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Gamite
07-22-2008, 09:12 AM
Wow

http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-details-before-after/109662-5-series-bmw-brought-back-life-another-wetsand-job.html

Boots R
07-22-2008, 10:56 AM
holy shit, mirror finish.

Oyster
07-22-2008, 01:11 PM
very nice!

surreal

europrince
07-22-2008, 01:24 PM
mirror finish indeed!

T.Dot_E30
07-22-2008, 01:53 PM
wonder how much a paint job like that would cost.....

Gamite
07-22-2008, 03:32 PM
wonder how much a paint job like that would cost.....

It's not the paint, but the wetsanding that made it look so good

Steve@ASPTuning
07-22-2008, 04:14 PM
Yeah if you want your car to look like a mirror you need to wetsand it and polish! And you'll get that perfect look!

Steve
ASPuning

AceOfSpades
07-22-2008, 05:00 PM
amazing!

vadim321go
07-22-2008, 05:23 PM
how miuch $$$!?

Gamite
07-23-2008, 02:19 AM
Autopia can do wetsanding, just PM them.

T.Dot_E30
07-23-2008, 02:38 AM
It's not the paint, but the wetsanding that made it look so good

well technically the wetsanding made it look like it did in the first picture :D

It was the compounding and polish that made it look good after the newly applied clear coat(probably several good coats) was wetsanded down to smooth out any orange peel.

Wetsanding alone wont give u those results, you need a good base to start from, and a decent amount of cleatcoat on the car before you can start wetsanding.

Gamite
07-23-2008, 03:00 AM
It's the wetsanding that's giving it that wet look. Because there's so little orange peel the car looks so smooth. Compounding and polish are just the final steps

mpower1226
07-23-2008, 09:58 PM
you both are very correct.

as mentioned the above, good solid ground is essential to actually apply wetanding technique. If the 20 year old car is covered with scratches and all but with good amount of clearcoat and no defects went through the clear, then it could be theoretically sanded down and polished to a perfection like new paints.

U-piter
07-28-2008, 07:30 PM
After this wonderful job I have found it http://www.carsforum.co.il/vb/showthread.php?t=217729 in israel forum. This car too has received a complete repaint.The message is written by the owner.He writes, that total work time 12 hours ,wetsanding took about 5 hours. Then polishing/compounding, no LSP was used.There is no description of products.It is interesting, what gives such shine?

Soldo
07-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Hahaha, it looks like all the products used on that civic are hidden on purpose like it's some kind of secret product!

Vicman17
10-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Hahaha, it looks like all the products used on that civic are hidden on purpose like it's some kind of secret product!

Except for the Makita 9227...... Good buffer*th-up*