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Offline Dan J

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scratch/chip repair and full detail
« on: 19 April 2009, 22:18 »
as some of you know my mk3 has some scratches down the sides so i ordered some touch up from lupogtiboy :emthup: last month and set to work on these scratches and chips on the bonnet and wings

first port of call was to prep the scratches and clean the many layers of sealant and wax that its had put on it in the last 2 years.



preping!!! DONE

now for the paint, mystic blue pearl:)

i then filled the scratches with the paint,






once done i used a hairdryer to bake the paint on.
next stage was to flaten the paint down with some wet and dry 1200grit on a 3m finesse-it hand sanding pad and some prima quick detailer for lubrication










paint is now flush with the body,
next stage:
rotary mop with red soft mop head, autosmart evo fine compound










with the scratches mopped back smooth again i then applyed some ez creme glaze

then some factorysealant

and then finally some purple haze dodojuice



the final pics:















thanks for looking dudes:emthup: any comments or questions welcomed.



cheers Dan
« Last Edit: 04 July 2010, 17:06 by Purple Haze »
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #1 on: 19 April 2009, 22:26 »
looks minty mint!  :cool:

in comparison to the original paint how much does the scratch show up now... would you notice it if you weren't looking for it for example?

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #2 on: 19 April 2009, 22:35 »
cheers guy :wink:
only slightly but you have to look at certain angles, its by no means perfect, unfortunatly the paint doesnt match exactly as the origanal paint is older but it does look good in the flesh, standing beside it now you cant see the scratches which is a result for me,well the next person who owns it anyway lol
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2009, 07:52 »
Thats really impressive dude! Job well done Id say! :afro:
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2009, 12:46 »
Excellent work there,

Fab result well done, and good luck with the sale :smiley:
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2009, 12:46 »
Looks good bud. Love the sine!

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2009, 20:52 »
Did you put any laquer on after the touch up paint before you sanded??

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2009, 21:33 »
no! just got it super smooth and have protected it with good quality glaze, sealant and wax,
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2009, 08:17 »
Nicely done there,
I am in the process of doing my scratches and stone chips will post pics up when finished.

I will be laquering then sanding so we can see if theres any difference to a good polish and wax.

Great work :smiley:
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Offline Uruk Hai

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #9 on: 22 April 2009, 19:50 »
That is realy impressive, I would be realy happy with a finish like that but I do get a bit worried about the thought of wet sanding the paint work  :undecided: