One mint X5M up for detail, pristine condition! Paint was measured, only one anomaly was the passenger side of the hood reading at 170 microns. After thoroughly cleaning and vacuuming the interior we noticed dressing residue from Armor Oil. As well tires were clogged with a solvent based dressing. Client was made aware solvent based dressings deteriorate and attract dirt. Paint was thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. Exhaust tip area was thoroughly cleaned out as well for staining.
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New Silverstone M3 diagnosed with minor solvent based trim dressings, contamination on lower levels and rear side of the vehicle. No paint defects with amazing good condition. Car sealed with new Prima Amigo & Powerlock combination, awesome gloss and slickness with great durability.
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328i Up for a decontamination & protection package. Paint inspection revealed fair amount of spider swirling, we decided to hold off on the polishing till after Winter/Pollen season. Altogether a vehicle in great condition. Claying the vehicle revealed a huge amount of dirt in the paint. Paint measurements read in the 200+ micron range amazingly.
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Today’s Jerez Black M3 was scheduled to address heavy marring from a previous detailer. Throughout the paint copious amounts of buffer swirling were evident. We approached this with the intention of correcting most to all defects without hindering paint thickness. Two passes of compounding and a final polish brought the paint potential to 95%. Considering this vehicle will be tracked and other paint rashing are occurring, we stopped leveling the paint. The vehicle was left to be protected with a new protection combo.
To avoid damage or inappropriate work, always ask for a paint demonstration and an explanation for why each approach is done!
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Up for detail today is a Honda Pilot Obsidian Blue with 500 Miles on the clock. Client and I discussed the aim for the detail was to keep it in new to better than new condition. After paint measurements which revealed low paint areas near the roof and lower panels(80 microns!) day 1 involved thoroughly vacuuming the interior, remove all mats, wiping down with power clean and optimum protectant plus. Exterior inspection revealed some paint residue, four deep RIDS, and two paint chips. Altogether, all gaps and crevices were cleaned to ensure no residue or water would interfere with the Opticoat installation.
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