We have with us the all new Peugeot 308 Turbo. Being a brand new unit, fresh from the showroom. The owner immediately scheduled an appointment with us to get it protected.
Upon arrival, the car looked clean and sleek. The contamination were hidden.
We did our standard routine inspection. It was rather dusty.
A closer look on the paint and we spotted some watermark stains.
Some tree sap stains were spotted as well.
Although the watermarks issue was not serious, but it was still quite obvious even on a silver paint.
Looking closer at the paint condition, we found that the paint had been waxed/polished.
Although the PDI for Peugeot was not that bad, there were still some flaws leftover.
There were no visible swirls on the paint but some areas were poorly finished.
Holograms or Buffing marks were spotted on some areas of the car.
On the plastic side panels, we found some visible swirls and scratches.
Check out the difference in lighting.
Water reaction on the paint tells us that the paint had been waxed but the effect was wearing off.
We started with a deep and detailed cleaning for the entire car. Areas like these are never neglected.
The plastic panel before detailing.
The same plastic panel after.
All the plastic panels were properly corrected.
We also spotted some haziness on the taillights, although not visible to the untrained eye, this is still something that we would treat before applying any protection coat.
After taillight correction.
The haziness is visibly removed and shine restored.
Although the paint had been polished, we did not hesitate to give it a finishing polish just to smooth things out.
In result, it gave an enhancement in not only the colour but also the metallic flakes.
The holograms around the car had also been corrected.
Wheels were jut slightly covered in brake dust.
It wasn’t really a big problem but its common on continental cars.
After cleaning and coating.
Checkout the gloss enhancement on even matte surface.
and finally, without any further delays, check out the caption-less only pictures, all natural lighting photographs of the after coating effects.
We have with us an Edition 1: AMG and after the hot cake A45 this is next on the list. The GLA45 AMG, its such a brutal, bad ass, monstrous looking machine. Here in with us today to get some “aerodynamic improvement” on the smoothness of the paint job.
In some cases the client’s sent the car over to us. So, upon arrival, the only thing we did was let the car cool down.
As it was cooling down, we took the opportunity to walk around the car to check for obvious damages.
Just in case we forget, It is an Edition 1 but the owner decided that the decals were abit too lame for his liking hence he removed them.
The first thing we see was the usual dirt from rain that is very common for hatchback cars, the back is always dirty.
and we mean, real dirty.
Popped the fuel door and it is still…
It may look white but just a slide of a finger will reveal how dirty is the car.
We checked the paint for any visible swirls or damages. There was a minimal amount of damages.
But for the stains around the car, its unbearable. Chrome exhaust tips are dirty and oxidized.
Hence, we started with the regular wash. It was not enought, then we did another round of the regular wash.
After washing, we polished the exhaust tips. Left: Before and Right: After.
After. All thanks for Mother’s Mag and Aluminum Polish.
Remember we said the owner removed the decal? Here’s the aftermath.
We noticed some rust marks after we completed the wash. Most probably from brake particles.
So, we brought out the big guns, Iron X and Sonax Full Effect.
Iron X and Sonax Full Effect couldn’t do a full removal.
So， we had to do it the manual way.
After claying the remaining stains. The paint is restored.
Since we had clay the car, it had done some micro marring all over the affected areas. Hence we did a polish to remove the marring as well.
Paint condition after all the treatments. Its ready.
The wheels were originally in matte black. Bonus 50hp from the added red stripe.
A closer look reveals the factory marking stickers and the dirt.
Check out whats underneath.
After individually treating and cleaning the wheels.
and the wheel barrel.
Before we shower you with much glossy photo with all only natural lighting, take a look, who came to visit.
and here’s the gloss