50/50 paintwork comparison

Detailing single stage | Mercedes S Class

A customer contacted us to find out what detailing services we would recommend for this gorgeous Mercedes S Class. The customer wanted to remove swirl marks and bring gloss back to the paintwork so we advised a single stage detail with a long lasting sealant to protect the paintwork.

Upon Arrival

As with all vehicles we carry out a pre-wash inspection with the customer present, this inspection gives us a chance to have a good look at the vehicle and offer recommendations. On inspection of the vehicle it was obvious that it had not been properly maintained and the paintwork had been damaged by an onslaught of acid and grit from using high street car washes.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

Preperation is key

All detailing work includes full decontamination of the paintwork. This includes: snow foam pre-wash, contact wash, tar removal, iron removal and paintwork clay. Preparing the paintwork is crucial, if the surface is not completely free of contaminants, they can be dragged across the paintwork during the machine polish inflicting further damage. The wheels are cleaned and decontaminated using iron fallout remover, this process opens the surfaces pores meaning that even the most baked on contaminants are removed.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth
Iron remover is completely safe to be used on the entire vehicle, you know it’s working when the surface begins to bleed purple. This is the bonded contaminants reacting and being broken down by the product.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

The procedure is repeated for the bodywork. Clay is then worked over the exterior, this removes any remaining bonded contaminants, leaving the paintwork ready to be corrected.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

The clay process

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

Before paintwork correction the vehicle receives an interior valet.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

Single stage detail 50/50 shots

Every vehicles paintwork reacts differently to machine polishing. We take time to choose the correct pad and polish combination for your vehicle creating a truly bespoke service. Check out the results we were able to achieve on the below 50/50 comparison.

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

mercedes s class detailing Bournemouth

The customer was over the moon with the results and is now booked in for a monthly maintenance valet.

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Sam Wilcox

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