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 Post subject: Re: Restoring paint - cut & polish?
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:18 pm 
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racedirector wrote:
Went to Supercheap today to check out what they had. At the moment they have a couple of polishers that I am considering.

One is like a big angle grinder @ $89.99 and the other is like a big orbital sander, upright with 2 handles @ $49.99. Which would be better suited to my task of paint restoring?

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RD

try the mothers clay bar system and spend a few hours playing by hand,i did this to the wifes ltd after i bought it at auction,the colour looked a light brown and flat,after using the clay for a long time on one panel the colour changed to gunmetal and the clear polished up like glass\really slick to touch,then polish it.the best i did was 1 part after work each day,you have to remove the contamination layer to reach the new layer,with out cutting excess paint off.for the machines try ebay----i picked up 6 speed rotarys cheap, but i am a tool collector.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring paint - cut & polish?
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:41 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
racedirector wrote:
Went to Supercheap today to check out what they had. At the moment they have a couple of polishers that I am considering.

One is like a big angle grinder @ $89.99 and the other is like a big orbital sander, upright with 2 handles @ $49.99. Which would be better suited to my task of paint restoring?

Cheers
RD

try the mothers clay bar system and spend a few hours playing by hand,i did this to the wifes ltd after i bought it at auction,the colour looked a light brown and flat,after using the clay for a long time on one panel the colour changed to gunmetal and the clear polished up like glass\really slick to touch,then polish it.the best i did was 1 part after work each day,you have to remove the contamination layer to reach the new layer,with out cutting excess paint off.for the machines try ebay----i picked up 6 speed rotarys cheap, but i am a tool collector.

Thanks Hans

I might just try that and see what happens. Might save some dollars in the process.

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RD

 

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Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:28 pm 
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any progress ON THE PAINT RD? wanting to see results.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring paint - cut & polish?
Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:42 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
any progress ON THE PAINT RD? wanting to see results.

Not yet Hans, concentrating on getting it running first. When I have it blue slipped I'll attack the paint. Only started doing something before because I was waiting for bits and needed a change :)

 

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