Today we are working on the brand new Mazda CX-5, already impressed with the looks and all, we are excited as we are going to make her into a mirror! The coating we are using today is a custom formula developed by us over the years of experience in this industry. For more info, you can simply PM, E-mail or Whatsapp to us direct as this is not a sale post but a article featuring this ride’s process.
Upon arrival, we can instantly notice how dirty the car wash. Because of its colour, dirt may not be so visible.
Rain stains with a mixture of dust and sand.
The side panels were covered!
On to the paint condition, we were greeted by hologram marks.
Swirl marks were also visible all around the car.
More visible holograms.
Deep swirls spotted.
Some areas had lighter swirls
More severe swirls on some sections
Remember the deep swirls we spotted earlier.
After some much needed paint restoration, this was the outcome.
On the rear boot area, we can visibly see the swirls.
All sections of the paint was corrected into this level of finishing.
Some sun shots to double check on the finishing.
Final inspection on the swirls.
And we were ready to apply the High Gloss Coat.
The High Gloss Coat is a 6H custom formula that with our constant R&D and follow up with clients, 2 years old and the first client that applied this coat still have zero issues with watermark and swirls!
Wheels were as usual covered in brake dust.
With the help from some pH neutral iron remover, we dissolved the brake dust for a cleaner finish.
The finishing was a mirror finish, giving the car a even more redefined shape and lines.
For this BMW, the owner schedule the time with us to send us the car. Giving us plenty of time to work on it to really bring out the best surface condition on it. Silver is one the hardest colour to gain the glossy wet look but we had done it many times already, this is just another example of our work.
Upon arrival, we did a detailed wash on the car, removing all contamination and tar spots. A brief clay bar treatment was done to the surface as well.
After drying off the car, we were immediately able to identify and spot some light hologram damage on the front hood.
Glossy piano black pillars were quite scratched up mostly due to bad washing mitts or road side wash.
The glossy piano black pillars are quite badly swirled up. Not forgetting the watermark stains.
With some masking tape to seal up the trims and rubber, we manage to restore the piano black surface to as if new.
On the light hologram marks we mentioned earlier.
After paint correcting the hologram mark.
To further make sure the surface had no longer any swirls or hologram damage, we checked again on major and tight surfaces.
Final conclusion of swirl free surface.
Another mineral grey BMW came up on the job sheet. Seems like a BMW 1 series month this round. The best part, they have 2 of the same car! Check out our progress. Read on…
Upon arrival, the car was in rather dirty and dusty state. Being merely 1 week old, its pretty normal to see cars in this state.
Dirt and sand found on the rear hatch is the common sight.
The condition of the car was pretty much flawless with just some minor damages. This was one of it. Light swirls can be seen on the right of the LED.
On another spot, u can see slightly heavier swirl damage, but on the entire car we only spotted 2 of such spots.
As the weather was getting very very hot on this day, we speed up the process but had not documented the washing, claying and light tar removal.
On the paint correction, we manage to remove all of the damages as well. Here are some close ups.
On another section.
Being able to confirm the car had zero swirls left to correct, we washed down the car and got the surface ready for the final coating application.
Finally, we applied the Opti-Coat Pro paint protection coating onto the paint, by this time the sun was setting and here are the glossy, wet looking outcome.
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!
To some the Mitsubishi Lancer is just an A to B commute vehicle, but to some its their first ride, pride and joy! The owner of this ride just got the car repainted not long ago but was not very satisfied with the paint finishing from the paint shop. The typical practice from paint shops will end up with alot of swirls from their G6 heavy cutting compound.
The swirls condition on the paint is like this.
It does look pretty severe and even more horrible looking in real life
And this is just the front hood.
There was an unknown stain here that we spotted. Could not be washed off.
The texture on the paint was a little off as well which resulted in a blurry reflection.
We first start with a detailed wash.
We first tackled the most common problem on white cars. Tar spots.
You can really see the tar dissolving off.
After a quick polish you can obviously see the difference in colour. (left is untouched)
The stain had been removed.
The swirls fully restored.
LED reveals better and still, no swirls spotted.
After multiple checking on the final results on the paint correction, we applied a generous layer of Swissvax.
Because the owner gave us plenty of time to work on the car, we actually took about 20hours on this polishing job. The results are astonishing as usual and the owner was more than satisfied with the results. Check out the glossy finish.