This is the 3rd car the owner had us restore and coat. The Mercedes 300SE is more than20 years old but you’ll be surprise how good its been maintained.
Before we start, check out the previous BMW E34 that we restored previously!
As usual we did the standard walk around inspection.
The car was in a rather clean condition as its rarely used.
We found some scratches on the front hood.
Spotted some polish/wax residue,
Found some weird red dots on the paint. Suspected to be from trees.
More scuffs found on the fenders.
Some finer scratches found even with natural lighting
A clearer view on the scratches.
A close look on the paint reveals the haziness.
Our lighting also revealed the very minor swirls that are covering the shine.
After an extensive wash, we removed most contamination of the paint and revealed the true condition.
After some paint correction. This is the restored surface. Checkout the colour difference.
Some minor micro swirls were left behind but its not very visible.
The wheels were at its best ever condition. It practically looks new.
but we still clean up the edges.
and finally got them a nice coat of Opti-Coat™Pro
The results of good surface preparation and the quality of Opti-Coat™Pro.
This is a Fiat X1/9. Made in the 80s, its the come back when Fiat almost went bust. The owner of this collectible cars were quite concerned about the paint work as it has been sitting outdoors most of the time. Being said, we were called once again to restore this mighty Fiat.
Upon arrival, we did our usual walk around to inspect the paint.
It had definitely been repainted in some point of her life. But the paint was holding up quite well.
The owner had 3 huge German Shepherds. They were all very hyper active. Hence, dog scratches.
More Feline Picasso.
Some hologram found on the paint.
Some areas had light swirls.
Some areas had light swirls, holograms, and waterspot stains.
But most areas were just swirls.
After paint correction.
Deep scratches and swirls. Before.
Upon arrival, we already expected the car to be in harsh unloved condition. Looking at the car, we noticed the owner had 3 big, full grown, hyper active German shepherds. That, would be the highlight of our session.
The usual walk around found us some pretty interesting paint damage. As amazing as it sound, these are aircond water stains.
Owner briefs us that the car is pretty under utilized. Parked under the shade most of the time. Hence the dusty surface.
If you say its glossy, its not. If you say its shiny, we’ll say its a little dull.
We spotted some dog scratches.
More dog scratches.
Some unknown mark that had been stained to the paint.
More swirl damage.
Some severe watermark spots.
Swirls on the roof.
As we washed the car, we felt that the surface was really rough. We’re usually right.
We clayed the entire car. The photo shown is merely from 1 door.
Dog scratch before.
Dog scratch after.
After paint correction
After paint correction
Final finishing on the paint.
For wheels of this age, we wouldn’t expect much from it.
Closer reveals some brake dust stains.
The colour difference.
Wheels after cleaning.
Some marks were too severely stained.
After countless hours of detailing and paint correction. Here’s the results.