This was meant to be a new car detail, but as usual there are always some issues that are left behind, either the detailer at the dealer didn't see the imperfections, or, more likely his boss hasn't allowed him the time to deliver the job perfectly, or the customer has created them between the dealer and our workshop, but this car was delivered directly from quarantine to us, the client is MB Australia and the car was to be used at an exhibition in Melbourne.
Because it hasn't seen any pre-delivery at all, we expected issues, all the stuff the dealer would normally do hasn't been done, because it hasn't been to one. The detail was carried out months ago but we've honoured an agreement (as we always do) not to make any images public until our client wanted. Actually Mercedes was very careful with this one and had a covered truck deliver and collect the vehicle inside our workshop, the car never left the workshop doors to avoid any images of it whilst we had it (for about a week).
The first day it was dropped to us we were busy with other jobs, but that night after the customer had left, we took it out of hiding and got to admiring the details...
If it appears to be sitting a little high, that's because it still has the transport packers in the springs, most of you will know why, but if you don't and are curious, the packers give the car enough clearance to avoid damaging the underside of the front and rear bars as the car leaves transport vehicles. It means the car is also virtually unusable for any road use without the usual suspension characteristics. We aren't doing that part of the PD (pre-delivery) process.
The detail was fairly straight forward and consisted of paint correction to the gloss surfaces only, which are rear spoiler, wing mirror housings and sill panel trim pieces. All of them looked absolutely bonkers and required serious work, especially the wing, check it out, it hurt our eyes too :(
One pass achieved this, but it took multiple more to refine down to perfection, some of those pig tails took a frustrating amount of work to remove completely. This is highlighted using our new COB single point LED's, so they look worse than they would in normal light, the right side looked perfect in normal light.
The sills were next, luckily they required only a single pass;
They were scuffed by a shoe and just generally shabby looking. Those few horizontal lines that remain on the left is just leftover moisture from the cloth used to remove the polish. The matte paint was carefully masked to avoid any accidental correction and subsequently, additional gloss.
The usual hydrocarbon transit waxes (or 'soft waxes') were removed with Cleanse STRONG prior to the wash. The cabin was also vacuumed and all protective materials removed.
The boot was filled with goodies such as a Schroth racing harness and what looked like a Mercedes branded CTEK trickle charger. We love those and keep all our overnight stays hooked up to them, which is what we did when Bespoke Imaging captured the results of the detail that night...
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