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      01-25-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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What Is Involved In A Full Paint Correction?

A typical full paint correction will involve a lengthy and meticulous process as follows.

1. Pre rinse vehicles paintwork and allow to soak under a blanket of 'Snow Foam'

2. Whilst the cars paint is soaking to loosen up the dirt we clean the wheels using PH neutral wheel cleaner to remove brake dust and tar spots form both the face & the inside edges of the wheels. At the same time, the tires will be cleaned removing inground dirt.

3. Pre treat & jet wash inside the wheel arches to remove dirt.

4. Rinse the car's bodywork with clean water & then wash carefully using the "two bucket" method to minimize contaminant transferal to the cars paintwork, thereby minimizing infliction of "wash marks". All washing carried out using 100% lambs wool wash mitts.

5. The cars bodywork & wheels are the carefully dried using "waffle weave" and microfibre drying cloths.

6. Bonded contaminants on the cars paintwork are now removed using a clay bar to leave a smooth surface ready for machine polishing.

7. Measurements are then taken of the thickness of the cars paint using a Fischer paint thickness gauge; any areas that are thinner than desirable will require very careful consideration as to the best method of correction to avoid breaking through the paint.

8. Nearly ready for machine polishing now, but first we check the paint condition with the aid of a Brinkman paint inspection lamp, this makes spotting any imperfections a great deal easier.

9. Only now is the paintwork ready for machine polishing. Using an electrical machine polisher, we start with the finest grade of polish, gradually working up to coarser grades of polish as required to achieve a good level of correction. Then we work back down to the finest grade of polish to refine the paints finish. At all stages the cars trim adjacent to the area being worked on will be masked carefully to avoid damage.

10. At this stage it may be necessary to carry out some localized wet sanding to facilitate full removal of any RDS (random deep scratches), once again, paint thickness will be checked, if the paint is too thin wet sanding will not be possible.

11. Now we carry out a fully body wipe down with IPA to remove any residue from the polish, leaving your paint perfectly clean ready for the first stage in the waxing process.

12. The paintwork is now ready to be primed in preparation for application of the wax, we use. The ultimate in high-end care, our ....... Vintage Detail is suited for those who demand supreme attention to detail and expert craftsmanship. Recommended for owners of classic, ultra-luxury and high performance exotic cars.

The interior is treated similar to the ........ Concours package but with greater care and attention to detail. Interior surfaces are cleaned, conditioned, and protected using only rare and exquisite plant-derived ingredients. The exterior finish is washed and decontaminated by hand using natural products.

The exterior surface is hand-polished first using ........ HD-Cleanse, a mild paint cleanser containing Montan Oil and crushed Apricot Seeds, further enhancing the shine, depth, and clarity. Finally, ........ Vintage Glaze is used on the exterior which brings out the depth, definition, and luster in the paint. It's reflective and protective properties are remarkable. Vintage Glaze is based on a custom formula developed for the 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet by Franay, winner of several "Best of Shows" in its debut year on the Concours circuit. Among the protective ingredients in Vintage are evergreen, honeydew, coconut, cantaloupe and sunflower oils. Vintage contains 61 percent Brazilian No. 1 White Carnauba by volume, one of the highest in any product designed to.

13. Only now is the car ready for waxing using ........ waxes.

14. As a final touch we clean the glass. Dress the plastics, dress the tires and apply a wax sealant to the wheels to reduce the effects of brake dust & make future cleaning easier.
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