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      09-16-2012, 06:05 AM   #177
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E90 M3 - Jerez Black

Car: 2011 BMW M3

Service: Stage 1 Paint Correction and Body Wrap Paint Protection

Comments:

- Minor swirls all over the car
- Heavy build up of dirt on paintwork and on wheels
- Blue pearl was not evident and the paint looked flat
- Gloss was restored and the metallic flake begin to pop as the blue pearl was obvious

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      10-07-2012, 05:06 AM   #178
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E350 Cabriolet - Stage 1 Paint Correction, Interior Clean & Leather Condition

Car: 2010 Mercedes Benz E350 Cabriolet

Service: Stage 1 Paint Correction, General Interior Clean & Leather Condition

Comments:

- Diamond White (pearl metallic) paintwork was in fairly good condition but with minor contamination and tar marks clearly visible
- Heavy build up of dirt on wheels (brake dust, rotor dust, grime, etc)
- Paint lacked gloss (which is typical of Diamond White)
- After the exterior work, the gloss was restored and the metallic flake was obvious under direct sunlight.
- Typical convertible interior suffered from dust build up and random marks. Also some slightly shiny looking front seats.
- Interior was completely rejuvenated and the car was returned to factory condition.
- The owner was extremely happy with the outcome and so were we

Random before and after shots:

Front Passenger Wheel




Under Drivers Door handle




Gloss Black sill strips




Driver's Door Card




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      10-14-2012, 05:44 PM   #179
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2010 Mercedes Benz E250 Coupe

Car: 2010 Mercedes Benz E250 Coupe

Service: Stage 1 Paint Correction, General Interior Clean & Leather Condition

Comments:

- Calcite White (solid white) paintwork was heavily contaminated and very dull
- Heavy build up of dirt on wheels (brake dust, rotor dust, grime, etc)
- No gloss apparent in paintwork and tar deposits all over paintwork.
- Swirls visible under sunlight
- After the exterior work, paint was severely cleansed and swirls were removed. Additionally, the gloss was restored with a wet look.
- Interior suffered from dust random marks & dirt. Also some stained and shiny leather seats.
- Interior was completely rejuvenated and the car was returned to factory condition.
- Engine bay was full of dust and dirt build up with stains on some of the painted surfaces. These were completely removed and plastics & rubbers were treated.
- Another happy owner. This was a great turnaround

Random before and after shots:

Edge of Side Skirt




Exhaust Pipe




50/50 of Leather on Driver's Seat

Right Side - Untreated, marked and shiny
Left Side - Treated and natural looking leather





Engine Bay




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      10-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #180
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Nice job Raj!

Those merc people sure know how NOT to look after their cars
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      10-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #181
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Nice job Raj!
Thanks John

Surprised you haven't found a buyer for your 1M??
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      11-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #182
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2011 BMW X3 2.0d M Sport

Car: 2011 BMW X3 2.0d M Sport

Service: Stage 1 Paint Correction & General Interior Clean

Comments:
- Solid white paintwork was heavily contaminated
- Heavy build up of dirt on wheels and under arches (brake dust, rotor dust, grime, etc)
- Car required more decontamination rather than paint correction
- 6 hour intensive clay of ALL paintwork was followed with a medium grade polish that ensured that the Alpine White popped
- Gloss restored and white paint looked very reflective
- Interior suffered from random marks, dirt and dust
- Owner was happy that the car looked like new again

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      11-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #183
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      11-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #184
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Huge difference Raj!
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      11-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #185
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great job. better than new !!
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      11-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #186
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great job. better than new !!
Thanks mate!
I wish those pins supporting the arches were white though...
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      11-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #187
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Custom Services - Removing Badges

How to Remove your stick on badges.

What you will need:
1. Heat gun or hair dryer
2. Waxed dental floss (doesn't scratch)
3. Clay bar & lubrication





This is the badge that will be removed.



Get your heat gun or hair dryer and blow hot air on the badge for around 40 seconds or until badge surface is fairly hot to the touch.



Using waxed dental floss, simple insert from one side and thread/slide the floss piece behind the badge. This will safely "pull" away the badge and/or the adhesives.



Use your fingers carefully to assist in badge removal once the dental floss has safely detached the badge.



Carefully pull away the badge. Some adhesive will still be stuck on the paintwork. This should be heated with your heat gun or hair dryer and then rolled off the paintwork. Do NOT use your your fingernails to peel off the adhesive.



The outline of the badge may still be visibile.



Simply use your favourite clay bar with lubrication to remove any remaining adhesives.



Badge and adhesives safely and completely removed.
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      11-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #188
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Great job on the x3, thx mate!!!
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      11-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #189
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Great job on the x3, thx mate!!!
Thanks Tim! As long as the wife is happy
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      11-20-2012, 06:00 AM   #190
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Do you have any recomendations w.r.t competent passionate detailing services on the gold coast or brisbane ?

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      11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #191
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Do you have any recomendations w.r.t competent passionate detailing services on the gold coast or brisbane ?

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Sorry JD, nothing at this stage. Might have to ask the locals who they take their cars to.
Feel free to come down to Sydney though
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      11-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #192
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Sorry JD, nothing at this stage. Might have to ask the locals who they take their cars to.
Feel free to come down to Sydney though
I always like the idea of flying you up .
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      11-21-2012, 05:44 AM   #193
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I always like the idea of flying you up .
Now there is a plan - working holiday .perhaps TWD .............

I would come down , but the drive back defeats the purpose dont you think?

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      11-21-2012, 07:05 AM   #194
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Very impressive... Out of curiosity, approximately how much time in advance do you generally need to get a booking in?
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      11-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #195
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2012 BMW 320d - Stage 1 Paint Correction & Hard Body Coating

Car: 2012 BMW F30 320d

Service: Stage 1 Paint Correction & Hard Body Coating

Comments:
- Dull looking paint even for a month old car.
- Various marks and stains which weren't too aggressive.
- Hard Body used for final finish which really makes the Black Sapphire Metallic paintwork look super reflective!


Random before and after shots:

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      11-26-2012, 03:15 AM   #196
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I always like the idea of flying you up .
Who knows, maybe next year??

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Now there is a plan - working holiday .perhaps TWD .............

I would come down , but the drive back defeats the purpose dont you think?

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Well, if you're in town, definitely let me know and I'll try and fit you in

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Very impressive... Out of curiosity, approximately how much time in advance do you generally need to get a booking in?
Would need 1-2 months notice. We get booked out pretty fast
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      11-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #197
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E93 M3 - Jerez Black

Car: 2009 BMW E93 M3

Service: Stage 3 Paint Correction, Interior & Engine Bay

Comments:
- Swirls, scratches and water marks on exterior. Some deeper scratches were reduced.
- Interior had some dirt built up, shiny leather and various marks
- Engine bay suffered dirt build up too
- Blue pearl evident after paint correction and metallic flake was popping!
- Leather and interior looked natural again
- Missed taking after shots of engine bay
- Owner was very impressed with the result!!

Random shots:

50/50 of door



50/50 of Driver's Leather Seat



Exhausts - before and after:






Bonnet - before and after:






Boot lid - before and after:






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      11-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #198
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