Thursday, 17 November 2011

Another Big Cat Got Scratched

This car is long, wide and the interior is very luxury. It is the latest Jaguar XJL and wearing a coat of glossy black paint work. The surface of the car is marred and the condition of the paint work requires paint correction work. Enough said, let's take a look at the pictures.

Here comes the heart ache of the polishing/ grooming session, part of this beautify car was brushed against another object/ wall and the incident had left these scratches at the front right door and the front right fender. The owner request the damage area to be polish out as it is really an eyesore.

After my initial assessment, i told the owner that the restoration work on the scratched area is a challenge as some of the scratch marks look deep and bad. No promise on the end result but we'll do our best to sort it out.
After more than 5 hours of machine and hand buffing work, i would say this cat is getting better in shape and ready to pounce.

Some more pictures took towards the end of the session.
Miraculously, we managed to restore this scratched portion.
About the restoration work on the badly scratched area, i could only say that perhaps that day is a lucky day for this XJL's owner.

My boy busy with his final routine check around the car, just look at the magnitude of this car's length.

XJL is "Ready 2 Pounce"... lolz.
Beautify car restored to immaculate condition again, thank you for viewing.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sunny's Severe Paint Conditions

One of the more severe case that i picked up couple of weeks ago, the Sunny's paint work is heavily etched and marred. There is a layer of sandblast contamination on the paint surface as the working place is within the vicinity of the shipyard. The feeling that i felt when i ran my palm on the car was "Ooh boy, this is certainly very rough!" This is like touching the surface of a 600 - 1000 grit sandpaper.
The car was washed and prepared for polishing. With help from 3 other person, 85 - 90% of the "layer of rough sandblast contamination" was remove in less than 2 hours by hand. My arms were shack out by the sandblast removal process, i was compelled to take a break before polishing the paint work as wobbling arms will affect the polishing process.
Paint readings took prior the paint correction work, 50+ microns on average. It's not in the healthy range.

Pictures of the 80% completed work and there were many chip marks on the bonnet.
Ideally, car with these paint work conditions should be left with the shop for a good 3 - 5 days to complete the full restoration work and charges would be around a grand mark or so but it's quite impossible for this to happen in SG. Thanks for viewing.