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.
This is an art of mother nature. The Picasso piece that nature gave FOC to our client’s car when it was parked under the tree. We have with us a brand new Toyota Vios, ready to be detailed and treated with Opti-Coat™Pro.
Upon arrival, just like any car, we did our standard walk around to spot for any visible damages.
Initial inspection showed us that the car was indeed parked under a tree.
Visible bird dropping was spotted.
As we were walking to the back, we the sudden artistic side of us came alive as we spotted this nice painting.
Art come in many forms, in this case, it was in nature’s form.
As we complete our round check, we could not proceed with the paint inspected as the car was too dirty.
Hence, we proceed to washing the car first then inspecting the paint further. This is a bird dropping etching on the paint.
The paint on the other hand had next to no damage on it, but it just looked dull.
After much inspecting, we decided that the paint requires a good old fashioned polishing just to bring back the shine.
Now for the paint correction, we first worked on the bird dropping etching.
After much intense polishing, we got the stained spoiler to its original state.
While we were polishing the other sections of the car, a old stain mark was spotted as well.
The paint is visibly whiter and the stain is removed. No editing at all to the photo.
Finally, the paint was entirely polishing and the shine was back!
Comparing to the initial impression of the car, it now looks much cleaner, much glossier and much smoother. Its now ready to be treated with the coating.
Wheels were not in a bad shape, hence there was not much detailing that can be done.
After some cleaning up, we coated the wheels and got it protected.
The glass water pretty much stained with watermarks.
After the watermark removal treatment. The glass is restored to its supposed state.
Finally, after intense paint correction, stain removals, bird dropping etching restoration, we got the Opti-Coat™Pro applied. Check out the wet look on white.