Our first vehicle of 2018 was a 2 step paint correction for a 2013 Toyota Highlander. The vehicle was recently purchased by our client who knew it was in rough condition but also that it could be greatly enhanced. This project allowed for an incredible transformation and a great start to the year.
Two Bucket Hand Wash:
Wheels and Tires:
With the paint completely clean, we were able to fully evaluate the paint condition and tailor a correction process. We landed on a compounding step with Meguiars microfiber pads and Griot’s Garage Fast Correcting Cream followed by Meguiar’s M205 on a white Lake Country Polishing Pad. The results speak for themselves. Check out the transformation achieved on the Passenger front door.
Before- Driver Side Rear Door.
After- Driver Side Rear Door
The glass had etched water spots that were removed with a light polish using the same polishing step as was used on the paint. These weren’t very bad but glass can get some pretty severe water spots on neglected cars. If you are working on client cars, dont overlook this part of the inspection and make sure to include any water spot removal from the glass in your quote. Its never good to have an extra couple of hours of polishing with a product like ceriglass to get the glass to the same level of clarity as the paint and not be paid for it.
This being January in Illinois, we had to settle for after shots in the shop. Even so, the transformation was evident!
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