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Thread: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

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    BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    This Octavia is owned by the wife of the owner of the Amarok I detailed last weekend and was booked in for a full weekend for a full correction detail as the paint was in a rather bad way, going pink in places and covered in swirl marks and scratches.

    Unfortunately I somehow managed to take the first few pics without a memory card in, so apologies for the lack of pics for the start of the process.

    The process was:

    - Wheels, Arches and Tyres with EZ Detail Brush, Valet Pro Wheel Brushes, Auto Smart Smart Wheels and Britemax Grime Out
    - Next the car was foamed with Megs Hyper Wash and intricate areas cleansed with Grime Out and VP brushes

    DSC04271 by RussZS, on Flickr
    - Car Rinsed then washed with Britemax Clean Max Shampoo
    - The car was then rinsed again

    IronX was used next to safely melt fallout and brake dust from the wheels and paintwork. This was left to dwell for 3-5 minutes then rinsed off with the Kranzle K7:

    DSC04269 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04270 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04273 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Tar on the paintwork was address next using a dedicated tar remover to safely remove it - Auto Smart Tardis:

    DSC04276 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04278 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Next the car was rinsed again then moved inside out of the ever warming Sun to begin the claying process:

    DSC04279 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04280 by RussZS, on Flickr

    IronX and Tardis do their jobs very well - not much left for the clay to remove.

    Next I began to assess the paintwork. It was evident very quickly that the bonnet was littered with stone chips which had been poorly repaired.

    Some of these stone chips had been subject to a very poor attempt at wet sanding:

    DSC04282 by RussZS, on Flickr

    This particular one had resulted in the clearcoat being penetrated:

    DSC04283 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04284 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04285 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Otherwise the car was just generally swirly:

    DSC04307 by RussZS, on Flickr

    The paint was VERY hard on this car - similar to another red Octavia I'd done in the past which was the same colour. Given that I knew I had it for a couple of days I decided on a 2 stage machine polish - 1 intensive stage to remove as many of the deeper defects as safely as possible, then refine the cutting stage to leave the crispest finish possible within the time allowed.

    After playing with a number of combinations, I was getting best results from a mixture of Megs D300 and Cutting Disc via DA and/or Scholl S3 Gold via Spider Sandwich Pad. The MF system was allowing me to finish down slightly better but I find it never leaves the same crisp finish a rotary does so would require further refining to achieve the desired results:


    DSC04307 by RussZS, on Flickr


    DSC04308 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04318 by RussZS, on Flickr

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    Most of the car had clearcoat present, with the exception of the rear spoiler and wing mirrors bizarrely.

    DSC04334 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04335 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Poor MF pad:

    DSC04331 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Some more 50/50's:

    DSC04343 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04341 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04347 by RussZS, on Flickr


    DSC04345 by RussZS, on Flickr

    My mate popped by for a quick hand getting his car to look its best and grab a few pics, so some Z8 later, we have a very nice Bora!

    DSC04348 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Day 2 saw me continue with the correction work:

    DSC04359 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04362 by RussZS, on Flickr

    I was also tasked with removing the stickers from the boot:

    DSC04364 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Heated up and carefully removed:

    DSC04366 by RussZS, on Flickr

    The lights were also corrected:

    DSC04367 by RussZS, on Flickr

    The Sun was shining directly on my bonnet at this stage, so I took the opportunity to grab a quick pic!

    DSC04372 by RussZS, on Flickr

    After the cutting stage, the finished was refined via Rotary using Megs 205 and a 3M Polishing Pad. The finish was then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to ensure the finish I see reflects its true condition and no filling is masking any defects.

    Now the LSP stage was done a bit differently on this car. I decided to use Zymol Glasur as I firmly believe a decent nuba wax gives the best results on a flat red. In the past I have suffered with gassing from Glasur, but I have found that applying, removing the leaving in the sun for a period helps this process along, so that the gassing can be removed ahead of collection by the customer:

    DSC04378 by RussZS, on Flickr

    This next set of pics is after one layer of Glasur, but nothing else has been finished yet (wheels, tyres, plastics, glass, exhaust etc)

    DSC04379 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04380 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04381 by RussZS, on Flickr

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    DSC04384 by RussZS, on Flickr

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    DSC04394 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Next the car was moved back inside to finish up:

    Revive on the plastics:

    DSC04395 by RussZS, on Flickr


    DSC04396 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Impressive difference as always:

    DSC04397 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04398 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04399 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Next the Milltek exhaust with Britemax Metal Twins:

    DSC04400 by RussZS, on Flickr


    DSC04401 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04402 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04403 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Wheels are tyres with:

    DSC04420 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Interior and glass with:

    DSC04421 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Milly was on hand too:

    DSC04418 by RussZS, on Flickr

    2nd layer of Glasur added:

    DSC04424 by RussZS, on Flickr

    and finally, after two long days, some afters!!

    DSC04404 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04405 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04410 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04413 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04417 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04416 by RussZS, on Flickr

    Not bad for 10yo car!! Aside from the defects in the bonnet, it's near perfect now!!

    The Amarok turned up a bit later to collect the Skoda...

    DSC04431 by RussZS, on Flickr

    I nearly cried...

    Meanwhile, Milly also took the opportunity to give her Mini a quick protection top up - suitably dressed for it!

    DSC04429 by RussZS, on Flickr

    We ended the day with a few quick pics of the Mini and my Golf together in Tesco:

    DSC04435 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04437 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04434 by RussZS, on Flickr

    DSC04440 by RussZS, on Flickr

    A bit of a mixed write up and apologies for the lack of pics at the start of the process. Thanks once again for reading!!

    Next up we have another Mini Cooper, a 300C Estate and a Ferrari 360!!


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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    its like a different car....

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    4th Gear sparks3's Avatar
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    Aug 2011

    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    Sterling work!
    The worst thing about chocolate body paint is the bellybutton lindt.

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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    That looks sweet

    "The Bora is to the golf as the Belmont is to the astra" Richard Richmond (Rolls-Royce Plc)

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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    How much for something like this to be done ?

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    How much for something like this to be done ?

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    How much for something like this to be done ?

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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    Thanks Dave and sorry Y111 KAY for not responding sooner

    I can't believe that this was last May! How time flies when you're working stupidly long hours

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    Re: BVR Dave's Skoda Octavia vRS Correction Detail!

    Simply just Elegant & great work!. . . .Really Liked it . . .

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