We love a Mini at Specialist Detailing and this one was no exception. This was booked in for our New Car Prep detail including ceramic, glass & wheels off upgrades.
The car had around 300 miles when it came to us and the owner specifically asked the dealer not to wash before delivery – a great decision.
The paint was in great shape, with some minor buffer trails from the factory and some very light swirling from being wiped down before arriving with the dealer.
The ‘Cooper’ badge had been removed and we were also asked to remove the glue residue which had been ‘had a go at’ and left some deeper marring which we dealt with by way of a heavy cut compound and microfibre cutting pad before refining.
Before Correction –
After correction –
After the wash, chemical and mechanical decontamination, the car was brought inside to get the polishing underway. We mixed things up with the polishes for this one, deciding on a very fine refining polish with a little bit of something else added to give an element of ‘cut’.
Fully polished the car was given a full IPA (isopropyl alcohol) wipe down to remove any remaining polishing oils or residues to create a perfect surface for the coatings.
In discussion with the customer we decided to go with Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light topped with 2 coats of EXO. The base coat gives an outstanding durability of up to 5 years and the EXO hydrophobic topcoat is durable for up to 2 years.
Additionally, the wheels were coated off the car, rain repellent glass & trim coatings applied, along with an interior cleanse and aftercare pack.
We were really pleased with the result of this one, especially with black paint being one of the hardest to deal with!
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