Its not the first time we worked on a car like this, such size yet having such luxurious stance. This Mercedes GLC had only been owned for less than a week. Being a massive upgrade for the owner, he decided that protection is a must, hence we are here to sort him out today!
Upon arrival, it was slightly drizzling, hence the bonnet was a little wet.
We did the routine inspection to check for obvious damages, but there was none.
We checked the areas that is usually filthy, but it was clean.
We expect the paint to be spanking new but again, we were wrong.
The paint had some significant damage on it, although not very visible due to the colour.
Lucky for us, the sky was gloomy and we were able to capture on camera.
Other than that, the paint was smooth and the dealership did some waxing on the paint as well.
Not forgetting the typical road contamination.
We spent quite alot of time washing the car in detail to make sure it squeeky clean.
Further detailing this area to make sure its 100%
After much inspection around the car, we found out that only this area is affected by swirls.
We did some paint correction on the damages.
Zoom in and you’ll notice a deeper yet non visible RIDS (random isolated deep scratch)
And finally to a swirl free surface.
Upon finishing all paint correction, we noticed some polish splatter on the plastics. It was definitely not from us as it was already dried up.
After some magic with a tooth brush, we sorted it out.
The wheels on the other hand were on the dirty side.
Mostly due to brake dust and rain.
After spending too much time on just the wheels alone.
We coated to protect.
Finally, the entire car was coated with Opti-Coat™Pro and check out the captionless finishing.
We have with us an Edition 1: AMG and after the hot cake A45 this is next on the list. The GLA45 AMG, its such a brutal, bad ass, monstrous looking machine. Here in with us today to get some “aerodynamic improvement” on the smoothness of the paint job.
In some cases the client’s sent the car over to us. So, upon arrival, the only thing we did was let the car cool down.
As it was cooling down, we took the opportunity to walk around the car to check for obvious damages.
Just in case we forget, It is an Edition 1 but the owner decided that the decals were abit too lame for his liking hence he removed them.
The first thing we see was the usual dirt from rain that is very common for hatchback cars, the back is always dirty.
and we mean, real dirty.
Popped the fuel door and it is still…
It may look white but just a slide of a finger will reveal how dirty is the car.
We checked the paint for any visible swirls or damages. There was a minimal amount of damages.
But for the stains around the car, its unbearable. Chrome exhaust tips are dirty and oxidized.
Hence, we started with the regular wash. It was not enought, then we did another round of the regular wash.
After washing, we polished the exhaust tips. Left: Before and Right: After.
After. All thanks for Mother’s Mag and Aluminum Polish.
Remember we said the owner removed the decal? Here’s the aftermath.
We noticed some rust marks after we completed the wash. Most probably from brake particles.
So, we brought out the big guns, Iron X and Sonax Full Effect.
Iron X and Sonax Full Effect couldn’t do a full removal.
So， we had to do it the manual way.
After claying the remaining stains. The paint is restored.
Since we had clay the car, it had done some micro marring all over the affected areas. Hence we did a polish to remove the marring as well.
Paint condition after all the treatments. Its ready.
The wheels were originally in matte black. Bonus 50hp from the added red stripe.
A closer look reveals the factory marking stickers and the dirt.
Check out whats underneath.
After individually treating and cleaning the wheels.
and the wheel barrel.
Before we shower you with much glossy photo with all only natural lighting, take a look, who came to visit.
and here’s the gloss