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Offline Shady Pioneer

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #10 on: 22 April 2009, 21:55 »
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:

If I tried it I'd be shagged, so plan is to try a test panel first and see (like a scrap wing or something).

Offline Uruk Hai

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #11 on: 22 April 2009, 22:13 »
I've got a scratch on the kick panel that is too bad to polish out so I may try wetsanding that bit as it only shows when the passenger door's open  :undecided:

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #12 on: 23 April 2009, 13:01 »
I use these from Polished bliss:

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/mirka-abralon-sanding-discs-and-accessories-polish.html

Fantastic to use, and you can polish out the scratches by hand using a good compound :wink:
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Offline mk3valver

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #13 on: 26 April 2009, 00:30 »
Looks well mate, your eye's not drawn to them which means the buyer may not notice, I've taken tips for my flash red mk3! Good luck with the sale!

Offline wil0

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #14 on: 26 April 2009, 22:42 »
that looks awesome! I have a rust bubble, lacquer scratch, and a big bit of rust round the filler cap. im deffo going to have a go at the scratch and rust bubble on the door though.
All those polishes and waxes look expensive though? any reccomendations on what polishes and waxes i should buy?

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #15 on: 27 April 2009, 12:17 »
that looks awesome! I have a rust bubble, lacquer scratch, and a big bit of rust round the filler cap. im deffo going to have a go at the scratch and rust bubble on the door though.
All those polishes and waxes look expensive though? any reccomendations on what polishes and waxes i should buy?


For hand application I'd use Mezerna Intenstive Polish and then finish with Meguiars #80 or a fine finishing polish.
These will bring out 2000/3000 wet & dry sand marks.
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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #16 on: 29 April 2009, 19:33 »
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good work!

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #17 on: 29 April 2009, 23:15 »
cracking job mate  :cool:

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Offline dan_apps

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail on my mk3 gti
« Reply #18 on: 01 May 2009, 21:42 »
good result there Dan, just showed it to my mate who does panel beating & spraying for a living and his words were "fook me he did that with a sh!t stick and a polisher, good job" :grin:

Offline jaydubveedub

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Re: scratch/chip repair and full detail
« Reply #19 on: 06 July 2009, 16:38 »
Nice work, awesome result.

Just shows how much you can do it you are willing to take your time over it.
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