Detailing Astra transformed

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by wanner69, Thursday 1st Oct, 2015.

  1. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    I done this car 3 years ago and the paint has drastically oxidised again due to no clear coat, it's a 2005 year. Usual routine of G3 wash, detar, deiron, clay, foam, etc etc.
    Polished using Flex 3401, white hexlogic pads and plenty of them, 3m ultrafina polish. Wax applied was 2 coats of BMD Helios. Now onto some before and afters:Grin:
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    Thanks for looking
     
  2. 2.4 8thGen Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Wow super job indeed as red is one of the hardest colours to work on.
     
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  4. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Wow such an amazing difference there fair play you completely changed the look of the car. Imagine if you just bought cars in the state it was in, transform the look, then sell on with the out the show room look would make a packet :Smile:
     
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  5. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Yes but is to much like hard work for my liking lol
     
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  6. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    My paint work is pretty good for an 03 with a bit of clay, paint restorer, polish n wax anything else you recommend to get that glass finnish you have there?
     
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  7. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Top job @wanner69 :GoodJob: I've wondered why red Vauxhalls in particular always seem to go like this - due to the lack of clear coat.

    As @K24 CL9 GUY says it would be interesting to see the difference if you were trying to sell the same car as before and as after.
     
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  8. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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  9. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Just a nice finishing polish and follow up with a quality wax. You could glaze before waxing if you like
     
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  10. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    As a test you should put up pics of the before and then after separately on a car selling site and see the difference in what you are offered for it.

    Don't know what an Astra like that goes for but would say before would be like £600 but after £1200 just because it looks so much better.
     
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  11. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Agreed, I've added a few hundred quid in value that's for sure and made it sellable
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Fabulous job @wanner69
    It's always smashing to see the transformations that you make.
     
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  13. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Thanks boss
     
  14. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    transformation indeed !!

    cracking job
     
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  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    It's kind of you to say that, but I'm no ones boss anymore. :boss: I gave that lark up a while ago. :OTT:
    Nowadays I'm the student, :learner: learning as much as I can from experts like you. :professor:
     
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  16. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Excellent work @wanner69 :clap:

    I'm not convinced that you didn't give that Astra a sneaky respray...:Laughing:
     
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  17. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    A respray probably would have been easier haha, i'm aching all over today