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Geek2.0's VP Berlina

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I really appreciate the look of that mate. That paints come up super nice and i actually like the new mud flaps too :thumbsup:
 

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Hey geek quick question how may coats of base and clear did you put down? and did you machine polish or hand polish? cheers
 

Geek2.0

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From memory mate it was 3 coats + a mist coat (to get the metallic to stand up) of base, and about 3 of clear.
When it came time polish the paint job looked awful (very dry) and required quite alot of attention, i used lots of wet sandpaper of varying grits (1000, 1500 and 2000) by hand, for some of the large flat panels i used a RO sander with wet 1500grit although i didn't really like using the RO, i felt i got nicer results by hand.
Once everything was sanded flat i used a RO polisher with varying degrees of pads and polish.

Most of the cutting and polishing stage i learnt from a youtube channel "AMMO NYC".



I Haven't updated this thread for ages! I got distracted by an old FJ60 Landcruiser. The Berlina hasn't had anything exciting done since, just regular maintenance, the paint is holding up very well and apart from a carpark door ding still looks just as good!
 

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Top Job mate, You should be very proud of yourself. I did say i was going to paint the Senator one day... well that day came... was suppose to be a quick touch up... turned into a full respray... lol.

Learnt alot with metallics (first metallic car that i have sprayed)... lol.

Anyway here are some pics of the finished product (not perfect but looks a thousand times better than what it did), it is in 1k thats the only downfall... so to keep it looking good it needs to be polished fairly often. When i get a bigger shed and some more money I will endeavour to spray it in 2 pak.
 

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Seeing a VN/VP with paint actually still on it makes me wanna own one again....
 
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