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.
Scratches seen under the dirt
Look closely… rare skin condition!
More will be revealed
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.
Decon started after cleaning
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
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?
A heavily localized area
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