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.
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