MazdaSpeed3 Correction | Orlando Detail | aowheels
2009 Mazdaspeed 3. HKS exhaust, Mazdaspeed cold air intake, twm short shifter and shift knob, kw coil-over suspension, And Mazda R x-8 wheels! SWEEET! This vehicle showed up in “not” the worst condition but still was in need of a correction detail. Incredible amount of respect for the owner of this car! Great care and respect for your car shows for a vehicle of this nature. A daily driver car with thin paint…. in the state of Florida with no bug damage….. wow! That’s just not common!
The car had been in great shape… Yes. But as said… It will benefit from a paint correction. The car had a great amount of protection (LSP) on it, that was more than less hiding some of the minor scratches and and some hard water stains to be what most of the damage consist of.
The detail started with a breakdown of the prior LSP (last step product). Removing the protection, polishes, oils etc. to show the true damage in full. This was carried out by foaming the car down with heavily concentrated soaps during the wash process. Followed up with and Iron-X cleansing. Iron-X will open paint pours and focus on metallic contaminates and other airborne particles adhered to the paint surface safely and effectively. After this process the vehicle got thoroughly rinsed down, dried and prepped for paint correction!
The wheels received a similar process being cleaned with Sonax wheel cleaner then followed up with Iron-X for a full cleaning and iron / metallic removal!
The purple little spots in the picture above is the Iron-X doing its work after wash process. Breaking down and dissolving contaminants and other airborne particles once embedded to the paint surface. Thus reducing the amount of claying that will be needed after this step. Excellent for breaking down dirt’s between emblems and especially effective on the rear end of any vehicle. Due to the amount of carbon monoxide from exhaust fumes and where the biggest build up of break dust occurs.
In the picture below we can see what the paint truly looks like after being stripped of all oils, polishes, waxes…. etc. from the paint surface. Similar to the way a doctor would clean a wound before preforming surgery.
Before any paint correction process this has to be done!
Another view from the other side of the vehicle after one step on the rear door. Nothing done to the front door in the pic below. Showing before and after.
(Below) Starting to look a bit better after the compound stage… thus removing the imperfections (scratches) from paint.
The hood and roof of the car had some pretty bad water stains that are actual etchings or craters in the paint… I’m not a fan of wet sanding on Japanese paints. But to remove these etchings it was the only way to remove evenly. So paint reading were taken to see how much paint we have to work with. Then with 3000 grit D/A 3M Trizac pads I removed what was needed then followed up with 2 stage compound to work the luster back to the paint. Unfortunately it was only about 95% effective. anything more and it would have been in the danger zone as far as paint thickness. But nun the less was a 100% improvement.
In the pics below we can see the wet sanded sides and the being polished back out sides. 50/50! Its very important to not wet sand all the way up to the edges. About 1-2 inches away from the creases of the bonnet for safety reasons.
All in all, over 20 hours to get one of the sweetest Mazda’s Ive ever seen looking and feeling better than any other Mazda in the state!!!
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