Paint correction W124

Ian B Walker

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I have a very nice customer who had a quite ordinary E320 Coupe (W124). He has spent some considerable funds on bringing it back to a very high standard. One of the tasks we undertook was a complete respray. The spray company (in Blackpool) did not exactly do an outstanding job and have since been quite awkward on rectifying paint blemishes. So much so that I am now going to employ these people to sort out the paint.

Alchemy Detailing - The Art Of Transformation

I will post before and after pics. Detailing, so I have found out, is not as expensive as people are lead to believe. :dk:
 

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Any luck with those pictures Ian
 
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Sorry for the delay but I am having some problems uploading photos from my web site. To answer the question. The car had more orange peel on it than a Jaffa. Spent 2 days polishing it out then resorted to a complete wet sand down and polish. It looks quite presentable now and the customer is happy.
 

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Be good to see the before and after shots
 

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I'd have just bounced it back to the painters

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I'd have just bounced it back to the painters

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I did but they were being more than uncooperative. Telling me that there was nothing wrong with it and that I got what I paid for. Not the case I can assure you.
 
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I just clicked on the link for alchemy and 250 for full paint correction and detail sounds incredibly reasonable. A lot less than I would have expected.

And yet, as Bolide implied, it's still 250 you shouldn't have to pay.

Bear in mind though, more orange peel than a jaffa is still probbaly a lot less than a brand new MB, which is probably the sprayers point of comparison.
 

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The problem with bodyshops is that the painters cant usually polish that well... They usually have seperate guys doing the polishing work and to polish a car properly after a paint job takes a FULL day or two..
My widebody was almost 4 days of polishing...
 

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Where is Alchemy about Ian, is it in the North West?

What was the work like, would you use it again?
 
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Where is Alchemy about Ian, is it in the North West?

What was the work like, would you use it again?
Alchemy are based round the corner from where I live, Freckleton near Preston. Would I use them again? YES, I already have 3 cars booked in with them.
 

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