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Offline mellow yellow

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #20 on: 11 February 2010, 12:18 »
I have a couple of deep scratches on the rear door above the window. would it be possible for me to use the above method but without the machine polish and just do it by hand?

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #21 on: 11 February 2010, 12:31 »
I have a couple of deep scratches on the rear door above the window. would it be possible for me to use the above method but without the machine polish and just do it by hand?

firstly i would say only attempt this if you are confident about wet sanding and understand fully the methods involved as you could end up doing more damage,

no you really need a rotory or a DA to buff out the sanding marks,i had to do several passes with the rotory to get the finish i wanted, you'll be there forever trying to do it by hand.

my advise would be get someone to do it for you if you havent got all the necessary equipment.
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #22 on: 11 February 2010, 16:24 »
ok cool, my mate runs a body shop so i can access the equipment anyway. I have wet sanded before so that isn't a problem. I will probably just get it to that stage and get him to give it a full mop for me.

Cheers for the advice.

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #23 on: 11 February 2010, 22:59 »
ok cool, my mate runs a body shop so i can access the equipment anyway. I have wet sanded before so that isn't a problem. I will probably just get it to that stage and get him to give it a full mop for me.

Cheers for the advice.

pleasure dude :wink:

i used 1500 grit to rub the paint down that id filled the scratches in with, but you could go for 2000 as it would be less aggressive and slightly easier to buff out, if you can....leave the paint to harden for as long as possible so you dont strip it out of the scratch when your mate buffs it.
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #24 on: 27 February 2010, 21:57 »
GOOD Work mate..
Looks MINT..
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #25 on: 27 June 2010, 08:33 »
And todays mission is....

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #26 on: 28 June 2010, 15:12 »
And todays mission is....

lol yer it was a bit of a mission but a mission well worth the effort tbh, it looked nasty before i done it and stuck out even more when it was fully prept so i bit the bullet and went for it and would do it all over again if it was needed.
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #27 on: 01 September 2011, 16:25 »
That looks pretty impressive.

I have done that before to hide a few stone chips!