Autohaus Detail - Gav's new car!!


Silva1

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Here at Autohaus Detail, we offer a wide range of treatments and exclusive vehicle detailing service in central scotland. We pride ourselves by exceeding our clients expertations every time. We only use the best products from the
world’s leading manufacturers of car care products, all of which we fully tried and tested.
At Autohaus Detail we not only look after your car but, cater every car with the same care and attention to detail that every car should deserve.


Based in Cambuslang, on the outskirts of Glasgow, just 5 minutes off exit 3 on the m74, we work from our purpose built detailing studio, a mobile service available upon request.

This one was a bit of a surprise to me. Received a phone call one afternoon saying that Gav was gonna pop down to the unit
with behold yet another new car. Had no idea what to expect
On arrival, car seemed to be in the worst conditions to be in. I wasn't expecting it to be great but never as bad as this. We had a long
discussion and both agreed that due to its condition it was impossible to acheieve anywhere near 95% correction but as I always do, I tried
my best with what I had. This was then booked in


On the day, car is used as a daily, so just general light dirt on the car, few bugs, nothing too major.



Wing mirror covered in bug splatter

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Just general dirt and road grime

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Shot of the n/s rear quarter. Can see that it is lacking of colour and depth as well as any kind of reflection

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A close up

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So onto washing the wheels first, an assortment of brushes and tools were used to clean into any intricate ares

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Any bug splatter was degeased to soften them up to aid cleaning them off. This was allowed to dwell for about 4mins and blasted off with the pressure washer @50degrees celsius

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Car was then snow foamed


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While to foam was allowed to dwell, any intricate areas was brushed in with a soft brush and a citrus degreaser to remove any dirt

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The foam was then blasted off again at 50 degrees, washed using a two-bucket method and moved into the unit where it was dried off and then clayed
Clay never picked up much from the bonnet, reason being it was recently resprayed at somepoint

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Wasn't till I moved onto the passenger door I started to find more contaminants. Rest of the car was clayed

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Silva1

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Now onto the fun part. Decided to start on the "easy" side first. This side was mostly just general swirling as your expect from an older car. Taped up an area for a test section

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This was acheieved with just one hit on the flex rotary, 3m poloshing pad and ultrafina was used. Japanese paint is known to be super soft, when inspecting with a paint thickness guage the paint was very thin too
Any "cowboy" detailer would have went in with an agressive approach and took off way too much paint. Something I see very often and is the last thing you would want to do on thin paint.
Upon inspection there are a few remaining deep scratches (rds) A change of pad and polish combo was used to knock out these deeper scratches

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Some light swirling remain. This will be recitfied during the refining stages
By far a great improvment on the already poor looking paintwork

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This was then carried out onto the rest of the panel

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The full passenger side was then corrected in the same manor

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The bonnet was then prepped up, this prenvents from polishing onto adjacent panelsJust under the flourescent loghting above.
you can see it is not in the best condition. Very dull looking and heavily swirled and scratched
Washer were removed to aid polishing

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Difference is night and day, from grey to black. how the car should really look. Gloss and clarity was restored

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And under the 3m sungun..

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Silva1

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Decided to then crack on with the worst of the worst. This has seen some dreaded bodyshop horror and horror it was.
Car was a graveyard of deep scratches, swirls, halograms (buffer trails)

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Through trial and error with different pads and polishes, I found that this wasn't going to be a easy task
Level of correction here was acheieved with 2 hits. As you can see plenty of rds remain

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A further 2 hits were done on the panel. Finally to begin to acheieve a decent finish

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Nice squiglly scracth was found near the arch.

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Was too deep to fully remove but after a 2 more hits it was reduced.

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How the rear quarter was looking

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After 2 hits

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After a further 2 hits

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I then carried on polishing the rest of the drivers side


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Drivers door was the same story

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Some nice blue flake popping through

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Silva1

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A different kind of 50/50

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In total 8hours+ was spent on the drivers side alone

Rear bumper

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after 1 hit

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1 more hit

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Some of the scratches were too deep to remove

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Rear lights were needing polished too

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Rear spoiler was then removed to get better access to the roof

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Never took any pictures of the roof or front bumper as i was pushing to get the car done by the end of that day

Car was then rinsed off to remove dust from polishing
Sun decided to come out to play, car already looking amazing and still needed to be refined

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By this time it was around 4-5pm
Once the car was rinsed, it was taken inside where it was dried off and I began to refine the paint work
Pressing on to get it finished by the end of the night, due to the fact the next customer was due in the next morning, I didnt take any pictures during the refining stages

These next pictures were taken in the very early hours of the next day
Swissvax pneu was used on the tyres. This leaves a subtle satin finish to the tyres. with the alloys being a non lacquer finish I didn't want to use a high gloss tyre dressing to make the tyres stand out like a sore thumb

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Before

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After

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At this point the car was waxed and left overnight to fully cure. Gav and I had a discussion on which was was to be applied, we both agreed that Swissvax Crystal Rock was the one to choose.
I decided to get some shots of the car in the unit before I called it a night.

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At this point it was 1am so I decided that I will tie up any loose ends tomorrow morning


 


Silva1

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While the spoiler was still off, I gave the under side a much needed polish

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This was then waxed and left to cure

Faded plastic got treated

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Wax was then removed from the car and spoiler and given a final buff. Spoiler was then reattached

Now for the afters


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Over 30 hours was spent on this vehicle
Its been a pleasure working on this car believe it or not and seeing the look on gav's face when he sees the transformation of his car

Thanks for taking you're time to read this thread

Remember all ek9.org members receive a 10% on our treatment services

We are also taking booking for winter protection details

C+C welcome

Ed


 




elchunk

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that looks absolutely sweet! would love to get a proper detail on my civic done. would just sit and stare at it. lol
 


jam301986

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F@@#ckn hell that's way too clean very mean attention to detail love it!! Wish you weren't in Scotland lol
 






Gav-EK9

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Couldn't be happier with the final finish, I knew it would look good but i had no idea it would be this good ! Looks ever better in the flesh every panel like a sheet of glass.. epic !
Pics speak for themselves but cant recommend Autohaus enough, done a killer job on my ef9 as well, cheerz again bro :bow:
 





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Mines could do with a good machine polish too....hmmmmmm :run:
 


CR1S

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Awesome. Would this kinda thing restore faded paint on a yellow car? Mine S is badly faded on the rear quarters.
 


rd55 dun

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Epic work on Gav's EP

NHB comes up great, the depth and clarity on the finished result is outstanding!! :nice:
 


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