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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by Cammy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:36 pm

Thank you - might be a mod i may do, was gona give the interior mods a miss til next year but these look too good!

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by crashnstick » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:26 pm

horace01 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Sorry for the delay I have been away in Tonga kitesurfing for the last couple of weeks.

I have checked all my Aliexpress links and they all say the product is nolnger available.
Ok mate, thanks for having a look for me.

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by Spiff » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:45 pm

nice car you got there, i love that color!
dont think i have seen anyone with that color b4!

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by horace01 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:32 am

Just under 3 months later and my mechanics insurance company have finally agreed to pay for the re-spray I need since my van was scratched to F**k.

Van goes in on Monday for a new coat of paint. Heres hoping the painter manages to get the colour mix right.....
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Post by brooneye » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:08 am

That's took a while, I thought it was the car wash that scratched the paint?


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Post by horace01 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:49 am

It was but they refused to take any responsability so my mechanic put it through on his insurance. I believe the insurance company are now going after the car wash to reclaim the money.
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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by horace01 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:02 am

Van is back from the painters. There are a couple of issues with the paint. Paint nibs and rotary polishing holograms mostly. Although I could take it back and get these sorted, I think it will just be easier to fix it myself. The whole van is due a proper polish anyway so I'll hit the whole thing with the duel action polisher, some Scholle S20 Black polish on Lake Country CCS pads. Orange for the cut and polish, Black for buff and shineImage

I will give the paint nibs a wetsand prior to polishing.

In regard to the colour of the paint:- it's pretty consistent with the OEM colour (Lambada Grun) but as expected there is a slight difference. As the back and front ends where repainted a couple of years ago, they too are a slight variation of the OEM colour.

Consequently my van is now 3 different shades. Most noticeable is the rear bar. I had this repainted whilst the were doing the front one anyway. To my eye the colour variation between my barn doors and the bumper is quite wide. To my eye it spoils the overall look of the rear end.

The best way to fix all of this is of course to paint the whole van. I cannot see myself paying for that any time soon....
Anyway here are some photos. As mentioned above the van still needs a polish.

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by tommyzooom » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:26 am

Paint looks fine to me, Love the plate too :D

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Post by horace01 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:34 am

So on the weekend when I was taking the photos in the post above I noticed some weird spots and streaks on the panel behind the drivers door. I thought they may be polishing marks.

I had to go see the painter today to pay him and pointed them out. He took one look turned to me and said "I'm going to have to repaint the van"!!

He thinks it's contamination from the tack rag that was used on the colour coat before the clear coat was applied. He was very apologetic and said if he had noticed it he would never have let the van out of the shop without repainting it.

To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by Celticrsmith » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:59 am

Atleast he took responsibility and never shook it off as 'not his problems' etc. It's a lovely caddy btw, just a hassle having to get it redone

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by horace01 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:30 am

Got a call from the painter yesterday telling me the van was going to be ready to collect today. Awesome.

Got a call from him this morning. "Sorry Scott I've taken it out into the sunlight and I'm not happy with the colour match. I'm going to have to repaint the whole side of the van again. This time including the door."

Words cannot express how pissed off I am now.

When the van was initially quoted they were going to paint the whole side of the van and the bumpers. When I collected it they hadn't painted the door but the color match was pretty good and as I had him paint the roof for me which he didn't charge for I was OK with that.

Now they have painted the side of the van again the colour match with the door is significantly off. Hence why he now wants to repaint the whole side of the van again.

The only good thing here is I'm not paying for anything.



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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by psyone » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:44 am

i guess its a pretty hard colour to match. tell him to just paint the whole van if he cant get it right lol

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Post by horace01 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:32 am

Spent a few hours today doing little jobs around the van.

Bumper cover and lights all removed to try and line them up a bit better. The bumper cover is fitting better than it was when returned from the paint shop.
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Next up was the polish removal. Loads of polish residue in most of the seams and gaps on the bumper cover.

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Finally I ran a claybar over a couple of spots of overspray. The lower part of the passenger door was particularly bad.

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by torque777 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:18 am

Wow now that is overspray

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Re: Horace's Caddy

Post by horace01 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:27 am

torque777 wrote:Wow now that is overspray

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Luckily it came off with a quick claybaring.

I need to polish the van in the next couple of weeks in preparation for the Day of the Volkswagen. I'll be claying the entire van anway.

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