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Got her a couple of weeks ago. She is now Q2'd and I've added the multispokes, which were not an option here in Australia (only on GT's). She has about 53,000 miles on the clock and a freshly installed Wizard of Oz exhaust.

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Gratuitous paint fleck shot



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nice car mate! but it needs to get lower..
 
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I was thinking it was Da'd I just did my 156 and it wasn't polished in 6 months did a great job to it.
 

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Oh my....I think I have just had a trouser moment :wow:

That looks stunning though bud, good work on the machine polishing! Btw what stuff did you use like cutting compound etc etc :)
 

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Oh my....I think I have just had a trouser moment :wow:

That looks stunning though bud, good work on the machine polishing! Btw what stuff did you use like cutting compound etc etc :)
Thanks man, I'll take that as a compliment!. I used Menzerna polishes. Can't remember the exact ones, but I got a sample pack of four, ranging in cutting power. I don't have a paint gauge and didn't want to burn through the clear coat so I used a fairly low cut along with a mild cutting foam pad (hex logic orange). Dodo Juice Blue Velvet wax to finish it off.

Much easier if you prep the paint before polishing. I clayed it, and then used isopropynal to wipe it down as I was polishing, hence 6 hours work. It would take much less with harsher pads/polishes but I'm not going there without a paint thickness gauge!
 

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Thanks man, I'll take that as a compliment!. I used Menzerna polishes. Can't remember the exact ones, but I got a sample pack of four, ranging in cutting power. I don't have a paint gauge and didn't want to burn through the clear coat so I used a fairly low cut along with a mild cutting foam pad (hex logic orange). Dodo Juice Blue Velvet wax to finish it off.

Much easier if you prep the paint before polishing. I clayed it, and then used isopropynal to wipe it down as I was polishing, hence 6 hours work. It would take much less with harsher pads/polishes but I'm not going there without a paint thickness gauge!
Ah sounds like you knew what you were doing :) I do detailing in my spare time and also machine polish when it's needed, at the moment I am hooked on Gtechniq P1 and P2, they are both nano type products and you can use water to make them last longer and gives a great finish :)

I always say that to get a good finish...prep is the most important part because if you don't prep correctly then the ultimate finish will be flawed! I like to use IronX, Tardis then clay the car claying does not touch the stuff that IronX and Tardis gets to :)
 

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Beautiful car and color combination. This blue color grew on me over the years and now its one of my most favorite colors for 147GTA. Congratulations! :cool:
 

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Wow, that's a BRAND NEW car! :)

Can't believe that engine bay!
Not bad for 50,000 miles eh?. I've actually got my local Alfa specialist to thank for that. I tidied it up, but when I collected it after having the Q2 done, he'd fully degreased it and took years off the thing. Even the covers and fuel rail lost most of the oxidisation. Top bloke.

Lack of salt on the roads here does it alot of favours too.
 

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:) :)

Beautiful. Great work with the cleaning and polish, I'm not sure I'd have the skill or patience to attempt anything like that without making it worse.

Did the 147 GTA also come in a solid, non metallic blue or just this shade of blue?
 
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