Without further delays, we would like to present to you how we revived this Volkswagen Polo that had only 1 job. Its what we Malaysians call “Kete Pi Pasar” (Go to Market Cars). 5 years of age and less than 100k clocked on the ODO, imagine how mint it is?
First， we checked out how clean the car is.
Failed our first cleanliness test.
Drainage areas were stained.
Emblems were stained as well. We wouldn’t blame the owner as most people don’t know how to clean this area.
Pop the trunk and there is more stains.
The door handle cups are usually scratched as well
And of course, all doors looks the same.
Along the window trims, all stains were rather visible.
There were no rubber roof lining but there is definitely a ditch for rain water to flow down. Yes, its stained as well.
Hidden areas like this were of course neglected over the years.
Bumper trims were stained as well.
At this point, we would say, the whole car is stained.
Moving on to how bad the paint is. Swirls were spotted.
The paint had some light watermarks.
But severe paint damage caused by the Good Morning towel washing mitt.
Some areas had deep scratches.
Some areas had lighter scratches.
Taillights are made from plastic, they are most probably scratched too.
And lightly stained with watermarks too.
Alright, correction and cleaning. We scrubbed the whole car with a brand new 0.01mm soft bristle Systema toothbrush.
But yet, we fail to remove some rusty spots.
Most of the areas that were badly stained were restored.
Window trim areas.
Below the side mirror areas.
The gap between the fender and the bumper.
The signal side marker’s gap.
and of course the Volkswagen chrome emblems.
Sneaky areas like these are not neglected anymore
Hidden area under the Volkswagen logo had no chance of escaping this round.
Lastly, bumper trims and details were cleaned.
We polished the paint with a aggressive compound to remove most of the swirl damages.
But there were some damages that could not be restore due to the severity.
This is a 50/50 colour comparison. On the left, the true colour of the white. On the right, the stained white.
Likewise on the roof, 50/50 colour difference. Left: Restored, Right: Stained.
The taillights were given a light polish to remove the plastic scratches.
Restoring the glossy and colour of the taillights. You’ll see how bling it comes out later.
The wheels on first impression looked rather clean but when we looked closer.
Silver can be deceiving as well.
Lugnut areas were stained.
Colour difference on the spokes.
After cleaning the wheels.
Coming Soon on the next post.
As for the final finishing after topping up with a layer of premium quality wax. Check it out.
Today we have here with us a Volkswagen MK7 Golf GTI. It had been one of the many cars we have been requested to post up. As we have many many cars awaiting article posting, we chose this to be up first.
Upon arrival, we always check the cleanliness of the car. Which in this case seem to be clean and shiny.
As we moved to the frontal area of the car, we are able to see that there is a wet look on the car, most probably due to lighting or the dealership waxed the car.
As we started to inspect the car close up, we found dirt stains everywhere.
Windows were covered in dust.
Doors were covered with the standard road grime and dust.
Side skirts are collecting much dirt too.
Due to the aerodynamic’s of the car, sand, dust and dirt are collected at the back section of the car too.
We also found some minor tree sap stains on the paint.
A closer look onto the paint, it is not as clean as it looks after all.
Into the paint condition, we did a sun shot and found that the paint is still in a flawless state.
With a LED light source, we can conclude the paint’s condition.
As the paint condition is at such a good state, there is no correction required. Our focus will be on stain removals. Here is a before
And After stain removal.
The owner passed us a new set of LED taillights to be coated as well, so we prepared them as well.
The wheels prior delivery is normally covered in some sort of plastic film, this plastic film will leave adhesive residue which is normally missed out by the dealers. Here is a before.
After the residue is removed.
The wheels were covered in brake dust as usual. This is a before.
More before shots.
And After much hours spent on decontamination.