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Post Sun May 07, 2017 10:09 pm
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Well I've done it now and it had to happen the day before the Yorkshire Meet.

Don't know if I buffered to hard or the paint got hot or what, but this is what happened.

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Not content with doing it once, I followed up and did it again on my mirror mount.
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Seriously anyone know someone who could sort this in the York area........ :helpme:
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 8:24 am
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Looks like heat damage.

Never seen that before. What did you use an electric buffer ?

The big bit definately needs respraying.

Hope you get it sorted.

Post Mon May 08, 2017 8:36 am
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Cuore Sportivo wrote:
...did you use an electric buffer ?

Either that or his buffing arm was going like a jet engine!

Maybe try these guys: https://revive-uk.com/territory/york/ :thumbup:

Post Mon May 08, 2017 6:45 pm
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I'd agree, looks like heat damage.

Plastic components require a different technique to metal ones.
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 8:29 pm
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2retro wrote:
Cuore Sportivo wrote:
...did you use an electric buffer ?

Either that or his buffing arm was going like a jet engine!

2retro wrote:


Yep I would tend to agree... got a bit hot but the mirror I hardly touched it!

Not using the hand grinder no more..

Thanks 2retro,

gonna give then a ring tomorrow and c what they can do me.

Want it sorted before Zeeland and while they're at it they can do the two stone chips aswell and maybe the scuffed wheel ( not me - previous owner ).

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Post Mon May 08, 2017 9:06 pm
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Was it a rotary?
I use a DA and have never damaged anything.
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 9:45 pm
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RCZIain wrote:
Was it a rotary?
I use a DA and have never damaged anything.


This is the machine and kit, like what I bought;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Polishing ... Sw5cNYZIbf

Always been ok as a rule, maybe just because on the plastic bits? Though I gave the back bumper quarter a right going over.

Done now.
Was just getting the scratches out, looked like an ice-skating ring in places.
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 10:42 pm
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They are right on edges which is why you've probably had the problem. A lower speed, a smaller pad and constant movement would have avoided it. You didn't use a wool pad did you ?
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Post Tue May 09, 2017 11:09 am
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They are right on edges which is why you've probably had the problem. A lower speed, a smaller pad and constant movement would have avoided it. You didn't use a wool pad did you ?


I didn't use the wool pad but did use the 6"+ foam pad, doing about 1500 - 2000 rpm.
Friday was a warm day so the car was already warm and in bright sunlight, all recipes for disaster but it had to be done for the meeting.
Providing I take care and the car stays scratch free it's not a process that I would be repeating anytime in the future.

Thanks for all the helpful posts,
you live and learn.... ( hopefully ).. :(
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Post Tue May 09, 2017 1:58 pm
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Plecodoras wrote:
Want it sorted before Zeeland and while they're at it they can do the two stone chips aswell and maybe the scuffed wheel ( not me - previous owner ).


How about seeing if it can be wrapped maybe as a temporary/permanent solution??

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