This is a 3 year old, neglected, mostly parked outdoor, next to no maintenance Mini Countryman. It looks pretty glossy at first glance but you will be shocked to find out how severely damage the car is. Read on.
Upon arrival, we did the routine walk around to spot extremely visible damages. The paint looks surprisingly glossy but we know its fake!
We spotted the typical scratches as we investigate closer.
Aged dirt and road grime.
Faded rubber lining that had been collecting dirt from Day 1.
Extremely clustered watermark issues.
100% faded racing stripes decal.
A closer look on the oxidation build up.
A very dirty and neglected area.
Deep swirls on the paint.
Or should we say, deep swirls with a combination of watermark stains.
More extremely visible swirls.
So, we conclude the paint is “F**ked Up”.
And when we thought that is the last of the damage? There is more.
We gave the car a detailed wash, cleaning all the window rubber lining, giving the entire car the clay treatment. Here is the clay before.
After claying 1 panel. You can obviously see dirt spots.
And finally a tar removal step.
Remember the faded black racing stripe?
Fancy a cool 50/50?
Here is general view of the restored decal.
We proceed to correcting half the hood. Check out the difference.
The door pillars before restoration.
Door pillar after restoration.
Because the paint was quite bad in shape, we only manage to restore this much.
If you didn’t get what we meant, the paint had some leftover damages that could not be restored.
After losing count of how many hours we worked on this car, we finally came to the finale of protecting the final finishing with Opti-Coat ™Pro. Check it out.
This, in our opinion is one of the best looking Proton car ever made, From looks, performance, even to the wheels, is good looking. Unfortunately, its locally made and lacks the quality. Paint work is not a main concern when manufacturing low budget cars, Hence we are here to enhance the paint work for the car the last longer with its shine.
Upon arrival, we can see that the car seem to be in a good, glossy and shiny state which is also common as Proton sales representative will never put the extra effort to get the polishing or waxing done for its new clients.
The car is barely few days old when we arrived. Visible weather stains can be found
On the areas that water flows down, stains are visible.
There were some tar spots, although minor but still a pain in the butt
Tar spots were removed.
Paint was given a light polish as there were no visible swirls.
At a different spot.
This post was written to show that we are professionals, even when it comes to local cars with bad paint work. Although it is not a very expensive car, the client was still willing to spend to protect. What are you waiting for?