“Keith” 74 VW Kombi Camper

 

Meet Keith, a 1974 VW Kombi, lovingly restored over 15 years ago to bring him back to his former glory. Since restoration, the paintwork and exterior components had suffered, but only because Keith was living the life he was meant for, holidaying on the coast. Keith was given a full exterior pampering with critical attention paid to maintaining the integrity of the custom paintwork and to restoring original components.

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Before

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During

Pre-Soak

Removing dirt and grime safely before contact washing is an important part of maintaining a scratch-free exterior. Every exterior restoration at The Lab includes a pre-rinse and pre-soak prior to making any contact with the paintwork.

Learn more about The Lab's custom washing technique →
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Tyre Decontamination

Tyres, an often forgotten element of detailing, require their own special attention to bring them back to new after years of heat stress, grime and layers of tyre shine.

Find out more about how tyres are treated at The Lab →
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Clay Decontamination

There are two types of contaminants on your vehicle, unembedded and embedded contaminants. Embedded comtaminants are those that remain on your paintwork after a wash a chemical decontamination. Clay is a form of mechcanial decontamination that removes the embedded contaminants leaving the paint smooth and ultra clean.

Learn more about mechanical decontamination →
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Paint Inspection

The most important part of the paint correction process is understanding the defects to help formulate a plan for restoration. High CRI lighting is used to help illuminate varying types of defects and guide a high-quality end result.

Discover more about how paint defects →
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Bug etchings

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Deep scratching from spot cleaning

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Deep scratching from spot cleaning

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Deep random isolated scratches

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Chemical etching (bird droppings) - before

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Chemical etching (bird droppings) - after

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Chemical etching (bird droppings) - before

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Chemical etching (bird droppings) - after

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Deep swirling from spot cleaning - before

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Deep swirling from spot cleaning - after - isolated scratching too deep to safely remove

After

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