Last summer I was contacted by the owner of a BMW who was very unhappy with the $2000+ detail he had just received from another local shop. He ask that I look the vehicle over for him and give him a quote to fix the issues. While there were several issues with the work done to the vehicle, the thing that stood out most to me was that the gloss black trim appeared untouched and was still very swirled up, which included the large B Pillars, which is arguably one of the very first things you see when entering the vehicle. Seeing the work done (or not done) to this vehicle was an inspiration for my article and when a newer Jaguar F-Pace S came in with the optional “black package” all swirled up, I knew it would make for a perfect example to my article.
I’m of the belief that a paint correction should involve all exterior painted surfaces being corrected to the same level. Performing paint correction on trim and other intricacies takes time and its tedious work, I get that, but when a customer is paying a lot of money for a high end paint correction, these are the things that need to be done.
This Jaguar came to me with just over 1000 miles on the clock and already had a lot of dealer installed swirls on it. In the below video, you can see just how swirled of the gloss black trim was on the vehicle prior to the paint correction.
This video shows the trim after a few hours polishing of work, not 100%, but much, much better than it was.
When it comes to a high end detailing I feel no area should be overlooked. Taking the necessary time to properly polish all the black trim is just one area that will help separate you from your competition.