DetailedByPrecision: 2016 Golf R New Car Prep & Protection Service. Owner is a detailing enthusiast.

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  1. CG6Lemon

    CG6Lemon New Member

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    This customer found me on Yelp and sent me a message about his newly acquired 2016 Golf R. He wanted to make it look better than when he accepted the car from the dealer. I sent a message back and we talked on the phone a bit to discuss about what can be done/will be done to it to meet his expectations. During our conversation, I got a good feel that he was not your typical car owner who drives from point a to point b. He was a detailing enthusiast as well who also details and takes care of his own cars. Not to mention he has some of the products I use as well and is familiar with the current new products from the auto detailing industry. After our conversation, I had him come in for an estimate so we can further discuss the game plan for his car. When I met Paul in person he asked very specific questions regarding products/processes, but not only that he also wanted to know my opinion about controversial topics within the detailing industry as well. I went over the car with Paul and we settled on the new car prep & protection service which includes wash, decon, clay, polish to swirl free finish, and settled upon a paint sealant instead of a paint coating. Paul dropped off his car on the day of the appointment and off he went anticipating the results of the outcome.






    Started off with exhaust tips, and wheels (applied hydro for protection), wash, decon, claybar.




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    Paul also provided me with some goodies to play with. Claybar was some of the stuff he provided




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    After the decon the true defects revealed itself. One of Paul's concerns were waterspots on the roof. I also found waterspots covering the whole hood as well. I used Carpro Spotless to chemically remove them. Worked really well.




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    Waterspots gone




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    Random scuffs and scratches here and there




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    Paint was on the harder side but really easy to work with and finished down incredibly easy. Used D300, Menz 203, G21, 3inch DA




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    But before polishing the car I did some pre polishing detective work and took some paint readings first. Most of the car was from high 80s-low 100s microns, but some areas were in low 70s and I marked them as a reminder. Mostly both sides of hood, and both top sides of quarter panels above both windows.




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    Went around the whole car including the soft black mirrors and pillars. D300, Menz203, Essence




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    Found a severe etching on the edge of the rear bumper. Had to wetsand with 2500 grit




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    Finished pics of the car completed




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    Thanks for viewing guys. Appreciate and feedback or questions or comments. Customer was happy with the outcome and complimented it looked better than new.
    Total time: 20hrs.
    What I learned from this job:
    Gloss black wheels hide dirt really well. Need to keep recleaning until absolutely sure it's clean
    Gloss black pillars will always be a pain even if you think you got a system down for it
    the gloss black accents on the rear hatch, gloss black rear diffuser, and underneath spoiler took longer than expected polishing by hand
     
  2. detailersdomain

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    nice work thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. CG6Lemon

    CG6Lemon New Member

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    Thanks Phil!
     
  4. GDAL

    GDAL Super Moderator

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    Nice work. Would love to own a new R.
     
  5. BlueJ

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    Awesome work. Great way to start fresh.
     

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