We have with us a Mercedes GLC brand new from the dealership. The owner of the car brought the car back from the dealership and parked it till we got here a few days later. That’s how much car lovers love their cars! No further delays, check out what we did.
Upon arrival, we did the routine walk around to check for obvious damages.
It was really sandy!
As we moved to the paint surface, severely watermarks can be seen.
Some leftover glue marks from the protective wrappers.
More hardened glue marks.
Some lighter glue stains that we almost missed.
The edges of the side sill were covered in stains as well.
The sun was shining onto the hood, so we check on the surface condition.
Well，there was no swirls or scratches on the paint
Fuel cap areas for a brand new car?
Still pretty dirty!
First we clean up the hidden areas.
Then we worked on these areas to bring them to a clean state.
Then we removed the glue stains and harden glue marks.
We then gave the paint a light polish to remove watermark build up.
Checking under the sun again to double confirm.
The surface was cleared of all watermark build up.
Restoring the surface to a clean condition, the car is now ready to be coated.
The wheels were not exactly dull, just dirty.
A closer look of the brake dust build up from merely 1 drive.
Lug nuts areas were not neglected in the process.
Spokes are cleaned thoroughly
and Finally, the wheels were coated for maximum protection and shine.
It was not a major or serious condition to work on, so we spent about 6hours restoring this huge SUV and finally topping it all up with our Opti-Coat™Pro. Check out the gloss and shine.
This Mazda owner had approached us since the car was new but because of his busy schedule, the car was not really cared for and also there was just no time for us to come over and get the paint protection from Day 1 of ownership. Finally after months of planning, we were able to setup a date where the owner is free of all work and get the car protected. It had been 6 months since new.
We expected some bad paint surface upon arrival since it had Zero Protection since Day 1.
The routine walk around was performed to check for obvious paint damages.
To be honest, metallic colours are really good at hiding damages. Swirls and Scratches are next to invisible when in shade. You would not expect such amount of paint damage on this car if we didn’t document it.
The first obvious paint damage we spotted was on the front bumper, this was a motorbike scrape.
Scratched from unknown source on the rear bumper area.
Of course some typical signs of daily usage.
We noticed some obvious hologram damage (damage from improper polishing) when the sun shined on this area.
Moving to some more in depth paint damage inspection. The LED check light is utilized.
Some obvious holograms were spotted on the side panels and on the hood. We also noticed some haziness on the paint.
Swirls from the regular washing
More swirls on the hood.
Hologram on doors.
A closer view on the swirls.
A closer view on the hologram
We spotted a weird stain on the paint as well. Texture felt like a matte surface.
We did some intense, deep clean and detailing in the washing stage. Unfortunately, there was nothing special to document. After that, we continued on with the paint restoration. We first attacked the obvious damages.
A closer view of the deep scratch with LED.
The scratch was visible even under the Sun
After the paint correction, the scratch is obviously gone.
A closer look with LED to make sure the scratch is fully restored.
No visible scratch or indentation on the paint.
Moving to the next obvious paint damage on the bumper. Before restoration.
After restoration. Although the scratch is gone but there is some permanent damage on the edges. The plastic trim could not be restored as well.
LED indicated the scratch is fully restored. The edge of the paint shows the permanent damage that we could not restore.
Now we tackled the hidden paint damages most consumer do not know about. Hologram damage before.
Hologram damage after restoration.
Swirl damage before.
Swirl damage after.
Remember the swirls from before?
Here is how it looks after restoration.
Hologram damage before?
Hologram after paint restoration.
Weird stain before?
Weird stain after. We were unable to fully remove this damage even after multiple attempts.
Final checking on the paint after an alcohol wipedown.
We gave the car a final washing and did some minor touch up to some neglected spots.
Exhaust tips before.
Exhaust tips after polishing.
The wheels were just dirty in the beginning.
A thick coat of brake dust.
It was obvious the wheels just bling-ed up.
Finally after many hours, we finished the car with a generous coat of Opti-Coat™Pro on all the painted panels, plastic trims, chrome, headlights, taillights, wheels, exhaust tips and all glass panels. Check out the glossy finish.