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      10-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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eclipsisNA | Preview of Latest Orange Peel Correction

This is a brief preview of the complete wet sanding I've been inching closer to completing on my M3.

Be sure to pay attention to the textures around the black objects in the video:
-Left hand panel (not wet sanded), there are wave-like distortions around the edges of black objects as the camera pans
-Right hand panel (wet sanded & polished), there is a massive reduction in the wave-like distortions, leaving a more uniform representation of the black object's edges
Although the wet sanding did not and cannot remove 100% of the orange peel texture, I'd guess that around 90% of the orange peel was removed. Also, make sure to watch in 720p or 1080p.


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      10-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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Amazing work as always from you. Did this one go faster than your last car? Would be great to see some stills as well.
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can't wait to see the whole car!
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great job Eric
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      10-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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Thats quite the undertaking, would you mind sharing..how many stages of sanding and what grit paper you use..,

Do you do all by hand or switch up to a D/A when you get to a higher grit
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I've seen this in person, very cool to see. It's how the car should come from the factory.
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Thats quite the undertaking, would you mind sharing..how many stages of sanding and what grit paper you use..,

Do you do all by hand or switch up to a D/A when you get to a higher grit
5 different grades of sandpaper via D/A.

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great job Eric
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can't wait to see the whole car!
Maybe it'll give you a reason to keep your car!

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I've seen this in person, very cool to see. It's how the car should come from the factory.
Amen to that

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Amazing work as always from you. Did this one go faster than your last car? Would be great to see some stills as well.
Thank you signes. This one has gone by much faster than my last M3, mainly because the technique has been refined since then. I'm getting the stills ready, but I have this one ready (iPhone pic):

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Im so in for finished photos. The last orange peel removal was fantastic... cant wait...
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whoaaaa.
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I want to see more Eric! I want to be able to see what MCB looks like in this state!!
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That's nuts! I'm going to mail you my car...
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I want to see more Eric! I want to be able to see what MCB looks like in this state!!
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That's nuts! I'm going to mail you my car...
It's been done before oddly enough (cars being shipped to me). Always a treat.
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Really nice method with the reflection, sunset and dark bodies to show the net effect of the correction!

What cars that you have worked on come with this high quality of a clear coat though? Although I definitely notice and don't like my orange peel I'm not sure it is reasonable to expect this level of finish on an M3.
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Phenomenal results in the last pic! Wow!

If you don't mind me asking, how much of the factory clear coat would you say gets removed in the wet sanding process, and do you put any clear coat over it when you're done to protect the paint and restore it like Opti coat or a similar product?

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Yea we want more eric!
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Any finished pics? And isn't it considered a negative to remove this much clearcoat from the car? As in less protective capability in the long run?
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Any finished pics? And isn't it considered a negative to remove this much clearcoat from the car? As in less protective capability in the long run?
I agree, it just means less correction you can safely do to the paint down the road.. Looks nice, just not very practical.
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