Thursday, May 1, 2014

Honda Civic- Full Correction and Coating Installation

Hello friends

A very good Thursday to all of you 

This detailing job took over 5 days, from decontamination to coating, loads of defects removal and paint leveling.


Upon arrival:




Wash:






To the wheels

Washed already





close-up of contaminants



Decontamination &  Claying



in- process 





Ready to be coated and protected





To the paintwork

Clay




Assessing the work to be done

Not easy to be noticed. On this color, it’s as if the defects have got “shyness DNA”





From previous respray job, rubber trims damaged! 





NEW paint defect




More familiar





light scratches and RIDS, full of swirls but the metallic flakes just make it difficult to be captured.








The headlights



wait, not yet over



the lower sections






subsurface defect



Look



close-up



same on both sides of the rear bumper



Paint correction:
The paint has sanding marks and scratches beaneath the clear-coat. We had to proceed with extreme caution and to add, Hondas are the champion of soft paints.


After correction




a spot or 2 remain, would have needed more clear coat removal





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close-up



More swirls appearing due to a flatter surface, holograms are there too from the compounding step





My friends



Beading during the polishing stage





Checking and checking







TA DA




Attending to the details



Focussed









rare shots of s @work 







extreme close-up





The hood




The task at hand





Many scratches found after compounding, when the blurriness is gone



Inch-by-inch inspection





More inspection




The Sun test



The swipe test



Finishing beads




Feeling blessed








The hood




Peek-a-boo wih the sun



Perfection wanted



Couldn’t get the sun from the camera, but no swirls left

 


The doors and vertical panels
To recap




Orange peel and textured paint removed 




Almost done






Hello!



I’ve still got an agricultural garage/workshop



A few reflection shots












Some Finshing beads






Coating the mirror






















Some opti-beads shots













The Finishing pics









Thanks for reading, Your thoughts and comments are most welcome.

The BeyondShine team

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