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.
All posts for the month June, 2013
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
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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.