We have with us the all new Honda Civic Turbo. Just collected a day before we came over to work on it. The owner did mention that the car was in pretty good condition, but as we all know, even brand new cars comes with paint damage. In this case, its pretty obvious there was a poorly done PDI.
Upon arrival, we did our routine walk around to spot obvious damages around the car.
But since its a 1 day old car, there was no obvious damage on the car.
Next up, we did the LED check light inspection. Hologram spotted.
On other sections of the hood.
On the side fender, hologram and light swirls spotted.
While we were washing the car, we noticed the surface of the paint was really coarse. This was the claybar before.
This is the claybar after. Noticed the edges of the clay. Some metal particles and tar was picked up in the process.
We then moved on to restore the crappy PDI damages. Before.
After paint restoration.
Before paint restoration.
After paint restoration.
After we completed all the damaged areas, we did an IPA (alcohol) wipe down and double checked the surface.
Triple checked the surface just to confirm.
The surface is now ready to be coated.
Entire process took us about 5hours to complete. So check out the glossy finish or a properly corrected and coated brand new car. This is how we feel brand new cars should look like.
We travel our way to Penang Island for this sweet ride over the weekend. Brand new and fresh from the oven, the owner couldn’t wait to get it fully protected. Unfortunately, the surface condition was not as “New” as he expected. Read on and find out how bad it is.
Upon arrival, the routine walk around inspection was done, overall the car just looks dirty and needed a wash. But that’s the thing with white colour cars.
The surface was covered in rain stains, dust and sand.
The typical road grime after a week of driving.
We also found some light watermark issues on the paint surface.
One of the panel was exposed to the sun, we found severe hologram issues on the paint.
Next we moved to another panel with the LED Check Light
More hologram found on other sections.
These poor post delivery is destroying car paints from the dealership.
some areas had lighter holograms.
We found a tree sap stain that was bonded to the paint as well. This is why we recommend our clients to avoid parking under a tree.
Moving to the paint correction, we did a detailed wash for the car. Areas like these were not spared.
Moving to the paint correction, Hologram damage before.
Hologram damage after.
Hologram damage before. (Notice a yellowish spot, that is another tree sap stain)
Hologram damage after. We tried to remove the tree sap stain as well but only managed to reduce it.
Paint restored to damage free condition.
The paint is near flawless after the paint correction stage, its ready to be coated now.
After about 6hours of restoration and cleaning, our finally applied the Opti-Coat™Pro to the paint. Check out how it turns out.