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Old 20-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #1
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Type R FN2 paint correction and ceramic coat

Hi all, Had my bronze Honda Civic Type R (2007) for over 1 year now and decided it needed a well deserved detail involving a 2 stage paint correction and a ceramic coating application.
Saw a New Type R (fk2) owner showcasing the work done on his lovely car and enquired with the detailer Mike living nearby in Bracknell.
I visited him and got a price and sorted a date to get the work done. He really did do an exceptional job on the fk2 so i was fairly excited to see his magic on mine!

Here is the result!

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Old 20-11-2017, 10:47 PM   #2
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Mike did a stunning job and i can't praise him enough. Below is a summary of the work he did. He worked over 2 days and must have easily put in 12+ hours in the cold and wet!

"Well... that was car number 2 for this week... Dav glad you liked it, it certainly looked stunning in the end!!!

The Type R was booking in for a 2 stage correction, with the car being of a darker colour and with the soft Honda paint, only a 2 stage would do. The process went a little like this, wheels were cleaned with ValetPro Bilberry first along with the arches, the car was then prewashed with Bilt Hamber Auto Wash allowed to dwel then rinsed. Then a 2BM with CarPro Reset shampoo and a microfibre madness wash mitt for that added safety while touching the paintwork. After the next rinse a full decontamination was carried out, first with CarPro TarX, then Angelwax Revelation to both the bodywork and alloys. After which the paintwork was clayed using the Angelwax Glide Sponge and CarPro Ech2o as the lubricant. The alloy wheels and door jams at this point were sealed using Gyeon Wet Coat for extreme beading and self clean abilities.
The vehicle was then throughly rinsed before being air dried and then after using CarPro Fat Boa towels and again CarPro Ech2o. After which the paintwork was put under inspection lighting with spot lamps and the Rupes Swirl Torch to find what defects were present, after initial inspections and compound testing Koch Chemie H8 and a yellow Rupes foam pad was chosen to give the best result for cutting, and a white Rupes foam pad and Angelwax Perfect Polish for refinement, the machines that would be used was DAS6 Pro Plus, Vertool 12e and the ShineMate EP803 Mini Rotary.
Then the lengthy process of the cutting was undertaken to all external bodywork, including the headlights & taillights. This process was fraught with rain but we kept dry with our RockAwnings Explorer 4.5x3 gazebo, in the end of the day the cutting was complete and time for a break.
In the morning, the vehicle was air dried due to rain over night and then given a waterless wash with CarPro Ech2o as only rain water was evident, after which the polishing was undertaken to restore the clarity/gloss and wet look to the car from which the compound could do only so far. After this all the tape was removed from the vehicle and thoroughly wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove all remaining polish and oils to ensure a proper bond with the coating. But before the coating was undertaken the customer had provided some touchup paint which was used to touch up the majority of stone chips along with door edges etc.
After a brief break to allow the paint to dry and a cuppa the coating process begins... here CarPro CQUK was chosen as the coating in which was then applied to all external bodywork, trims and scuttle bay. After the application and cure time of each panel it was wiped with a clean fresh microfibre cloth then the CarPro Swede cloth was used to level the product and ensure a flawless finish.
After this application process was complete a 1hr wait must be completed before CarPro Reload was applied as a protectant and water repelant for the coating, during this time, glass was cleaned inside/out with Gyeon Glass and front/rear exterior sealed with Angelwax H2Go and tires were dressed in CarPro Perl.
And final bit, a bit of tooth pickery to ensure all the compound/polish is removed from the cracks and crevices to give that flawless look.
In the end, the vehicle looked stunning with a glossy wet look and the bronze paint flake relay shined in the sunlight!"

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Old 21-11-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Very nice work, could do with a wheel refurb, then it would stand out even more than it does.
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Very nice work, could do with a wheel refurb, then it would stand out even more than it does.
Thank you, yes that is the plan in the new year along with better tyres. Should i stick with the same colour or would a darker colour suit the car better?

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Thank you, yes that is the plan in the new year along with better tyres. Should i stick with the same colour or would a darker colour suit the car better?

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I would go with the same colour. I'm personally not a fan of dark wheels on all but a few cars.

I used to have a ep3 for many many years and loved it.

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cracking looking car got a milano fn2 my self.the honda paints a nightmare.i like the stock wheel colour .
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Very nice finish there

I remember those days on the super soft Honda paint
What a PITA that was.

Atleast you've got a ceramic on now
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I would go with the same colour. I'm personally not a fan of dark wheels on all but a few cars.

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Thanks mate. Yes will stick with current colour.

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cracking looking car got a milano fn2 my self.the honda paints a nightmare.i like the stock wheel colour .
Thanks bud. Fn2 in red look amazing!

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