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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 14-12-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,578
Posted By squiggs
I think I explained why not quite well and in...

I think I explained why not quite well and in simple terms which you seem not to have understood.
I'm a Smart repairer with 15 years of experience - I know what is possible and what is not possible...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 13-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,578
Posted By squiggs
Don't try touching it in! When paint is sprayed...

Don't try touching it in!
When paint is sprayed on it goes on as very thin film. With silver paint all the metallic particles 'sit' correctly, act like mirrors reflecting the light and making it...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 05-06-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,864
Posted By squiggs
It must be a very a small and niche market .........

It must be a very a small and niche market ...... those that can spray but have no where to do it ...... ????? ...... and if they turn up they will probably arrive with just a pot of paint.
I would...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 28-05-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,225
Posted By squiggs
You're having problems for 2 reasons: When a...

You're having problems for 2 reasons:

When a paint is sprayed a very thin layer is applied, the metallic particles in the paint all 'sit' correctly on the surface and like tiny mirrors they...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 18-05-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By squiggs
Well it shouldn't be doing that - but at a guess,...

Well it shouldn't be doing that - but at a guess, if you take it back they are going to say a stone chip has caused it.
I think I'd be explaining things to my insurance company first and trying to...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 10-11-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By squiggs
As above (I think?) If you were painting a...

As above (I think?)

If you were painting a raw bumper you'd clean (no sanding required), scotch, clean - and then you'd need to use adhesion promoter.
Most repairs require sanding and that will...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 09-11-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,828
Posted By squiggs
If it goes wrong (and I'm 100% sure you won't be...

If it goes wrong (and I'm 100% sure you won't be pleased with your results) you'll then have the added costs of your attempt having to be removed before a successful repair can be started.

The...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-10-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By squiggs
Whilst your car might be black I strongly suspect...

Whilst your car might be black I strongly suspect it's on the red side of black (as opposed to blue) making it appear to be v dark brown.
Painted plastic parts go through a totally different factory...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 06-10-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,228
Posted By squiggs
That will be your problem - if you can find...

That will be your problem - if you can find anybody willing to touch your prep.

Before you start find a shop that's willing to take on your already prepped work. Most (good) shops like to do there...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 21-08-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,643
Posted By squiggs
You would think some things might be accepted as...

You would think some things might be accepted as normal wear & tear wouldn't you ...... ????? ..... but then again if the OP can chase a company and inform his insurance company about a couple of...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 17-07-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,873
Posted By squiggs
Well swerve that quote! £100 to do a bonnet is...

Well swerve that quote!
£100 to do a bonnet is too cheap!
Their not going to do put the time in to do the proper prep at that price (the time v's price simply doesn't add up).
Without the proper...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 17-07-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By squiggs
People spend days pawing over a single chip -...

People spend days pawing over a single chip - trying to make it perfect, which it very rarely is.
Chip repairs should be considered as an 'improvement only' and not many people repair chips in a...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 04-07-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,537
Posted By squiggs
One of these ...

One of these
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/abrasive-fibreglass-pencil-kr61r
will do the prep in a chip
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 15-06-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By squiggs
Good work :thumb: but the finish is nothing if...

Good work :thumb: but the finish is nothing if it's all going peel off a few months down the line .....

What kind of prep did you give the pieces? (Just asking ;) )
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 05-06-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By squiggs
Again I would say - unless there is a obvious...

Again I would say - unless there is a obvious flaw, dirt inclusion or peel in the paint then I'd leave well alone.
If it's just fine texture in the paint then it's amazing what a good couple of...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 05-06-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By squiggs
True flat colours can take a light sand - but it...

True flat colours can take a light sand - but it depends what the paint is like. Some paints are soft and will clog the sanding paper causing more damage than you're trying to rectify.
Most painters...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 03-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By squiggs
Both Bmw 'Jet Black' & 'Diamond Black' aren't...

Both Bmw 'Jet Black' & 'Diamond Black' aren't true flat blacks .... both have pearl or xcrylic (spelling?) tints in them that will give a sight sparkle.

One BMW black that hasn't got any...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 25-05-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By squiggs
Sorry ..... but all those pics are showing is a...

Sorry ..... but all those pics are showing is a mark on a large amount of greyness.
It might help if there was a pic showing where on the car the damage is.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 22-05-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By squiggs
And something like that doesn't really work....

And something like that doesn't really work. Don't believe everything you see on the internet.
And it especially won't work on the colour car you've got because it's metallic paint.
Instead of...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 22-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By squiggs
Put the pot of touch up paint in your glove box...

Put the pot of touch up paint in your glove box and take it out for a drive around a few bodyshops.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 20-05-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By squiggs
As above. To perfectly match a white is...

As above.

To perfectly match a white is difficult when doing a central repair .... it maybe slightly too blue, too yellow or too white. But usually it won't that far off that a gentle blend won't...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 09-05-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By squiggs
Look here ...

Look here
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=217520
and here
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=153965
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 20-04-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By squiggs
Have a look at the sticky threads at the top of...

Have a look at the sticky threads at the top of this sub forum
Here
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=217520
and here...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 19-04-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By squiggs
Might the answer be in one of the sticky threads...

Might the answer be in one of the sticky threads at the top of this forum? Maybe this one ....
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=153965
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 30-03-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By squiggs
AFAIK headlights are covered with a UV resistant...

AFAIK headlights are covered with a UV resistant lacquer to stop them yellowing. If you take that coating off then you have to replace it with a like-for-like coating. Hence 'proper' headlight...
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