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Booked in for the full Paint Correction De-swirl Detail.
Here is the car this morning:
Looking pretty clean, but not as deep as I knew it would be by late afternoon:
First job was a pre-soak with Auto rae Chem snow foam applied via the super soaker spray as it was a little too early on the Bank Holiday to start the Karcher up. This was used with a smITT and one bucket rinse, wash mitt used for lower sills, and alloys.
Claying was completed with Pinnacle Ploy Clay and QD. A second -pre-soak and rinse down before drying off with a Cobra Guzzler and heading off into the dry and warmth of the garage.
Once inside was took the paint depth readings and taped up with 3m tape.
Here is what was in store for some TLC, red is quite difficult to get the swirls to show up on the pics
Using the Metabo Rotary and a Wolfgang Polishing Pad with Pinnacle Swirl Remover a test section was completed. Not completely happy with the level of correction a second set was done at 1100 rpm.
Further checks of PDG and correction level resulted in a step up to Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover with a polishing pad. This was worked to achieve this:
before and after:
Now happy with the level of correction, this combination used to correct the rest of the bonnet area. The rest of the car was corrected using the first combination at 1100 rpm.
Brinkmann shots on the side panels, before and after:
Once fully de-swirled started to look black again I followed up with a finishing pad and Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish.
A layer of Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant, and topped with Collinite 845iw wax- max durability was the order of the day.
Alloys layered with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant.
Arches dressed with AS Finish.
Tyres with Meguiars Endurance Hi Gloss Gel
Glass with Stoners Invisible Glass.
Exhaust with Autosol Metal Polish.
and finally outside for some after pics:
and some direct sun shots:
thanks for reading
Looks nice. Being a little new to this kind of thing - how much would a similar job to this set someone back?
PM sent mate,
Looks lovely that Iain!
can a first timer achieve these results...i want rid of my swirls for the summer!!
Yes you can Craig - head on over to detailingworld for some excellent advice. Mostly elbow grease and some technique - and the right choice of product.
you wanna do it for me fester haha! but seriously..that website is truely amazing! but ive only had my car 4 weeks...im so scared to do damage!
So get an old panel from a scrappy and practice on that - i used a panel off my mates written off Skyline before i attempted anything on mine :)