The plan was to perform a multiple-stage paint correction (i.e. levelling of the clear coat to remove scratches, swirls and holograms) and then apply TAC System's Quartz Sparkle 75% SiO2 paint coating.
This will provide years of protection against;
- Bird/bat droppings.
- UV damage (which causes paint to fade, flake and peel)
- Minor scratches and swirls (hugely increases scratch resistance, note it isn't scratchPROOF - nothing is).
and also provide extreme, deep gloss and easy cleaning.
So with the inspection done it was time to start correcting the paintwork. We performed our usual test spot to determine what the best combination of pad/compound/machine/speed was to provide the best results efficiently.
Then it's just a matter of putting in the hours, correcting the paintwork and then refining it prior to coating.
Here is an example on the front quarter panel, swirls being removed by the 1st stage of compounding. Then we later refine the finish with a stage of polishing.