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05-03-2012, 12:16 AM #1
Swissvax'ed: 5 Day Restoration of a 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom
This 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom was booked for a complete restoration of all Exterior and Interior surfaces. Initially I didn't realize how big this car was... but after I got started working on it I realized what I was in for! For this reason I quickly got to work and didn't have a chance to take any before pictures... (not to mention i had left my camera's SD card at home the first day!) It was decided that the car was in need of a 2 Stage Paintwork Correction using Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Strong followed by Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Medium.
Here's one picture I managed to take during polishing Preparations.
Before Seal Feed:
After Seal Feed:
On the first day I was able to complete the complete cleansing of the Engine Bay and Exterior Surfaces, leaving the car prepared for claying the following morning. Day 2 consisted of claying the entire exterior surface, preparing the car for polishing, and I was able to get about 1/2 way done with the First Polishing pass with Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Strong. Day 3 consisted of 14 hours of straight polishing, and I was able to complete the First and Second Pass with Cleaner Fluid Medium, application of a single layer of Swissvax Crystal Rock Wax, as well as complete the engine bay.
Day 4 I began working on the Interior, Starting with a thorough vacuuming of all the Interior Surfaces, Followed by Cleaning every square millimeter of Leather Upholstery, which took 8 hours on it's own!
Here's how the Interior looked on the morning of Day 4, Before cleaning of any sort.
Cleaning every single square Millimeter of Leather with Swissvax Leather Cleaner Forte
Left Side of the seat has been cleaned, Right side has not
Underneath the door panel
Center Armrest (Swissvax Leather Healer is on order to fix the dye wearing off)
50/50 of the Rear Bench
On the Final day, The owner decided he no longer liked the look of these hand-painted numbers on the rear doors, So he requested that I remove them. I made a "Shroud" to prevent splatter from flying to the finished paintwork around the numbers. I removed the numbers using a 3M 3000 Grit Trizact 3" pad attached to my PC machine, and finished it thereafter with Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Strong and Medium, and topped the polished section with another layer of Swissvax Crystal Rock
And here's the finished result after 5 long days!
05-03-2012, 12:17 AM #2
05-03-2012, 12:17 AM #3
Here's the list of products used during the process completed on this car
-Sonax Full Effect
-#0000 Steel Wool
-Paint Rubber (Yellow)
-Cleaner Fluid Strong via FESTOOL ShineX w/ SV Strong (Orange) Pad @ Speed 5-6
-Cleaner Fluid Medium Via FESTOOL ShineX w/ SV Black (Gloss) Pad @ Speed 6
-Swissvax Paul Dalton's Crystal Rock Wax
-Cleaner Fluid Regular
-Autobahn PTFE Wax (Wheels)
-Black Puck Applicator
-Black wax applicator
-Leather Cleaner Forte
-Quick Interior Finish
-Cleaner Fluid Medium
05-03-2012, 01:14 AM #4Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
Damn that car sure pops for being silver/grey! Awesome work.
05-03-2012, 01:19 AM #5
Great work! Looks Fresh!2012 BMW 335is, Black on Black
"I don't like to speed. But i like to get to my destination as fast as possible" -Jeff Koons
05-03-2012, 07:11 PM #6Junior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
Great job!! I never realized how big these cars were either until one pulled up behind my S4 at a gas station and made my car look like a Fiat...
That hood mustve taken HOURS
05-03-2012, 08:50 PM #7
that looks so good. amazing job!2008 Honda Accord Coupe