The Toyota Vios is one of the most common cars in Malaysia, which mean most people simply do not value the car. Being a 5 year old car from this owner, he finally decided that the car needed a revival. Read on to find out how horrible is a 5 year old maintained only by road side washes.
Upon arrival, we immediately were able spot some severe damages.
They were all basically around the car.
Because the car was washed earlier, it was pretty clean and easy to spot for damages.
The sun was out so, sun shot reveals the true condition of the paint.
More paint scuffs.
The fuel door area was surprisingly clean for its age.
Merely a little stain.
Moving on to spotlight swirl spotting.
Visible swirls on silver/light grey toned colours might not be visible but we still try to spot it all.
Swirls on the doors.
The interior was in pretty dull shape. The owner also mentioned he spilled coconut water a few years back and it has stained that spot for a long time.
The seats were greasy and stained.
You can obviously spot the dark leather patterns.
Steering was glossy and greasy.
B Pillar plastic panels were stained.
We first dealt with the seats. Here is a 50/50. Cleaned (left) Dirty (right)
B pillars were cleaned and restored.
Remember greasy seats, Before.
As for the coconut water stain, this was the maximum we could clean and restore.
As usual, the glass is covered in watermark.
Rear windscreen was the most severe part of the watermark build up.
After removal of the watermark build up.
We cleaned every area of the car including the fuel cover.
After the wash, we can obviously see that the surface has no protection.
Paint surface corrected.
On other areas, we achieved a swirls free surface as well. Surprisingly we were able to restore most of to a swirl free condition.
Finally, after 2 days or more than 20hours working of the car. We protected the car with Opti-Coat™Pro and check out the finishing.
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 a pretty rare car on our hands this round. Its a vintage Lotus Esprit fully restored to factory standard. It was briefed by the owner himself that it was repainted by a very skillful painter and also the colour chosen was from the Aston Martin Vanquish! This is the 4th car the owner had us worked on. Well, lets begin.
Upon arrival, the car was parked in a semi covered area, whereby tree leaves, tree sap, and bird droppings were visible.
Without wasting time, we proceed to inspecting the paint. Its was almost mint but with some coarse finishing from the painters.
Some light contamination and also haziness on the clear coat.
The paint was not at its best state but its nothing major.
Zoom in and we spotted some keep swirls on the frontal part of the car.
Some minor uneven clear coat.
a deep scratch.
Another visible deep swirled area.
From far, these swirls are not very visible, but it doesn’t mean we skip it.
We gave the car a wash, clay and immediately started on the paint correction.
So after the paint correction, we restored the colour and also removed all of the swirls.
A closer zoom in look on the paint condition.
The wheels were also repainted and it was a pain in the a** to clean. We manage to clean up all of them and got them coated.
As for the results.