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Old 18-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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MGC Peeled and Protected :)

Hi guys

I don't post many details up on DW but I thought you might find this one interesting as I was using the new Orange Peeling pads from CarPro.

Subject : MGC with 3Litre Straight 6 engine
Colour : Green
Service : Exterior Detail, Orange Peel reduction, Paint Correction, Soft Top treatment, Wheel & Wheel Well detailing, Chrome Polishing, Interior Detail.
Coating : CQuartz Finest
Products used: Maxolen Shampoo, CarPro TarX, CarPro Mild Clay, Ceriglass on Plexiglass Windows, Maxolen Super APC, Brilliant Metal Polish #2, CarPro PERL dressing on tyres. Maxolen Fabric Protector.
Polishing process : FLEX Rotary 602VR & Orbital-Rotary XC3401VRG with CarPro Fixer Polish. CarPro Pads used : Denim Orange Peeling Pad, Velvet Orange Peeling Pad, Wool-Microfibre blend cool-pad, Wool Pad, Orange polishing ring-pad, Black finishing ring-pad.

The car came in initially for a straightforward intensive paint correction and overall detail, but when I got the car under the lights in the workshop I could see that although a simple paint correction will get rid of the heavy wash-damage, the reflection will still be muted and very under-stated because of the heavy orange peel all over the car.

The car had been delivered in on a trailer, so when I spoke to the client confirming safe delivery I mentioned the state of the paint finish and that if I had my way, the whole car should get be treated to get rid of the OP. So he let me have my way!

I don't have any before pictures as I didn't have the camera handy at wash & prep time, so its straight into the correction shots. I didn't go too far with the 50/50 shots as I don't like them. If you go heavy, you can risk etching a line into the paint where the tape is during heavy correction



Progressing on the paint with the CarPro Denim Pad and Fixer Polish, I could see the surface levelling very nicely.



You can see the difference in this next photo if you look at the tube-light reflection at the top.



I'm going to cheat here by almost going straight to the after shots but here is a before and after shot of the paint surface to demonstrate the difference that the process makes.

BEFORE



and AFTER




Here's the result of three days work on the car. The sealant used is the superb CQuartz Finest.






Soft top cleaned and sealed with Maxolen Fabric Protector (a little water for beading!)





































Here's a shot or two of the engine bay detailed. I did a wee bit of cleaning, detgreasing, metal sanding and polishing in there, ....






Thanks for looking at this.
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Old 18-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Looks amazing that Brian! Very interested in reading more about the Orange Peel pads!
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Old 18-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Amazing work!
i orded the demin/velvet/wool/finishing foam myself,
cant wait to give them a go.
maybe in some cases they can replace wetsanding..
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Old 18-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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Nice car, in my youth the local Police force in Noth London/Hertfordshie used to use the MGC as patrol cars. Not very good handling cars (heavy 3 Litre engine) and they wrote all three cars off quite quickly
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Old 18-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Great work Brian
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Old 18-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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Mint, those wheels must be a nightmare to clean!!
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Old 18-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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Awesome! Stunning car!
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Old 18-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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Mint, those wheels must be a nightmare to clean!!
My fingers now bend sideways and backwards!! LOL. I used the Tornador and Steam Cleaner to assist but the fingers bore the brunt of it!

The nice thing about using the peeling pads instead of sanding is that you aren't chasing sanding marks down into the paint, so you just stop when you are happy with the finish. They can indeed replace sandpaper in a lot of situations and make the process a little faster - but as usual, it depends on the paint itself.
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Old 19-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #9
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Beauty of a job there Brian, well done
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Old 19-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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Great Job!
Do you know where I can get the denim pads online preferably with shipping to Malta?
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