Hi guys, thanks for checking out another write up!
Here we have a Sprint Blue RS4 in for a correction after the owner admitted he’s not been able to give it the attention he wanted to over the winter! It needed a tidy up and it was booked in for a 4 day correction plus a deep leather cleanse and interior detail.
I’ll get right into the write up... the pictures do the talking a lot better than me! I’ll start with the interesting part, the actual correction!
So here it is on the lift, mid way through the correction
The audi clear coat needs quite hefty correction combo to see much of a difference. On this car I used a 3 stage machine polish technique to get some brilliant results! I used a gloss it wool pad/festool wool pad with Menzerna S500. Then I moved onto a Chemical guys yellow polishing hex-logic pad using Menzerna Intensive polish. Then to refine the finish, I used a 3m finishing pad and Menzerna 106 ff (final finish). In between all these steps, I used regular IPA wipe downs to make a true assessment of how the paint was responding to each polishing step.
Some areas of the car needed 2 to 3 passes due to me regulating heat or depending on the shape of the panel. I removed roughly 4-6 microns on average and up to 8-9 on some sanding marks.....as you will see later on.
So...after the polishing and IPA wipe down.
Under the sun gun
The dog was even impressed!
More of the correction on the driver's side.
IPA wipe downs
Checking the true finish under the sun gun after IPA wipe downs
Now, onto the sanding marks!
This seems to be an area where the paint shop didn’t quite mask off enough when painting the bonnet and front wings in the past!
So, first up was to measure the paint and get cracking with the wool pad!
Once we had done one pass, it was time for another IPA wipe down
AS you can see, there is still evidence of the marks. It is improved, but not quite good enough.
So, I gave it another pass. This removed a total of about 8 microns here... this left this...
The camera is very very very close to give you an idea of how slight the marks were. The sanding paper was very coarse hence leaving deep marks
There is barely anything left and even under the metal halide lights you can barely notice it! With the 8 microns that had been removed, I decided it was a brilliant result!
Then it was onto the polishing after the wool pads.