Hi all. Quite a few pics here but pretty detailed throughout - enjoy!
Ford Fiesta ST – Performance Blue. Major Correction.
• 3M Glass Cleaner
• 3M UltraFina
• 3M UltraFine
• 3M Fast Cut+
• AutoGlym Vinyl and Rubber Care
• AutoSmart G101
• AutoSmart Tardis
• Collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance
• Elite Car Care Mild Grade Clay bar
• Meguiars Last Touch
• Meguiars All-Season Dressing
• Meguiars Super Degreaser
• Menzerna 85RD 3.02
• Menzerna 203s
After a couple of trips to the bodyshop for some spray work the Fiesta looked a little ‘rough of the edges’. Some of the scratches were fairly bad though so it was booked in over a two day slot for a paint correction detail.
Please forgive me here as I got very trigger-happy with the photos!!
Clarity and depth lost due to the sea of swirls covering the car:
An example of some of the bad scratches:
Although not yet complete, the interior was due an overhaul too:
It wasn’t that long ago that the engine was last cleaned, so, nice and straight forward for me to be honest!
I started with the engine, Megs Super Degreaser applied and agitated before a light rinse.
Next? The wheels, tyres and arches.
AutoSmart G101, Megs Wheel Brightener, AutoSmart Tardis and Iron Cut used to clean and shift all the foreign contaminants.
Tardis and Iron Cut in action:
After the wash stage was complete, AutoSmart’s Tardis was once again put to the test.
Ample amounts of tar to remove:
A timely process to remove every last spec! The car was literally covered. (I later noticed that there were a few stone chips on the lower leading edge of both doors (above the side-skirts); must get lots of kick-up off the tyre which is surely a design floor?)
Elite Mild Clay used to remove embedded contaminants:
Defects starting to show through now: