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One day Swissvax Detail – Jaguar XK Convertible

August 4th, 2010

Here are some before pictures of the car when it was delivered to my unit yesterday:

Starting with the engine bay:

then a look inside at the cream/white leather:

drivers footwell;

next up a look round the fabric roof:

wheels – faces dont look too bad, but look at the inners!

apparently, it has chrome pipes too

I can see why that gets left shut:

and a quick flash of the laser pen to see how the paint fairs…..

delightful:


The car was booked in for a one day Swissvax detail – interior, engine bay, and exterior with single stage machine polish.

First job was to sprsay some de-greaser on/in to the wheels and give them a good rinse with the arches too.

with the intial attack complete, it was time to get more thorough, so next spray in/on the wheels, and brushes out and scrubbing time:

after wheels, its engine bay and door shuts:

with the wheels, bay and shuts rinsed, time to start attacking the fabric roof:

and this would be left to dwell and soak for now:

and battering of snowfoam:

panel gaps and badges etc:

wash mit, altho having seen the swirls, I think a sponge would have done!

clayed with 3m cleansing clay:

Once all rinsed time to dry:

time to dry the roof:

With the car on the ramp, paint depth gauge readings done, it was time to start the spot pad work and cutting in.

before;

after:

under natural light, the slight is right in the middle if you look closely:

before:

half way:

after:

still going:

thats going to make things better:

with all the spot pad work done, time to hook up a 6 inch pad:

and continuing on around the car:

some deeper scratches too:

now you see me, now you don’t:

once all side panels complete, time to lower the car and hit the flat bonnet and boot:

and at the back, on the boot lid areas:

with the machien work complete, it was time to start the other tasks, keep up people!!!!

Proof the roof:

wax the paintwork – Best of Show:

tar and gluie all wheels, inners and fronts, then wax wheels:

go searching for chrome:

polish glass inside and out:

scrub some hide, I did try to get a 50: 50 here but camera not quite got it as I would have hoped:

once all sealed, mats cleaned, and everything finsihed on the interior:

finish off the engine bay:

then just buff off the wax on the alloys, dress tyres, remove Best of Show, check round, and detail up before capturing some images of a one day’s worth of hard graft!!!

and parked up ready for collection:

thank you for taking the time to read my post, and being part of one day detail by FinerDetails Ltd, car detailer and car detailing in Manchester.

Iain

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