this is the most comprehensive & elaborate thread i ever undertaken...over 150 ++ of careful pictures documented... covering every part before & after & the process of what took place......
never have i done any car for 2 sunlight day....... the amount of attention ...headache....heat that i endure was immense ... a total 19 hours of detailing...
this ultimate driving machine is slightly more than 3 years old, got repainted last year & the interior is beyond its age...
the owner specifies the interior detailing...
the residue left behind after a good bath
with the good old ONR no rinse wash - how does it work...it takes an average of 150 gallon of water to wash a car, from rinsing, to soaping & re rinsing...but with the technology, how 2 ounces of ONR in 2 gallon changes the water density & tension....whatever dust or dirt that is trap on the microfibers now is trap under the water tension.. was design to fight the global warming & environment issue
filthy interior - usually seen in chauffeur driven ride - but just a 3 years old ride only
close up & under proper lighting picture
extreme close up lighted picture ( to show you how filthy & neglected this ride is)
cant u believe the oils, stains, dirt just left it there
Picture of a neglected interior door panel ,,,not cared for
more picture of interior before
stains & shoe marks every where
more shoe mark stains before
more side steps stains
do you ever wonder why nike, reebok, adidas, timberland, red wings, foot joy has non-marking sole
coins compartment pics before
now the common issue..of germans car in malaysia ...interior knobs melting...the ageing & deterioration of..rubberised parts peeling
side rest of the interior door panel
filthy & not cared for
closer pic, extreme shot
more pics of rubber stained door panel
over all picture before
now peeling issue is so common in all german marque machines
how do you then deal with the peeling issue
ta da magic power clean
safe for ALL CAR interior & exterior area, best part that it can be diluted to 3 parts of water for heavy leather soil cleaning or 5 parts of mild leathers cleaning, exterior paint cleaning (safe for clear coat too) 8 parts for vinyl leaning
is an all purpose cleaner that safely cleans your vehicle’s dirtiest surfaces. Remove bugs, brake dust, and oily grime when using Power Clean full strength. Dilute it to clean leather, vinyl, and plastics. is an environmentally friendly, surface-safe cleaner that will leave your vehicle spotless
a powerful punch, yet it’s gentle when it needs to be. Clean everything from the engine and wheels to the leather and dashboard ...
ta da finishing picture
remember pic before...of the foot rest
before floor mat pic
next section ....heavily soil leather seats
a 50% /50% seats detailing picture
i use power clean to remove old dash dressings and tough residues from interior panels. Wipe away spills and spots from leather seats. Special polymers and emulsifiers break down contaminants with minimal agitation
extreme close up
the leather seats & interior is protected & condition with Optimum protectant plus
gives your car’s leather complete protection and a low-gloss, non-greasy finish – all in a convenient spray!her Protectant cleans and protects leather seats, vinyl, trim, and moldings. The innovative protectant provides impenetrable UV protection and restores the original color of interior surfaces
I want to replaces those preservative chemicals and restores the leather and vinyl to optimum condition without leaving an oily, shiny film. Your interior looks new, not dressed.
can use be use on exterior trim and molding, too!
remember this pictures
after pics seat side
more peeling issue ....deterioration & ageing begin
power clean replaces several different kinds of products: a dash cleaner, a wheel and tire cleaner, an engine degreaser, a bug and tar cleaner, and a leather cleaner......
excellent for professionals and enthusiasts looking for a highly effective and safe all purpose cleaner
moving on carpets detailing
agitate with Power clean & steam & WIPE AWAY
50 % / 50 % pic before & after
left after & right before
rear seats before
stubborn carpet stains before
passenger seats before
Moving on to the real paint issue
pls note that this repainted paint is soft, so soft that even scratches slightest touch create frictions, even wiping a microfibres marred the paint
the owner was shocked
hacked by previous detailer
furiously looking at the hologram damaged paint
What causes a 'hologram' effect in paintwork and how do you get ...
1) abrasion holograms, often reffered to as buffer trails or machine marring, which are microscopic scratches in the paint caused by micro marring of the improper product, pads & improper technique (not clean & contaminated)
rotary buffed too long. You shouldn't buff till the product becomes a powder. This is called buffing to a dry buff. You should always stop before this while there is still a liquid film on the surface.
more scratched & swirled paint
close up shot
a 50% / 50% area set prior correction & previously hacked & deep scratches inflicted during the last rotary buffing - suspected pads were dirty & filled with sand & just scratched , not clean prior use
the paint is so soft that even with the slightest Megs M#205 polishes hologram it...with rotary with megs cutting pad
although scratches is eliminated
ta da another breakthrough technology...cutting edge''spray polish & compound) one or only in the entire work...1st to receive in asia
Benefits and Features
This ground-breaking spray compound is fast cutting, ZERO dusting and user friendly. A unique blend of proprietary polymers and abrasives allows for rapid removal of sanding marks and deep paint imperfections and defects like swirls and scratches all while creating the look of a polish.
No chalky residue EVER!
This is the first commercially available spray compound. Made for quick elimination of paint imperfections in a factory setting, Compound Spray works fast with no dust and minimal - if any - compounding swirls
a beautiful 50/50pics
un polished paint
It is very "wet", which gives it a long buffing cycle (working time) and makes it easy to spread over the paint. Foam or wool pads simply glides over the surface on the wet compound. It's nearly effortless! And, because i can keep working the compound almost indefinitely,i'm able to remove all defects with a minimal amount of compound. it's a spray! The spray formula enables you to apply compound to the entire pad with just a couple of pumps of the sprayer
lets see the bigger picture now
a mirage of the mirror finish paint
pics before last right 1/4 area
ta da bigger picture
now u dont
now u see
day 1 - retiring pic
this is the amount of microfibers used after 10 hours & literary fasted till day break....as it was so intense & alot of work still to be done
rear bonnet pic before
good working time
pic before d arm
some finishing pic
i have never come so close to this finish in all my detailing thread as this
wet looking...deep reflection ...high gloss
rear looking bumper
my new magic portion
| To create a 100% swirl-free finish requires that you do everything you can to the best of your abilities to remove as many of the deeper defects from the finish as you can using a compound or cleaner/polish. Then using good technique, the correct pad and a finer polish, you re-polish the area and massage out any remaining haze or swirls from the first step |
Just to note, achieving perfection on a painted surface will always be influenced by things like paint hardness and/or softness. The harder the paint, the more difficult it will be to massage out each and every defect, while very soft paints will be prone to marring or micro-scratching. There is a sweet spot for paint harness that gives you the best of both worlds, hardness for durability and resistance to deteriorating, yet soft enough that it can be successfully polished. This unfortunately is something you can't control..
Your point of origin, or reference must also be considered. If you start out with a finish that has gross swirls, as in deep swirls possibly instilled by running the car repeatedly through a mechanical car wash, or perhaps it was machine buffed using a wool pad and a compound that doesn't utilize diminishing abrasives, no polish or wax is going to be able to fill-in deep swirls like this and make the paint look good. So if by using a rotary buffer you can effectively remove the deep swirls, scratches, oxidation, etching, (or whatever the defects are), and create a finish that is 99% of the way swirl-free, then the difference between the condition of the finish you started with and the condition of the finish you have created will be dramatic
see this carefully
no definations & clarity
this car is protected with opti seal
all mirror , rubber trims, moulding plastic of the exterior is protect by easy wipe on & walk away
wax by OCW
Key benefits of OCW):
* Easy to Use
o Takes less than 15 minutes to wax the whole car.
o No buffing required.
o No residues to remove.
o 1 application lasts up to 3-4 months (combine strength of optiseal)
* UV Protection
o Helps reduce fading
o Will not create swirl marks like traditional car wax/polishes
* Environmentally Friendly
o Contains no harsh chemicals or VOC's
jujst before rubber hit the road
tad a interior
coin groove compartment
ta da rear look
after day 2
another great interior leathers, vinyl.....UV coated leather protectant..protection
at last beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
the owner was shocked - furious & worried
AFTER - COMFORT he smiles
I left this 3 wonderful alien portion to maintain the alien shines....for days to come
thanks for taking your time to view my art
things are not usually shown as what they are suppose to be...
what you might have just miss
mama said "life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you get out of it....gump, forrest"
Last edited by kc's; 07-09-2010 at 12:00 PM.