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DS_Tomek
20-09-2013, 08:11 PM
Today I present you a project we did about 1,5 month ago.

The Subaru Forester arrived our studio after an off road session. According to owners relation, it performed extremely well in deep forest, the Subaru AWD did its job. Unfortunately, the paintwork had some significant signs of off road use:


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Our goal was to get rid of these nasty scratches, and protect the car with proper coating. As usual, we started with decontaminaton of the whole car:


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Paint buffing took us a while. The paint was only 70-110 microns thick, so the thickness gauge has to be in constant use.

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After claying, buffing, washing and preparation with GYEON Q2 Prep, we were ready to apply GYEON Q2 Prime coating:


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All unpainted exterior trim was treated with GYEON Q2 TRIM:

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The headlights had to be sanded and polished, the picture shows the end result, after coating them with GYEON Q2 Trim as well.

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Paintwork in the IR lamp light:

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And the end result:

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Subaru Forester in daylight:



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Yesterday we had an opportunity to test the coating. The owner of Subaru came to our studio once again - this time we did take care of the interior. As a bonus, we did wash the car to record the water beading. The following movie shows the water behaviour on Q2 Prime coated panels after 6 weeks and 2500 km mileage:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12wBfLTUkug&feature=youtu.be

Wout_RS
23-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Amazing! Great detail!

Guru
23-09-2013, 06:59 AM
Love the end result. In the before pics it seemed almost impossible to get rid of all those scratches by just buffing. Fortunately looks like they were not that deep.

e_king
23-09-2013, 07:23 AM
Amazing turnaround.:thumb: Looked like a lost case in the first pics.

Gyeon Robert
23-09-2013, 08:43 AM
Grey can look fantastic :doublesho

F1 CJE UK
23-09-2013, 08:08 PM
mega work!!!

DS_Tomek
26-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Love the end result. In the before pics it seemed almost impossible to get rid of all those scratches by just buffing. Fortunately looks like they were not that deep.


Well, a little bit of sanding had to be done to achieve that, but not much. Fortunately, as you said, the scratches were not that deep - they did not reach the base colour.

Thank you all for nice comments !

How do you like the water beading ? I must say I could watch it all day long :detailer:

Guru
26-09-2013, 09:15 AM
How do you like the water beading ? I must say I could watch it all day long :detailer:

Lovely indeed, though I must say I liked the sheeting more than the beading. No need to wipe the car dry.

DS_Tomek
29-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Lovely indeed, though I must say I liked the sheeting more than the beading. No need to wipe the car dry.

I must say, the staff in my company actually dry the GYEON coated cars using water, as seen in the movie :) Great fun, less effort.

I admit, the sheeting abilities are really useful in daily driven cars.