We have with us the all new BMW F30 competitor, the continental car luxury killer the Lexus ES. Being a luxury Japanese car, the paint should be quite good and the post delivery is supposed to be perfect but…
Upon arrival, what we saw was just dust, bird droppings, watermarks on the paint, stains and all the normal daily driven road contaminants. Little to us to find out was…
Dust covered panels with combo of watermarks
That bird dropping stain gave us the chills as we did not know how long was it there.
As we move on to the paint inspection, we found some holograms caused from post delivery procedures.
In fact, we founds such holograms all over the car.
Some were quite severe, some were…Not so severe on some panels.
We immediately started the cleaning process from tyres, wheels to body and trims. Resulting in a shiny and clean finish.
After much detailed cleaning and washing, we moved on to the paint correction. Holograms were successfully removed
On all the panels.
Then the surface was ready for the full coverage of Opti-Guard
Dull, unattractive the wheel are, it was covered in the standard brake dust like every other car.
Zoomed in, it was light but it was there.
Drew a line with the finger and you can see the contrast of the brake dust and the surface underneath
Wheel barrel was filthy as well
After much attention to the details, you can finally see the wheel bling up. After that we got it coated to lock in those shines.
And of course, wheel barrel is squeaky clean!
As a results of much pampering to such a new car.
The Nissan Fairlady, as iconic as it is, this specific car belong to one legendary lady driver which never had enought of this sweet ride. Being said, it had never had proper pampering for the past 9 years just because she didn’t trust no one until she found us.
From the first glance, she looks dull. Paint is definitely not in a good shape at this point, but of course, that is why we are here.
We first inspected the paint with a high powered LED and found holograms from the recently repainted panels.
While on the paint that was already seasoned, we found swirls. Very heavy swirls.
Being the colour of this shade, it is rather hard to capture paint defects, this is a perfect example of “just too much swirls deflecting the light”
Some areas were in black, hence you are able to clearly view the swirls and holograms.
On the paint, there were also some areas affected by holograms.
Being a 9 year old Japanese import vehicle, its a very common sight to see the headlights oxidized or what layman describe as “turning yellowish”
Clarity will be affected when these condition are found on the headlights.
Not only are the headlights affected by oxidation, it also faces micro cracking behind the lens. This is due to the heat coming from the HID bulbs that are factory fitted.
Most car washes does not and will not wash your tyres. We do.
This is merely from 1 tyre and we are not cleaning the rims yet.
When we were done with the tyres and wheels, you have here, the naked looks of the matte painted wheels.
For the correction, we focus more on the percentage of recovery and try to achieve the best result.
After washing, we see the unprotected surface. Paint surface was very very coarse. We had to clay multiple rounds.
After claying, we washed the car again and started the paint correction process with the Rupes Big Foot system.
Results was pretty impressive. 90% of swirls were removed.
Paint condition after the correction was good. Almost at a 90% recovery.
As for the black painted panels, the correction was not that successful as the scratches were just too deep. We were able to restore the gloss and shine but were unable to correct to flawless conditions. *Note: black panels were fibre panels and paint was already cracking.
After the paint, we move on to the headlight correction. Here is the headlight after correction.
Tested the clarity of the beam, and finally, the owner herself said it looks much better.
Bam, the results was a jaw dropping gloss and shine.
Black is one of the most difficult to deal with colour, difficult to maintain, to upkeep from scratches and also prone to lots of visible dirt and grime. We have with us today a Black Mercedes A250 Sport, one of the most hyped and wanted hot hatch in the market at the moment. We were given this special opportunity to fix up this ride.
Looks in this specific case, can be very very deceiving. This is a upon arrival look of the car.
As we move closer, there you go, the standard dirt, sand, road grime after the rain.
Much splatter from high speed driving as this sweet ride can really drive fast.
As we inspected further detail, we spot the wax residues all over the trims, or is it just wax?
On the emblems as well, we found residues.
We expected the worst for the paint condition, and we were right. It had been polished and further damaged.
Without hesitation and full of excitement of detailing this ride, we first washed the car of all impurities. What a difference.
Moving the the paint correction, it required multiple passes on the Rupes BigFoot System. Remember Before?
After single pass.
After finishing polish.
Wheels can we one of the most dirt collecting, dust covered, filthy area of the car. Some attention had to be place on them.
Up close, small holes will be the dust collecting pockets.
Wheel barrels were already covered in brake dust although the car is just a week old
Final outcome from detailing the wheels, and after coating.
For the final results, after coating.