Presents to you, 22PLE ultra hard real glass caoat on the all new 2013 Honda Civic. As you can see the seat wrappers are still on. The car is so new it has no roadtax and no number plate yet! Straight from the warehouse!
Upon Arrival, we got the parked in a cozy covered porch to let the paint cool down as it was about 40°C today, special attention is required when dealing with Honda’s soft clear coat.
As you can see, the seat wrappers is still intact. It was in a rather clean condition but we had to be sure.
As we were waiting for the surface to cool down, we inspected the surface.
We did some sun inspection, sun never hide anything
Spotted some holograms on the way too!
LED inspection and we found some light swirls too. Proven that the car has been polished and waxed
Some RIDs found on the bonnet too.
Evidence of improper post delivery procedures. Wax or Polish residue, we didn’t taste it so we couldn’t be sure.
Since Honda clear coat’s are extremely soft and fragile we decided not to start with a rotary correct but instead we tried correcting with a dual action polisher on a finishing pad.
Illustration shows the first pass of correction
Second pass of correction and we were able to get a perfect finish.
We did some extras while we were resting. Something new call PlastiDipping
PlastiDipped the front chrome grill and emblems
Smoked the taillights and tail emblems…and now for some effects of coating pictures
We tried to replicate rain but it didn’t work too well but the water still beads. Rain water beadings looks much better. We will try to update when it rains. We found that the surface is extremely hydrophobic ;also its rather hard to capture the water beadings as the water droplets does not stay for long, it just slips away.
Ultimately, its the extremely reflective surface after the glass coating. As we know glass is extremely reflective, hence imagine glass on your paint. Its rather hard to show the real life glossy look but this is the closest we can capture on the camera as we don’t have a dslr on the spot.
Thanks for reading.