This 997 C2S is a recent acquisition for our client, and one with a special connection to OCD. We were privileged to be involved in the pre-purchase process, with our client asking us to review the vehicle prior to his purchase and identify any areas of concern.
We recommended and organised a front respray to remove the stone chips & imperfections on the front end, to be carried out immediately following purchase.
4 weeks following completion of the panel-work, the paint is sufficiently cured for us to safely polish and coat. We organised for the vehicle to be delivered to OCD to commence our work.
Initial Analysis and Inspection
Aside from the freshly-painted front end, the remainder of the paintwork showed signs of age, such as swirls, contamination and deeper marks. The paintwork was quite hazy, and did not show much depth.
Wash Down & Decontamination
The first step for any detailing process is to comprehensively wash & decontaminate the paintwork, wheels & underguards. This shows us properly what we are working with, and allows us to make a proper recommendation for the best steps to take.
In this instance, the paintwork showed signs of age, wear & tear. There is a high amount of road grime & gravel evident under the guards & on the suspension arms. We recommended the client undertake a wheels-off underguard detail.
Removing the wheels is the first step to any underguard detailing or wheel coating.
There was a fair amount of gravel under the guards as suspected!
After much decontaminating, we applied protectant to the plastic guard lining & hand polished the brake calipers.
Wheel Preparation & Coating
To apply ceramic coating to the wheel faces & barrels, they must be carefully prepared. We decontaminated each wheel with Dragon's Breath to remove the caked brake dust, then removed the tar and adhesive residue from wheel weights.
Ceramic coating is then applied and the wheels are cured under dedicated UV lamps to ensure full coating hardness and longevity.
With the paintwork decontaminated, underguards protected and wheels coated, the next step is to correct the paintwork and prepare for ceramic coating. This involves a full machine cut & polish to remove scratches and swirls and restore depth and shine to the painted surfaces. The vehicle is masked and any protruding trims protected or removed.
Secondary Wash & Ceramic Coating
With the paintwork cut & polished and starting to show depth, the next step is secondary snow foam & air dry in preparation for ceramic coating. Our client also opted for an engine bay detail, which helped remove the polishing dust.
With the ceramic coating cured under our UV lamps overnight and a bright sunny morning, we were able to take the finished product for a photoshoot in some of our favourite spots before delivering to our client.
Fully coated with Gyeon Mohs+ Ceramic Coating, Gyeon Interior products, and Gyeon Rim on the wheels; this is one magnificent 997 C2S.