04 September 2012
We have just detailed a brand new Alfa Romeo Giuletta. Having just purchased the car, the owner wanted the best possible protection, so he booked in with us for an Opti-Coat treatment and a full leather and interior protection package.
Despite being a new car, and telling the dealer to not wash it, we still managed to find some swirl marks and scratches:
The roof was especially bad being black:
The headlights also weren’t looking great:
We started with a snow foam wash to completely strip the car of any remaining delivery wax and get the paint as clean as possible. Consisting of a mixture of shampoo and degreaser.
We then clayed the car. Despite being a new car, check the contamination on the clay bar after just two panels:
The wheels were taken off and washed inside and out:
The car was then completely machine polished. We used Meguiars M205 and a combination of Lake Country CSC Black pads, and Hyratech Cyan and Tangerine pads. After polishing the car already looks a lot cleaner and is beading water due to there being no contaminants on the surface:
We then foamed the car once more and gave it a good clean:
And then wiped the whole car with 15% Isopropyl Alcohol in preparation for the Opti-Coat:
Applying to an applicator with a syringe. A little goes a long way, and as it should. This stuff costs an absolute fortune!
Applying to the wheels:
Using a Torque Wrench to torque the wheels back up to spec. No rattle guns here!
This car had a glass roof, and we applied Opti-Coat to all exterior surfaces. Here you can see how reflective the glass gets after Opti-Coat application:
And some finished shots! It was a long day and we ran out of light, but luckily managed to catch a few shots with some flash:
Hope you enjoyed!