Today we are here at Sungai Buloh for a Professional Paint Coating on a Mercedes Benz S300 brand new. Condition of the car was not really ready for the coating application, follow us through the process of preparation.
First we will be inspecting the surfaces for any defects, watermarks, swirls, random isolated deep scratches, tar spots, bug stains, etc.
We identified that the dealership polished the car and left some residue at the door jam, rubber lining areas and some other edges.
To most people its nothing but to us its everything, we cannot accept such sloppy finishing when it comes to an expensive car but how can Mercedes Benz do this to their customer? Pure laziness or they subcon the job to someone else?
We found more of these small small left overs of polishing residue all over the car.
Then we further inspection the quality of the polishing job and unfortunately its not good. They did not damage the paint but they left buffing trails which meant they did not finish the paint properly.
The door pillars made of plastic was covered in buffing trails too.
We started with the wheels first and worked our way up to the body. Certainly we use different grade of washing tools for wheels and the car’s body
Continental cars are more prone to brake dust as their main concern of their vehicles are the safety feature. One of the core component is their brakes. Extreme stopping power means the brake pads will product more friction and ultimately more brake dust.
We used horse hair brushes to reach into gaps whole spraying on Osren’s Multi Cleaner diluted. After cleaning the rims we went on to Opti-Coating the rims first to allow more curing time for the rims.
For the correction process we didn’t compound the buffing trails instead we use a dual action polisher to remove the buffing trails. After removing we re-examined the surface to double comfirm that there are no remainding hidden swirls.
Due to the colour of this car (gun metal grey) is a rather hard to inspect under LED or Halogen lighting. Instead of using the conventional method of examining the paint, we used the sun’s direct beam. After Correction and removal of the buffing trails we found no further defects.
A different view of the previosly damaged hood.
After a 6hour ordeal with the lengthy car, we finally complete the job wrapping up everything at the 7hour marker. Here are the results of our attention to detail.
The headlights and taillights of the car had been Opti-Coated as well. Continental cars are more prone to oxidation on headlights probably due to our weather and the plastic does not last as long as it is suppose to in Malaysia; but with Optimum Coating, now it will.
Water beading or also known as The Lotus Effects is all over the car for the best water resistant effect, It looks like as if its been waxed but the texture is still rather tacky due to this Lotus Effect.
We finally wrapped up and brief our client about the maintenence of the Optimum Coating, which is washing with quality shampoo instead of dish washing detergant and occasional waxing.