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mkiv Golf R32 - Deep Blue Pearl

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    Volkswagen Golf R32 mkiv – Major Paint Correction Detail

    I was invited over by Jonny from Pure Detail again in the North West to lend a helping hand on the Golf. It was booked for his “purest” detail; a wheels-off, full interior, engine bay and major paint correction.

    On the first day Jonny had deep cleaned the car in readiness for my arrival early Thursday morning – Thurs & Fri were spent machine polishing and then the interior, engine and arches etc tackled last thing Saturday morning.

    After a 5am start and a two hour journey, I arrive at PD HQ:

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    Although it hasn’t got many miles on the clock (~35k), the Golf paintwork was rather abused! Two words, ‘car wash’.

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    It was obvious we’re going to have to go aggressive with this one.

    My first before/after on the bonnet:

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    Two hard hits were required with FastCut+ and Ultrafina on a foamed wool Lake Country pad to get the desired results.

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    Jonny testing the Lake Country wool pad before moving onto his own Meguiars wool pads:

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    After I’d corrected the N/S quarter of the bonnet with wool, I stepped down to a foam polishing pad with Menzerna 203s to refine the finish further.

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    Working my way down the N/S.

    Before/after:

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    Wing/door 50/50:

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    Before/After:

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    The large wool pads are all well and good but you’re unable to get in close to panel edges etc. Further correction had to be made with the 3M compounding spot pad ensuring every area was defect free.

    Before (where the wool pad wouldn’t reach safely)

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    And after with the spot pad work:

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    A nice 50/50 on the N/S rear door:

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    Probably the worst area on the car was the roof. Riddled with defect but several scratches that were far too deep to remove.
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    General before and after:

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    50/50 on the rear quarter showing how much colour & clarity is lost when your car’s covered in swirls.

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    Video footage here: YouTube - Volkswagen Golf R32 mkiv - WhiteDetails


    Again, on the rear quarter, a before/after:

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    Clarity and gloss restored:

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    N/S finished – working my way round the bootlid:

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    After with halogens:

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    After without halogens:

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    After with the Brinkmann LED inspection lamp:

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    Bumpers badly scuffed too. More wool compounding required.

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    50/50 low down on the sill:

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    Jonny finishing off the backend:

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    Due to the immense build up of dust and polish residues, the car was jetted down outside and brought back in for drying.

    Engine bay dressed:

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    Interior wiped and a hoovered. Paintwork IPA’d and protected. Glass cleaned. Tyres & arches dressed. Pretty much finished!

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    General before and after:

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    50/50 on the rear quarter showing how much colour & clarity is lost when your car’s covered in swirls.

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    Video footage here: YouTube - Volkswagen Golf R32 mkiv - WhiteDetails


    Again, on the rear quarter, a before/after:

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    Clarity and gloss restored:

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    N/S finished – working my way round the bootlid:

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    After with halogens:

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    After without halogens:

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    After with the Brinkmann LED inspection lamp:

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    Bumpers badly scuffed too. More wool compounding required.

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    50/50 low down on the sill:

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    Jonny finishing off the backend:

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    Due to the immense build up of dust and polish residues, the car was jetted down outside and brought back in for drying.

    Engine bay dressed:

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    Interior wiped and a hoovered. Paintwork IPA’d and protected. Glass cleaned. Tyres & arches dressed. Pretty much finished!

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    Quite a transformation! A stunning colour to work on (Deep Blue Pearl). Lovely.

    Thanks to all those involved.

    Jim
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    lovely results! love that car! One question.. what do you use as an ipa.. and where do u get it from? Is it just to wipe down any residue after the polishing?
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    It's to make sure the surface is squeeky clean of any oils or polish residues before sealing or waxing Gops. Need to get some of this myself. Great work Jimmeh.
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    Just noticed - sorry about the double-post half way through this one...

    As above, Gops. An IPA (I brought mine neat from PolishedBliss) wipedown ensures the paintwork is clean and free of oils from the polishing stage in readiness for the protection stage.

    Cheers guys.
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    [Mar 22, 2011]
    great work mate... looks mint! love this car too!
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    Thats an incredible turn around - awesome.

    Quick question - what did you use on the exhaust trim?

    I have a sooty black residue on mine thats rock hard and can't seem to shift it with anything I have tried so far.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Dave - what have you tried on the exhausts so far?! The above had 00 wirewool and Autosol thrown at them... If they're really caked, you can use a dremel type machine with a polishing head or similar?! (never looked into this myself though)
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    Hi Jimmeh

    I tried some wire wool and an alluminium polish and it did shift some of the residue but felt I wasnt getting any further with the inner rims of the the SS trims (the rest looks spot on just after perfection). I will change the grade of the wool and give this Autosol a try - failing that I will charge the drill! :)

    Thanks for the tip!

    Dave
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    [Mar 23, 2011]
    Amazing mate, car looks spot on as usual...

    Well done mate.
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    Amazing work, very impressed!
    Just getting into detailing in a big way and loving it, but I have a follow on from a previous question:
    I understand what IPA is for and what it does, could I use autosmart tardis to clean off any polish residue after machine polishing before sealing?

    Cheers(hope to post pics of results)
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    stunning work and agree on the colour!
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    stunning colour and car

    top work as you always do jim and i love reading your write ups dude

    top work mate!!
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    s4twiggy, whats your thoughts on using Tardis to wipe down panels after polishing?
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    I'd stick with alcohol to wipedown the paint rather than something solvent based like Tardis. There are a few diff forms of IPA out there, Menzerna's Top Inspection is readily available and will work just fine.

    Using Tardis IMO wouldn't leave the paintwork 'clean'; it's a greasy product and would leave it's own oils/residues behind where as alcohol (IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol)) doesn't.
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    Thanks for the advice Jimmeh! glad you said that, I might have tried the Tardis. Budget (wallet) wont stretch to any more products this month, it will have to wait!

    Cheers
    (Amazing work BTW!)
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