Paint Protection

Only the BEST paint protection in Brisbane for your new or used vehicle

Unprotected Vehicle Paint
The bare and unprotected paint of your vehicle is constantly exposed to the adverse effects of tar and asphalt from the roads, corrosion and oxidation caused by ultraviolet light from the sun, industrial fallout and extremely hot brake dust particles that can literally burn into your vehicle’s paint. Insects and bird droppings also pose a considerable risk to the finish of a vehicle as their bodies contain acids and organic compounds that can cause rapid deterioration of car paint.Without any protection, scratches and other mechanical/chemical damage occurs directly on your vehicle’s clear coat. This category of damage affects every vehicle, no matter how favourable the driving conditions.Modesta products create a glass-like layer on your vehicle’s clear coat. This thick protective layer is composed of high grade silicium, which is the result of a special chemical reaction that occurs at the time of application. This impenetrable barrier provides an incredible level of protection against mechanical and chemical damage. Because this protective coating is highly repellent, our products offer the added benefit of keeping your vehicle clean longer, and of making your vehicle much easier to clean when needed.

MODESTA LPS-01/02 from $495.00
The evolution in leather protection is here. The new Modesta LPS is a 2 part system that helps protect leather surfaces against stains and liquids. The slider top coat is a unique and only product of its kind that helps prevent abrasion of side bolsters on leather seats when entering in and out of your vehicle due to reducing drag.

MODESTA BC-06 HEAT RESISTANT HARD GLASS COATING FOR WHEELS & BRAKES – from $595.00
Stain-resistance and ease of cleaning thanks to the hardness of the coating film are the most prominent characteristics of the BC-06 glass coating. This thin silica film made from perhydropolysilazane protects the wheels from dust in raindrops that may penetrate soft paints or other painted surfaces and can be removed only with great effort. Thanks to the BC-06 protection washing is required less frequently.

MODESTA BC-08 NEOSILLICA MATRIX COATING – from $1195.00
A coating for quick application on daily driven vehicles. Traces of zirconium create great shine and luster on the paint while it’s three dimensional matrix ensures excellent water repellency and self cleaning. The coating’s thick layer acts as a self-sacrificing barrier to protect the finish of the vehicle from scratches and marring as well as adverse environmental effects.

MODESTA BC-03 PURE GLASS COATING – from $1695.00
Eliminating the risk of scratches should not the only objective in protecting automotive paints. A major cause of paint damages, such as loss of gloss and dullness is paint oxidation. This process can be slowed by isolating the paint surface from the air. Although this can be achieved with conventional coating agents and wax, the oils and fats contained in such materials oxidize easily, and in turn oxidize anything they come into contact with. Once oxidized, these paint protection agents can often accelerate the degradation of paint rather than protect it

MODESTA BC-04 NANO-TITANIUM GLASS COATING – from $1695.00
A new formula coating that combines the best advantages of the original Pure Liquid Glass coatings and highest quality nanograde titanium. This combination creates a deeper shine and better reflections on the paint. The inorganic nature of the coating makes it fully resistant to oxidation. The hard physical barrier it creates also prevents paint from coming into contact with air and acts as a anti-scratch protectant.

MODESTA BC-05 ADVANCED WATER REPELLENT GLASS COATING – from $1695.00
Modesta BC-05 is a unique glass coating based on a three-dimensional molecular frame. It forms a highly durable clear hard glass layer on automotive paints. It forms a highly durable clear hard glass layer on automotive paints. BC-05 produces a deep shine and helps prevent the paint from all kinds of wash induced damage, scratches, oxidation, sap, watermarks, salts, acids and even permanent ink and paints. It’s strong water repellent properties also promote the self cleaning effect of the coating. BC-05 produces a unique kind of gloss called the “candy like” gloss, thats adds unique reflections and saturation to the paint of a vehicle.

MODESTA PAUL DALTON PRIVATE LABEL COATING – from $2595.00
The very best Modesta has to offer. PD Private Label combines the advantages of both organic and inorganic technologies, thus delivering unprecedented shine, protection, resistance and self-cleaning effect. Consisting of two separate parts – an extremely thick and hard inorganic base coat and a super hydrophobic organic top coat. Both of them combine together during the application to form one durable protective layer resistant to tar and asphalt from the roads, corrosion, oxidation, chemicals and mechanical damage. PD Coating is the result of unique development between Mr Paul Dalton, the worlds leading detailing expert based in the UK and Modesta chemical engineers in Japan.

HSV GTS LSA Correction and Modesta BC-05 From Timeless Car Cleaning Brisbane
This HSV GTS LSA came into out detailing workshop in Brisbane to get some paint defects rectified and Modesta Liquid Glass (BC-05) paint protection applied. Here are the results.

TAC Silica Treatment

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Prompt and Exceptional Service from Start to Finish with Quick and Easy Booking
Prices start at $895.00

Modesta Glass Treatment

MODESTA Liquid Glass & Protective Coatings
Check out the time-lapse Modesta application video below
Prices start at $1195.00

Modesta Time-Lapse Videos

Each video explain how the Paint Protection is applied to your vehicle
Timeless staff have the knowledge, training and experience to apply the Modesta treatment correctly
Prices start at $1195.00

Applied professionally in a controlled environment at one location with QUALITY products that will perform for years rather than months

Check out this time-lapse Modesta application

How does paint protection work?
Essentially the paint protection product forms a second, stronger clear coat by bonding on top of the factory installed paint. Whilst there is no perfect coating these provide an ultra-high gloss, scratch-resistant (note note scratch-proof) coatings to greatly reduce the risk of scratches and damageprevent oxidationprotect from bird droppings etc. 
Not to mention the EASY MAINTENANCE and PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE’S VALUE.

New Car Paint Protection – Avoid over priced, underperforming dealership “solutions”

So you’ve bought a new car, we all know what comes next, it’s the hard sell on their in-house world “leading, ultimate, unbeatable” protection products. But it’s not only about price, more often than not you’ll be purchasing nothing more than a glorified sealant whose lifespan is often dramatically shorter than claimed and when you go to claim the warranty, for whatever reason it isn’t covered. They are very clever because after all, what’s another $10 per week for all of that? Well…. It’s usually an extra $1500-3000 in the long run.More often than not if you jump on Google and try to research their ‘world leading’ products, you will find little to no information, you certainly won’t find hundreds of members of the public shouting their praise.

We have many vehicles come in with dealership “paint protection” and they often show defects such as:
·         Swirl marks
·         Scratches
·         Holograms
·         Waterspots
·         Bird dropping etchings and more

These customers often come in within the first 3-6 months of having owned the vehicle. They have generally contacted the paint protection product’s warranty team only to be told that they aren’t covered for whatever reason.

So is paint protection all a load of rubbish?

What is the definition of paint protection? Well we think the root of the problem lies here, technically a cheap spray wax is a form of paint protection. Well it protects the paint afterall? Be it only for a matter of days/weeks for a poor one, it also won’t offer any chemical resistance (dish washing soap will strip wax) and it certainly won’t help against scratches. But technically, it is paint protection.We aren’t saying that dealerships use cheap spray wax but they certainly use cheap sealants which don’t last as long as promised and certainly aren’t even in the same league as paint protection coatings such as Tac Si02 or Modesta.

So should I get paint protection?

When you have a vehicle you have 2 options to keep it looking good (the 3rd option is to let it wither away and die via negligence but as you are reading this we assume you won’t do that..).

Option 1) Regular, correct maintenance.

  • This is to include regularly applying a quality wax or sealant to your paintwork.
  • Clay-barring your vehicle as required.
  • Removing tree sap, droppings and other contamination as soon as possible to prevent etchings.
  • Requiring a cut and polish (paint correction) most likely within the first few years to repair any wash scratches and other markings.

Option 2) Have a QUALITY paint protection applied.

  • You will never need to apply a wax or sealant again. Your paint will never fade/oxidise or flake.
  • It is highly unlikely that you will need to clay bar your vehicle.
  • You have a lot more time to remove contamination and the risk of them leaving etchings is greatly reduced by over 90%.

Your vehicle will be much more scratch resistant (note not scratch-PROOF), the coatings are much harder than factory clear coats, practically eliminating wash scratches (with correct methods) and other damage.

So the bottom line is this, if you want easy maintenance and to not have to worry about what the world will do to your vehicle then absolutely it’s for you.

Your vehicle won’t fall over and die if you don’t get protection, there isn’t anything wrong with the factory paint. But you will see fading/flaking/peeling/scratching if you don’t maintain that paint well.

We like to describe it as permanent suncream for your vehicle. No more UV damage (fading and flaking), as well as the other benefits of permanent gloss and easy maintenance.

Can I get paint protection on my used vehicle?
ABSOLUTELY! Both TAC and Modesta can be applied to used vehicles. We are likely to recommend more preparation work to get the paint in as good a condition as possible prior to application in order to get the best results.

How do I maintain my paint protection afterwards?

Both Modesta and TAC have a number of similar properties to make maintaining your car EASY!

  • Increased dirt resistance – This mean your vehicle stays CLEANER for LONGER.
  • Super Hydrophobic – The coatings REPEL water, meaning it sheets off and hugely reduces the risk of waterspotting, in some cases eliminating them completely.
  • Scratch Resistance – Both coatings rate OVER 9H on the hardness scale which results in a massive reduction in risk of wash scratches (swirl marks) and other damage.
  • Chemical Resistance – Meaning self serve car washes offer less danger as the coating cannot be stripped by harsh chemicals (NOTE – Still NEVER, EVER use the brushes or automatic washes.

So how do you maintain it?

  1. More often than not a simple wash with a power washer will do the trick as dirt finds it hard to cling to the coating.
  2. Otherwise just perform a 2-bucket wash with a soft wash mitt.
  3. OPTIONAL – Treat the surface with a maintenance spray, for additional gloss and protection.

Should I get TAC or Modesta paint protection?

Either!
If you just want an easy maintenance, durable coating and aren’t so worried about the deepest gloss possible then TAC is the way to go. With TAC you will also get your vehicle back the SAME DAY.If you want the deepest, wettest gloss you can get then Modesta (with primer application for even more gloss) is your better option. Remember Modesta needs 24 hours to cure so you will get your vehicle back the next day.

Can I get protection on my rims?

Of COURSE!
Looking to reduce the build up of break dust?
Looking to make rim maintenance EASY?
Love GLOSSY rims?We recommend Wheel Shield application on your rims as it is SPECIALLY FORMULATED to withstand up to 1200 degrees celcius and repel brake dust.
We can also coat your wheels with TAC or Modesta. Contact us for more info.

Where can I get paint protection in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast?

We can apply our paint protection products anywhere in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast.
We will need a garage or similar sheltered area to do the application as we don’t want any dust/dirt around during curing.

Alternatively you are welcome to bring your vehicle to our Northgate Workshop located at;
169 Toombul Road, Northgate QLD 4013

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WHAT ARE SWIRL MARKS?

Swirl marks are microscopic scratches in the surface of paint that show up like cobwebs in bright light. They are caused by incorrecting washing and drying where dirt particles in the sponge and chamois leave microscopic scratches in the clear coat.

Solution – Single stage correction package will remove approximately 60-70% of swirl marks, dual stage 70-85% and triple stage 85-95%.

LACK OF COLOR DEPTH

Lack of Colour depth is where the colour has faded but isn’t classed as oxidised, typical on one stage paints that don’t have a clear coat.

Solution – Single stage correction will improve colour depth however dual stage correction is recommended if you want to remove swirls at same time.

ENTRY MARKS

Finger nails, rings and car keys scratch the paint around the door handle and leave unsightly marks.

Solution – Spot machine polishing, although these scratches are usually too deep for 100% correction our spot correction can make these marks almost invisible. Great add for people trying to sell their car. Price $ 20 per panel when added to a detail or $75 call out fee + per panel.

GHOSTING

Ghosting refers to the outline or visible stencil left on the paint after stickers/decals are removed. It is the contrast between the fresh paint that was protected under the vinyl sticker and the exposed paint that has faded and appears dull in comparison.

Solution – Spot dual stage machine polishing is the most affordable solution, $45 per panel and $75 call out fee. Depending on the colour of your car spot polishing may not be advised. The polished area will vastly contrast the unpolished paint. Lighter coloured cars can get away with single stage polishing at $20 per panel. Full dual stage paint correctionis recommended on darker coloured cars with these defects.

OXIDISED / CHALKY PAINT

Oxidised paint is where the paint appears chalky and dull, it’s caused by breakdown of the paint from exposure to sun,water and oxygen. More common on single stage paints and white, red, and black cars.

Solution – Single stage correction can be effective on white or lighter coloured cars with light oxidation. On heavily oxidised cars, dual stage correction is highly recommended. Spot polishing is not applicable and only full correction packages should be considered.

TRAIL MARKS

Caused by vegetation and scrub rubbing against sides of the vehicle that leaves visible scuffs. These marks range from swallow to quite deep scratches.

Solution – Dual stage polishing is recommended as the first stage orbital polishing is better suited at resurfacing the affected areas with its more effective cutting action. The second stage of polishing restores gloss and further rounds off the deeper scratches.

BIRD DROPPINGS

Bird droppings are very acidic and start eating into your paint the moment it hits, heat and dry weather will amplify the reaction, it’s important to clean any droppings off as soon as you see them. If you still see a ghosting outline after washing you have an etching mark where its has eaten slightly into your paint. If the mark looks like the one in the picture sourced from meguiars online you only have light etching and this can be corrected with machine polishing.

Solution – Spot dual stage machine polishing is the most affordable solution, $45 per panel and $75 call out fee. Depending on the colour of your car spot polishing may not be advised. The polished area will vastly contrast the unpolished paint. Full Dual stage paint correction is recommended on darker coloured cars with these defects.

PAINT TRANSFER

Paint transfer is occurs when a car panel comes into contact with another painted object with force and leaves a layer of paint behind. Common paint transfers are yellow paint marks left from bollards or garage door frames. The actual paint transfer can be polished off with great success, however there are usually a few deeper scratches that are left behind. The polishing stage will reduce the appearance of these scratches but if you can see the undercoat on your car, it’s time for respray.

Solution – Spot dual stage machine polishing is the most affordable solution, $45 per panel and $75 call out fee. Depending on the colour of your car spot polishing may not be advised. The polished area will vastly contrast the unpolished paint. Full Dual stage paint correction is recommended on darker coloured cars with these defects.

AGED BIRD DROPPINGS

Bird droppings that have been left too long can eat all the way through the clear coat. If the mark is crazed, or cracking as shown in the pictures this is unfortunately clear coat failure and can only be fully repaired by repainting. The clear coat has been penetrated and no amount of polishing will remove all traces of the defect.

Light crazing and cracking can be vastly improved and is much more cost effective than painting, many customers still opt for an improvement by our Dual Stage spot paint correction. Although we can not guarantee restoration we can make the marks less visable for a fraction of the cost of repainting. Is a popular option for clients trying to improve their cars for sale.

DEEP SCRATCHES

Random deeper scratches are very common and depending on the depth will determine if they can be polished out. The general rule of thumb gives you an instant idea if the scratch is correctable. Run your thumb nail over the scratch and if a indentation is felt then generally the scratch is too deep to successfully correct by polishing. Normal wear and tear will see your car pick up a few deeper scratches over time. If the scratch is a different colour and you can see bare metal or primer, only repainting is your option. Where deeper scratches have not penetrated all the way through the clear coat you have more options.

A popular choice is to get the area polished to reduce the appearance of the marks first and then determine if you can live with the result. Alternately if chasing 100% correction respraying is your next option, remember that respraying just one door panel can cost $350-600. Dual or even triple stage paint correction package may give you a great outcome and permanently reduce appearance of those scratches without the expense of repainting your car.

WATER SPOTS

There are actually three types of water spots but we will only focus on two of the most popular. The first is mineral deposits that sit on top of your paint and is usually a combination of magnesium and calcium. These minerals are soluble in your town water and when the water evaporates from the surface the minerals are left behind causing unsightly water spotting. This type of water spot can be removed with specific chemicals and light polishing.

See our single and dual stage paint correction packages to restore these spots. The other type of water spotting is where the same minerals have been left on the paint for some time and has started to eat into the paint. This causes deep etching and proves very difficult to remove. Due to the excessive time involved to polishing out these defects we do not offer this service in a mobile sense as it takes more than one days labour. Keep posted for our workshop location at the end of the year.

PAINT MISSING

If there is paint missing and the scratches show the undercoat or even the base metal then repainting is your only option.

CHARCOAL FAILURE

Clearcoat failure is caused by long term exposure to the elements. This comes in the form of bubbling, blistering and peeling. Nothing can be done to fix this apart from repainting. See your local bodyshop for a quote

EGG DAMAGE

Throwing eggs may seem harmless but cause irreversible damage to car paintwork. The small hard shell fragments cut into the paint at the point of impact and can only be fixed from repainting.

KEY MARKS

It makes my blood boil when I see senseless vandalism. If your car is keyed unfortunately respraying those panels is your only solution.