In the recent months we had the pleasure of detailing a brand new Tesla Model S P90D. The vehicle received a New Car Protection Detail using Gtechniq C1 and EXOv2, wheel refurbishment and alloy wheel Ceramic Coating using Gtechniq C5. The vehicle's glass was coated with Gtechniq G1, and Interior Surfaces protected with i1 Smart Fabric and i1 Leather Guard.
The customer decided to ditch his current Audi A7 3.0 TDI and swap to a new all electrifying Tesla Model S P90D. In order to keep this new purchase in the best condition this client wanted to protect it using some of the markets best prodcust ensuring that his new investment had the very best start to life.
After initial conversation and discussions on various options available, we opted for the Gtechniq range of products due to their excellent performance and stand up name in the market today.
Upon collecting his car from Birmingham Tesla, it was driven around 800 miles in total before being dropped off to myself ready to be cleansed and protected.
Before any application of protective coatings, the surface had to be prepared properly to enable maximum bonding power between the lacquer and coatings. The vehicle received a thorough decontamination involving:
Paintwork and alloy wheel Citrus Prewash to remove surface grime, then rinsed.
Snowfoam pre soak to remove further left over surface grime and prepare the paintwork for washing, then rinsed.
Three Bucket Method safe wash, rinsed.
Alloy wheels and arches deeply cleaned with PH neutral cleaners, along with an assortment of detailing brushed of various sized.
Vehicle partly dried, then Iron and Fallout remover applied and left to dwell for 5 minutes to cleanse the paintwork and remove contaminants that often you cannot see, then rinsed.
Tar removal product applied to remove baked on tar and road grime ( even from just 800 miles!)
Clay bar treatment with a fine grade clay bar to remove any remaining paintwork contaminants.
Snowfoam then re applied and rinsed to remove any remaining chemicals and residue.
Once driven inside the workshop, the Tesla was dried via compressed air and soft microfiber drying towels to ensure no paintwork marring was inflicted.
Alloy wheels were removed and they received a full refurbishment, diamond cutting and colour change (2.5 days in time) by an external company. This surface was fully arranged by myself as per request, so this customer could have a less stressful experience whilst his car was being detailed at AutoWerX Detailing.
Whilst the wheels were being refurbished, the paintwork received a single stage machine polish with the Rupes Bigfoot polishing system to further cleanse the paintwork and remove light swirls, wash marring, fine scratches and leave the vehicle with an ultra clean, perfect finish ready to be protected and preserved with the Gtechniq coatings.
After a full paintwork wipe-down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe, the Gtechniq C1 coating was applied and left to cure and harden for 10 hours, before application of two coats of Gtechniq EXOv2, allowing the maximum curing time so that the two coatings bond together perfectly to give the 5 year durability offered by the two coatings. Plastics, chrome and gloss black trim were also coated.
Glass surfaced were sealed in Gtechniq G1 to aid driving in wet weather, whilst interior leather was cleaned and protected with Gtechniq l1 Leather Guard to prevent tearing and soiling on the white Napa leather surfaces. Gtechniq Smart Fabric (similar to scotch guard) sealed and protected interior fabric surfaces.
Once the alloy wheels were returned, they were coated including the red callipers with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour. This preserves the alloy wheels, preventing brake dust and iron filing build up which can lead to further damage if not cleaned properly.
The paintwork was wiped down with Gtechniq C2 Crystal Lacquer to finish the detail and ensure perfect and dust free vehicle was ready for a customer to collect, as well as add that extra layer of protection.
The end result was a beautiful, very glossy Tesla Model S, fully protected at all angles with some of the best products on the market. This procedure ensures it has the very best possible start to life.
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