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Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing was asked by the fastidious owner of this Ferrari F430 to perform a Full Detail and apply the increasingly popular Paint Protection.

The leather interior was cleaned and treated with Prima Nourish, which leaves a matte finish on the leather that is soft and supple, protecting it from premature aging and UV Rays.

The exterior and engine bay was extensively detailed ensuring all areas were meticulously clean and the paint work was machine polished with Optimum Hyper Spray Polish to remove very minor swirl marks and other imperfections to ensure the paint work was in an immaculate imperfection free condition before applying the Paint Protection

After the paint work was decontaminated and polished the Paint Protection was applied.

 

 

After spending some time in storage this Lamborghini Murcielago was due for a good detail along with the Ferrari 360 in a previous post, the Lamborghini Murcielago was given a thorough soft foam wash and the paint work was waxed with Prima Banana Gloss to hide minor swils and give the paint work an extremely deep gloss. A machine polish to permanently remove the swirl marks and other paint defects was not done at the owners request and will be done at a later date.

The interior was vacuumed and all leather surfaces cleaned then treated with Prima Nourish to give the leather a soft silky natural look and feel.

 

Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing were proud to be appointed detailers for Audi Australia & Volvo Australia at the Sydney International Motor Show 2010, this involved preparing the cars prior to the show and ensuring they were in meticulous condition throughout the 10 day event.

Featuring vehicles such as the new Audi R8 Spyder and Audi A8L W12 both valued at $360,000 each.

Our continuing contract with these manufactures and their trust in us to keep their vehicles in meticulous condition is a testament to our quality of workmanship.

 

After having spent some time being garaged this Ferrari 360 was due for a good clean up ready to be put on display. The exterior had a soft foam wash then was dried with a microfibre waffle weave drying towel, the paint work was then waxed with Prima Banana Gloss Premium Wax, this product does not have the longest durability however it will add an extremely deep gloss and conceal minor swirl marks when a paint correction is not possible, it is extremely easy to apply and wipe off and does not leave any white residue or stain trims. The results speak for themselves.

 

A common misunderstanding is the difference between a polish and wax, i hear a lot of people associate the two and believe they do the same thing. This is false, I cannot stress this enough, waxes and polishes are different and do different things, but the marketing people behind big car care brands don’t really care about definitions and will call a product anything that they think sounds good.

Polish
A polish usually contains micro abrasives, they may also contain lots of solvents which clean your paint work. A polish is used to remove light scratches, swirl marks, oxidized / faded paint and to restore and enhance the paint work back to a deep gloss. There are lots of polishes on the market from heavy cutting compounds to mild cleaner polishes, it is best to start with a mild polish first as cutting compounds can cause damage to the paint work if not used [...]

Unfortunately for this Subaru Liberty it had seen better days, the paint work had heavy swirl marks, light scratches, was left looking dull from all the years of incorrect washing, taking it through automatic car washes and the lack of regular polishing and waxing.

The owner contacted us to perform a Stage 2 Paint Correction to restore the paint work to a flawless finish with a deep gloss, it took around 8 hours to transform the car from its poor scratched up state to a level where it looked better then the day it came out of the showroom.

The car was first given a thorough wash to remove all the built up grime from over the years, it was then clay barred to remove any contaminants that were embedded into the paint work leaving it with a smooth as glass feel, once this was complete we started the machine polishing process. This involved using [...]

This Black Ford XR6 unfortunately suffered from overspray from a nearby factory and severe swirl marks from years of incorrect car washing. It once had a nice deep gloss but years of neglect had this car looking dull, lifeless and covered in swirl marks and scratches.

A Stage 2 Paint Correction was performed on this car over a total of 6 hours, an hour and a half was spent clay barring the car for overspray removal, clay bars are like play dough and are rubbed over the surface with a lubricant, clay barring removes any contamination embedded on the paint work to give it a smooth as glass feel before polishing the paint work.

After the clay barring was complete around 4.5hrs was spent machine polishing the paint work, this involves using a premium cutting polish and polishing pad to remove the heavier swirl marks and scratches, once the heavier swirls and scratches are removed [...]

Cleaning the engine bay is something most people never bother to do to their car. It may be because it seems like a lot of hard work however it is very simple and only takes a few minutes. A clean engine bay can add to the value of your car when it comes to selling it, and undoubtedly makes it easier for mechanics to make repairs and carry out inspections to ensure there are no oil leaks.

Many people think you should not spray your engine with water, this is partly true. However, as long as you do not spray any of the electrics or air intake with water then you will have no problems, we have detailed thousands of engine bays with a high pressure washer and never had a single problem.

When it actually comes to the engine bay detailing, the first thing you should do is make sure your engine is cold [...]

Unfortunately like a lot of cars this near new black Toyota Corolla has fallen victim of the car wash café and their poor car washing techniques, after several trips to the car wash café the owner has noticed the paint no longer looks as good as it once did and is now covered in swirl marks and light scratches and lost its gloss.

This Stage 2 Paint Correction was performed at a total of 7 hours work. Machine Polishing to remove any imperfections in the paint work is a lengthy process and produces far better results then a quick cut n polish performed by most car detailers or car wash café’s, a proper Machine Polish is not something that can be done within an hour or two, this process involves Clay Barring the paint work to remove any contaminants then a Two Stage Machine Polish to remove any imperfections in the paint work and bring [...]

Going a few weeks without cleaning your wheels and tyres can make them look very poor, especially the front which collects alot of brake dust and road grime, not cleaning your wheels on a regular basis can cause the brake dust to bake onto the alloy or even the plastic hub caps, this can easily damage the surface and it will need to be carefully cleaned with an acid based wheel cleaner which should only be used by a professional car detailer.

You should use a good quality car wash shampoo, a wheel cleaner product (non acid) or degreaser, sponge and a brush if necessary to get between the gaps and behind the spokes, and also rubber or latex gloves to protect your hands from the wheel cleaner / degreaser.

When washing your car always start with your wheels and ensuring they are cool, your wheels should not be washed with the same water and [...]