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.
This classic racer is one of the most iconic Lotus ever. I remembered this little thing in games! From our previous article on the Porsche Boxster, the owner was speechless and impressed with our work so….Today we’re back at the Porsche’s home to detail and coat this ride. Before we started, the owner had briefed us that the car had been repainted and been detailed prior us. We didn’t expect the worst but it wasn’t the best either.
Upon arrival, the car looks glossy because of its body line. Its sexy for a car but a nightmare for a detailer.
The paint surface was found to be covered in stains from the first walk around inspection.
Watermarks were also 1 of the many issues as the car had been parked for quite a while.
The swirls amount on the other hand were not that severe since it barely driven.
We found some slight haziness on some panels which indicates oxidation.
On some sections, it was slightly better than others.
On the entire car, we only found 1 spot of hologram.
More stains found.
As usual, we gave the car a good old deep cleaning, removing most of the stains and watermarks along. We then moved on to polishing the car since we had insufficient time today. Here is an after shot.
Stains were removed.
We manually hand polished the taillights and signal lights. This is a Before.
Signal and taillights After. Notice the deeper tone and glossier finish.
The fuel cap was made of aluminum and was fully oxidized. This photo shows a 50/50
Its the small little details that brings out the overall finishing touch.
The glass was surprisingly mild with watermark since the owner mentioned he had left it at a parking mode for more than a year.
Cleared the watermark and coated the windscreen back to that hydrophobic state.
About 10hours of detailing later. We again finish off the car with Opti-Coat™Pro for long term paint protection and simply because its a quality product my clients would not deprived their rides from. Check out that wet finish, its like a swimming pool just that its white.
We have with us today a very uniquely colour Range Rover Evoque. Being a 3 year old car, the owner finally decided that she needs some restoration work done to the paint. Opting for the Opti-Coat™Pro was his choice even before he called us. So we are here after a 5minute conversation on the phone. Check it out!
Upon arrival, the car seemed to be in a rather glossy and clean condition, but as we always say, looks can be deceiving.
As we did our walk around, the first thing that caught our eyes was the severely scratched up side pillars.
Then we noticed some calcium build up on the paint. We suspect the car is mostly parked outdoors in the rain.
And we were right, see the extreme watermark build up.
The front grills had more calcium build up and faded plastic as well.
Of course the glass was affected as well.
As we pop the fuel cover, shocked was the only word we can describe what we saw.
This is how dirty this area can get when neglected.
Because we noticed some cat cages, so we expected some cat scratches around the car.
More cat scratches.
Side pillar’s damage when under LED.
View from a distance. Looks quite bad.
Moving on to the paint condition, under the LED check light, swirls can be seen everywhere.
Some areas were more severe, some areas had light swirls. This photo shows some random scratches as well.
Light swirls spotted.
Some even lighter swirls on the side panels.
We gave the car a very through cleaning and washing, removing a heavy amount of dirt, road grime, tar spots and watermarks. This was how the clay bar looked like when we first started.
This is how the clay bar looked like after 1 door. Get the picture of how dirty the car is?
After cleaning, we immediately started with the paint restoration. This is the side plastics after restoration, notice there are still some light watermarks. This shows that the watermark contamination is rather severe and deeply etched.
We first tackled the cat scratches.
Cat scratch before.
Cat scratch after.
Under LED check light after restoring the cat scratch. Pardon the polish oil smudge.
We continued the paint correction and restored most of the surfaces. Again, pardon the oil smudge that affect the lighting.
Other panels that we had restored.
Visibly no longer any swirls on the surface.
Remember the plastic panel that still had a little remaining watermark stains?
This is after restoration.
Since we are so hardcore at the restoration, we were stroked not to clean up the engine as well. Before cleaning.
Close up on the dirty engine bay.
Prior any cleaning.
After cleaning. Impressed?
The car actually took us more than a day to complete but the shine it produces is way beyond photos. We were only able to capture this much, but in real life, the car looks jaw dropping glossy. Check out the final finishing after Opti-Coat™Pro.
Just like any brand new car, this Ford Kuga is no exception. We always tell our clients that even though your car is brand new and a few days old, it does not mean that the production date was a few days old. Most cars are stored in open air warehouses till the batch is complete. Prior completion of the batch, the car might have been left outdoors for a extensive time, hence the elements will be damaging the paint.
Upon arrival, we started to inspect the car, with limited time and a huge surface area to work on, we started immediately.
The paint is swirled up.
Holograms are also visible.
We assume that the car had to have some serious stains as the entire car had been polished.
Due to the lack of experience with a rotary buffer, the person that polished the car left us tonnes of paint correction to do.
The wheels looked like they had some very greasy tyre shine on it.
A closer look and the thickness of the brake dust is just speechless.
Wasting no further time, we started with the standard deep clean, scrubbing the low quality tyre shine off.
Although the paint had been polished, it was not detailed, hence most trim and edges of the car is stain covered.
We also clayed the car as we found the paint to be very rough. Claying will smoothen the paint and also show us how dirty it is.
After much intense cleaning and stain removed, we polished the paint. Here is the after.
Immediately, the shine was restored and gloss enhanced, this time, the owner came by and was just blown away.
After around more than 8hours of paint correction, we applied Opti-Coat Pro for the final protection. Check out the results. White, can have the wet glossy look too.