This is a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. At the time of this writing this vehicle is brand new. My client had called me to detail his wife’s Ford Focus. Unfortunately, before we could get it done he had traded it off on this new Volkswagen.
What makes this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI special?
Anytime you are able to buy a brand new car it’s always a special occasion. When I arrived there he told me there had been a change of plans. He would now like to get Opti-Coat Paint Guard applied to this new 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. My client also has had me apply Opti-Coat Paint Guard to his 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray. When he said he wanted Opti-Coat Paint Guard applied to his wife’s Volkswagen, it was a very nice surprise.
Access the damage
Although this was a brand new car, there are a lot of times that the damage has occurred on the dealership property. That is simply from a lack of maintenance by the detail department at the dealership. Most of the damage that occurs at a dealership is from sitting on the lot. This particular 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI had some micro marring – which is light scratches. This happens from the car being washed with a pressure washer and then being wiped down with the same towel they have used on several other cars on the lot. This process creates scratches. Another problem would be parking lot scratches from the dealership taking the cars out and scuffing the side doors.
How to fix the problems
I had previously spoken with him about all of the ceramic coatings offered by Opti-Coat. He was very interested at the time but didn’t want to spend the money on a car he might be trading away. On this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, he decided to go with Opti-Coat Paint Guard. I told him part of the ceramic coating process will be to polish out all of the micro-marring in the paint. This is so we have a surface that is free of defects.
Work performed on this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
This particular car didn’t have a great deal of damage on it. When a car sits on a dealership lot a little bit of damage is expected. I used Optimum Hyper Polish with a rotary machine to eliminate all of the micro-marring and parking-lot scratches. I then cleaned the paint with an IPA solution and then finally coated this vehicle with Opti-Coat Paint Guard. The results are stunning.
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