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    Default First attempt (pic heavy)

    6hrs of rubbing wiping and buftying today and I still only got it part finished as I ran out of time, the results of a half external detail...






    As you can see from the first door handle pic the previous owner mist of keyed the car everytime the got in, all the doors were the sam, pretty happy with the results but there's still a few RDS that need attention along with some stone chips to touch up.

    Overall for my first session I'm pleased with the results

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    Looks great!, what did you do the lights with?

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    I say you have done a top job there, especially on the areas around the door handles. They were probably the worst I have ever seen until you attacked it.

    I think you need a DA session to get them deep scratches down (or even out) a bit but what you have done by hand is quite remarkable.

    Well done!!!!!!!

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    I used a DA hit them with a yellow pad and menzerna 2500 first just to test then went for it with menz 500 on a white pad with light pressure then back to the yellow/2500 with a bit more time I'd of attacked them more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil881 View Post
    Looks great!, what did you do the lights with?
    White pad and menz 500, still not fully got rid of the webbing so I'll be picking up some 1200 grit wet and dry and doing then again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin_UWF View Post
    I used a DA hit them with a yellow pad and menzerna 2500 first just to test then went for it with menz 500 on a white pad with light pressure then back to the yellow/2500 with a bit more time I'd of attacked them more


    Well that explains it then. I thought you did this by hand and I was staggered at the results. Well even with the DA you got it looking so much better. Once again well done.

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    Looks very nice!! What is that tower as a matter of interest? Is it the huge TV mast you can see when you come off the M1 in Yorkshire?

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    yes nice job, the door handle area before and after say it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijk571 View Post
    Looks very nice!! What is that tower as a matter of interest? Is it the huge TV mast you can see when you come off the M1 in Yorkshire?
    Yes it's Emley Moor tower but everyone calls it emley moor mast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Well that explains it then. I thought you did this by hand and I was staggered at the results. Well even with the DA you got it looking so much better. Once again well done.
    Should of added it in the title sorry, With a little more time available I'm hoping I can get them even less visible but I had to get some wax on and get ready for work.

    A 6hr detail before a 12hr nightshift might not of been the best idea I'm already aching lol

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