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    Default Street Dreams Detail - 2012 Jaguar XK Paint Correction & Dealer Fix

    Brand new XK brought in for new car preparation and detail. Owner was very unhappy with the quality/lack there of proper detailing done to the Jag.

    Main points:

    - Botched dealer preparation
    - Failure to remove tape lines from transport
    - Swirls, deep RIDS and holograms left in the finish
    - Sanding marks left uncorrected
    - Light overspray removal

    Wash process done with 2 bucket method using CG citrus and Opt. Powerclean. Wheels treated with Sonax FE and then Wolf's Chemical Clean and Coat. Tires and wheel wells degreased with strong APC mix and various brushes.





    Sonax FE sprayed on the wheel dry and left to sit for 10 minutes or until blood red and then pressure washed off



    After



    Couple before shots prior to the wash, typical road grime, some light water spotting etc





    Deep scratch by the passenger door handle, easily visible even with a dirty car, usually thats not a good thing :shakehead:



    Body rinsed at high pressure before foaming, paint was beading very strong obviously dealership applied glaze or wax. Pre-foamed and left to sit for 5 minutes, rinsed off at high pressure and then continued with a 2BM wash. After the wash Wolf's deionizer gel was sprayed and left to sit for a few minutes before wiping in with a damp microfiber towel. This step isnt always needed but given the finish had a rough feel during the wash I felt it was needed. Definitely some overspray on the hood, bumper and front fenders.





    Deionizer gel doing its job...



    Wheels were treated with Wolf's Clean and Coat just for the protection factor. Been using this product on my own wheels for a month and so far I like it. Quick shot of the beading on the wheels, will keep you posted on durablity


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    Finish was clayed with a mild aggressive bar to remove contaminants and some overspray. Post claying several strong IPA wipedowns were done to prep the finish for polishing and ensure no prior wax or glaze was left before starting correction work. Correction work carried out using D300, M105 as needed and Menzerna Super finish. Microfiber cutting discs and detailersdomain foam pads were used throughout

    On with the paint correction....

    Few sweeping marks on the front fender





    After



    Hood damage under the halogen light (which by the way seemed to do a better job on this heavy metallic than my Fenix LED which is usually my go to light source)

    Some holograms spotted and a cluster of deep RIDS which needed some wetsanding to remove



    Closeup of one deep gouge, M105 wouldnt touch it...



    Area taped off for sanding...



    Sanded by hand using 2000 followed by 3000 grit wet



    After compounding



    Moving onto the rest of the body, not heavy swirling just straight line RIDS and small scratches



    Passenger door took a good bit of damage from the dealer, 50/50 of the correction



    Drivers side...

    Before



    After



    Rear quarter had a very deep gouge running about 8-9inches long as well as a cluster of other defects which needed wetsanding to remove safely. No need to grind away paint trying to compound these out, they were just too deep



    Not sure what happened here but it needed to go!





    No room for a sanding block or pad due to the closeness of that edge, even pressure with my fingers worked fine



    After sanding...



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    And after remove sanding marks with M105



    This was very surprising, on the spoiler either the factory or dealer tried to remove a dust nib in the paint and wetsanded it but completely forgot that when you wetsand you need to POLISH out the marks afterwards

    This was visible even without extra lighting....



    After correcting...



    After all correction was finished the rest of the car was tidied up. Wheels, glass, trim and engine were all treated. Protection for this car was Wolf's Body Wrap.

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    Sun shots before pickup...













    As always thank you for reading, been very behind with writeups will do my best to post more this week

    All the best,

    Dave
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    Looks amazing Dave, great job!
    A world where medical advances allow us to live forever is a terrifying thought...

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    The Wolf's wheel coating looks like they will hold up great! Great Job!

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    I can't believe this new car needed that much work.
    Those are the ugliest wheels I've seen on an XK.
    Beautiful car, though. One of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aowheels View Post
    The Wolf's wheel coating looks like they will hold up great! Great Job!
    The initial beading is impressive, only time will tell how long it lasts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetailDave View Post
    The initial beading is impressive, only time will tell how long it lasts...
    With it being on your own wheels, I'm sure you'll be able to put it to the test! Incredible "Detail" here Dave!
    Keep me posted on the wheels! Thanks

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