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Old 06-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation Orchard Autocare: LR Discovery Restoration Detail Iron Cleanse Concentrate is born...

Was thinking about a bottle of Wheel Cleanse to give away. If you leave a comment, we will pick one at random to win a free 500ml bottle.. happy posting..


Hello and welcome to another write up from OCD-hq at Orchard Autocare. this week was a full restoration detail on a 2006 Land rover Discovery that was a recent purchase for its owner who wanted it as close to as new condition as we could get it. Guess that's us not getting near our beds this week then.

First off when the Disco arrived the first thing we were told was that the rear callipers had seized solid so the backs of the rims were a bit iffy and might need something aggressive, to shift the fallout (this is the night when we developed Iron cleanse Concentrate) Not many can say they can make a product from scratch to suit the job in hand #redefining detailing right there!!! So onto the wash process.

Orchard Autocare. Citrus Preclean at 50:1 dilution via a pump sprayer to entire body, shuts arches and engine bay.
Orchard Autocare Cotton Candy Snow Foam 100:1 through a PA foam lance.
Orchard Autocare Tar Cleanse.
Orchard Autocare Iron Cleanse.
Zaino clay.

The Discovery was given a thorough wash and decontamination. when the wheels were removed, the arches were fully cleaned, degreased and tar removed from the arch liners.

when off, the wheels were covered in serious levels of contamination and obviously had never been cleaned from new so out with Iron Cleanse Concentrate to take care of business with ease.



































whilst I was doing this, Mark got to work in the interior and this was after the passenger compartment foot wells!!



Once inside, it was left overnight to dry and in the morning we got to work on the wheel arches, all metal including the chassis was rubbed down and rust treated and painted satin black, the callipers were painted black and the carriers silver as a contrast.
Before:


After:


Some interior shots:







Now onto the correction. The main method of correction was to first hit with the Rotary using a yellow 3M pad and an orange Chemical Guys Hex pad for the harder bits. This was a first pass and as it was sticky paint we did not worry about holograms at this point, then we swapped over to the DA with Megs microfiber system using a slow cut method to really work on the deep marks and then refined back using Orchard Autocare Perfection Polish.

Perfection Polish has an initial heavy hit but fractures down allowing you to finish in a single hit which left a mirror sharp finish. This was then refined with long sets and once complete we used Luminos Paint Cleanser to remove all polishing oils and leave the body work ready for protective coating. We use Luminos as it is much safer to use than IPA and will not leave swipe marks plus it will also remove buffer trails and hilograms.























Once complete, we were about 70 hours in, so it's time for the wash down and then time to apply some protection.
As always, LSP of choice was 2 coats of Speed Seal applied to all surfaces including plastics and glass as well as all paintwork. Once applied perfection was used to lay down the bling. Tyres were dressed using Orchard Autocare's Glitz tyre dressing.. Now for the afters.





























As always thanks for taking time to read this write up and as always all C&C are welcome...

Best regards
Rollo

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Great turn around mate nice work!

Luminos were can you find that?

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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Ronnie,

Those reflection shots are incredible - especially the one clearly showing the blue boxes on your racks! 70 hours too!!

I love the results you get with black cars. Brilliant.

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Superb work there. Reflections to die for.

What I most liked was the turnaround on wheels. Man, they were proper dirty when arrived. Must have created a crazy mess on the floor.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #5
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Nice job , does the pre cleaner remove wax or sealants , in other words can it be used as part of the wash process or is it more for the decontamination process ?
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shocked at the state of those wheels. Good job Rollo.
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Great Job

Hi Rollo, I think that's a great job and I don,t like Discoverys.
Will see you soon.

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Nice work, great bleeding on those wheels!!
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That black is truly black! I'm intrested to know more about luminous and preclean... how effective are they.
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