So, Since our last makeover, the owner was quite please with our with and decided to book us for the wife’s car. This is a 3 year old under utilized Mazda 6 but of course, it was poorly maintained as well. Else there won’t be a post like this for us to write about.
From the walk around we find the car to be rather “shiny” in its natural habitat.
as we investigate closer, we found some watermark issues on the paint.
Reflection wasn’t really reflecting nicely.
There were some tar spot issues on the lower panels as usual.
The common rain stains were visible as well. Not from far but from a nearer view.
Although its not very visible on photo but swirls existed.
The haze reflection from the LED lighting indicated some oxidation forming
Its only extremely visible when shot in a pitch black condition hence this is what we can show at the moment.
Coming to some deep scratches on the hood.
We washed the car as usual and also took the trim cleaning very seriously.
Being a 3 year old car, we expected this area to be heavily stained.
and we were right!
There were also some rust build up.
We did some test spots to brighten up the paint. The small spot on the left is a shrapnel of the polishing pad sponge.
The colour difference is major!
After some paint correction, the clarity is restore and the colour of the car immediately darkens into a wet look.
Pre-Coating shot shows a much reflective and well prepared surface.
As for these 3 years old wheels. It was the usual day to day road grime.
The colour of the tires shows an obvious “never been scrubbed” condition.
The brake dust build up is not extreme.
As usual areas like these are skipped during the normal washing routines.
The scrubbing begins. But unfortunately we forgot the Afters…
The glass was quite heavily stained as the car is usually parked outdoors.
After washing we can obviously see the watermark islands.
On the left, watermark stained the entire glass. On the right, a fully treated glass panel.
A closer look after the glass has fully dried up. No visible watermark.
Finally, after coating, the results were quite pleasing. Wet look achieved.
Upon arrival, we had already expected a long day. This Honda Accord was inspected beforehand. The car is 1 year old but fully maintained by a “so called detailer” around the owner’s area. They even guaranteed a 100% recovery for the paint after seeing its damages. You be the judge.
Since it rained in the morning, its obvious that the paint does not have any sort of protection left.
The first kind of damage we spotted around the car was these, they were all over the car, a sudden patch of haziness.
Another hazy spot.
Under the natural light, it is very obvious that the car had been sent to a paint shop and the paint shop finishing was a nightmare.
The direction of the scratches from the G6 compound used by paint shops.
Other than that, we also spotted some severe watermark etching.
Door handle bowls were also heavily scratched.
Now a view with proper lighting.
Extremely scratched up.
Some areas which were not repainted was slightly better.
Now for the paint correction procedure. Obviously, we did the standard washing, claying, stain removals and tar removal.
We corrected a section of the hood, check out the obvious difference in colour and depth.
The corrected section is very obvious.
We also did a test panel on one of the repainted panel.
This is a repainted panel. Before.
After paint correction on the same panel.
After know how the paint reactions to the paint correction system we use, we started the paint correction.
This is a Before indication of the swirl amount.
After 1 pass, we spotted some leftover deeper RIDS (random isolated deep scratches)
1 more pass to clear it up.
Side door panels.
Some damages were too severe, even after a few passes the damage cannot be removed fully.
The general condition after paint correction went on for 10hours.
We did a total makeover for the paint and now it looks like a bright star in the sky.
More after correction.
This is how the reflection looks like after paint correction.
We’re packing up for the day and continuing tomorrow.
Due to limited time, we didn’t document the wheels but here is am after shot.
Entire procedure took 2 days, timed around, 17hours. Check out the results.
We’re gonna be brutally honest about this car. Its perfect. Its as perfect as a car, fresh from the production line, directly sent to your house.
We usually start with a wash but unfortunately, the owner was washing the car when we arrive.
So we took the opportunity to inspect the car as we washed the car together
On the roof, the paint was flawless.
On the body, the paint again was perfect.
It had a very unique shine to it when light was shine onto the paint.
Basically, the car was so flawless, that we didn’t had anything to work on. Hence, we just did all essential surface preparations, removing wax and grease, stains were very minimal but still we did some cleaning on that areas, and finally we coated the car. Entire process took less than 3hours, but then again, we have to stress that not all cars are like this, most cars we worked on had severe damages, or even paint damages from the dealership itself.
But anyways, we did brief the customer about the condition and he was happy enough to book us for his other car.
Enjoy the results.