Our articles might is just be simple write ups, but a extensive cleaning, detailing and coating is behind every photo. We present, BMW F30 320i Extended Cleaning edition.
Upon arrival, we always check the car for stains, dirt, sand, how long it has be drive, how long has it been owned, and also swirls, scratches and watermarks.
Here is what we found upon the first gaze, try to imagine what we are looking at when we walk through the customer’s gates.
Right, it looked like just any brand new BMW that came out from the showroom, but we assure you, its all misleading!
Some of you may say, “Ya right, its new! What could possibly go wrong? How bad could a BMW be straight from the showroom?” Well, we would say, we had not done many flawless cars in a while.
Moving around the car and,dried for god knows how long bird dropping.
Expecting more? Dirt and Sand? Yes the car may look clean, glossy, and shiny from far.
It rained midnight and the owner waited a week for us to come after collecting the car from the dealership. Road grime, sand, possibly tar spots.
How about the paint condition? Its always good being said it had not been washed and polished by roadside paint killers, But BMW delivers a good quality paint so we wouldn’t worry at this stage for fine swirls or even buffing marks.
Under LED, the defects would show and there was no minor defect spotted so far.
Until we moved to the back and saw this. Notice the photo was taken with just natural lighting, it was 10am in the morning.
We inspect to the deepest areas for sand or dust so that we can give the car a real showroom shine.
Moving on to the correction, we started off with the seriously scratched part. Bare in mind that this is a brand new car, collected from the dealership 3 or 4 days ago, the owner had not washed the car. He did file a complaint to the dealership but was not entertained and the scratch was not deem responsible from the sales guys. So…We had to step in to fix it.
With the help of a very high end and expensive compound, we were able to remove the scratch. The correction wasn’t 100% but at least, its so hard to spot now.
As we were washing the car, we see the unprotected surface of the paint. No tension, no wax, and no oil. Its all flat.
After washing, cleaning, removing the deep scratch. We gave the twin turbo engine a good clean.
For the wheels, we went all in. As we know, all continental cars are about braking safety, which automatically generates more dust, if you are a BMW owner, you would be cursing every week when you wash your rims. Fortunately, in this case, its a M sport rims, which has less spokes and bigger space for us to go really deep in.
The brake dust collected from barely a week.
Small areas like these are mostly neglected, after a few months it will start to get comfortable and stay there permanently. So to prevent that from happening, please wash your rims to this detailed.
After it has been cleaned, we coated the wheels. A coated wheel will be easier to clean as brake dust loosens faster than normal.
Washing into the barrel to make sure its squeaky clean.
well, as usual the results are for your viewing pleasure. Honestly, we are impressed with the gloss too.
The initial looks of the car. Looks clean and glossy.
When we first gazed upon this colour, we expected a mad gloss car at the finishing.
We first washed the car, and found the surface to be not protected by any wax or sealant.
As we move on, we took a sun shot to check on the surface, there were no swirls, no watermarks, no damage on the surface.
As we continue to inspect the car, we found some very hidden hologram. Its so light that it can barely be visible on camera.
Other sections of the car looks good.
We started the cleaning process of the car, and also the engine.
And this was how new the car is at the point of detailing.
We did some spot repairs to remove those hidden holograms and the car is ready for Coating.
After about 6hours of coating, detailing, talking to the owner, briefing, training on the maintenance, we present for your viewing and reading pleasure.
We are here today for a normal standard city car that just wanted more protection. Being said to many, Honda has a very soft clear coat which require alot of attention to care for. Once neglected, it can become one hell of a mess to clean up. Even for us.
We arrived at the location slightly later than normal as it was a smaller car, and we didn’t expect it to be that bad. Initial condition was a very clean cars with seat wrappers all still in the car.
As we got curious of how the paint on this Honda would look like, our worst nightmare.
Basically, we had to fully correct the whole car as it was all covered in holograms of such. The car is 3 days old.
Without hesitation, we didn’t want to waste anymore time. We started with the wash and moved on to the correction immediately.
The afters were about 3hours later.
Satisfied with the result we moved on to cleaning other parts to give the car a Show Room Finish.
The Engine was detailed and topped with a plastic protectant.
After completing the correction, the car was in a good shape. Now lets start the Coating.
After a full 8hour on this small little car, we present the insane glossy gun metal grey Honda City that decided, It deserved better!
We are here today far from our home turf for a special car. Not just any Scirocco, but a R. The R specs are usually mad rides, which more ponnies under the hood, bigger brakes, bigger boost, bigger everything. We traveled middle of the night to reach here early, very early in the morning.
When we arrived, the car wash not even out from the warehouse. We had to wait.
Upon arrival at the Delivery Bay, we inspected the car for defects as we will be performing the Post Delivery Procedure. Initial looks would be clean and not stained. But as we explored further while waiting for the owner to arrive…
The back was rather dirty from rain water and dust.
We understand that most cars are delivered with the plastic film on the roof, this one had it too but when removed, glue residue still remained on the surface, dirt and dust landed onto those adhesive and became stains.
Some more obvious glue residue marks.
This would definitely be the plastic film that caused this stain. Normally the personalle in-charged of the post delivery would use solvents or thinners to remove these marks. We preferred the safe way.
Fortunately for the paint, it had no swirls, no scratch and no watermark issues, We assumed it had just reached the ports.
And the owner arrived, He lead us to a location where water and electricity is available and we started the correction and prep works.
Its pretty obvious the paint lacks protection, water did not bead, surface was not smooth.
Rain stains were all over the emblems as we cleaned through.
These areas were not neglected although we don’t always show our entire process flow. Its just too much time spent on photos instead of the car.
A better look after rinsing off and cleaning the dirt on the roof. Water seems to look rounder on a clean surface.
We dried off the car after intense 3hours of washing, double checked the surface for any swirls and scratched. Here is a sun shot.
Like they all says, sun never lies, always reveals everything.
Since these were very exclusive wheels only available on the R, we certainly did our very best to reach deep in and clean.
The barrel of the wheel was filthy and covered with brake dust although barely a week old.
And the Afters simply blew the owner away for our passion to deliver.
The wheels were then Opti-Coated and left to cure for the next few hours. Here is the effect of the After Coat.
We just love the looks of ally wheels after coated. The curves and arches just pops out.
After a full day of 8hours working on a car that is barely 50KM on the ODO, we present to you. The Scirocco R, Renewed.
Many might have forgotten about the haze that struck Malaysian this year, during that period, everyone were hiding at home, turning on their air conditioning, relaxing at home while waiting for the haze to go away. We were on the battlefield, face to face with this side and the haze. It was so bad, we had to work with a full head face mask as our eyes would get sore, breathing gets harder, but because we mentioned, we will go anywhere, anytime, any condition, and still delivery our non-compromising quality. We will do it. I present to you, Audi A6 Hybrid, in the haze.
Upon arrival, we inspected the car as usual. But this time round, it was in a very hazy condition. We found some spots with holograms.
Some light swirls also found on the sides.
More holograms on the side
The surface had no protection and the surface tensions was bad.
The engine on the other hand was covered in dust
We first cleaned the rims as deep as we could reach.
Areas like this are not neglected.
Engine had been cleaned and topped with Optimum Protectant.
Holograms had been corrected
Here is a sun shot, as it was hazy, the sun didn’t shine through well.
Holograms on the side doors were corrected as well
Other sections are double checked.
Just look at the sun, its so dull.
The interior was been cleaned and topped with Optimum Leather Protectant.
Today we have here the all new, most advertised, most wanted Mercedes Benz A250 Sport. With just 1 week old, the owner did not hesitate to call us and get her protected right away.
The initial look upon arrival, the car looked good and clean, the shine was very defined and it had no visible damages on it.
Then we moved to the front section of the car, looks good but then we noticed something up close…
Up close we saw a stone chip that was touched up with just the paint. The owner knew about it and said they he could live with that small chip.
Moving on to how filthy the car is, there was alot of sand and dust on areas near the drainage.
Exhaust tips were covered in dust..
Neglected areas like this were dirty too.
Coming to the surface, during the wash we spotted that there is very minimum protection on the paint although it is new and smooth.
The glass was inspected as well since most car dealers store their cars at open air warehouses which the cars are all exposed to environmental damages without any protection. But we are pleased to say there were no watermarks on the glass.
The wheels were covered in thick brake dust as usual for Mercedes.
Barely a week old and the wheel barrels looked like a year old.
We cleaned the brakes, wheels, every edge and also the wheel barrel.
Then we Opti-Coat the wheels to give it the mad shiny look and long terms protection from stubborn brake dust.
Check out the beadings on the wheels.
The grills were individually coated to get the coating evenly spread out between the mad chrome grill!