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Spot the difference

Post by Peter-S » Sun May 05, 2019 10:00 pm

Guess I'd better hope its dry enough to polish the other half tomorrow!
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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun May 05, 2019 10:37 pm

Black does look so good when polished yes I went to do mine yesterday but that wind and rain kept on coming . I did mine today and it was just right .
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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am

Looks great Peter!
Black cars do look great when polished and, in my opinion, the colour really emphasises the muscular shape of the Capri.
However, it's a difficult colour to keep clean and shows up the dust more than any other colour.

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by pbar » Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am
shows up the dust more than any other colour.
Small dents too, they really catch the light on a black car. It is a great Capri colour though.

I'm interested to know Peter, what product(s) and method you used for that.

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by andyd » Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am
Looks great Peter!

However, it's a difficult colour to keep clean and shows up the dust more than any other colour.

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I found last weekend that red does too :lol:

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 am

Black does look good when polished up. The effect you've got there Peter looks deep enough to swim in, well worth the time & effort.

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 17, 2019 5:50 pm

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Holy Moses Peter !! What a shine sir !!! Looks amazing.
Peter does this mean you are bringing the Injection to Deal next Sat mate ?? Not seen it for a while :)

Yep I agree Black is a stunning colour for a Capri. Really suits the lines. My previous Laser was Black and jeepers the shine I got on it was amazing....till two days later being parked on the road !! :lol:
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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Peter-S » Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 am
Black does look good when polished up. The effect you've got there Peter looks deep enough to swim in, well worth the time & effort.

Cheers Rob. Looks best from a slight distance and takes a good snap :) As mentioned when you do clean properly you can see the bad bits better as well!
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Looks great Peter!
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pbar wrote:
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I'm interested to know Peter, what product(s) and method you used for that.
Bit of a mission really Paul. I'm not a fan of constant cleaning and so last year when the 2.8 was off the road until mid summer it got really dirty from dust that blows from the nearby farm and spiders and other wildlife that used it as a toilet. When I eventually washed it the paint looked pretty dead. A bit of polishing did improve things but I felt a bit of effort was in order this year.
First up and a new experience for me was a clay bar. This flatted the paint so I manually applied some G10 followed by Meguilars Ultimate Compound. For good measure I then gave it a light polish with Auto Glym resin polish then waxed it. The photo is after the clay bar all over and the whole process on the good side. It's taken a while to do the whole car!
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Fri May 17, 2019 5:50 pm

Holy Moses Peter !! What a shine sir !!! Looks amazing.
Peter does this mean you are bringing the Injection to Deal next Sat mate ??
Nick, using your crystal ball and my answer to Paul as a guide, what do you reckon :lol:
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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Nick, using your crystal ball and my answer to Paul as a guide, what do you reckon :lol:
:lol: Hmmm...guessing its the Injection then.... :P

Nice one Peter !! Excellent bit of detailing Sir !! Really looking forward to seeing your gleaming Injection fella...oh and you too of course !!!!
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Re: Spot the difference

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat May 18, 2019 6:50 am

Peter-S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm
I'm not a fan of constant cleaning.....
First up and a new experience for me was a clay bar. This flatted the paint so I manually applied some G10 followed by Meguilars Ultimate Compound. For good measure I then gave it a light polish with Auto Glym resin polish then waxed it.
It sounds like you're on a slippery slope there, Peter. Car show mirrors aren't far away now! :lol:

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by pbar » Mon May 20, 2019 8:40 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Bit of a mission really Paul. I'm not a fan of constant cleaning and so last year when the 2.8 was off the road until mid summer it got really dirty from dust that blows from the nearby farm and spiders and other wildlife that used it as a toilet. When I eventually washed it the paint looked pretty dead. A bit of polishing did improve things but I felt a bit of effort was in order this year.
First up and a new experience for me was a clay bar. This flatted the paint so I manually applied some G10 followed by Meguilars Ultimate Compound. For good measure I then gave it a light polish with Auto Glym resin polish then waxed it. The photo is after the clay bar all over and the whole process on the good side. It's taken a while to do the whole car!
Thanks Peter. The effort you put in really has given a top notch result. I'm not a fan of forever titivating the bodywork (insert Carry On joke here) either, I do like to give a proper old school wash, and I will think about some titivation, but then I'll go and have fun and drive him instead :)

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Re: Spot the difference

Post by D366Y » Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 am

pbar wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Bit of a mission really Paul. I'm not a fan of constant cleaning and so last year when the 2.8 was off the road until mid summer it got really dirty from dust that blows from the nearby farm and spiders and other wildlife that used it as a toilet. When I eventually washed it the paint looked pretty dead. A bit of polishing did improve things but I felt a bit of effort was in order this year.
First up and a new experience for me was a clay bar. This flatted the paint so I manually applied some G10 followed by Meguilars Ultimate Compound. For good measure I then gave it a light polish with Auto Glym resin polish then waxed it. The photo is after the clay bar all over and the whole process on the good side. It's taken a while to do the whole car!
Thanks Peter. The effort you put in really has given a top notch result. I'm not a fan of forever titivating the bodywork (insert Carry On joke here) either, I do like to give a proper old school wash, and I will think about some titivation, but then I'll go and have fun and drive him instead :)
Claying made a massive difference for me - it's a ballache don't get me wrong, but you only need to do it once/twice a year to get all the crud off after winter and get all the tree sap off after summer, then polish and wax

In all honesty I've not washed the Laser since the turn of the year - I really need to make some effort now if everyone else is

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