Optimum Lustré : Audi A4 B8-Facelift

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  1. s1tl

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    We have with us an Audi A4 that was the owner initially wanted just a light polish. After diagnosis, we found that the paint was in pretty bad condition. During the restoration, we were able to restore the paint to a near spotless condition. We advice the owner that its was OK for coating, Hence he opted for our Optimum Lustré.
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    Upon arrival, the car seem to look clean and still rather glossy.
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    Coming closer, we can see some muddy water splash probably from rain.
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    Watermarks are one of the most common paint contamination faced by almost every Malaysian car.
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    Because this car was is Ipoh, Perak. The water mineral content there is rather high, causing a heavier watermark stain situation.
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    Coming to the paint condition, we were able to see some aged swirls.
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    Because this is a second hand used car, the existence of swirls is perfectly normal.
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    Swirls and watermark spots visible on the fenders.
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    More swirls on the front bonnet.
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    Spotted a deep scratch on one of the door.
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    Taillights had suffered quite abit of swirl damages as well.
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    During the wash, we were able to spot that the surface had zero protection.
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    We clayed the surface. This was the clay before.
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    After claying 1 small panel.
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    After completing the claying procedure, we moved on to the deep scratches first. Before.
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    We were only able to reduce the scratch while the surrounding scratches were removed.
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    After completing the paint restoration, swirl free.
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    On LED Spot lights. Swirl free.
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    On the roof, there were some minimal damage left over, bare in mind that the paint had never been polished for many years.
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    Just a few passes of polish and you can visibly see a difference in tone. (Left: Corrected)
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    Taillight damages are rather hard to perfect. But here is our attempt.
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    After. Although its not perfect but the difference is still massive.
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    The windows were stained with watermark and is affecting the driving visibility.
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    50/50 watermarks removed.
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    See how massive of a difference.
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    After many hours of Paint restoration, the finishing Optimum Lustré was applied. Check out the glossy finish.
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  2. Izso

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    Hey Josh, what do you use for window watermark removal? with ROB or hand?
     
  3. s1tl

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    By hand bro. But to determine what methods to target watermark stains, I first need to know the age of the glass too.
     
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    my case 12 years old
     
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    gonna use a safer non acidic method bro
     
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    DA with glass polish, give it a few passes, can? I usually polish with ROB, but mine not 12 years marks....lol
     
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    dont think its gonna work. still gotta be done by hand
     
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    Any specific product to recommend?
     
  9. s1tl

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    we pm tepi la
    we pm tepi la
     

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