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Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail

We carried out a Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail on this BMW X5 M sport in cork city, this detail was carried out when it was brand new (less than one day old) twelve month previous to this.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

The polish angel gloss enhancement detail is a three step process

  1. The exterior is given a detailed wash and ten step surface cleanse removing all contamination from the paint, glass and wheels, think surgically clean!
  2. Next the paintwork is machine polished once with POLISHANGEL® ESCLATE LOTION which increases the depth of shine while removing light scratches, weather damage, road grime and further cleaning the paint in preparation for the next step.
  3. Finally we have to protect the finish, for the bodywork we apply POLISHANGEL® MASTER SEALANT via machine polisher and soft polishing pad. This step gives the paint a very ‘wet look’ and boasts up to twelve month durability. The wheels are sealed with POLISHANGEL® SUPERSPORT PTFE WHEEL SEALANT which is an extremely durable sealant that contains PTFE (nonstick) and is chemical and heat resistant

 

This is a write up of the process we carried out on this gorgeous 4×4, I hope you enjoy!

The exterior was repelling water very well but the paint wasn’t totally clean. Weighing over two tonnes it takes a lot of effort from the brake pads/disks to slow down this vehicle and a lot of brake dust comes off the pads/discs, living in cork city makes things worse, if your not going up a hill your going down one. Brake dust flies out of the brakes and lands on the wheels but some goes further, this molten metal embeds into the paintwork dulling the finish and making the paint rough. The build up of iron fallout was most noticeable on the back giving a slight yellow tint to the mineral white pearl paint.

  • This is part one of the Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail

First up a citrus pre-wash is applied to the lower half of the vehicle, which breaks down a number of contaminates such as road grime, bug splatter, grease, oil, road salts and traffic films.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Next the whole exterior is rinsed off (top – down) removing most of the heavy dirt which reduces the chance of swirling the paint in the hand washing stage next. Here we use a lambs wool wash mitt with a high quality car shampoo and a gentle straight line washing technique. The safest way possible to wash paint.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

After another rinse we address the areas that might have been missed in the hand wash stage. Here we use a mild all purpose clean and soft bristle brush to clean these areas…

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerryPolish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

These areas are rinsed and we move onto the wheels. A fallout remover is applied and let to work for five minutes, this lifts brake dust and loosens iron deposits from the wheels paint. The product turns purple on contact with iron contamination and there is a lot of it!

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

We work this solution with multiple brushes and mitts. First the wheel barrel.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

And behind the spokes.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Finally the wheel face and intricate areas.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Rinsed clean…

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

…we move back to the bodywork which is good as dry, a bodywork solvent is applied which dissolves Tar, bug remains and tree sap. Not a lot of tar on the bodywork but a lot on the outer wheel arches and this area is painted so for that ‘new car look’ we have to pay attention to this area.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Next we apply a fallout remover which removes the iron fallout. Notice the purple dots, each dot is a piece of iron being lifted from the paint so it can be rinsed away or removed in the claying stage.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Now the paint is clayed with a clay pad, this remove any remaining contamination (embedded or bonded).
Clay is a rubber like material that glides over the surface (glass or paint) and gently pulls off anything stuck to the paint.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Now the exterior is cleaned we dry it with a plush drying towel.

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Areas the towel cant get to get air dried with compressed air and any reaming water is wiped away, door jambs are wipe down also.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerryPolish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

The exhaust tips looked slightly dull so together with a bodywork solvent and metal polish we removed any tar deposits and polished the chrome to a high gloss finish.

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Now we move on to part two of the Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail.

The paint is machine polished with a medium strength pad and POLISHANGEL® ESCLATE LOTION and a dual action machine.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

With the paint lightly polished it now looks very bright and some defects have been removed.

To protect this finish we move onto part three of the Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail.

Here we apply POLISHANGEL® MASTER SEALANT via machine and the same type of pad.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

The wheels receive POLISHANGEL® SUPERSPORT PTFE WHEEL SEALANT. This is applied with a soft microfiber cloth.

Polish Angel gloss enhancement detail, detailing,valeting, limerick,cork clare, kerry

 Thanks for looking!