GT paint job-change of direction

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GT paint job-change of direction

Post by B-Hive » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:36 am

Well as I'm not here that often,, so just thought I'd storm the forum..

In the process of completing the matt black paint job on the GT, the project took an unexpected and surprising turn.

Whilst I was quite happy with the look of the matt black effect, I found it really difficult to get a good flat finish on the big horizontal surfaces (bonnet and roof). So there was a lot of rubbing back involved which then left the finish a little bit uneven. so I thought before embarking on another coat or two of paint I'd try some Turtle Wax "Colour Back" polish.. (A coloured polish which in this case was black..)

Well shy of the expected result, the matt paint was no longer...as it was now deep black high gloss.!! Not what I was really looking for BUT, it actually looks great..and suits the car nicely...best part is that I now have an almost professional looking paint job on the whole car..All for around 80 quid...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:14 am

Great. Pictures would be ace :)
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:19 pm

good, im glad, not a fan of that "look" sorry.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:53 pm

I don't mind a bit of matt black, as long as it's not allied to slammed suspension or fake rat look.

Your £80 paint job sounds ace though! Another demand for pictures.

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Post by Paul296 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:05 pm

Dollywobbler wrote: Another demand for pictures.
. . . and another :D

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Post by B-Hive » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:20 am

Paul296 wrote:
Dollywobbler wrote: Another demand for pictures.
. . . and another :D
I am a student/professional photographer ..its amazing how tricky it is to just post some "snaps"...but i will try....
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:51 am

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Post by frog » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:16 pm

F5 F5 F5!

Why aren't the pictures loading yet :D
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Post by B-Hive » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:37 am

2BXORNOT2BX wrote:
Paul296 wrote:
Dollywobbler wrote: Another demand for pictures.
. . . and another :D
I am a student/professional photographer ..its amazing how tricky it is to just post some "snaps"...but i will try....
Sorry guys ..its not the tech problems uploading..but more so my pedantic need to take some quality shots befit of of a demi professional photographer!!

Its a pride thing....so will put the Canon 5d mk11 aside and shoot with my phone...then i wont feel compelled to justify photographic quality!!!
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 am

Leave your pride out of it! I'm allegedly a pro-photographer (well, I get quite a lot of pictures printed in the media) but have no qualms about posting quick snaps of my cars for forum use.

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Post by frog » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:58 am

Bump

I've been waiting for these photos since last year!
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