This 2018 Hilux was into us for a paint correction and ceramic coating. The owner of this vehicle had decided to go for Crystal Serum Ultra Black along with a extensive amount of hours to polish the exterior. The paintwork, even with the car being under a year old was not in great condition with a heavy amount of swirling and deeper marks around the entirety of the Hilux with some extreme holograms and sanding marks on the rear canopy cover as that had been painted in a bodyshop.

We started with a full decontamination of the exterior, making sure to remove all traces of iron and tar contaminants before moving onto claying the car. Once the chemical decontamination was completed the Hilux was rinsed and we fully clayed the vehicle to remove any remaining contamination. With claying completed, the Hilux was rewashed and dried, ready to be polished.
With Toyota paintwork generally being on the softer side, we made sure to go at the deeper marks first and spend the majority of the time with lighter jewelling polishes to remove the swirls and ensure a crystal clear finish. If too aggressive a polish was used would result in micro-scratching and marring that would hinder the gloss and ultimately dull the finish.
With all of the polishing completed, the Hilux was rewashed and air dried being careful to not damage or mark the soft paintwork and once this was done the vehicle was panel wiped again and a final inspection performed to ensure the paintwork was where we wanted it to be before coating.

The customer opted for CSU Black on this Toyota Hilux. We applied one layer of Crystal Serum Ultra which is a 10h rated coating followed by two layers of EXOv4 for the ultimate hydrophobic behaviour to ensure the owner had as easy a time as possible maintaining the new finish on his vehicle. With CSU being the new active layer of protection on the lacquer, this effectively made the softer Japanese paint much more resistant to wash and chemical damage which was ultimately why the owner came to us to remove the previous wash marks.

This 2018 Hilux was into us for a paint correction and ceramic coating. The owner of this vehicle had decided to go for Crystal Serum Ultra Black along with a extensive amount of hours to polish the exterior. The paintwork, even with the car being under a year old was not in great condition with […]

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