With another month under wraps at Pure Valeting & Detail I am always grateful for all the help and support that comes from my fantastic client base. The car that I am going to talk to you about is a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The owner had decided to pop in for a quote after one of his friends had recommended me to carry out the required detailing work. Recommendations, word of mouth and reviews are my strongest types of advertising and I would like to thank all past clients for their kind words.
As with all of our services the first step is to carefully check around the vehicle prior to washing to make sure that there are no major defects on the bodywork that would need addressing. Once this has been done we then move on to the full safe wash and decontamination process including tar, iron and claybar treatment; this is to ensure that there are no remaining contaminants on the surface prior to machine polishing. Once the vehicle is inside it is then towel and blown dry. Now that we have the vehicle prepped for surgery, a full paintwork inspection is carried out, using the Scangrip Sunmatch 2, a colour matching defect spotting light, and a paint thickness gauge. Below you can see a few pictures of the defects that I encountered.
In the picture above the type of defects found are known as buffer trails and holograms. These are caused by bodyshops and unskilled ‘detailers’ when using rotary machine polishers with heavy cutting compounds. Buffer trails are very common on most vehicles and are a simple fix with the right machine, pad and polish combination.
In this picture the defects found are called swirls or wash marring. This type of defect is caused by improper wash techniques and bad contact to the vehicles paintwork. This is the most common defect found on vehicles and can be slightly more difficult to remove depending on the depth and the hardness of the clear coat.
As this vehicle is booked in for the single stage enhancement detail we can expect roughly 60-70% correction with the RDS (random deep scratches) remaining.
Once the machine polishing is finished and all the panels have been wiped with an alcohol solution to check the true correction, the lights in the unit are then turned off and a check is carried out on every panel to ensure that I am happy with the level of correction achieved. This particular vehicle was finished off with a synthetic paint sealant that has 12 months durability and then wiped down with my QD of choice.
The results are as shown below. For more information on the services I can provide for your car or to book your car in, please contact us.