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Hammer
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19th Mar 07 at 18:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good read

Personally find that level of detailing on any car including a supercar is too much, a car's there to be driven otherwise it's a big chunk of shaped metal. Buy an oil painting if you want something nice to look at.
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19th Mar 07 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Painz's is cleaner
Matt H
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Looks nice but I don't see the point
whitter45
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I can see why people comment about it being an astra but its still a 20k car from the dealers

I am sure if someone did this to a second hand M3 etc they would be congratulated

The fact its an astra does not matter its a 20k car

Although it does defeat the object when its brand new
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I totally see the point, its a hobby if I had the time and patience to clean the Astra to that extent every weekend I god damm would, it looks superb and that car will be piss easy to clean from now on.

Not sure on the seats though, the inners look a bit cheap, would have looked better in Alcantara which I believe has already been done.

Wheels look good though, think mine would look good diamond cut.
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20k is alot of car, most people wont get to own a supercar in their lifetime. He clearly is trained professionally in that field and obviously enjoys it so why the fuck not?! Its the cleanest VXR ive ever seen.


I personally would never go to lengths like that but thats just me, i can appreciate the detail and technology and the pure eye for it. Very clever stuff.


And DaveA he probably thinks "ITS A CORSA FFS"
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19th Mar 07 at 18:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Impressive work that! Interesting about the depths of paint etc. And the finished look is .


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Fad
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19th Mar 07 at 19:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

excellent post.

Recently had the GSi detailed by a pro and my god the difference he made was amazing.

After talking to the guy been spending some time on some detailing forums and its pretty amazing what people can do with tired old paint.

Its pretty interesting how to remove swirls and scratches and to make paint mirror like which has made me go out and spend out on some pretty awsome cleaning gear

Think people need to remove their heads from their backsides as they will quickly criticise someone caring for their 20k plus car when they gladly spend more than ther car is worth in filler!!!
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very good job on it, but if he parks it pretty much anywhere u will always get an old biddy in her rover smash a door into it in the wind.......
Steve X16XE
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quote:
Originally posted by dannymccann
very good job on it, but if he parks it pretty much anywhere u will always get an old biddy in her rover smash a door into it in the wind.......


Nope. My astra has NO battle scars what so ever. I worked at Halfords for 3years. You just have to know how and where to park.

And Fansastic job mate. Looks
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I think its ok to have this sort of thing done once every 6 months or whatever, but I would have thought a brand new car wouldn't need this.. I wonder if he will ever drive it
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A car is meant to be driven, that vxr has been done to a level that if you even used half the level of perfomance it is capable of you'd ruin the weeks worth of wax and polish within the space of 100 yards.
Fad
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quote:
Originally posted by Hammer
A car is meant to be driven, that vxr has been done to a level that if you even used half the level of perfomance it is capable of you'd ruin the weeks worth of wax and polish within the space of 100 yards.


You'll fnd that more than half the track cars you see have been treated in this way then permaguarded and if you actually stop making sweeping assumptions will realise that the effort of putting all these waxes on has the sole purpose of a high endurring and lasting protection which will help with cleaning in the future. So no work will be undone when driving the car....just a top up of a glazing product will surfice to maintain the finish.
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thats an excellent read..Doesn't matter what car it is to have that done and the attention to detail is immense..I would love somebidy to spend that sort of time and care on my car...
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Hammer
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quote:
Originally posted by Fad
quote:
Originally posted by Hammer
A car is meant to be driven, that vxr has been done to a level that if you even used half the level of perfomance it is capable of you'd ruin the weeks worth of wax and polish within the space of 100 yards.


You'll fnd that more than half the track cars you see have been treated in this way then permaguarded and if you actually stop making sweeping assumptions will realise that the effort of putting all these waxes on has the sole purpose of a high endurring and lasting protection which will help with cleaning in the future. So no work will be undone when driving the car....just a top up of a glazing product will surfice to maintain the finish.


Sweeping assumptions? you're telling me if i drove up a country road covered in salt it wouldn't undo all that work within the space of seconds? It's personal preference yes and i'd love a shiny car but for me that level of detailing is beyond what a road car should have.
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quote:
Originally posted by Matt H
Looks nice but I don't see the point
John
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I'm sure everybody on here would love their car to be that clean, I would anyway.

The time/effort/money expended is not proportional to the car though.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
I'm sure everybody on here would love their car to be that clean, I would anyway.

The time/effort/money expended is not proportional to the car though.


Thank you John, summed up for me anyway. I am not ignorant. It's an amazing example of Pauls work but with comes that price and level of detail.

Yes I would love my car/bike done by him, who wouldn't including all the peeps who have expressed a different view to the people who have said yes it's a hobby, worth it etc...

Still does not derive from the fact that the level of detail compares to no other detailed car done by anyone on here. Cleaning, polishing, claybar, waxing etc.. is fair enough but I have yet to see a post on CS were someone has got their micrometer out and is measuring paint density.
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19th Mar 07 at 20:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes its just an Astra but it is quite impressive
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if i had the products they have i would quite happily do that to my car once a month.
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I'd love to get my S3 done to that standard, but I could'nt justify paying someone 100+ for the privelidge.
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that would cost far more than 100 would be worth it though.
Joe
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Yeah probably would but still alot of money, but yeah it'd be worth it.
jay kay
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each to his own if it makes him happy to do that then

personally if i had the chance to do that to my car i would

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