Never seen before details
Some photos of cars that I have done in the past few months that couldn’t make it into a proper write-up.
Mercedes E Class W124
An old car with a bonnet that has been repainted several times, the heavy oxidation is removed with velvet pads and Osren Perfect Forty compound.
Macro shots of oxidation, pitting and all the accumulated damage over the years.
Mercedes CLS55 AMG
This car was in for a full job, interior and exterior plus Gtechniq coating. I had a bad time with this car with the paint behind super hard and my Makita breaking down halfway, I stopped taking photos halfway into the detail.
Carbon fibre grille hand polished
Volkswagen Golf R
Brand new Golf R in for a Gtechniq coat.
Lots of iron particles in the paint, removed with Sonax Extreme Wheel Cleaner.
The same car from this detail:
The car has been repainted and the 3 month old paint has shrunk and showed heavy orange peel, making the whole car looking dull. Reflections restored with the usual Osren velvet pad and Osren P40 compound.
As the detail above, the repainted black paint has shrunk and showed orange peel. Does anyone know why most repaints that cost even up to RM2500 will have this effect? Cheap clearcoat? Lousy prepwork?
Bonnet restored with velvet and P40.
Waxed with Valetpro Banana Wax.
BMW 5-Series F10
Full exterior correction and interior cleaning. Protected with Duragloss twins.
Same car from here:
It has been a year and the car is back for a freshen up polish and re-coat with Gtechniq C1. This time round, no heavy compounding was needed, M105 and foam polishing pad was enough to remove a year’s worth of swirls (excluding RIDS). I guess a hard coating does play an important role. Engine was also detailed.
Well that’s about it. Next posts will be the windscreen result test (next week) and then the paint coating test from 1 year ago! Very surprising results, stay tuned. If you can’t wait, here’s the result:
Paint coating test results will be up 2 weeks from now(27 July 2012).