We have with us the all new Honda Civic Turbo. Just collected a day before we came over to work on it. The owner did mention that the car was in pretty good condition, but as we all know, even brand new cars comes with paint damage. In this case, its pretty obvious there was a poorly done PDI.
Upon arrival, we did our routine walk around to spot obvious damages around the car.
But since its a 1 day old car, there was no obvious damage on the car.
Next up, we did the LED check light inspection. Hologram spotted.
On other sections of the hood.
On the side fender, hologram and light swirls spotted.
While we were washing the car, we noticed the surface of the paint was really coarse. This was the claybar before.
This is the claybar after. Noticed the edges of the clay. Some metal particles and tar was picked up in the process.
We then moved on to restore the crappy PDI damages. Before.
After paint restoration.
Before paint restoration.
After paint restoration.
After we completed all the damaged areas, we did an IPA (alcohol) wipe down and double checked the surface.
Triple checked the surface just to confirm.
The surface is now ready to be coated.
Entire process took us about 5hours to complete. So check out the glossy finish or a properly corrected and coated brand new car. This is how we feel brand new cars should look like.
We have with us a brand new Toyota Altis ready to be protected. When we say brand new, we usually mean 1 week or 2 weeks from delivery but this car is way beyond new. The owner just collected and drove the car home 2hours ago. The owner contacted us before delivery to schedule the timing and here we are. Check out the process!
Upon arrival, the owner already pre-parked the car in a horizontal position which is easier for us to work around.
We did our routine walk around to inspect for obvious damages.
Looks like the owner did some wiping and left some smudge marks.
Overall the paint looks pretty much new since the owner just collected the car hours ago.
Pop the fuel area and even for such a new car, it is dirty.
The dirt splashed from the journey home.
The windscreen were a little dusty as well.
Since its a new car, we expected watermark issues on the windscreen but it was clean and clear.
As we inspected the paint further, we spotted some hologram issues.
Another view of the hologram issues.
On LED, the hologram became even more obvious.
On a different area.
More hologram marks.
Coming to the paint correction, we did a light polish to remove the hologram.
Another pass of polish just in case if there were any micro swirls.
Leaving a perfect flawless surface. Of course, we did the essential cleaning and surface preparations for the coating.
The wheels were just slightly dirty as its the monsoon season.
With only minor stains and brake dust.
Wheels cleaned and Opti-Coated.
The preparation process did not take up alot of time because the car was pretty much new, we only fixed any existing damages, gave a light polish, and it was ready to be coated. Check out the final finishing.