New car prep – Mini Cooper S, part 2

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The next part was to go over the car completely with the rotary buffer to remove the swirls in the paintwork caused by the dealer. This is a common problem no matter how prestige the car is. It is usually caused by poor valet prep using incorrect materials such as sponges and chamois leathers. The reason being is modern paints are considerably softer than before and as such are damaged much more easily. Swirl marks in paintwork are micro fine scratches caused by something rough or even worse grit being dragged across the paint. Read more New car prep – Mini Cooper S, part 2

New car prep – Mini Cooper S, part 1

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The morning started off with a new car being dropped off; a Mini Cooper S. Very shiny looking with only 78 miles on the clock. The car was already showing swirl marks even through the caked on wax the dealers had applied. Our plan is to strip off all contamination on the car, light machine polish and then seal with GTechniq both inside and out. Read more New car prep – Mini Cooper S, part 1