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on the above photo you can see i have a lot of orange peel .but even after 2  coats of clear the flake at points is still above the clear. as i have done the car so many times now, i know that once i start to build up the clear, i will be all right to flat it down to get rid of the peel
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5 coats done today, now to leave it overnight before  another 5 coats, then leave it for a week before the grit wars begin - 800,1200,1500,2000,2500,3000 up to 7000
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did an 800 first cut on the light covers as its been 2 weeks for these, even with an 800 cut they look good in sun light
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6 sheets of 800 and 18 hrs to grit the whole car , found had ordered another 5 ltrs of clear so will slap that on as well- the more clear the greater the depth - should not take as long to flat down as the car is smooth now
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I'm impressed with your dedication. I think I would have given up after 20 minutes !
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thought i would have been  done by now (paint) , on sat went to do the final clear coats, had moisture in the line ,did not see it in time (center section of bonnet ) due to water ,solvent went down not up.had to remove all the paint from the center section.re-prep done so should get it done if the weather is nice. still have some bar coat,primer and base left .there was a reason i over ordered -to be on the safe side,good job i did
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bar coat /primer on bonnet done
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had a go with  my fine grit papers on the rear plastic bumper ,from 800 up to 7000 cam out like glass, i know that people grit up to 2000 then use compound,3 grades , for the final finish , ( dont have a da sander, but have plenty of time ) the metal flake pops out in sun light .well happy with how it looks
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2 days of grit work looking good , lots of rain, so have to wash the car down after each rain shower, ( on the coast so get a lot of sand in the rain) had a break from the car and found out there are another 3 e31 on the island
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re-build kit for front 4 pots, one caliper would not move with 115 psi on it all others free . had to use nitros at 1200 psi, boy did it make a noise when it did go. the caliper was blocked with wood so that it could only move 1/ 8 inch, then 115 psi was enough to blow it out. new seals and dust boots for both front calipers ,less than £30 with next day post well worth it. by the time i have re-built the brakes will be time to polish the car
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first coat of polish and the blue metal flake is showing up well
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need to replace brake lines under the car, has anyone done this with the diy kits you can get of e-bay. or does anyone know were i can get the lines in the uk.
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