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Reflectology 03-06-2012 08:48 PM

From C-arnage to Arnage-some 50+hrs later....
 
The time spent on this is no where near what could have been spent but never the less it was an epic week in the midst of Yorkshire....early morning starts and late night finishes over 4 and a half days with some horror discoveries being found from day 1 this proved to be a worthy adversary....

On arrival the Arnage looked like this....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150425.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150427.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150429.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150432.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150435.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150436.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150439.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150440.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150444.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150450.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150445.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150446.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150438.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150441.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150449.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150455.jpg

After a quick wash of the wheels which in truth werent in too bad condition...with the exception of a poor refurb on one....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150459.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150460.jpg

It was onto all shuts etc and while this was being done the engine bay got a quick make over....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150456.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150457.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150458.jpg

with the aid of Stjarngloss and Einzett respectively the engine bay came up like so....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150461.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150463.jpg

not perfick but far better...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150464.jpg

Now onto the paintwork....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150466.jpg

once washed, clayed, rinsed and dried it revealed these....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150467.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150468.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150469.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150470.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150472.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150473.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150474.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150478.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150486.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150487.jpg

Moved swiftly inside....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150517.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150518.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150519.jpg

S2 Orange on an Orange Scholl Pad....1st attempt

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150525.jpg

Not bad looking at that but this next one shows why it was nowhere near good enough....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150526.jpg

This was then taken from wool through to black to get these results....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150528.jpg

Now as i mentioned a few horror finds earlier on i will now explain...this car had been extensively repaired....and badly....almost every panel especially the flats had seen heavy filler and poor prep and paint....the roof was in particular bad shape....as with jobs that have seen paintwork caution has to sway towards preservation of the upper most layer of clear....which is always the main concern....

Cracking on with the bonnet then....multiple stages of machine correction to the tune of 6hrs to completion....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150529.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150530.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150531.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150533.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150534.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150535.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150536.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150539.jpg

And after the time spent the bonnet came up like this prior to a final paint cleanse....complete with lens flare....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150540.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150541.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150544.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150547.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150548.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150549.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150560.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150567.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150568.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150572.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150577.jpg

The roof though was a different story though as this was by far the worst panel on the car....to the tune of a slight wet sand....

The readings on the roof were reading high....into 500-600microns until I reached a certain point....note the number of read that shows on this....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150584.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150585.jpg

A quick look at what was on offer....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150587.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150589.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150590.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150591.jpg

Not sure what we are looking at...lets take a closer look...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150592.jpg

And just as a guide for the pics....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150596.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150597.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150598.jpg

The roof was then wet sanded but not to a degree where clearcoat compromise may have occured...only the areas where the poor repairs were had some 1500 work the rest was feathered in with 2000 and 3000....didnt really see any reason to go any higher than this TBH....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150599.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150601.jpg

After an initial hit with S2 and Orange Scholl Pad we ended up with these....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150603.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150606.jpg

Through many stages and many hrs....the roof came to look like this....again prior to further paint cleansing....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150610.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150615.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150617.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150619.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150620.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150626.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150629.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150632.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150635.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150638.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150639.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150640.jpg

The boot lid was again in a bad way and was hit with Spider Sandwich Pad to start with and S2 Orange....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150642.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150643.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150648.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150649.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150653.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150660.jpg

Again plenty of hrs machine polishing brought about these....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150662.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150663.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150664.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150667.jpg

The side panels weren't in much better condition....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150672.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150673.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150674.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150675.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150686.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150689.jpg

This was on the lower of the door....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150690.jpg

And afterwards....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150691.jpg

Any whoo carrying on....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150692.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150694.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150695.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150696.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150701.jpg

With the near side having a first hit and looking like so....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150702.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150703.jpg

It was time for the off side to receive a little TLC....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150709.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150710.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150711.jpg

Now spending this amount of time on machine polishing on the same car and to such a level complacency can set in....so i had a little game of chequers to break up time spent....yeah right....no seriously i did take a few minutes to get my bearings back....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150714.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150717.jpg

the off side was pretty much the same as the nearside and at this point the before and during shots were becoming a little tedius so I skipped them on this side....

With the weather starting the week well it got a little drab over the days that passed and whilst a break was had in the rain it was out to rinse off the dust from all that polishing....i also got a few pics with the sun, although not much of was trying to break through....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150729.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150730.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150722.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150731.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150732.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150733.jpg

After its rinse down it was back in the garage to be dried with the Beluga....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150735.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150737.jpg

It was then left at that until the next day session where further refining was done....leaving these....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150740.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150741.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150746.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150757.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150765.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150767.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150768.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150773.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150800.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150801.jpg

Chrome trim and grill cleaned with Einzett Chrome and Metal polish and this....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150993.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150994.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150996.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150997.jpg

After 50+ hrs spent on the exterior alone which is nothing on one of these TBH and so much more time could be spent on perfection it ended up looking like something totally different....now recognisable as a Bentley Arnage R and wearing Concours Liquid Shield for protection from all that tree sap....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150814.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150815.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150816.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150830.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150835.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150836.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150837.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150844.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150845.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150848.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150853.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150871.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150892.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150914.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150928.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150932.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150935.jpg

it was then tucked away for the night prior to its journey to the lakes later on Friday....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150941.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150945.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150946.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150958.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150959.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1150962.jpg

A quick chrome trim....I say quick chrome trim....it took just about 2 hrs for the grill alone not to mention all the other.....and final dress was in order and got these few just before it left on its journey....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1160006.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1160008.jpg

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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1160024.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/P1160027.jpg

Glad to see the back of it....NO....was worth every bit of it....if you made it to the end of this then thanks for taking the time to check in on Reflectology


-Kev- 03-06-2012 08:58 PM

amazing turn around Russ, very impressive :thumb:

Eric the Red 03-06-2012 09:04 PM

quite simply EXQUISITE

nwait2682 03-06-2012 09:10 PM

Looks fantastic mate! Absolutely stunning job!

steve from wath 03-06-2012 09:14 PM

again cracking work russ

this is how these cars should look not all swirly and nasty

fair play to you its a big ol beast,but looking mighty fine again

suspal 03-06-2012 09:22 PM

just one word epic :thumb:

Magic Detail 03-06-2012 09:26 PM

Fantastic work Russ. Epic detail on a magnificant car.

North east Car Care 03-06-2012 09:26 PM

Cracking work Russ

Superspec 03-06-2012 09:28 PM

Cracking work mate - can't believe how bad that roof was!

ted11 03-06-2012 09:32 PM

Brilliant work.


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