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Old 14-03-2018, 06:35 PM   #1
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Series 1 Lotus Elise Wet Sand And Gold Detail - Passion Detailing N. Ireland

This series 1 Elise was purchased from a local dealership who carried out a 'full detail' prior to delivery. The term full detail unfortunately means different things to different people. For a pre delivery valet it was OK I suppose. When it was picked up there was remnants of the LSP that hadn't been wiped of the paint and glass, the leather was dirty and hadn't been cleaned, the aluminimum floor was dirty and they had applied a silicone dressing to the rubber floor mats.







After the car had been washed and inspected it had minor swirls nothing drastic but the orange peel was quite bad. Owing to the age of the car it had been painted in the past, the hard top had a single stage paint and the front clam had also been painted, but other than that it was in good condition.










The car was to be wet sanded to get rid of the orange peel, 1500, 2000 and 3000 grit paper was used. I'll think long and hard before doing this again as due to the size and shape of the pannels it was a nightmare.









The car then got a two stage machine polish to remove any sanding marks and was finished with Gyeon MOHS and Q2 Booster.





















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Old 14-03-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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Nice job and what a great car in a good colour!

Pity I'm tall and a lardarse - always wanted one since I saw three Europas together in Germany in 1974.

A thin friend had the Exige but I couldn't get into it and that was when I was much slimmer than I am now

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It can be a challenge getting into one of those if your a big lad that's for sure, I hurt my back doing it and I'm only a wee lad.

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Red is always nice when it is shiny.
Good work
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Red is always nice when it is shiny.
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Cheers dude every colour is nice when it's shiny
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gorgeous cars in red
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Red seems to be a popular colour in them, there is one for sale near me still with the original MMC brakes.
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I've got one in Nautilus Blue which is actually a metallic green. It's T reg with 26k miles.
Been sorned for four years but am going to tackle it next year when house renovations are finished and make it concourse.

It shows most other things how to go on with its excellent handling on a nice smooth track but is not a nice road car with the state of the roads.☹️
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Excellent job, but please treat yourself to a decent camera to capture your work better.
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Excellent job, but please treat yourself to a decent camera to capture your work better.
Its an interface problem between the computer and the seat... I had resized them incorrectly. Should be more or less OK now.
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