This BMW 840d was with us for bodywork and wheel coatings. The Sapphire Black paintwork had some swirling from some previous washes that needed to be removed before any coatings were applied.
We started on this 8 Series with a full decontamination of the exterior surfaces including the wheels and glass. All tar was removed from the paint, glass and wheels followed by Gtechniq W6 to remove all iron contamination from the car. Once this was completed the car was rinsed and brought in to be clayed. A light clay bar was all that was required to remove all remaining contamination such as tree sap from the paintwork before the car was rewashed and dried for a paint inspection to see what methods we would need to correct the paintwork.
Around 15 hours of polishing was performed with both compounds and polishes used to remove 95% of marks on the surface which left a hugely glossy and swirl free surface which was perfect for a ceramic coating to bond to. Panel Wipe was used between polishing sets to ensure the result we were getting was the true condition of the lacquer. Once polishing was completed the car was rewashed, air dried and panel wiped again for the final inspection prior to coating.
Once we were happy with the condition of the paintwork we moved on to coating the car. This customer had opted for Crystal Serum Ultra Black which is one layer of CSU followed by two coats of EXOv4. CSU is an ultra durable 10h coating that is highly chemical, abrasion and scratch/swirl resistant along with adding superb levels of gloss and slickness to the paint. Once CSU was applied we moved on to removing and preparing the wheels for coating. With the wheels off, deep cleaned and panel wiped we coated the full wheels with C5 Wheel Armour for up to two years durability to help keep these wheels looking as fresh as possible while also keeping maintenance very easy for the owner. With the wheels coated and CSU curing for a few hours we moved on to applying EXO over the CSU. We applied two layers of EXO which adds another level of gloss to the paint while also adding some industry leading water repellency to the car making washing the vehicle a breeze.
This procedure left the car looking better than how it left the factory and with the correct safe maintenance it will retain the sharp glossy look it left us with for many years to come with CSU coming with a 9 year guarantee.
This BMW 840d was with us for bodywork and wheel coatings. The Sapphire Black paintwork had some swirling from some previous washes that needed to be removed before any coatings were applied. We started on this 8 Series with a full decontamination of the exterior surfaces including the wheels and glass. All tar was removed […]