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Old 15-04-2017, 11:24 PM   #1
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Brand New Skoda Superb - Summit Detailing - Bristol Detailing

Hello all,

During this past week I've had the pleasure of carrying out a New Car Preparation Detail on Steve's new Skoda Superb Laurin&Klement TDI DSG 4x4 Estate.

It's always great to receive a new car still with the transport wrapping still attached - no defects to worry about caused by substandard dealership valeting!

Here she is on arrival -




First job was to remove the transport wrap, excluding the gloss black pillar trims.


Then on with the usual 3-bucket wash process, decon and drying stages involving - Dooka washpad, Autofinesse Lather, Autosmart Red7, Autosmart Tardis, Polished Bliss luxury drying towel and the trusty dog dryer.

Into the unit and it was time for the Scangrip light to earn its keep - highlighting any areas of paint which needed fettling. This resulted in about 10 green tape markers - nothing serious just light defects, for example a scuff style mark on the bootlid no doubt caused by the hanging of a trade plate from the rear wiper, or some marring around the drivers door handle.
The only factory defect being some machine polishing holograms on a lower door moulding.




The whole car then received a light machine polish using Rupes pads and polishes followed by a Gtechniq Panel Wipe down prior to the best bit - coating application.

First up as the base layer - Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light



Followed by the top coat - Gtechniq EXOv3



Not forgetting the gloss black pillar trims - these can go one of two ways - fitted to the car with the wrapping already attached by the supplier (zero defects) or wrapped after fitting to the car (defects present)
Thankfully these were from the former camp




At this point the glass was deep cleaned and the first layer of Gtechniq G1 was applied.
All carpets and carpet mats were protected with Gtechniq I1


Dashboard wiped down, centre console touchscreen de-stickered & interior glass surfaces polished to remove factory fitting halo's.
Seats were de-bagged, hoovered and protected with Dr Leather Dye Block





The final piece of the jigsaw - wheels removed, panel wiped and coated.


The finished article -








As always thanks for looking.

cheers

Chris
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Looks fantastic! I wish mine was that good on arrival!
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Looks great - lucky to get i tin such great condition from the dealer for once!

Thats the same colour and spec as mine, but with 4x4 Been thinking about using the Gtechnic coatings on it for a while but havent quite mademy mind up yet.
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Looks great.

How do you find the level of gloss on the paint then ? I have an Octavia vrs in the same colour and the paint always looks cloudy ??
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Looks great.

How do you find the level of gloss on the paint then ? I have an Octavia vrs in the same colour and the paint always looks cloudy ??
I have no problems with that. Mine is now 2.5 years old, and other than a light machine polish on a few dealer swirls when it was new, its not had a proper polish yet, and doesnt need one. Is your Octavia swirl free?

I am a big fan of machine applied paint cleaners and use one every spring and autumn, which no doubt slightly polishes the pant as well as deep cleaning, and then onto the LSP. I generally use sealants and its generally Opti Seal, perhaps with a spray of OCW after washing every so often, although this spring tried c2v3 for a change and the gloss from both those is great. Being such a large wagon my priority is quick and easy to apply products, so rarely wax and just ONR wash with a QD/OS/OCW drying aid.

Like all dark colours it can look a little drab once it builds up dirt but nothing that can be done about that.
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I have no problems with that. Mine is now 2.5 years old, and other than a light machine polish on a few dealer swirls when it was new, its not had a proper polish yet, and doesnt need one. Is your Octavia swirl free?

I am a big fan of machine applied paint cleaners and use one every spring and autumn, which no doubt slightly polishes the pant as well as deep cleaning, and then onto the LSP. I generally use sealants and its generally Opti Seal, perhaps with a spray of OCW after washing every so often, although this spring tried c2v3 for a change and the gloss from both those is great. Being such a large wagon my priority is quick and easy to apply products, so rarely wax and just ONR wash with a QD/OS/OCW drying aid.

Like all dark colours it can look a little drab once it builds up dirt but nothing that can be done about that.

Hi yes my car is a year old and came from the dealer with a few swirls but i gave it a good machine with some megs 205 and then sealed it up with PNS but it never looks like the paint has much depth and it's as though the top coat is slightly cloudy. I can very rarely see the flake popping.
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I dont think its a colour with much depth really - nothing like a dark blue or black, but I've had lots of darker grey cars and think thats true of pretty much all of them. The flake is slightly less obvious as well I think - I recently got a silver Fiesta s well, and when the 2 of them are side by side in good light all you can see if blinding silver flake but much less so in the Skoda. Its an odd colour in that sometimes I see blue flake, sometimes green and the car completely changes colour depending on the light conditions. It might be why I also think a crisper sealant finish looks best on it?

I like it but wouldnt order it again. Bright red on the next one
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