Lexus, said to be top of the line luxury Japanese car brand. In our line of work, we have no prejudice on new/old/make or model of the car, as long you love your car enough to care and upkeep it, we are here for you. Being said, this is a 6 year old Lexus, driven daily to send children to school and back from school. Exposed to all environmental damage for the last 6 years with little to no protection at all for the paint work. Here we are today to revive it.
Upon arrival, we saw nothing uncommon on the car with flightly oxidized headlights, hazy paint surface with poor reflections, dirty wheels and a thick layer of watermark and dust on the paint.
Combination of the worst? watermark covered in dust.
Its all on the flat surfaces of the car.
Dings and Dents on the doors has become a common problem simply because people just don't care about other people's car when they open the door.
Deep scratches on the bumper could be caused by the children's bags when being loaded into the boot.
Scuffed paint. This would be permanent.
Paint transfer from another car.
Some random isolated deep scratches, visible even under natural lighting.
Headlights are semi-oxidized
Although it looks clear but it is rather hazy.
Paint conditions are not too good as well. Swirls are pretty much all over the car.
Light / Heavy swirls on different parts of the car.
As it is quite an old car, we gave a deep cleansing wash while the owner was just standing around and checking out how we work.
After rinsing down the car, we prepared a bucket of new shampoo and started to clay the car. Barely 1 panel, check out how much filth is on the paint.
Some hours were spent on just claying resulting is quite a glossy finish. The owner was already impressed but we are not done here.
We first restored the clarity in the headlights. Before..
Although its is not a major makeover on the headlights, but the clarity restored is quiet obvious. Before...
Remember the swirl damages? We took the effort to document on a tripod, the few steps we took to remove almost all the swirls. This is before.
After the first stage.
After the second stage.
Finally, after the third stage.
Pictures from other areas of the car.
There were some minimum amount of swirls we were unable to correct as it is too deep into the paint.
And after a torturing 1 day, we had to stop for the day and continue on the next day for the correction and coating application.
Wheels are one of the most filthy areas of the car, it not only generates brake dust, it also collect sand from the roads.
Finally, a Before......
This revival took us 2 days to complete but the results, its pretty satisfying. Don't take it from us, you be the judge.