a high standard.

I believe you in the fact of saying that it's not as scary as you say but I would say that is working along side someone very knowledgeable. I would imagine that with the slightest distraction or taking your eye off the ball it could head south very quickly!

I love reading such in depth great write ups like these, but reading is as far as I would go. I know my limitations and this is well outside it.

Thanks for taken the time to share
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Love it!

Did you go through the differences between 3M and Meg's paper at all?

So, if time was no object, would it always be paper by hand (rather than foam backing block or machine?)

Thanks for posting.
Sorry yes, I should have expanded on this during the write up, but it took 4 hours and I was getting evils!!

We used 1500 and 2000 grit from 3M, which was a pleasure to use. The 2500, 3000 and 4000 were Megs, as I believe 3M don't offer these grades. The Megs paper was VERY annoying when wet, as it tends to curl into a pencil shape constantly, so I was struggling with handling this at first, but adapted my technique to allow for it. It's all too easy to put in a scoreline with the edge of curling paper!!

Using the Megs Foam block is fine, but I found by hand to be more 'natural' almost and I actually prefer it. I'd advise against a block on curves panels tbh as I struggled a touch as its not as flexible as your hand. The soft block is fine on flat panels though, and in fact easier to use because you don't have the risk of putting finger lines into your work area.

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Old 18-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #16
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awesome mate. quality write up well done.
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Old 18-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #17
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great write up money well spend

now I'm tempted for some training as looks like I have a lot to learn
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Old 18-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
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just when you think you've seen it all .Amazing.What this post did show me is that I'm not even out of the detailing starting gate yet. I Still have so much to get my head around its scary

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Old 18-12-2011, 04:31 PM   #19
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Brilliant write up, very little grabs my attention these days as like a lot of members we have progressed through all the stages of detailing, a world of difference to the finished panels, have you any more information on how kelly is using his rotary?
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Old 18-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #20
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Most impressive! Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience
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