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