I got to do an enhancement on a yr 99 Toyota Vitz, dark blue, gorgeous in the shade. But in the sun, it was awfully filled with swirls and scratches.
Washed n Clayed
The wheels after
Defects can be best observed on a clean car. Here it is, lacking definition, dull, no depth
The ride’s best companions: swirls and scratches
The hood and the top
Other paint defects
I started with a test section. Going further, I found the swirls and scratches were hiding other defects such as long RIDS (random deep isolated scratches), pits and pore, and orange peel. It needed more time, more correction. Results were superb, clear definition, no holograms and swirls, the deep RIDS were reduced but were almost unnoticeable. The aim was to preserve as much clear coat as possible. The hood was the most battered part, it needed special treatment!
Deep RIDS remain, but they’re not easy to capture. Only noticeable from an angle, & with a detailer’s eye!
Pits and pores discovered while polishing.
Look at the ant: is it hydrophobic?
You can't see... can you?
Can you see now? ... Old uncle watching!
Some 50-50 pics:
Here are some finishing pics
I got Popeye's arms after this enhancement.
Some reflection shots
After - Mirror Finish on the side mirror
Job is finished thanks God!
Old and New house
If you’ve made this far, thanks a lot for reading! Your comment and thoughts are most welcome. God bless you all.