This customer (from Capalaba) had a Toyota Prado that she was looking to sell. Over the years the white paint had become very cloudy, rough and there was even a clear difference in colour between the rear bumper and quarter panel. Naturally, she realised it needed a good, professional car detail before being put up for sale in order to get it's full value.
Because she's a very smart lady, she called Timeless Car Cleaning!
The customer's main focus was to remove the discolouration and get it looking ready for sale, not a problem we said!
Wash and Clay the paintwork
First we performed a 2-bucket wash followed by using a clay bar to decontaminate the paintwork. Be VERY afraid of anywhere that charges extra for a clay bar treatment on top of a cut and polish - it is an essential part of the process.
Perform a test spot of polishing/compounding
We took a small section of the bonnet and tried out various combinations of our buffing pads and compounds (we use a wide range as every paintwork and defect is different) to find the most efficient combination for the best results - This is KEY when detailing as otherwise you can waste hours on one spot when a pad change may get it done in minutes!
The polishing! (Cut and Polish)
Using our top of the range Porter Cable 7424xp dual action polisher (no risks of burning paint or causing holograms) combined with hex-logic pads, quality menzerna/meguiars compounds and proper technique we proceed to remove the oxidised paint (the 'cut' part), and restore the gloss and shine to the paintwork (the 'polish')
Again another process often over-looked by many companies. Alot of "detailers" will apply some wax and say voila, finished!
That will look great for potentially a couple of months but wax soon evaporates under the hot australian sun and will leave the paintwork unprotected.
After all of our paint correction packages we will apply a synthetic sealant which can provide up to 12 months protection from UV, bird droppings, tree sap and more. We will ALSO apply a high-quality wax (either carnauba or a carnauba/synthetic mix) to add further depth, gloss and protection to the paintwork.