This pocket rocket came in due for some well needed TLC. Despite being under 2 years old, it had some pretty severe paint damage as a result of a maintenance regime involving the local hand wash cafe...
Here are a few before photos to give you an idea.. Good from far, but far from good..
Another issue was the factory film on the headlights had also deteriorated. In this case to the point that it had flaked and started peeling, looking very ugly.
Step one was to start tackling the heavy brake dust on the matte rims.
TAC System's IRON ZERO did a fantastic job as always. Being pH neutral it safely dissolved the brake dust and allowed for a touchless wheel wash (simply pressure washing after letting it dwell).
The colourful purple below is a by-product of the reaction.
Next up was a foam and pressure wash to remove as much loose dirt and grime as possible prior to touching the paintwork. No need to cause more damage prior to polishing..
TAC System's Tar remover was used on some stubborn tar spots in various areas, again safely dissolving them after being allowed to dwell...
Next up, the multi talented Iron Zero applied to paintwork to safely remove bonded metal particles, including brake dust, industrial pollution etc... Again we can see the purple indicating there was a lot on the surface.
Traditional clay bars were then used to remove the rest of the contaminants, leaving the paintwork perfectly clean and ready for machine work...
The unsightly yellow film was then removed via a combination of heat gun and adhesive remover.
Next followed multiple stages of machine polishing with a number of machines, pads and compounds to remove all of the imperfections.
The paintwork was then coated with Modesta's P-01a primer, BC-03 and M1-shot (for protection whilst curing).
Unfortunately we didn't get pics of this due to time constraints, however we did get some after shots!
The pearl white really popped again, the gloss is exceptional and blindingly white. We all needed shades when checking it in the sun.
Headlight was sanded back and fully restored.
No need to wax again, the owner was ecstatic that it looks better than new!