Regularly washing your car is the first step to maintaining your car and a crucial part in keeping it in great condition over the long term to stop the build up of contamination.
Most imperfections like swirl marks, scratches, water spots are caused by incorrect washing and drying techniques, it is important to use quality products and use the correct technique to minimise this type of damage.
It is best to always start with the wheels, if you wash the paint first then you run the risk of the water drying on the car while you are washing the wheels which may cause water spotting.
1. Spray wheel with wheel cleaner / degreaser to break down any tough dirt and grime.
2. If you have an open spoke wheel it is best to use a quality wheel brush to clean inside the wheel.
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Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing are in Partnership with ecurie25 – The worlds largest supercar club in the world.
This Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was in desperate need of a good Detail and Paint Correction, followed by Paint Protection to protect the paint work from contamination and light scuffs / scratches.
It was meticulously detailed and the paint work was machine polished with a Stage Two Paint Correction to remove the moderate swirl marks and scratches by Superior Shine and a QLD Applicator of Ceramic Pro – Auto Glamour.
Once the car was detailed and the paint work was correct it was then protected with the Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection Coating by Nano Shine to ensure the paint work is protected from harmful contamination and has a super hydrophobic effect so water simply rolls off keeping the car cleaner for longer.
Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing are in Partnership with ecurie25 – The worlds largest supercar club in the world. We had the pleasure of detailing and applying Ceramic Pro Car Paint Protection to this stunning Aston Martin Virage, ecurie25 has over $6 million dollars of exotic supercars in Australia which will all be detailed and protected by Superior Shine and Ceramic Pro.
The paint work was in fairly decent condition with only minor swirl marks, firstly various paint thickness readings were taken so we could get an average of the overall thickness of the paint work, once the paint thickness readings were taken from various points on each panel we clay barred the surface to remove any embedded contamination.
A Stage One Paint Correction was then done to remove the light swirl marks and marring from the paint work and to enhance the gloss. Once this stage was complete Ceramic Pro Paint Protection was applied [...]
This Land Rover Discovery had seen some off road use and was in pretty average condition, covered by all that dirt and grime was moderate swirl marks, some slight bird poo damage and water etching.
A Stage Two Machine Polished was performed to completely remove the swirl marks and water etching over a total of 11 Hours, the process for this was Exterior Wash, Clay Bar treatment to remove any contamination, Machine Polish with a Orange Hydro Polishing Pad on a Rotary Polisher with Optimum Polish II, then finished with a White Kompressor Polishing Pad on Flex Random Orbital Polisher with Optimum Finish, for paint protection DP Max Wax was used to seal the paint work and really make the metallic stand out.
Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing are highly experienced in detailing for events, vehicle launches and corporate drive days. Superior Shine were chosen to detail 2 Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the 2012 Fashion Week in Sydney, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week is Australia’s most style attraction event for innovative fashion designers, red carpet celebrities and retailers.
The two vehicles on display were a SLK Roadster and a $490,000 SLS Roadster with a unique matte silver finish. These two vehicle’s were meticulously detailed prior and maintained through out the week long event to ensure they were always in immaculate condition for this prestigious event.
This 2 year old Range Rover Sports was up for sale and needed a Full Detail with a Stage One Paint Correction to restore it back to immaculate condition, the paint work had light swirl marks and water spotting.
The product used to remove these defects in the paint work was Optimum GPS (Glaze, Polish, Seal). Optimum GPS does not fill the swirl marks when used with a machine polisher and has micro fine abrasives to permanently remove defects in the paint whilst leaving a mirror finish and protection to protect the paint work, we use high intensity LED lights to spot defects in the paint work which will make spotting things like swirl marks, holograms, scratches, and marring much easier and ensure a defect free finish.
The interior was also thoroughly detailed with the leather trims treated with Optimum Leather Protectant. Total time taken to complete this job was 6.5 hours.
Although this Bentley Arnage was in fairly good condition to start with the 6.75Ltr Turbo beast still needed a meticulous detail throughout for an episode featuring on Channel 7’s Today Tonight.
The interior was detailed and the leather was cleaned and treated with Prima Nourish, a premium quality leather conditioner that feeds the leather to prevent premature aging and leaves a soft and supple matte finish.
The exterior had a rich foam high pressure wash from top to bottom to remove all the build up of road grime then a coat of Prima Banana Gloss Liquid Wax was applied, although Prima Banana Gloss does not have great durability its shine and depth on dark colours is unmatched by other products and is well suited to this particular job.
Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing has done work on this Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder numerous times over the past year, from a Clear Car Bra Removal, Paint Correction, Paint Protection and regular maintenance detailing.
Clear Bra Removal
The initial job was to remove a Clear Car Bra on the front bumper bar and bonnet that had started to go yellow, the purpose of a Clear Car Bra is to protect the paint work against stone chips, this was carefully peeled off using moderate heat from a heat gun once the clear film was removed 3M Adhesive Cleaner & Solvent was used to remove any sticky residue left behind, the paint work was then polished and sealed with Optimum Poli-Seal until a Paint Correction was done a few months later.
A lot of people ask what the difference is between a Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Paint Correction (Machine Polishing). And if you are a detailer or enthusiast, you probably already know that this refers to how many pad/polish combinations that we use to complete a job.
We also get a lot of calls from people who are against machine polishing because they have been stung by detailers that have done a poor job and left their paint work looking worse then when they started by leaving buffer trails and burning through the paint. This is caused by the so called detailer using a polish and pad combination that is too aggressive and burning through the paint work (you can not remove swirl marks and scratches and finish the paint down pefect in one step).
There is no reason why a flawless defect free finish cannot be achieved by machine polishing, all it [...]
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Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing was once again chosen to detail and maintain the vehicles at the Australian International Motor Show, this time in Melbourne for Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover, Volvo and Isuzu.
This involved detailing the vehicles for these manufacturers to the highest level possible prior to the event and maintaining them throughout the 10 day event. One of these vehicles included the Audi E-Tron concept car imported in to Australia for the event, the Audi E-Tron is a full electric high performance sports car that is capable of 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The 2011 Australian International Motor Show was held on the 1st-10th July at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, it was the biggest International Motor Show event to date with a total of over 193,755 motoring fans attending the event to see over 400 vehicles on display from car manufactures.