Not our daily usual SUV but this beast is one of a kind in paint damages. We have with us a 1 week old Mazda CX-9. The owner had setup an appointment with us prior the collection of the car and had left it in shades till we arrived to get it coated. It is a very huge, with lots of big panels and a very tall car to begin with.
To Begin, we took a quick walk around the car and took some front and back shots of the Upon Arrival look.
It may be new, but it didn’t look much appealing and “new”
This is the type of car which is used at trunk roads, the bug killer.
With barely 100KM on the ODO, it had already murdered more than enough bugs with just 1 drive to porch for us to work on.
As we look closer on the sand and dust, its amazing that 1 short 30KM drive could collect this much dust.
Its basically everywhere, even at small tight edges like this.
Trunk roads are constantly abused by heavy vehicles and the roads are frequently paved, when that happens, tar spots become 1 major problem for cars.
Prior the collection, it seemed so be that the Mazda dealership had already either waxed or polished the car.
There were so much sand even the behind the fuel door was covered with a nice coat of sand and dust.
Moving on to the paint inspection, we really did expect the paint to be not in a very good shape.
There were swirls all over the car. We also spotted some holograms which confirms the polishing that the dealership had done.
Swirls were mostly minimal and just light ones.
We also found some deeper scratch on 1 particular panel on the car.
For the correction process and cleaning process, we first started with a detailed and deep cleaning for the car. And when we say deep cleaning, we do mean deep cleaning. Areas like this were washed thoroughly
Rinsing off the soap suds, we can see that the paint had clean with the minimum water beading on the surface.
Although it does bead water, it doesn’t mean it had a full coverage for the paint, it is simply telling you that the paint is clean and is ready for further protection
Prior to further protection, we had to first correct the swirls and holograms.
We performed a full correction on the entire car and here are the results of the swirls and hologram removal. So now, it is ready for further protection to be done.
For the wheels, we did some deep cleaning as well. Here are the befores.
Wheel barrel may be new, but it is covered in a coat of brake dust which our OCD kicks in.
Edges of the rim are very prone to brake dust collection.
After cleaning the wheel and drying it, it looked more appealing.
As we mentioned before, our OCD kicked in and we clean the wheel barrel to be as clean as the car itself.
Finally, we got the rim coated.
As a rresult of a full day of non-stop detailing, correcting the paint and also preparing the surface for a good layer of Opti-Guard AKA Opti-Coat Pro. We present to you, one of the glossiest CX-9 in Malaysia.
Optimum Coating : Mazda CX9