Fordmods Logo

Paint ReFinishing / buffing up ? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Paint ReFinishing / buffing up ?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:05 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 87

Joined: 3rd Sep 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hi,

My GF just brought a new car, it's 4yrs old and is in a sexy metalic black. It's got typical fine scatches here and there, but generally looks ok.

Giving it a wash the other day, I noticed the paint felt quite rough, so I think it could use a good clay and buff, followed by some really good protection.

I checked out this site here:
http://www.paintprotectiondirect.com.au/index.html

... but turns out they dont have anyone in VIC, and best they could do is sell my a DIY kit. I'm happy to part with $1000 for a good job. Can anyone reccomend a good shop ?

I'm looking for somewhere better than a "car wash" but it doesnt need a respray either.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:48 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1079

Joined: 19th May 2005

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: ELXR8 SERIES 2

Location: naracoorte
SA, Australia

talk to matt, AURORA 98 (detailing sticky at top of page) one of the best detailers ive ever seen and a great bloke to deal with. he might be able to point ya in the right direction.

 

_________________

EL XR8 SERIES 2, 5SPD, HOT CHILLI RED, 200 ODD RWKW OF V8 FUN AND GAMES

EF XR6, 5SPD, HERITAGE GREEN, AU XR6 VCT ENGINE

VL COMMODORE, 5SPD, WHITE

BA XT, AUTO, OFFSHORE BLUE

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 894

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

Thankyou very much millard, always here to help

As much as I would love to do your car, I'm not a mobile detailer but work from my 1000 square metre shop here in SA
However I know just the man who you need

Damian from Finalinspection.com.au
he's in brunswick victoria
I have emailed him about this.

 

_________________

June 9 - Sept 3 - in boise idaho USA
Sept 5 - ressurecting the AU XR Falcon and back in the car scene

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Paint ReFinishing / buffing up ?
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 48

Posts: 7029

Joined: 18th Apr 2005

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

tfindlay wrote:
Hi,

My GF just brought a new car, it's 4yrs old and is in a sexy metalic black. It's got typical fine scatches here and there, but generally looks ok.

Giving it a wash the other day, I noticed the paint felt quite rough, so I think it could use a good clay and buff, followed by some really good protection.

I checked out this site here:
http://www.paintprotectiondirect.com.au/index.html

... but turns out they dont have anyone in VIC, and best they could do is sell my a DIY kit. I'm happy to part with $1000 for a good job. Can anyone reccomend a good shop ?

I'm looking for somewhere better than a "car wash" but it doesnt need a respray either.


The DIY kit are from $168.00. why not give that a try.

 

_________________

Mind f**k!!! it works on feeble minded ignorant sheeples... there's plenty of em on this site... some are very intelligent but by god they are so thick!!!

Pakrat wrote:
You can buy them seppertly

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: glare
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 894

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

IMO I'd prefer you to get your car done professionally once by the victorian master detailer that damian is and maintain the car yourself afterwards with glare

I've only used pro polish as a hand glaze and sealant on paint, glass and wheels and it sure does work great by hand on ford falcon exterior trims (lower ones)

Please note: the majority of the lineup contain fillers that won't remove swirls, scratches etc.
I believe only knockout will do that.

I really don't like the towels and sponges they sell and pro polish certainly won't take marks out, it will just hide them and unless you use it as a sealant after applying as a polish, they will wash straight out and still may come out after several washes.

That's why I don't use glare with a machine. you work it and think the marks are gone but a little alcohol and microfibre and they come straight back at you.

I'm not saying glare pro polish is no good, it is terrific on trims, glass, metals, wheels etc but I use it on paint by hand after I have removed all the swirls etc to level the orange peel, add more wetness and depth and fill in any tiny marks that are too deep and apply three coats of it, leaving each coat on overnight so the fillers are locked in and the shine doesn't fade

it will protect for up to a few years but I prefer to strip it off after one year and repolish.

There is nothing wrong with abrasive polishes if used correctly and wisely.
Here's what I recommend

Let damian do the car with menzerna and whatever else he has.
wash it with a top quality protective car shampoo and dry with waffle weave towels.

Use a quick detailer to keep it looking and feeling great
Twelve months later, clay and polish with glare and apply glare infinity for a year of protection and repeat cycle every year.

 

_________________

June 9 - Sept 3 - in boise idaho USA
Sept 5 - ressurecting the AU XR Falcon and back in the car scene

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:10 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 109

Joined: 10th Jun 2007

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Mooroolbark
VIC, Australia

Hey tfindlay
I work at Protech Car Care in Boronia Victoria, If you would like to bring the car buy one day we can have alook and give u a good recommendation. Check us out http://www.protechcarcare.com.au/

Thanks
Josh
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 894

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

hey josh, I thought I saw one of the company cars at Phillip Island several weeks back when we were there for MG races.

I've known about protech for ages and seen the site
What product brands do you use there - Menzerna etc?
many so called pro shops are still using chamois which is not a smart idea.

Anyways the main thing is for a top job to be done for this guy. as long as it's done right and the results last for 12 months or more, not this 4 weeks and it looks crap again detail shop type of work.

 

_________________

June 9 - Sept 3 - in boise idaho USA
Sept 5 - ressurecting the AU XR Falcon and back in the car scene

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:46 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names