New Car Coating: Mazda 6 – GTechniq EXO
A brand new Mazda 6 in for a complete exterior protection using GTechniq EXO. (89 Photos)
General dirt and grime on the car.
I started by cleaning the driver’s side coil mat as this takes time to dry.
Rims, tires and wheel wells cleaned with Osren Degreaser FX.
Clayed with Perma Glass clay and diluted Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo & Conditioner for lube.
Paint transfer removed with Osren P50 Compound, Meguiar’s #105 and finally Scholl Concept’s S17+
Unfortunately some parts of the paint have been scraped off. Thankfully the surface underneath is light coloured and not obvious from afar.
The paint was totally swirl free. Does this mean it is ready to coat?
No, swirls and scratches are not the only defects that a detailer has to look out for. A single stage polish with Scholl Concepts S17+ was given to deep clean the paint while the light abrasives helped to refine the gloss on the new paint.
Look at the amount of dirt from just 3 panels! Other intricate areas were hand polished.
Polishing dust is then brushed off with a soft Meguiar’s slide lock brush.
The paint looked great before coating. It is given a wipedown with Isopropyl Alcohol (diluted 1:1) to prepare the surface for GTechniq EXO.
The coating is spread with a suede microfiber cloth and buffed off with another short pile microfiber cloth.
GTechniq EXO is then sprayed directly on the wheels and lightly buffed off. I left the first coat to slightly cure and work on the interior.
Glass was dirty due to the degassing of new interior plastics. All interior glasswork cleaned with Meguiar’s Detailer Line Glass Cleaner. Exterior glasswork hand polished with Autoglym Glass Polish.
Exhaust tips lightly polished with Meguiar’s NXT All Metal Polysh.
Interior surfaces wiped down with Sonax Interior Cleaner which has an anti-static effect.
All exterior surface is then given a second coat of GTechniq EXO for even coverage. Beading on trim was quite poor as EXO adheres best on paint and glass.
Wheel arch dressed with Meguiar’s Hyperdressing
Smooth, glossy and protected!
A short clip on the final results.
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