MERCEDES BENZ SL 500

MERCEDES BENZ SL 500

A 2003 Mercedes SL 500 booked in for an extensive paint correction detail removing heavy swirl marks and scratches, there were a serious amount of defects on this vehicle including lots and lots of stone chips. Paintwork protection was from Kamikaze Collection, the flagship two stage coating Enrei. However, I decided to experiment a bit this time and add two layers of the first coat (usually one is enough), then after the correct curing period two layers of the top coat. The result was a seriously intense gloss and the durability pushed up from it’s 36+ months to I have no idea, but it will be in the 48 month realm I think.

Exterior glass coated with Angelwax H2GO rain repellent. Interior leather was deep cleaned with carpets and mats wet vacced. Engine bay was also cleaned and dressed. Two of the wheels were refurbished due to curbing and protected with Finishkare Hi Temp wax. For a 16 year old Mercedes with over 80k on the clock and a life of local car washes/poor wash technique the finish on the SL 500 now looks nearly brand new.

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By Daryl
BRAND NEW VW E GOLF

A returning customer with his brand new fully electric VW E-Golf. This was booked in for a new car detail. A single stage machine polish was carried out to remove dealership inflicted swirl marks and scratches as is the norm with all dealership hand overs and preparation. Certified detailer application only Kamikaze Collection Zipang coat was applied to the paintwork and trim. This is an extreme glossy, durable semi self healing coating (using heat of the sun, hot water or a gentle heat gun) to remove minor marring and swirls.

 

Exterior glass coated with Angelwax H2GO, wheel faces coated with Finishkare High Temp wax. Leather protection package was also added to the detail, with Gyeon Leather Guard used to protect the surface against dye transfer, dirt and spillages. Interior vacuumed throughout with the engine bay carefully cleaned and dressed.

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By Daryl
BRAND NEW CAR DETAIL VW GOLF GTI

A brand new VW Golf GTI delivered by the owner straight from the dealership with just 16 miles on the clock. The GTI had no prior wash or preparation, just the protective film removed.

A full safe wash, decontamination and clay bear was carried out prior to a single stage machine polish. Hardly any defects on the paintwork, just some minor scratches on the rear quarter panel.

The customer wanted Kamikaze Collection coatings for paintwork and trim protection. We opted for the nicknamed ‘sandwich coat system’. The first layer being a certified detailer only application of the latest Zipang semi self healing coating. This was then followed by the second layer, Miyabi a hard glass coating, then a third and final layer of Zipang. This gives the GTI an extremely wet like appearance with durability of 48 + months with correct aftercare methods (Kamikaze anti ageing shampoo and their Overcoat 2.1 spray for topping up gloss and protection.

The owner also opted for our popular wheel and caliper protection package, even including the plastic wheel bolt covers which were coated with Zipang. Wheels were removed and coated inside and out including calipers with Kamikaze Collection Stance coat.

Exterior glass was coated with multiple coats of Angelwax H2GO rain replellent eliminating the use of wiper blades in poor conditions.

Interior was vacuumed and engine bay cleaned then dressed with Aerospace 303.

In my opinion this is the perfect way to prepare a brand new vehicle for it’s life on the road. No dealership applied protection, no handover valet, just the wraps removed and the keys handed over ready to be professionally detailed and protected.

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By Daryl
NEW CAR DETAIL FORD FIESTA ST

A new Ford Fiesta ST booked in for a single stage machine polish to remove swirl marks and defects inflicted by dealership and local car washes. Protected with Gtechniq Exo V4 for paintwork and trim. Exterior glass coated in Angelwax H2GO, wheels protected with Polishangel PTSE.

Interior vacuumed throughout with the engine bay also cleaned and dressed.

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By Daryl
HONDA FD2 MUGEN EDITION TYPE R CIVIC

A very rare imported Honda FD2 Mugen Edition Type R Civic in for a much needed detail. With the paintwork being extreme thin a multi stage machine polish was carried out to remove the majority of paint defects and certified detailer only Kamikaze Collection Zipang coat to protect the finish. A semi self healing, extreme gloss and durability of 36 months plus with the correct aftercare was applied to the paintwork and trim.

Exterior glass coated with Angelwax H2GO, interior vacuumed with the engine bay cleaned and dressed.

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By Daryl
PAINT CORRECTION PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S

A fourteen year old Porsche 911 Carrera S in for a paint correction detail and certified detailer only Kamikaze Collection Zipang coating for the paintwork and trim. This is a semi self healing coating boasting extreme gloss, self healing properties and has a durability of 36 months plus with the correct aftercare.

 

Exterior glass coated with Angelwax H2GO, interior clean and vacuum, engine bay cleaned and dressed with the wheels and calipers given a coat of Finishkare High Temp wax. A new lease of life for this lovely basalt black Porsche 911.

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By Daryl
NEW CAR PROTECTION CERAMIC COATING VOLVO XC90

Booked in for a new car protection detail was this Volvo XC90. Full safe wash and decontamination was carried out with paintwork prepared ready for the Pyramid Car Care Premium Ceramic Coating applied to the paintwork and trim giving great durability against the elements up to 24 months, a 9H hardness and great gloss.

Exterior glass coated with Gtechniq Smart Glass, wheels coated with Finishkare High Temp wax. Interior cleaned and vacuumed with the engine bay cleaned and dressed.

 

You can order your own Pyramid Car Care products here: https://www.pyramidcarcare.co.uk/?recommendedby=offsetdetailing

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By Daryl
PAINT CORRECTION MERCEDES E CLASS COUPE

A 2012 metallic black Mercedes E Class coupe in for a paint correction detail and Gtechniq Exo V4 to protect the finish and trim.

Exterior glass coated with Angelwax H2GO, wheels coated with Finishkare High Temp wax. Engine bay cleaned and dressed with the interior also cleaned and vacuumed throughout.

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By Daryl
MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE PAINT PROTECTION DETAIL

A 2017 Mini Cooper S Convertible booked in for a paint protection detail. Safe wash and decontamination, paintwork and trim prepared for two layers of Gtechniq’s Exo V4 hydrophobic coating.

Exterior glass coated with Gtechniq Smart Glass, wheel faces coated with Finishkare High Temp Wax, interior cleaned and vacuumed. Engine bay also cleaned and vacuumed.

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By Daryl
2017 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY

A 2017 Land Rover Discovery in for a single stage machine polish with Carpro Cquartz UK Edition 3.0 for paintwork protection. Exterior glass coated with Gtechniq Smart Glass, interior cleaned and vacuumed. Leather protection package was added to the detail, coated with Dr Leather Dye Block.

Wheel faces coated with Carpro DLUX. Engine bay cleaned and dressed.

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By Daryl