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Jaguar Mk. II Saloon "Inspector Morse" (part 9)

Spick and span
When looking through the pictures of this project, I noticed that there had been no work done on this project since March. So it was about time to do something.
As can been seen in the previous update, there seems not that much work left to finish this build.
But looks are deceiving. Because the layer of clear that has been put in this car has quite some orange peel to it, so I had to sand it all out. This process took me already a few hours, and I'm not finished yet.
As with the Peugeot 307 WRC, I used MicroMesh polishing clothes in the roughness 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 to sand out all the orange peel.
To protect the most delicate parts, where the expected layer of clear is thin, I masked them with masking tape before I started the sanding process.
But sadly, all these precautions couldn't prevent me from slightly damaging the paint layer. Because when I tried to clear the panel lines of the trunk from the sanding residue (with a wooden toothpick) I somehow managed to remove some tiny chips of paint.

After completely sanding the car, the paint looks rather smooth.
All that is left to do now, is start polishing with the Tamiya polishing compound to hopefully get the same shine as I got on the Peugeot...

The hood of the car has already been polished and is looking very fine indeed. And I have good hope that the rest of the car will become just as shiny.
But that will be for the next update.

Apart from the sanding I've also been working on the mirrors.
Sadly they didn't turn out as well as I expected, so they need a little bit more work.
I had already painted the mirrors black before I could apply the Alclad II chrome finish. But after applying the chrome finish, several dents and tiny holes are still visible which need to be smoothed first.

More to follow in the next update.

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