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Offline Buck

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #550 on: 07 June 2013, 00:09 »
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

A pad won't do it as the flex in the pad will just round off the excess paint and also take off some of the clear coat in the area.

The paint needs to be 'nibbed' and then spot sanded. These festool items are the dogs danglies for this kind of job

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/497525.html

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/DWGB.html


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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #551 on: 07 June 2013, 08:37 »
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

I'm using these:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=1072

With a few different grades of these:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/machine-polishing-pads/polishing-accessories/wet-sanding/scholl-concepts-daisies-25-pack/prod_1073.html

Followed by a DA polish with Megs 105 and 205.

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #552 on: 07 June 2013, 18:40 »
Filled a few stone chips ready for sanding back at the weekend!! :sick:

Filled with paint and then flattened off?


Yup! Had a go at them tonight but i think i need to put a little more paint in them as when the paints cured it's shrunk quite a lot so sits too low, grrrrr >:(

Need to do this with a few chips myself, gonna have to invest in a machine polisher first though...

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #553 on: 09 June 2013, 14:51 »
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!







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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #554 on: 09 June 2013, 15:17 »
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #555 on: 09 June 2013, 15:22 »
What are you going to use to sand them back, i have been wondering whether a machine polisher with the right pad might be good at it.

A pad won't do it as the flex in the pad will just round off the excess paint and also take off some of the clear coat in the area.

The paint needs to be 'nibbed' and then spot sanded. These festool items are the dogs danglies for this kind of job

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/497525.html

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/ecom-prodshow/DWGB.html

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #556 on: 09 June 2013, 15:25 »
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.

I like standard! 18s would make the ride harsher too!

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #557 on: 09 June 2013, 17:51 »
Washed mine as I felt guilty after the reflection photo thread post   :grin:
Also took it for a drive and finally pasted the 10, 000 mile mark. :embarrassed:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #558 on: 09 June 2013, 18:04 »
Washed, waxed & took some snaps!

Looks nice, but you really need to upgrade your wheels mate, them 17 make it look very standard.

I like standard! 18s would make the ride harsher too!
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #559 on: 09 June 2013, 20:02 »
I have the 17's on mine and I think it suits the car. I don't like the 18" Monza's - like you say, each to their own  :evil:
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