This is a 2010 BMW 335i. It is an absolutely beautiful car. My client contacted me through our Book Now registration on our website. He was looking to have a paint correction done on his 2010 BMW 335i to fix and protect the paint. I told him that we offered several different options.
Ceramic Coating Options:
The main purpose of a ceramic coating is protect the substrate from external abrasion, meaning protection from environmental elements. This includes protecting your vehicles paint, wheels, tires, fabric, and leather. We covered pretty much every exterior coating Optimum Polymer Technologies offers. Some of those options include Opti-Coat Paint Guard, Opti-Coat Pro and Pro Plus ceramic coatings , Opti-Coat Hyper Seal, Opti-Coat Wheel Coating, Opti-Coat Tire Coating. We also discussed our window coating Opti-GlassPro. It is a fantastic proverbial shield for your windows. With our specific window cleaner and maintenance we can make the window coating last indefinitely. I also mentioned coating the outside surface of the wheels which will reduce brake dust sediment on the wheels themselves.
Swissvax Crystal Rock the most expensive carnauba wax available
The final option I had offered my client is Swissvax Crystal Rock wax. It is by far the best carnauba wax money can buy in the world today.
One 50ml canister is $325. It is applied by rubbing it into the palms of your hands. Then, rubbing it into the paint with your hands. The wax reacts with the oils in your hands and allows you to apply it onto the paint surface.
Crystal Rock is the only wax in the world that will guarantee it will last for one year on your car. It will bead water in a similar way to most ceramic coatings. The cost is about $100 cheaper than our entry level ceramic coating.
Swissvax Crystal Rock wax is a great alternative for those who are not comfortable with the new ceramic coating technology.
Assessing the damage of this 2010 BMW 335i
The biggest problem that this 2010 BMW 335i had is that it had heavy scratches on the doors. It also had swirls and some micro marring in the hood. You can see this in the before pictures at the start of the gallery. This more than likely occurred from an individual attempting to polish out the micro marring and in essence making the paint worse. This usually is from someone using a rotary buffing machine on the paint that does not know how to use one.
How to fix the problems on this 2010 BMW 335i
I spoke with my client about all of the ceramic coating options offered by Opti-Coat. I also spoke with him about Swissvax and all of the benefits.
BMW paint is very difficult to bring back to the original clarity and luster. The way to do that is to be very methodical and take your time polishing. This is so we have a surface that is free of defects.The paint can’t be allowed to get hot. It will cause “checking” or “fracturing” which will look like straight line scratches forming crosses.
On this 2010 BMW 335i, my client decided to go with Swissvax Crystal Rock.
Services Performed on this 2010 BMW 335i
The normal installation of Swissvax to any paint surface is to first, be prepped and polished. After the paint is polished an IPA solution is used to remove everything. This will remove any possible scratches, scuff marks, and contamination that was on the paint prior to applying Swissvax Crystal Rock. This whole process is necessary to make sure Swissvax Crystal Rock locks into your paint surface.
Making sure the client is Happy and satisfied
Honestly, this should be the same type service that any auto detail and ceramic coating company should perform before applying their carnauba wax or ceramic coating. Unfortunately, it is not. Most installers will do the minimum they need to in order to get the car out the door and be paid.
That is not our objective. I told my client that he will need to be satisfied and happy with the service performed on his 2010 BMW 335i. Once he was happy with it then payment is taken.
I think the results speak for themselves.
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