911 Lapis Blue up for correction today. A few repainted panels and of course bodyshop issues with finishing/clean up. Paint readings for original paint read at 90 microns, we decided to do a one step polish to ensure proper paint thickness overtime. Client requested the steering wheel be stripped of oils and restored to original matte look. Much time was spent doing clean up from the prior body shop.
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Just a new car prep on a pristine Jeep Grand Cherokee. Besides the usual ugly and horrible dealership solvent dressing, vehicle was stripped down and polished for Opticoat.
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2011 Le Mans Blue 335 with some paint issues thanks to awesome dealership work. No dings on the vehicle, various paint touchup all over the vehicle. Hood paint thickness readings had a weird reading at the tip near BMW badge. Diagnosed as an obvious paint repair. Vehicle was at 65-70%, one step polish brought back to 85%. Rest of the paint had many random isolated scratches and deep marring. Bumper also had a large amount of dirt nibs. as well as a deep scratches near the trunk panel.
- Cleaning – Foam Chemical Guys Citrus Wash, Optimum Power Clean, Einszett Anti Insekt
- Wheels – Optimum Power Clean various brushes, Liquid Finish’s Special “Super Clean” Solution
- Decontamination: Blue Clay with Optimum No Rinse
- Polish: 3d Professional HD Speed, Meguiars Pro Speed Compound M100
- Protect: Menzerna Power Lock
- Various Products – Optimum OptiClean, Meguiars Last Touch, Prima Nero
- Tires: Optimum OptiBond
- Wheels & Windows: Optimum OptiSeal
- Interior: Vapor Steam VX5000, Optimum Power Clean, Optimum Plus Protectant on Vinyl, Rubber, Misc Surfaces
Not bad, not great.
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Tarheel Sports Car Club Autocross Green Mazda Miata in for a simple Level 1 Renew detail. Due the age and known Mazda production flaws car, recommended something basic to clean and condition the paint. Overall paint thickness 115 microns across the board, despite rear left fender reading up to 170 microns. We will monitor the clearcoat separation around the trunk are overtime.
Horrible pictures due to the overcast skies, however it didn’t rain!
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Special Range Rover Defender into today for paint cleaning and protection for further damage overtime. Various staining and deep paint defects existed before the detail. Primary concern was to address the water staining and put a strong layer of protection down. Wild amount of paint readings: 400, 300, 240, and 80 microns on the rear! Thorough foam blasting wash on everything was completed as well as stripping the paint down. Nanoskin greatly revived the paint. HD Polish was aggressive enough to minimize the swirling, however some deeper defects remain for further correction down the road. Interior was aggressively vapor steamed to disinfect all surfaces. Maintenance scheme will be basic wash and waxes for longevity.
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Black Forest Industries Project Diesel Punk MK6 Jetta TDI Detail to remove clear coat overspray and a refresher for upcoming Performance VW magazine /Waterfest NJ event.
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Hello, a 2007 Silver RDX up for Opticoat today. Vehicle aim was to protect the paint for a 3-4 period before resale. Paint readings revealed some lower levels on the passenger side, which I could tell during polishing obviously had been repainted or worked on by some shop. Some deeper body scratch exist, however nothing to complicate the Opticoat process.
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