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  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Notice something missing? Like orange peel? Paint is friggin' mirror flat!

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    Paint didn't need any polishing (did all that in late May), so just did a quickie wax job with Carnuba Moose Wax.
     
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    frankelefritzsux OT is a mental disorder OT Supporter

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    sweet ride..:bigthumb:
     
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    Bentleys are beautiful, for sure, but their engineering sucks hardcore. My boss at Porsche had an Azure that I got to drive a few times. It finally stopped running so he left it at the Porsche dealership as an ornament.
     
  7. kaldurak

    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    so THAT'S what the name for the paint stippling along the bottom of most cars?
     
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    i would kill a loved one for a bently
     
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    This is protected by the Red, the black, and the Green, with a key..... SISSY!!!
     
  10. jdm_powah

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    it needs chrome dubs :o
     
  11. RenaultFreak

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    :hs: the paint alone costs like $50k
     
  12. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :ugh: Not on a Bentley. Besides, he already has 20's on his Escalade EXT and Navigator, as well as his 17-year-old son's Silverado SS.
     
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    damn scottwax....you do some awesome work :cool:

    our car desperately needs a new wax job :hs:
     
  14. Blaise

    Blaise Twisties > *

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    Still overpriced. I'd rather buy a benz and save the $200k
     
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    Natas O&A Party Rock

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    give it a few years, spider cracks.
    12 layers of paint as well, at least the 90's were
     
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    I wonder why all new cars have orange peel....compared to say early 90s and previous. Anyone else notice that? Nissans and BMWs are particularly bad from what I've seen..
     
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    A S600 is far better than an Arnage or Continental. The only reason you should get a Bentley is for attention, that's it.
     
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    For the price of a Bentley it better be perfect!

    When i worked at a rehearsal studio, the warehouse next door was a Bentley / Rolls Royce dealer. They had old cars and new. We used to go into their showroom to kill time and got friendly with the owner/mechanic. He told us that when a customers car would break down, they would drive out with another Bentley or Rolls Royce to give the customer. Then tow the car back and replace the motor with a new one, no matter what was wrong with it if it was a motor problem.
     
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    You get what you pay for :dunno:
     
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    pics of orange peel?
     
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    404 orange peel not found
     
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    I think ill pick up one of those bentleys.
     
  24. Scottwax

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    Just look down the side of the average car and you will see that the surface of the paint resembles an orange. Sorry, just don't have any pics on my computer to post.
     

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