If you don't know what you're doing...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by kissrocksforever, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. kissrocksforever

    kissrocksforever Active Member

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    Don't just do it!

    Not a full write up here... I had a client with a 2010 Audi A6 contact me. Apparently he hired somebody to polish his car for him, who then decided he would try to sand the paint. This is just a before and after shot of the hood. Not sure what the guy was thinking. Clearly did not do it right... and part way through the "job" he called the client to explain that "The paint is not reacting well and I can't continue."

    Impressive right?

    Before...

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    I wet sanded the panel lightly with 3000 grit, followed by 5000 grit.. (Properly!) Here's a half/half shot.

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    And finally the end result!

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    Needless to say, my client was VERY happy after this, and so was I ;)
     
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    D3VST8R96GT Well-Known Member

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    Hahahahahahahhaha
     
  3. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I can't stress this enough with anything from detailing to painting. Before you have someone do anything on your car, make sure you see what they've done before or at the minimum have a recommendation from someone you know and you can see their car.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Christ. hard to tell from the pics but was he sanding in circles???
     
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    Looks like it. it was very lightly done too. Probably was too scared to wet sand enough to make a difference so he just ruined it. lol
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Freakin people man. ay yi yi
     
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    People are idiots. Why not get a panel at a junk yard to learn with instead of a expensive car.
     
  8. kissrocksforever

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    Especially when you want to charge the person to **** up their car. lol