We’re in Penang again for this brand new Mercedes GLC250, collected from the dealership just 1 day ago before we were appointed to come over and get her coated! But brand new, doesn’t mean flawless paint condition.
Upon arrival, we spotted quite a few issues on the paint, number 1 was the watermarks.
Fuel door areas are usually covered in dirt and dust from storage.
You can even notice that slight discoloration from the dirt on the black plastic areas.
A closer look on the watermarks.
This car had been left outdoors for quite a while to have that type of watermark build up.
Even on the angled areas there were visible watermark etching.
Dirt and sand from normal driving is usually found on the rear end of the car.
Its been raining lately in Penang so road grime is very common on these areas.
We first started with the wheels and slowly moved on to cleaning other areas.
We found some weird haziness on the rear quarter panel. From even a distance you can see that haziness on the edge of the panel towards the door’s gap.
A closer look revealed heavy sanding marks.
On another angle.
After a couple passes, we corrected the haziness back to a proper shiny surface.
Other areas were corrected as well due to the watermark stains.
Swirl free and watermark free surface.
On the hood
On the doors.
The wheels were not very dirty to start with.
Some light brake dust from the usual driving.
Minor build up on the lugnut areas.
You can spot the difference in tone whereby the brake dust covered area is slight brownish.
Gave the wheels a good detailed wash.
and poof, one spanking clean wheel.
After many hours of detailing and paint correction, we finished the car off with Opti-Coat™Pro as the paint protection system. Check out the wet look and glossy finish as usual.
We are in Penang for this one of a kind, first of its kind BMW 330e, its one torque monster with that electric motor! This owner had previously detailed and coated his Audi A4 many years back, because of the quality we produce, he opted for us without hesitation when he got his new ride.
Upon arrival, the typical dusty exterior is spotted.
Because of long distance travel for about 500KM with some rain, watermarks formed on the hood together with dirt.
On the exterior, the car looks rather glossy, but not many can tell that there is underlying damaging hidden from the untrained eye.
We popped the fuel cap and it is found to be as dirty as a 1 year old car.
Because most dealerships want to save cost on Post Delivery Procedure, they usually opt for cheap and fast detailers. In results, you get free hologram damages.
More holograms on the side door.
Some hologram on the side fenders.
On the door.
and finally, more holograms on the door. Looks like we would be doing a full polish for this sweet ride.
We did our standard detailed wash to remove all contamination and moved on to the paint correction.
On the front bonnet, hologram cleared.
Other sections of the front bonnet.
And a final sun shot to double check on the paint condition.
Opti-Coat Pro applied after all the surface preparation. Check out the finishing, extremely glossy and wet looking.
PS: Refer to below link for this owner’s previous car’s article.