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Gamite 07-22-2008 08:12 AM

E39 wetsanding
 
Wow

http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-det...tsand-job.html

Boots R 07-22-2008 09:56 AM

holy shit, mirror finish.

Oyster 07-22-2008 12:11 PM

very nice!

surreal

europrince 07-22-2008 12:24 PM

mirror finish indeed!

T.Dot_E30 07-22-2008 12:53 PM

wonder how much a paint job like that would cost.....

Gamite 07-22-2008 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1179717)
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 03:14 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 04:00 PM

amazing!

vadim321go 07-22-2008 04:23 PM

how miuch $$$!?

Gamite 07-23-2008 01:19 AM

Autopia can do wetsanding, just PM them.

T.Dot_E30 07-23-2008 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1179782)
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 02:00 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 08:58 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 06:30 PM

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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 07:18 PM

Hahaha, it looks like all the products used on that civic are hidden on purpose like it's some kind of secret product!


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