This is Day 9 of 9 days of non-stop detailing. The Finale. We have here a Bently Continental GT. A monstrous car with a monstrous W12 Twin Turbo engine. The Car is almost “new” as it just came back from a paint job. With not much damages and a very glossy finish.
From a distance you can see that the car is clean and shiny like new but when we look closer we found some minor damages.
The grills were fully oxidized chrome grills were beyond repair, we tried every possible polishing and products but it still cannot be reversed.
We moved on to a surface inspection. Light swirls spotted.
More light swirls spotted on the side fender.
Light swirls on side door panels,
This is how you pop the hood on a Bently.
Wolf under a sheeps clothing. The engine way rather clean but we still detailed all the edges.There were some grease here and there, some dust and dead bugs.
We first washed the car. And we do mean a detailed wash. Areas like this were not neglected.
The engine was detailed to perfection. Everything hard to reach area was clean with just a sistema 0.02 soft bristle tooth brush and a cotton bud.
We moved on to the surface correction after the engine was finished off with a layer of protectant. Under a high powered LED after correction swirls no longer visible.
Another shot from the same panel just to be sure.
No visible swirl on the hood. Notice the slight blur on the hood, it is the smudge mark from the wiping.
We treated the glass with a dedicated Glass Coating from WetShine.net called the WetShine Prizm.
And the Final Results as the gloss and shine after correction and Optimum Coating.
Today is the Day 6-8 of 9 Days of non-stop detailing. This is a black car maintained by the owner’s driver but driven as a Saturday Car. Looking at the logo, you would see that the reflection on the black is dull and no longer attractive. Being a Porsche, it lacks definition and character. That’s where we come in.
A quick run through the exterior condition before we start the correction process. From the looks of it, it may look nice, still looks shiny but black car always have this problem to deceive people’s eyes but not ours.
We took sun shots of the damages because some detailers out there doubt our credibility and skill.
Then we took a photo of the damage under a high powered LED which is the best replacement to view damages on paint besides the sun.
The small plastic strip on the back panel of the car look very swirled and scratched up. It could barely reflect!
There wasn’t much dirty stains but this was one of the area that we did not miss and clean it thoroughly
A closer view of the rear back plastic panel with a high powered LED reveal the full depth of the damages.
We continue to inspect the other panels of the car like side fender arch.
The Doors were also in a serious damaged state.
The plastics were neglected and dust up, We guessed that it might be because it is hard to reach hence unattended for.
The car was clean but the edges were filthy!
The engine was also much neglected and dusty. Sorry for the slanted picture as we didn’t have a tripod for this shot.
A closer look over at the engine bay reveal more thick dust and dirt under the hood.
Just look at the amount of dust, we could conclude that it has never been detailed before.
Engine oil cap is also greasy and sticky besides the dust.
We could say its very very neglected for this sad Porsche.
Certainly we started with a car wash, and detailed all the small arch and edges. Clayed the entire car and also remove the tar from all panels.
We started with the engine, some panels were removed for better access to the engine compartment.
Engine was cleaned and topped with a coat of protectant.
Then we moved on with the swirl removal. Here is a 50/50 shot, there are still some visible light swirls on the corrected side but this is prior the 2nd pass and polishing step. We used Scholl Concepts S3 Gold for the correction.
We archived this result but holograms still visible.
The rear back plastic panel before.
The rear back plastic panel after.
Here is how obvious the 50/50 on natural lighting was.
After correcting the car for 2 days, the 3rd day we polished the car to remove all buffing trails/holograms. Here are some sun shots to prove the epic results.
Another angle of our final work.
The definition of the paint has been restored and is proud to shine under sun.
Hologram and swirl free!
So now the car is ready for Opti-Coat (pro)
The large 20″ wheels were covered in brake dust which is hard to clean and hard to reach for a normal person.
The wheel barrel was also covered in some old brake dust stains.
As we said earlier, without the proper brush and equipment, some areas like these are hard to reach for a normal layman.
From a general view it looks cleaned. but look closer…
Brake Dust covered Porsche Brakes.
The spokes are all covered in brake dust although the wheel look clean from a distance.
Wheel barell cleaned!
The results of Opti-Coat pro are just too jaw dropping on a properly detailed black car. Enjoy
Stay Tuned for The Finale Day 9
This is one cars in this compilation that was in a horrible condition. Purely a work horse for more than 3 years, the car was also fully washed, polished and maintained by a untrained detailer cum driver. Being a solid white car, swirls are not so visible but the paint look really very dull.
The car was covered in alot of stains, this was one of the many areas that was stained. This area also suffered a small dent.
Every small arch and edge was stained in a thick layer or dirt.
These “hard to reach” areas were normally neglected and not washed which in long term caused a hard to remove stain.
Looks like it has been neglected for some time, look at the branches and dried leaves caught at the wiper area.
We also found some resin marks on the back area.
Zoomed in and you can see the spots.
Even the logo areas were so covered in stains.
Amazingly, some of the glass had no watermark.
some had minor watermarks on them.
Now, moving to the paint. This is a shot taken under the sun.
A closer look and we are up for one hell of a day.
From a distance, it really looks terrible!
The taillights we also heavily swirled up.
A 50/50 before after with Scholl Concept S3 Gold. This is also a sun shot.
After the correction.
A closer look.
Under a LED and camera flash.
The door panel before correction. Visible swirls
Same door panel after correction.
As I said, because the car was heavily abused, not all damage can be corrected. Some deep scratches remain.
Emblems were all cleaned out as well
Edges were cleaned up as well. At this point of the detail, it has been 1 full day.
Not much was done to the interior as it was already cleaned.
We detailed the remaining area which are normally missed out.
We continued into the polishing process at day 2. Only upon the evening we were able to continue to the coating applicati0n. So here we present to you, the results.
This is Day 3 of 9 for our hardcore non-stop detailing show down. Today we have here with us a very special car. This is a Fiat 500 Abarth but not any Abarth, Its a Tributo Ferrari, Chassis number #98 of #99 units. Fiat is no small deal, this car is totally a mad car, with a Ferrari style gear shifting mechanism, carbon fibers everywhere and also a Ferrari sounding exhaust system. This is on hell of a car and we are honored the owner chose us to get his pocket rocket protected.
The car may be sort of high end, rare and out from a premium reseller or even directly from abarth but when it comes to damages. We really don’t understand why wouldn’t the high end dealerships hire proper professional to prepare to car for delivery?
Here we have a sun shot, the car was polish but not finished properly, hence the holograms/buffing trails everywhere. We then took a closer look.
There were some light swirls probably from the wiping after polishing with old micro fiber clothes.
We then continue the inspection with high powered LEDs. Holograms/Buffing trails still visible.
The previous detailers did some damages to the decals which was irreversible. Notice the decals has some black tone to it. It was the colour removed or was polished away.
More residue from the side of the decals that proves our theory that the previous detailer did polish the decal but ending up in damaging the entire stripe.
More residue was found on the rubber edges, I presume the previous detailer did not mask the rubber edges too.
More residue on the door jams and edges.
The engine was dusty and had some leftover grease too.
Like we always say, we dry clean the engine because cars nowadays has too much electronics, wet wash might damage the electronics. So, better be safe than sorry.
Water beadings before although the surface was prepared by their detailers
The interior of the Fiat is insane. An Insane interior requires some maaaaad coatings!!
The seats were cleaned and inspected for damages, Because it is new, there were no scratches at all. So we proceed to coating it to protect the carbon fiber resin.
The dashboard was not treated differently, all the carbon panels were coating and topped with a layer of wax.
We were particularly detailed with the seats as they were very expensive seats by Sabelt. The Leather was detailed with a paint safe cleaner as white leathers are normally dyed. The alcantara area were then brush till clean.
The wheels were some crazy 17″ wheel on a small car, with a 4 port Brembo caliper and a large cross drilled ventilated disc. One Mad Setup for a small car.
We cleaned up the wheel with stronger cleaner that break down the brake dust then coated the wheels with Optimum Coating.
The correction process. We washed the car with a mixture of car wash and some concentrated cleaners mixed into the solution to break down the wax and polish oil from previous detailer. Then started a test panel to see. Results was satisfying as there were no remaining light swirls and the holograms were corrected.
We did try our best to salvage the decals and it kind of looks better than before.
The holograms/buffing trails were confirmed removed.
We had heard some rumors from a competitor that we do not do proper detailing, Just want to say, bumpers were detailed as well. This is how low we go.
We also detailed the engine, cleaning every edge.
Then topped with a protectant to bring out the natural shine.
Normally we let you enjoy the results but this we have to say, Remote was coated as well!!
Stay tuned for Day 4 of 9
Today is the Day 2 of 9, We have with us here a brand new Audi A6 Hybrid, possible the one and only Optimum Coated A6 hybrid in Malaysia. As usual, new cars had gone through the standard PDI or Post Delivery Inspection which also involves waxing or sometimes polishing done by the dealership. But in this case, the owner specifically ordered the dealership to not remove any plastic, interior wrapping, stickers, firmly saying “DO NOT TOUCH MY CAR AT ALL, NOT EVEN WIPING” We believe that this, the one of the badass customers we have. Respect!
Upon arrival, the car was already in placed ready for some work to be done on her. The car was slightly dusty from the collection yesterday. But dust is nothing to be worried about.
Different from the standard TFSI Audi A6, this one looks fiercer although it is a hybrid, simply look at the headlights, it gives us the feeling that it is staring at you!
We checked the engine to see if its dirty or even greasy, but it is just dusty.
Then we moved on to inspecting the paint work. Decent for a “untouched” car with no scratches no swirls at all.
With high powered LED we inspected the entire car for any defects at all but found nothing on the paint.
Instead of just using a LED we decided to use the Sun, full on bright afternoon sun was glaring at the paint.
Yet we concluded there was no damages on the paint.
Until we reached the pillars, the common areas in most continental cars. This area is the only area which had suffer so much damages. The owner was shocked when he saw this.
But from the panel at the back door, there was no damage, mostly because the B pillar is normally with sticker to protect it from scratch. When removed the scratches was revealed.
We gave the car a good soapy wash with a delicate and slooooow washing to prevent any damages done to the paint.
Cleaned all the edges and door jams which are prone to have anti-rust.
The fuel cap was also opened for a deeper depth of detailing.
We then moved on to correcting the slight damages on the B Pillar. Here is the hologram or buffing trails left over from the compounding we just did.
Here is after removal of all defects. Cleared!
The engine was detailed “dry clean” style and topped with some protectant which is non-greasy and soft to touch. Adding to everything it gives a tone and a deeper shine to the entire engine bay, transforming it to a sexy engine bay!
The interior was clean as all the wrapping was still in place. We removed the wrapping and cleaned the leather.
As a result we achieved a clean and sleek. Soft to touch and non greasy interior for the comfort of the driver and passengers.
After everything was done, we proceed to applying the Optimum Coating. As usual, we love to let our readers enjoy the final product of our work without saying too much crap. Enjoy.
Stay Tuned for Day 3 of 9
First of all, we would like to show our greatest appreciation to Scholl Concepts Asia for giving us the opportunity to try our their new professional line products. We are proud to be able to work with wetshine.net on this particular combo detailing with the help of Scholl Concepts products. Our client has bring to us a Toyota Mark X, fully imported from Japan and it came with FOC full swirls. Being a japanese car, the paint hardness for these luxury sedans are mostly medium to hard. This is a major problem for us, read on to find out more.
We had some camera malfunction hence the initial upon arrival photo could not be retrieved but here are some damages on the paint surface we had.
The car is about 5 years old. Having maintained by road side washes, the paint is fully swirls up with tonnes of scratch all over the car.
And being a black car, these damages are very obvious to the naked eye, led, halogen spotlights and also under the sun.
Most damages are so visible that even under natural lighting, we can spot them.
These scratches are so deep that it caused the paint to be hazzy and the gloss could not shine through.
The hardness of the paint would also affect our work flow and even the depth of correction we were able to reach.
If you don’t get the picture of how seriously damaged the car was, not a single area was clear from swirls.
We started the correction process right after a detailed wash and clay. With just 1 pass of Scholl Concept S3 Gold Edition cutting compound, the results were quite promising.
Here we have a center 50/50 shot of how much swirls the Scholl Concept S3 Gold removed with just 1 pass.
But because we were not very familiar with the product, we took some more tried to familiarize with it and we were able to reach this result on just 1 or 2 passes of compound.
We also took some detailing into depth by correcting the side pillars.
Although we were able to cut through most of the swirls but some were just too deep. With a Paint Depth Gauge we measured the entire car so that we would not be removing too much of clear coat.
We personally wound not say that this is a perfect full removal but due to the neglect in maintenance, this was the best we could do.
Some deeper swirls remains but most were sucessfully removed.
We finished up on the paint by using Scholl Concept’s S17+ on their selected polishing pads on a Dual Action polisher. Results as per below.
Finally, we sealed the paint up with Optimum Coating (Pro). After about a 16hrs 2Detailer hardcore non-stop detailing, we put our work to an end and finished up. Exhausted but satisfied with the results, the owner too was speechless of the transformation. Due to the time of the day was already about 10pm, no sun shots was taken.
Stay Tuned For Day 2 of 9