Our client brought us his custom Zero Engineering motorbike on a trailer for a full restoration and ceramic coating. We prepared and coated this amazing piece of machinery over a few days at OCD. Join us for the process!
Initial Inspection & Analysis
This is a 2014-model, and it displayed signs of contamination and swirls on the paintwork. The chrome parts were water-spotted and required attention. The custom suspension (both front and rear) showed road grime & light contamination, some possibly from the trip to Auckland on a trailer.
First Wash & Decontamination
We performed the first wash to remove the grime from the trip up & see what we are working with. There were signs of swirls on the painted surfaces and many of the waterspots on the chrome required further attention in the form of polishing. The vehicle is masked in preparation for machine polishing to protect all the trims. Trims are also removed where applicable.
We undertook a machine cut & polish to remove swirls on the painted panels (fenders, petrol tank). We also machine polished all the chrome trims. Specialist machinery is a must to get into the smaller areas, and our iBrid Nano polishing machine was well utilised!
Secondary Wash & Air Dry
We prepare & snowfoam the vehicle for a second time to remove the dust and residue from polishing. All water-sensitive areas are protected prior to wash. We dry the vehicle with our air blower to ensure all water is removed and no swirls are added to the freshly-polished paintwork.
Preparation & Ceramic Coating
With all vehicles we coat, preparation is key. Ceramic coatings do not fill swirls or imperfections in paintwork, so it is imperative these are removed prior to the coating being applied. We prepared the painted surface and applied Gyeon Mohs+ with Phobic, before curing under our specialist UV lamps. Curing is equally as important as preparation; proper curing enables ceramic coatings to become the most durable and last the longest. For a protective coating this is very important.