Some may feel disgusted on this ride as its based on a BMW F30 3 series while having no “butt”. Being a hatchback, it might not be as popular as the sedan BMWs, but in our eyes, all cars had their beauty and we do not have any prejudice on any cars, except maybe a Fiat Multipla XD. On the coming series, we will be covering a few on these BMW 1 series. So stay tuned.
Early in the morning, the client actually drove his ride to our place, after a brief engine cool down until the bonnet was not hot and the brakes were cooled down we moved on to doing the regular walk around to spot for obvious damages.
First impressions on the painted surface, there was this weird smudge which looked like oil but could not be rubbed off.
The rear had some “leaks”. Overflowing anti rust materials might be the cause of these, its rather common on BMWs.
Some watermarks stains was spotted on the windscreen.
Coming onto the the condition of the paint, we found hologram marks.
The sun was out so its a great opportunity to get some sun shots, obviously there were swirls on the paint too.
We suspected a cheap polish job was done since there was holograms on the paint, but this was next level. We call this pigtail damage. These form of damage is from having sand or hardened polishing compound on the pads. When used on the paint, it will cause damages like this.
Copming back to the smudge, there were also swirls.
On the rear bumper we spot some rather severe scratches and holograms. A poor attempt to polish off damage it seems.
First we tackled the lighter damages on the bonnet, which in this case was the swirls and smudge.
The sun actually confirmed our flawless finish.
On another section of the bonnet. Swirls corrected.
Remember we mentioned the pigtail damages. We were only able to reduce it to a less visible state.
On other sections, swirls are no more.
If you look closely, there is 1 light scratch just on top of the sun towards the right, that was 1 tough scratch to remove, hence we wouldn’t risk burning thought the paint for that.
The poor attempt to remove damage on the rear bumper was sorted.
As night fell, we got some closer shots on the paint to double confirm the paint condition.
Final finishing on the paint and we’re ready for the coating to be applied.
Before we finish, due to the heavy amount of dust residue from the cutting and paint restoration, another detailed wash, done.
Final shots we as usual, from a 12MP phone camera. No edits, no adobe lightroom to adjust, just a pure point and shoot. Enjoy the gloss, correctly done paint restoration, surface preperation and coating application.
We have a rather special ride here with us today, previously coated with Opti-Coat Pro by a self proclaimed “master detailer”. As we inspected the car we found out what was the “quality” of the job. The owner contacted us as he had noticed the car looks rather dull and scratched up, so we showed up on our appointment date and started to work on it. Read on to find out what we found.
Upon arrival, we did our routine walk around and found that the paint was not in the worst shape. Swirls were noticeable.
Some areas are covered in watermarks.
Some areas had watermarks and some rather deep scratches.
As the car was detailed by a “master” detailer, we wouldn’t have expect holograms to be found, but here you go, hologram damage.
But you can actually see that Opti-Coat Pro had protected the car some rather severe swirl issues, even for a 4 years coated car, the swirl level was not severe.
We first started with a detailed wash and during claying, the paint was rather dirty.
After some paint correction, the paint was back to a tip top condition.
For this session, the client decided to go for our exclusive High Gloss Coat, which gives a extreme reflection and gloss for a budget rate. Not stressful on the wallet but yet still give your pride and joy the gloss it deserves.
Check out the After effects of High Gloss Coat. Amazing? Glossy? Wet enough?
Yet another JDM legend came in to us for some detailing and paint restoration. We had already known the car for quite a while and understand that there was a paint job involved. But due to the quality of the paint job, the rare clean finish was already done on the body. After driving many miles and going through many washes, its finally time for the annual restoration to keep the car always looking spanking new.
The car had been at our place for the entire night as the owner of this sweet ride had gone to work. In the morning, we started our work.
We diagnose the paint surface for obvious contamination. Here you can see the watermark stains.
Some light swirls were found on the bonnet.
On the boot, we also found some light swirls.
Black had always been a challenge to fix, here you see some swirls and water on the rear spoiler.
Even more visible swirls damages on the rear spoiler.
Our initial spotted revealed some very minor, next to unnoticeable oxidation on the headlights, so we did the essential steps to remove the oxidation.
Check out the Before.
After. Some very minor gloss differences.
After paint restoration. Swirls no longer visible.
Same panels that we showed you the watermark stains. No more stains.
Watermark and Swirls on spoiler deck (Before)
After paint correction.
On another section of the spoiler deck. (Before)
We did some minor detailing on the steering wheel since we had some free time and also because the wheel is filthy! (on the left: undetailed; on the right: cleaned.)
Dirty oil stains had edged into the texture of the metal.
On the right side of the steering wheel. Similar results.
Momo wording clear and clean!