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Astra GTC with panoramic glass roof
 
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Vechi 05 aprilie 2010, 19:27
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Talking Astra GTC with panoramic glass roof




Well well, my first post on this forum, hope you enjoy this

I got the invitation to detail an Astra GTC from July/2008 (pretty recent car), really was hard work but in the end paid up. The car was stunning.

I didn’t take photos before washing the car because was not worth it. Once washed and decontaminated with Bilt Hamber’s Clay was in this shape:



After machine polish with 3M Fast Cut Plus, 3M Extra Fine and Menzerna 106FA.

Just look at the windshield, awful water marks



one photo I decided to take, just for the record. Notice the difference between panels



As I just said, the car had lots and lots of water marks due to unappropriate washing methods and of course the broom.





The only 50/50 that I’ve done was this, once the clock was ticking



One small demo (sorry, is in portuguese)



The glasses were polished with a polishing pad and Einszett Glass Polish



And were the pad didn’t reach, was used a cotton apllicator and a lot of persistency.





I had left one rim unwashed, just for the photo



Head and rearlights were polished with polishing pad and 3M Extra Fine and a finishing pad with Meguiars Plastx.



Chrome surfaces were carefully polished with Autosol Metal Polish, as usual



As well as the tail pipe





machine polish work finished and it was time for a meticulous wash with Duragloss 901, so the windshield and the other windows were sealed with Carlack Kit.

Due to bad weather and with afraid of having the show off compromised, I took the photos I could inside the garage, after the paint’s been protected with Poorboys Black Hole e Poorboys - EX.





The rims were not removed (owner choice), so they were not perfect. Still the EZ Detail Brush was a great tool





The paint was now as glossy as never before!







Fortunately when I delivered the car wasn’t rainning, so I could take the car to na underground parking lot to take a final shots!!





















Water marks and swirls were now a thing of the past and with this shot I said goodbye to the owner and the Astra, who had been my company for 3 and half days.

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Vechi 05 aprilie 2010, 19:39
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Top job MEg-LitU, truly top job.The 50:50 shots looks stunning and the reflections on the finish are stunning too.Thanks for delighting us with this car.
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Vechi 05 aprilie 2010, 20:52
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Great stuff.Can you tell me please how did you make the photo slide?What program did you use?Thanks!
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Vechi 05 aprilie 2010, 21:27
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Thank you very much!!
It's a pleaseure being received with such feedback

To make the GIF's I've followed this tutorial:

Any question, feel free to ask!!
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Vechi 05 aprilie 2010, 21:33
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Thanks a lot!
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Great correction mate!!
The reflections in the end are great.....love the ones inside your workshop....mirror finish...nice!
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Vechi 08 aprilie 2010, 00:08
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Congrats on this awesome job!
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Vechi 08 aprilie 2010, 20:31
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very nice , very meticulous job but the result is beyond expectations i think !
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