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      Honda Accord detail including sanding marks & scratch correction

      Hi friends!


      Greetings from the sunny Mauritius.


      This Nippon lady came to us for an enhancement. The car was in good shape in every way apart from being rather wrongly cared for in the paint department. It had a previous detailing job somewhere and a few visits to local car washes. It had sanding marks inflicted but not removed and holograms all over resulting from wrong machining techniques/ aggressive products and pads on a notoriously soft factory black Honda paint, Nighthawk Black Pearl. The car washes only added to the injury with more swirls and scratches. Another factor is the constant digging of trenches, all working their way to pollute our roads further. In reality, the paintwork was butchered and skinned.


      Upon arrival










      Dirt Bath





      More dirt







      Close-up
      Scratches seen under the dirt







      Look closely… rare skin condition!
      More will be revealed







      The wheels










      OMG! How to avoid this when our roads are in a forever “employ people to dig holes and fill them back” fashion “à la Keynes”?







      You would say a truck but it goes long to say how much polluted our roads have become in the name of development.







      Heavily contaminated










      Decon started after cleaning







      Bleeding process







      Clayed to get rid of all “toxin”







      After washing, decon and rinse, the car is brought inside for claying










      To the paintwork


      Claying – round 1







      1st and 2nd rounds of clay, is there more?







      yes, moving to 3rd round. Chemicals alone wouldn’t remove all the contaminants.





      At last, I felt reassured, the clay removed very little contaminants.
      After 2 x decon and 3 x clay







      Wheels are sealed










      Car was rinsed







      It was plain to see what we had to attend to. Letting the pics speak.


      Heavy swirls in the sun







      swirls and holograms





      more







      sanding marks from a different angle










      Skinned paint: still more sanding marks, visible in the shade







      haziness caused by sanding and improper wash













      sanding remains on bumper







      door handle area







      More than swirls, look carefully










      Can you see the patches?







      skin disease













      A heavily localized area















      Still more







      flake off







      bird dropping damage and heavy water spots on the sun roof







      Deep scratches were common too







      On the bottom left, a checking, may be a result of a collision







      close-up



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      may be someone wanted to steal it or ....???





      the glass with water spots and smearing




      close-up






      After correction....
      The glass has some deep scratches which unfortunately,




      Moving onto paint correction.... the beads of product




      The bonnet....
      During.... a very sticky paint providing still another hurdle to the correction process




      the bonnet after




      inch by inch testing after refinement of a section




      Extreme close-up.... the metallic pearls from the paint now surface out




      The fender on the passenger's side




      Almost done




      still not satisfied



      Refined



      The Headlights have not been attended to for years




      Cataract .... eye diease



      difficult to capture on camera




      the state of the bumper




      Almost done




      Taking it a little further... the haziness is only the polish, needs a wipe off only





      The side mirror




      Looks good (y).... but it's only one side of the story




      From other angles and different sources of light, you can see those patches? .... these are sanding marks from previous "jobs" on the paint





      Reworking everything.... which has been same for all areas of this ride




      all gone but not perfect. a couple of deep scratches remain but I was prepared to take it.



      A not so 50-50 shot during the correction stage




      Needing rework… and rework




      Different defects spotted using different sources of light at different angles




      Almost…




      The other side.... Both sides have been worked and again, which goes to say how much this baby had to suffer



      improved




      Another view




      The best shot by miles




      The finishing pics of the detail process.
      All external paintwork corrected, refined, and protected, glass and headlights restored and sealed which left us with this.... please enjoy


















      mirror mirror








      At night



      Weeks later.









      Thanks for viewing. Your thoughts are most welcome

      Cheers

      Zaid

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