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Old 21-07-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Arrow Nissan R35 GTR (last colour in the set)- Gleammachine.

Well finally completed the set colourwise on the R35 GTR, red had been eluding me for some time and finally got the opportunity this week.
Booked in for a 2 day minor correction, the owner having looked after the car well, but fully understood the paint is very soft and some swirling had been inflicted robbing the true depth and clarity of the finish.

Not an epic write-up as the weather on day 1 was scorching at 30 degrees and barely any shade from 11.00am onwards.

Alloys, arches and calipers cleaned using various brushes and a citrus based cleanser.



Pre-rinsed followed by 2 applications of APC through the foam lance.

*De-contaminated using Tardis, followed by claying with Sonus green.

Vunerable trim taped up, then an area on the bonnet tested to gauge what polish and pad was required, starting with a Gloss-it finishing pad (blue) and #205, whilst this increased the gloss it did little in removing the swirls.

Raising the cut to #203s on a Gloss-it Polishing pad (green) the results were far my appealing after 2 sets of passes, but unfortunately leaving some holograms behind (testament to how soft the paint actually is).

The general level of defects all over.

Some examples below prior to refinement.







You can just make out the holograms from the defect removal stage.

End of day 1.

Day 2.

* Paintwork refined using #205 on a Gloss-it finishing pad 1000-1500rpm.
* An IPA wipedown to remove polishing oils.
* Blackfire Wet Diamond sealant applied via the DA on a Festool extra soft finishing pad, left to cure for an hour whilst the other details were taken care of.
* Alloys & calipers polished/sealed using Werkstat Acrylic Strong.
* Tyres, Plastic and rubber trim dressed using Swissvax Pneu.
* Glass cleaned throughout with 3M foam glass cleaner.
* Rubber seals treated using Swissvax Seal Feed.
* Chrome trim polished with Meguiars Metal paste & plenty of elbow grease.
* Carbon undertray polished/sealed using Acrylic Prime.
* Sealant removed, followed by a final buff some time later using Britemax final shine.


A few hours later I received this e-mail from the client, comments like this make all the hard work justified.

Hi Rob,

What can I say:.... Top man.... Top Job and definitely top of your game.

Absolutely no problem of recommending you and your services to anybody wanting their vehicle taking care of at the very highest level.

The car looks awesome and I'm looking forward to getting back out in it as soon as I am fit enough to do so.

A Red GTR is the best colour GTR... more so when its been detailed by Gleammachine.

Many Thanks

Thanks for looking, comments welcomed and appreciated as always.

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Old 21-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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cracking result's Rob,the email says it all
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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Awesome end result Rob, some fantastic pics
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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Great work as always. How good would one of these look in the bayside blue of the previous model? It would look awesome, lets hope they give us that option for the future.
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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amazing job ,Best regards from Portugal
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:52 PM   #7
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Great work,

Having just completed one in the same colour yesterday the paint is so SO SOFT!, having to use a brand new microfibre for buffing
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Old 21-07-2010, 07:55 PM   #8
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I have to say the red is most definately the best colour!
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Old 21-07-2010, 09:08 PM   #9
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Lovely. Some great photos showing the gloss restored.

You seem to be almost exclusively using Gloss-it pads these days. Any comments on these?
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Old 21-07-2010, 09:18 PM   #10
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Great work on a great car
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