Optimum Lustré : Audi A4 B8-Facelift

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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.

Upon arrival, the car seem to look clean and still rather glossy.

Coming closer, we can see some muddy water splash probably from rain.

Watermarks are one of the most common paint contamination faced by almost every Malaysian car.

Because this car was is Ipoh, Perak. The water mineral content there is rather high, causing a heavier watermark stain situation.

Coming to the paint condition, we were able to see some aged swirls.

Because this is a second hand used car, the existence of swirls is perfectly normal.

Swirls and watermark spots visible on the fenders.

More swirls on the front bonnet.

Spotted a deep scratch on one of the door.

Taillights had suffered quite abit of swirl damages as well.


During the wash, we were able to spot that the surface had zero protection.

We clayed the surface. This was the clay before.

After claying 1 small panel.

After completing the claying procedure, we moved on to the deep scratches first. Before.

We were only able to reduce the scratch while the surrounding scratches were removed.

After completing the paint restoration, swirl free.

On LED Spot lights. Swirl free.

On the roof, there were some minimal damage left over, bare in mind that the paint had never been polished for many years.

Just a few passes of polish and you can visibly see a difference in tone. (Left: Corrected)

Taillight damages are rather hard to perfect. But here is our attempt.

After. Although its not perfect but the difference is still massive.


The windows were stained with watermark and is affecting the driving visibility.

50/50 watermarks removed.

See how massive of a difference.


After many hours of Paint restoration, the finishing Optimum Lustré was applied. Check out the glossy finish.
 
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Hey Josh, what do you use for window watermark removal? with ROB or hand?
 

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Hey Josh, what do you use for window watermark removal? with ROB or hand?
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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By hand bro. But to determine what methods to target watermark stains, I first need to know the age of the glass too.
my case 12 years old