Today we have with us a brand new Evoque. Aged about 1 week old, the owner notify us that the roof and rims were repainted into black to suit his taste. We were shocked to find…
Upon arrival, we did a quick walk around to spot any visible chips or scratches.
It is rather dirty as it had been raining for the past week.
As it is a daily driven ride, some areas are covered in dirt and mud.
Some areas were covered in dust and sand from the rain.
Looks from far is always very deceiving because as we walk further and looked closer, the car was filthy.
Tight areas were covered in dust too.
We inspected the exterior with a LED on a few different panels and found that the paint is still in a good shape.
When we moved to the repainted area, we were shocked to find this.
We were told that the paint job was done by “Official Range Rover Paintshop” Is this the quality of workmanship you expect from a place like this? The owner himself was shocked to find out what a hack job it was.
The roof reflection was poor, dull and also covered in watermarks.
We gave the car a slow and good wash, reaching into every edge and corner.
Since it was a SUV, we were able to reach into the wheel arches.
It was degreased and scrubbed to a “like new” condition.
Here is a quick peep of after washing, a good washing.
Since we were giving it a good and deep clean, we detailed and dressed the engine area as well.
Next up, was the paint correction on the roof but before that, we did a few sun shots just to show how severe the condition was.
This was the original paint, it is in flawless shape while the top picture is the repainted and it looks horrible.
Prior the correction, a close up on the swirl damages. It is in fact very deep.
From further up it doesn’t look that serious.
After 1 pass of cutting, you can see the area corrected (Bottom) and the area prior correction (Top), yes there is still holograms as its just the first pass.
Here is the paint after correction.
The hack job the official paint shop produce didn’t look like utter crap until you see this. Same panel, totally different appearance.
Here are more shocking photos on the hack paint job.
Here is the result we produce.
Finally we gave the paint a quick polish just to clean and smooth out everything
The wheels required much attention as well since they were repainted.
Covered in the usual road grime, dirt, sand and brake dust.
Lug nuts areas will filthy as well
The wheel barrel area looks very dirty too but when we were cleaning we find our that it was not dirt only alone.
This is the wheel barrel after cleaning, notice some whitish areas, those are the failed clear coat during the repaint of the rims.
Finally we got the rims coated and protected.
The workmanship this paint workshop produce is so poor that they didn’t even mask the windscreen properly as there were some over sprayed clear coat on the windscreen.
And in multiple areas. We removed them and got the glass treated as well.
And as usual, the results will not be captioned for your viewing pleasure.
Optimum Coating: Range Rover Evoque