The owner of this Range Rover Evoque approached me to find out what would be the best possible protection for his pride and joy, and how he could restore some life and depth to the paintwork.
After a free consultation, we opted to go for a single stage machine polish to permanently remove severe swirling and wash marring (hundreds of tiny, faint lines caused when the vehicle is washed improperly) from the paintwork. This process of paint correction drastically improves the gloss and finish of the vehicle ten fold. We would then protect the paint with SiRamik SC15.
Before any of the polishing or paint correction could begin, the vehicle needed to be thoroughly cleansed and all contamination removed:
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.
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 in side and dried using soft microfiber towels and compressed air, delicate parts of the vehicle such as plastic trim were taped off to avoid damaging them during the polishing process.
The paintwork then received two stages of polishing:
The first stage to cut back the lacquer, removing blemishes, marring and deeper scratches. Multiple passes were completed on each panel until the desired finish was achieved.
The second stage was completed to add gloss to the vehicle and really bring out the metallic fleck in the paintwork. This process left the surface in a better than showroom condition, ready to be locked in and sealed by SC15.
The leather and interior was fully cleansed and protected to restore the leather to showroom condition, which consisted of removing years of grime, dirt and grease from the leather using specialist cleaners. I then applied SiRamik SC15 to protect the leather from future staining such as dye transfer, soiling and tears.
Three coats of SiRamik SC15 was applied to the paintwork to provide the best possible protection. This will prevent swirls, light marks and other scratches from re-appearing in the future by forming an ultra durable "glasscoat" barrier over the vehicle. This almost acts as another layer of lacquer over the new, blemish free paintwork, and is proven to be one of the best paintwork protection systems available on the market today. Before collection, the vehicle was given a wipedown with SiRamik SC Mist (extra top coat of sealant) to add that an additional layer of protection.
All work was carried out at my workshop located in Telford, West Midlands.
If you would like to find out more information on this package, please get in touch with me.