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#1611167 - 07/11/2017 15:51 Detailed
Trappy Offline
Forum is my life

Registered: 27/02/2006
Posts: 5117
Loc: Essex
A few months ago, I asked a pal of mine if he knew anyone who could do a good machine polish on my coop. He gave me a name on the spot so I called and booked it up. This weekend, he came over and spent a good 6hrs correcting the paintwork on the old girl.

here's his account

As it turned out, not having a clear coat applied back in 2014 was a bad thing. The paint was also very thin too, only 70 microns apparently. As he explains, this meant he couldn't get rid of all of the marks from bid lime / baked in water marks, but it don't half look good anyway!

smile
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#1611169 - 07/11/2017 16:19 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
Submariner Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 1146
Loc: Kent
No clearcoat? Why ever did they not apply it?

It looks good!


Edited by Submariner (07/11/2017 16:19)

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#1611172 - 07/11/2017 17:12 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
Serg1 Offline
Club member 436
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 12/10/2010
Posts: 726
Loc: London, UK
Excellent job.

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#1611176 - 07/11/2017 19:24 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
robcal Offline
Club member 1573
Making a profit

Registered: 21/06/2009
Posts: 296
Loc: Benfleet, Essex
Looks great. Did they come to bas vegas or did you go to them?

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#1611198 - 08/11/2017 07:34 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
H_R Offline
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My life on the forum

Registered: 30/07/2012
Posts: 1593
Loc: Dark side of the Moon
Looks Really nice Trappy!

Im currently at this position but deciding to have a go myself or pay someone?

I like doing stuff like this so will probably do it myself and hopefully not ruin it!
It only has some swirl marks to remove, i will still be cacking myself though

Luckily i have my daughters car then wifes car to practice on first laugh

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#1611202 - 08/11/2017 08:58 Re: Detailed [Re: H_R]
Mark_S Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2005
Posts: 4742
Loc: Haslemere, Surrey
Could it be clear-coated now to preserve the paint?
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#1611206 - 08/11/2017 10:17 Re: Detailed [Re: Submariner]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
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Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By Submariner
No clearcoat? Why ever did they not apply it?

It looks good!


He painted it with 2k / 2 pack. He's a bit old school in hindsight. I was a bit ignorant rolleyes
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#1611207 - 08/11/2017 10:17 Re: Detailed [Re: robcal]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
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Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By robcal
Looks great. Did they come to bas vegas or did you go to them?


He came down from Braintree thumb
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#1611208 - 08/11/2017 10:19 Re: Detailed [Re: H_R]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
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Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By H_R
Looks Really nice Trappy!

Im currently at this position but deciding to have a go myself or pay someone?

I like doing stuff like this so will probably do it myself and hopefully not ruin it!
It only has some swirl marks to remove, i will still be cacking myself though

Luckily i have my daughters car then wifes car to practice on first laugh


We spoke at length about his first few attempts practicing on any old panel he could get his hands on. If you have the room, that seems a sensible idea to me rather than potentially ruin otherwise decent paint.
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#1611209 - 08/11/2017 10:27 Re: Detailed [Re: Mark_S]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
Posts: 5117
Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By Mark_S
Could it be clear-coated now to preserve the paint?


As it is, no. But he did say he knows a guy that could possibly take a bit off and then respray and lacquer it. As the car is otherwise straight (it has two chips and no scratches / dings at all) there would be very little prep so would save a few bob on a full respray.

It's the only way it'd be perfect again I feel. I'm just going to keep it clean and always waxed for now.

Here's a link to his website if anyone is interested.

www.detailedessex.com

He's a good lad. Real car nut (we spoke for over an hour before he even started!) and really does care about the cars like they're his own thumb
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#1611219 - 08/11/2017 12:49 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
came2dance Offline
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Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Looks great that Trappy and your mans website looks good. cool Very reasonable i'd say. Might give him a go next year after I've had a bit of touching up done! if he'll travel of course.
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#1611235 - 08/11/2017 14:40 Re: Detailed [Re: came2dance]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
Posts: 5117
Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By came2dance
Looks great that Trappy and your mans website looks good. cool Very reasonable i'd say. Might give him a go next year after I've had a bit of touching up done! if he'll travel of course.


He said he's booked up until January next year now. Hasn't had a day off work since March! When your hobby is your job and all that smile
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#1611237 - 08/11/2017 14:42 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
Trappy Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2006
Posts: 5117
Loc: Essex
I don't know if anyone read the comments on the FB page but some bloke who knows him posted up saying he had a coop many moons ago. Used to go by the name of Shabba if anyone remembers? hehe

SENlord
Ridden 4 pots
Z4 that sounded like a Nascar
Once went in an F40 etc.

Small world!
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#1611267 - 08/11/2017 22:13 Re: Detailed [Re: Trappy]
Gunzi Offline
Club Member 189
Forum is my life

Registered: 30/08/2007
Posts: 6479
Loc: Southsea
The SENNY. Shabbas a blast from the past!

The Coupe looks stunning by the way!

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