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Flat paint.

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by vtaylor78, May 13, 2019.

  1. vtaylor78

    vtaylor78 Senior Member

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    My brother had some paint work done on his W204, it was scratched on rear door and wing.
    It was repaired about 18/24 months ago, I saw him at the weekend and we were talking cars as usual.
    I had a look over his car and the repainted panels seem to have gone ever so slightly Flat.
    What can be done to rectify this , a mop and polish ??
    Thanks all.
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Shouldn’t go that flat in that length of time.
    Older car finishes it’d be the usual mantra- polish, seal and wax (ceramic if you’re being fancy pants)
    The repaired panels should be better than the originals in that respect. Worth contacting the repairers for advice maybe
     
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    Hi All,
    Just a bit of an update on this .
    Returned to Coachworks today and they agree it needs a little something to bring it back and shine.
    Apparently it’s not Flat as I discribed, but it’s “Dropped Back” . Technical Term :D
    The gents there are going to take the finest grade wet and dry on it , and polish back up.
    All free of any charge, so brother is well pleased and glad I mentioned it to him.
    This Coachworks have painted 2 of Mike Brewers cars out of his personal collection.
    If I can find some pictures, I’ll pop them on.
     
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    Work all complete, looks a million dollars all free of any charge.
    Anyone that is in Northamptonshire, Cosmetic Autocare . :)
     
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