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    12vMatt's Red Astra

    Well this one has been on the cards for some time now but the weather has always put it off, finally the weather was good so matt arrived at 9am and since i was up every thing was ready so i cracked straight on.

    With the exception of a few before pictures all the pictures were taken by matt throughout the day until he dropped his camera in some water so then had to take the finished shots with my camera phone...(sorry quality is not perfect)

    When the car arrived it had the usuall swirls and dirt, but matts main problem was it had a faded bonnet, boot, roof and passanger wing and since we just had the 1 day for now this is all i really concentrated on apart from a quick pass on the rest of the car just to bring up some gloss....baring in mind this is the first time i have ever done anything on 2 pack paint, and dam its not fun to work with...

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    Picture of how the wing was when it arrived



    alloy faces cleaned with billberry and a 1" detail brush, tyres with APC



    Rinsed



    Car was then given a quick rinse to remove some of the dirt



    Lower half degreased with VP citrus degreaser



    rinsed



    Foamed with VP ph neutral snow foam and APC



    Whilst under foam the petrol cap, shits and gaps cleaned with APC and a 1" detail brush







    Rinsed



    Then refoamed with maxi sudd as well as using 2bm, washed with sheepskin mitt.





    rinsed...underside of the spoiler got a clean as well



    Clayed with megs smooth surface clay kit and last touch as lube.





    Car was not that bad



    AG tar remover was used to remove some small spots of stubborn tar



    then re foamed, washed and rinsed with open end water







    Last touch used as a drying aid, dryed with CYC drying towel





    Taped up with 3434 tape



    Polished with sonus sfx 1,2,3 and pads



    Wing before



    Wing after



    Quick check for defects



    then re foamed and washed again to remove polish dust





    Dryed again, and this is when matt dropped his camera so no more pics from him.

    Finished shots after trim dressed with megs trim dressing, tyres with megs endurance, glass with Ag fast glass and a coat of fk1000p applyed to the paint work. alloys not done as they have just been refurbed and matt wanted to seal them himself with poorboys wheel sealant.



























    finnished at 8pm so a total of 11 hours.

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    good job looks alot better

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    excellent job mate - I'm well impressed with it.

    it looks even better in the sunlight. the reflections are perfectly clear and really deep.

    the camera has also recovered from its trip into the puddle of snowfoam
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12vMatt View Post
    excellent job mate - I'm well impressed with it.

    it looks even better in the sunlight. the reflections are perfectly clear and really deep.

    the camera has also recovered from its trip into the puddle of snowfoam
    Thats good to hear mate, am happy your pleased with it.

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    Excellent work guys!! I know this has been on the cards for some time so glad to see its paid off! Bet you're over the moon Matt

    Next......my van hahah

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    Great work there.

    I cant wait for you to get your hands on mine and get rid of all these bloody swirl marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    Excellent work guys!! I know this has been on the cards for some time so glad to see its paid off! Bet you're over the moon Matt

    Next......my van hahah
    Ill do the van would look good in my port folio

    Quote Originally Posted by munkie View Post
    Great work there.

    I cant wait for you to get your hands on mine and get rid of all these bloody swirl marks.
    yep yours is next.

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    Looks like a very good job you've done there mate very thorough must have taken you a fair while
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewysrixp View Post
    Ill do the van would look good in my port folio



    yep yours is next.
    We will see how good you really are when your let loose on mine,

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    much better and a nice write up to.
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