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Brake buster
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been polishing

Postby Brake buster » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:34 pm

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1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Sand interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

M-e-l-l-o-w
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Re: been polishing

Postby M-e-l-l-o-w » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:23 am

I found with my Morocco car that over they years the more I polished it the darker the paint became. It was clearly red when I got it but looked like black in the end!! Great colour, by far my favourite for an XJ40.
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Re: been polishing

Postby Brake buster » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:32 pm

cool

been doing the boot lid this evening,

first flatted with 2000 paper
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and then used 3M fast cut plus on a machine polisher, followed by 3M ultrafina
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and my ugly mug
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must get it finished before Wroxal

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Sand interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

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Re: been polishing

Postby donkeyotty » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Bloody hell, you look more like me than I do :lol:
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Re: been polishing

Postby nlcrane » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:16 am

That is a wonderful result, I only hope that my Au Pair’s bonnet will buff up to that standard when I get round to starting the job, believe it or not I am waiting for a cloudy day when the intense sun will not screw up the work. One of the problems of living here, the sun is certainly wonderful but it does ruin the finish on any motor that is not parked under cover, not to mention, curtains, furniture, roofs etc.

P.S. I am also waiting for grit 2000 to arrive from the UK, unbelievable but I just could not find it here in Spain.
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Re: been polishing

Postby Brake buster » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:30 pm

i agree , the sun is terrible for machine polishing , so i got up early today , and put in 3 hours before the mid day sun got so hot i had to stop , but i got the roof completed at least


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this process makes so much mess , especially over already finished areas, that i have decided to just crack on and detail the car once im finished, a jet wash , a good snow-foaming, and then a good going round with a paint brush and a jet wash again , then a final wax and she should be worth at least a tenner more


BB

ps, thats clouds and telephone lines , lol
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Sand interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

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Re: been polishing

Postby Aidan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:09 pm

Superb result, BB!
I just love that colour and how well suited it is to the Sport spec cars. I hope my 3.2S will one day look that good, although I'm not holding my breath :)
Aidan

1994 Moroccan Red XJ40 3,2 Sport ("Ruby")
1995 Jade Green X300 3,2 Sovereign ("Jade")
2005 Cedar Green Pearl Volvo XC 90 SE

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Re: been polishing

Postby Brake buster » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:58 am

[quote="nlcrane"]That is a wonderful result, I only hope that my Au Pair’s bonnet will buff up to that standard when I get round to starting the job, believe it or not I am waiting for a cloudy day when the intense sun will not screw up the work. One of the problems of living here, the sun is certainly wonderful but it does ruin the finish on any motor that is not parked under cover, not to mention, curtains, furniture, roofs etc.

P.S. I am also waiting for grit 2000 to arrive from the UK, unbelievable but I just could not find it here in Spain.[/quote

main point, is go round the car after a good wash and dry and identify problem areas, , then with a small bit of masking tape mark near the blemish so its easy to find when doing the work , get yourself a DIY rubber sanding block ( palm size ) and soak the 2000 grit , you can also get a ' squeegee ' , for windows or car cleaning, this will quickly and cleanly wipe away the water when flatting to see how much may need doing ,

spot sanding will remove small paint blemishes and light scratches, use the squeegee to see if the blemish or scratch has vanished after sanding, , there is no need to flat the whole panel unless you have a rippled orange peel effect , which i did in places ,

REMEMBER , you are only trying to flat the clear lacquer coat over the paint, go through the lacquer and you will have problems with the finish !!!

then with the machine polisher machine over the area including the surrounding area to get a consistent finish ,

two grades of polish are recommended ( or even three ) each getting finer , wipe down with a very clean and very soft cloth of your choice, and when happy apply the wax coat, buff off and then apply another , stand back with a beer and admire and take pictures if you so desire, lol

but take your time ,

good luck

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Sand interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

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Re: been polishing

Postby nlcrane » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:25 am

Brake buster wrote:
nlcrane wrote:That is a wonderful result, I only hope that my Au Pair’s bonnet will buff up to that standard when I get round to starting the job, believe it or not I am waiting for a cloudy day when the intense sun will not screw up the work. One of the problems of living here, the sun is certainly wonderful but it does ruin the finish on any motor that is not parked under cover, not to mention, curtains, furniture, roofs etc.

P.S. I am also waiting for grit 2000 to arrive from the UK, unbelievable but I just could not find it here in Spain.[/quote

main point, is go round the car after a good wash and dry and identify problem areas, , then with a small bit of masking tape mark near the blemish so its easy to find when doing the work , get yourself a DIY rubber sanding block ( palm size ) and soak the 2000 grit , you can also get a ' squeegee ' , for windows or car cleaning, this will quickly and cleanly wipe away the water when flatting to see how much may need doing ,

spot sanding will remove small paint blemishes and light scratches, use the squeegee to see if the blemish or scratch has vanished after sanding, , there is no need to flat the whole panel unless you have a rippled orange peel effect , which i did in places ,

REMEMBER , you are only trying to flat the clear lacquer coat over the paint, go through the lacquer and you will have problems with the finish !!!

then with the machine polisher machine over the area including the surrounding area to get a consistent finish ,

two grades of polish are recommended ( or even three ) each getting finer , wipe down with a very clean and very soft cloth of your choice, and when happy apply the wax coat, buff off and then apply another , stand back with a beer and admire and take pictures if you so desire, lol

but take your time ,

good luck

BB


Thanks BB, I am looking forward to the job even if the truth be told I am a wee bit wary as well. We have over 30 deg Celsius daily at the moment and that combined with cloudless skies everything that is not covered up or in the shade is cooking. I only have one garage and the old English lady is languishing in there and there is no way I am going to turf her out, not even for a much younger Swedish Au Pair. I have Meguiars M105 and M205 compounds, so when I have the 2000 grit and the so called cloudy day I will find some water that has not already evaporated and make a start, but knowing the weather here even that could turn out to be in November.
Thanks again for the tips.

P.S. I searched the Microsoft website for “a squeegee for Windows” but I couldn’t find any.
Sorry, Just a silly IT joke from a well known Geek.
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