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Old 05-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Nissan GT-R Paint Correction by Peyton

Proccess used:

Wash
IPA wipedown
Clay
2 steps of compound with meg's d300 and microfiber pads
2 steps of polishing with menzerna sf4500 and black and white pads
IPA wipedown
Sealant with Blackfire Wet Diamond and blue sealant pad
C/G paste wax

The first thing I thought to myself was, how in the world could this thing get any cleaner?!?





buuuut then I took a closer look





love me some leftovers











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Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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taped up ready for action











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Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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testing out the flash on my phone







split, before polishing






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Old 05-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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thought this was cool







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Old 05-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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looks good!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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Nice job Peyton! How is the paint quality on GTRs?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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Lookin good.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:46 AM   #10
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Nice job Peyton! How is the paint quality on GTRs?
Thanks, its good I like it. Its harder then most paints I have worked on.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #11
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Gorgeous. Great work. What's IPA?
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #12
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Wow, nice job.
How do you get the leftovers off plastic trim pieces?
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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Thanks, its good I like it. Its harder then most paints I have worked on.
Good, my buddies 370Z has craptacular soft scratch prone paint. I was hoping my dream car didn't have the same crap.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #14
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Gorgeous. Great work. What's IPA?
70% Isopropyl Alcohol I believe
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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70% Isopropyl Alcohol I believe
Yup, diluted to make it about 50%

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Wow, nice job.
How do you get the leftovers off plastic trim pieces?
Elbow grease and some mild polish and oil removers.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #16
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Tell me about this IPA wipedown...is it for getting any remaining stuff off before you do the sealant?

You just wet a cloth with it or use a spray bottle?
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #17
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Tell me about this IPA wipedown...is it for getting any remaining stuff off before you do the sealant?

You just wet a cloth with it or use a spray bottle?
It's to make sure there are no waxes/fillers on the paint to hide the swirls.

What did you use on the exhaust tips? Those look gorgeous.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #18
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Tell me about this IPA wipedown...is it for getting any remaining stuff off before you do the sealant?

You just wet a cloth with it or use a spray bottle?
The IPA wipedown is tricky, if done wrong the paint swells and gets soft, just an FYI. Best left to pros like Peyton here lol.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:20 AM   #19
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I heard the GTR's paint is great so shouldn't be any worries about more paint problems :S
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:43 AM   #20
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Nice job Peyton!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:19 AM   #21
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That is beautiful Nice work too.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:45 AM   #22
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Absolutely awesome job!

Last edited by J. Steinbeck; 06-01-2012 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Drunk ramblings about GTRs were very drunk and rambling.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #23
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Nice work Peyton, that GTR looks gorgeous.

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The IPA wipedown is tricky, if done wrong the paint swells and gets soft, just an FYI. Best left to pros like Peyton here lol.
While your claim that IPA swells and softens paint is true, it is not entirely accurate.

Yes, higher concentrations of isopropyl alcohol CAN be absorbed into the paint causing swelling and softening. However, the effects are not permanent and your paint will eventually return to normal. This is similar, if not the same, as the process in which solvents leave the paint over time after a fresh spray.

Now, the use of IPA is fairly straight forward. As for dilution, the more you dilute IPA the safer and less likely to cause swelling it becomes. I personally use about a 10%-15% mixture (I eyeball my mix so its not exact). Higher concentrations will removed oils and such faster however.

On a side note while trying different dilutions levels I used 90% IPA straight out of the bottle and had no issues with swelling or softening on black BMW paint. Of course individual results may vary and that high of a concentration is simply not necessary.

Not to mention the fact that IMO/IME it evaporates entirely to fast at that high of a concentration level to be effective.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #24
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #25
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Looks fantastic. I also have some swirls on my GT-R and other vehicles that should be addressed.

I've also got some weird chipping on the main body near the rear pillar, and the top of my wing doesn't look so hot.

But damn, the after result is just pure sex. Nice job man!
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