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  • #31
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    • #32
      Make: Toyota
      Model: Aurion
      Year: 2007
      Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 80-140. Lowest area was the roof.
      Paint Type: CoB

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      • #33
        Make: Toyota
        Model: Aurion
        Year: 2009
        Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 80-125. Lowest area was the roof. Some inconsistencies on various panels which could vary 15 microns between different areas.
        Paint Type: CoB


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        • #34
          Just a suggestion, maybe if we could add a paint hardness on it? Ie sticky, soft, hard, very hard etc.
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          • #35
            Would be fairly hard to judge unless you had very experienced people doing it, plus it's a moving playing field. Hardness or stickyness is subjective. If I do a sticky car on a cold winter morning, it won't feel as bad as a hot humid afternoon in summer and I would report the paint differently. My experience would also dictate my opinion. What I used to think was very hard I know only think of as hard because they are coming out with some really hard clear coats on Euro cars these days, harder than they used to be.

            Someone may be able to do a general guide but it's not as clear-cut as a paint depth which is numerical.
            Last edited by AussieTimmeh; 08-05-2013, 01:05 PM.
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            • #36
              I agree with you, it's very subjective. What I was after was because a lot of the guys here say 'Honda paint is sticky and hard to deal with' and "Subaru paint is the worst to work with' etc so I'd like to know what I'm generally expecting when I am going to work on a car of a certain make.
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              • #37
                "Sticky" isn't necessarily limited to a brand, model, year of car. I've had cars exactly the same colour and within a year of each other present very differently (black Mazda RX8s). One was what I was expecting and very easy to correct. The other was a complete bitch and sticky as hell. Temp also was not a factor in this difference. I've done about half a dozen black Mazda RX8s to date, most of them within a few years of each other and two of those have been sticky messes that have been tear-jerkingly painful.

                From my experience, I don't think it would be of much use to add this to the list. Just my 2c

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                • #38
                  Thanks for clearing that up, just wanted to know the general thing people say but what you said made sense.
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                  • #39
                    Make: VW
                    Type: Polo
                    Year: 2011
                    Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 135-150 average
                    Paint Type: CoB


                    Make: VW
                    Type: Golf
                    Year: 2011
                    Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 140 average
                    Paint Type: CoB


                    Make: Toyota
                    Type: Hiace
                    Year: 2002
                    Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 65 average
                    Paint Type: SS and clogs pads like a bastard
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                    • #40
                      Make: Toyota
                      Model: Prado
                      Year: 2004
                      Average Paint Depth range (Microns): 80- 90. Roof 70 - 80. (I know that it has never been polished since it left the dealer)
                      Paint Type: Solid White CoB(?)
                      Last edited by Wolfgang; 12-06-2013, 02:50 PM.
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                      • #41
                        VF SSV Ute.

                        COB metallic
                        160-170 Microns across the car.
                        110 in door jambs

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                        • #42
                          My RX8

                          Brilliant black

                          Average 62 all over.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by BobsRX8GT View Post
                            My RX8

                            Brilliant black

                            Average 62 all over.
                            Wow, that's thin. Any idea what it was before you started polishing it?
                            If it beads...

                            we can clean it.

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                            • #44
                              From the factory, no idea, 62-68 was average some higher some lower before dan and I started polishing. Even he said he was puckering his poo chute.

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                              • #45
                                Toyota Landcruiser wagon HDJ100 series
                                White Single Stage Paint (quite hard)
                                Avge paint depth 110 micron

                                Car has only 40k km and NEVER been polished in 11 years, though has been covered in 'livery', garaged for most of its life.

                                A work in progress.....

                                Cheers,

                                Mark

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