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#1 spizzlot_3

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:06 PM

Hello everybody in picki land :woot:

I was wondering on a couple of things about citroen paints :blink:

1. Is it me or is the WICKED RED paint very prone to slight scratching <_<

2. Does anybody know where i could purchase a colour touch up stick; so i can cover these bl :angry: dy scratches up, or am i just :bhead:

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Please help because this is anoying the hell out of me.

It isn't even 1 year old yet, and only 8500 miles & some B :oops: D has already left a nice dent in the rear o/s door.

Any ideas anybody ? :huh:

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:26 PM

Your local dealer should be able to supply the pens and the aerosols (that's not a comment on the dealer :devil: ) You could also get them from http://www.citroen-auch.com; you'll have to pay postage, but the item itself will cost less than locally, and there's lots of other Citroen goodies there to buy as well!

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:11 PM

Wicked Red seems to vary a great deal.. as indeed do most other colours ... often looks PINK, especially on the C4 :blush:

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:18 PM

I had a Xsara in wicked red and the paint on that chipped and scratched very easily, when i part exchanged it at 5 years old, the bonnet looked like it had been shot blasted all over it, not just on the front edge !
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:50 PM

i did mention this in a previous post about thin paint on a dark blue pic ,it seems no better on my silver pic ,im told its because the paint is water based

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:54 PM

Sahara Gold does seem to have a layer of metallic paint with a fairly thick "varnish" sealing layer .. and it hasn't chipped at all.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

old mans beige was always thick :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:23 PM

Wasn't me that time Dan :blink: :)

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:37 PM

RHP, YOU wouldnt trying to stir dan up would you ?? :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:06 PM

I put it down to his age .... :bhead:

.. as for your excuse Roger ..... :blush:

Is the Wicked Red metallic?

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

Yep, it is metallic, and a pain in the arse if this is how thin citroen put there paint's on there cars. :(

Thanks for all the replys chaps :D
Oh by thee way dan, it isn't VANISH, it's LAQUER that goes on top; the other goes on wood !! :fw:

But then again, isn't sahara gold some what close to pine in colour? :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:10 AM

Some colours are 'Pearlesent' and some are 'Metallic'

Artic Steel = Metallic

Old Mans Beige = Metallic

Wicked Red = Pearlescent.

Orental Blue = Pearlescent.

Iron Grey = Pearlescent.

Storm Grey = Metallic.

A pearlescent paint is a pigmentated pearl and a 2 coat system.
The paint is produced by the metallic flake being replaced by pearls (which look like contact lens).
Basically over a primer, the first coat is pearlescent and 2nd is lacquer.
The application is the same as metallic. The main difference between metallic and pearlescent is the ingredients that go into the paint.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:14 AM

and here I was the otherd ay after washingthe Wicked Red pic and giving it a polish with colourmatch polish just how good it looked after 5.5 years. Even my car washing fanatical neighbour (washes his Ford silver escort every day and waxes it every week) remarked how good it looked.
I agree that there are areas that get chipped and contact scratches, the chips are on the bonnet but not too many and the other areas are easily rubbed out with metallic scratch remover.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:38 PM

What car wash & wax,polish & metallic scratch remover do you use ?
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:25 PM

1. Is it me or is the WICKED RED paint very prone to slight scratching. 2. Does anybody know where i could purchase a colour touch up stick?

First question: How are you washing the car? Depending on the method you are using, that could be the reason for the appearance of swirls. Detailing World is a very good resource for keeping your car shiny!

I would have thought your best bet for touch-up sticks is the dealer.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:34 AM

When there is no hose pipe ban the car gets washed as follows

Throughly wet with water from hose

Apply power washer soap from dispenser

Allow it to act

use power washer brush attachment, I have both rotary and static brush

Rinse off with jet washer

Chamois dry.

Turtle Wax scratch remover for METALLIC finish works. Polish with a good polish if required

When hose pipe ban

Car is washed by hand with a sponge and bucket. Always chamoised dry. Space between washes varies na dcan be up to 3 months. Pic kept in garage until last 4 months as garage is being used for storage of father's effects, this has uped the need to wash more often, twice in two weeks.
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:18 AM

Mine is washed as follows.

Drive to filling station. Put money in slot. Get dragged through car wash. Drive away. I do this about every two months. The car is left in the drive all year round as garage holds the important things like the mower. :D It has never seen polish and still looks as good as new. Recent photo enclosed.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:24 PM

When there is no hose pipe ban the car gets washed as follows

Throughly wet with water from hose

Apply power washer soap from dispenser

Allow it to act

use power washer brush attachment, I have both rotary and static brush

Rinse off with jet washer

Chamois dry.

Turtle Wax scratch remover for METALLIC finish works. Polish with a good polish if required

When hose pipe ban

Car is washed by hand with a sponge and bucket. Always chamoised dry. Space between washes varies na dcan be up to 3 months. Pic kept in garage until last 4 months as garage is being used for storage of father's effects, this has uped the need to wash more often, twice in two weeks.


Between your power washer brush and the sponge, this will easily explain swirling. Sponges are very good at trapping crud on the face of the sponge, which is then dragged across your paintwork as you wash.

I would strongly recommend you have a good look at Detailing World, (link in my original post) where the sponge is a swear word! Get someone like Iain at Finer Details to detail your car, you will be gobsmacked!

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:45 PM

...and if you don't believe CP4 VTR+, just have a look at this Veyron that's been detailed. The reflection shots at the end are absolutely gob-smacking! :o The depth of shine is incredible - it's almost as if the pictures are just digitally altered photgraphs. Note the warning - it's not 56k friendly!!


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