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.
- Pressure wash agitation
- Decontaminate & scrub tyres
- Scrub underguards
- Contact wash
- Clay decontamination
- Contact wash
- Clean jambs and seals
- Spot wet sand RIDS with 2000 & Shine Mate EX603
- Compound entire vehicle with LC HDO heavy fiber pad & Menzerna PO91E
- Polish entire vehicle with LC SDO orange polishing pad & 3D ACA 520s
- Polish brightwork
- Hub caps
- Rim garnish
- Tow ball
- Wiper blades
- Rain shields
- Headlight surrounds
- Paintwork - NV Jet SiO2 spray sealant
- Tyres - NV Onyx satin tyre gel
- Spare wheel cover - 303 Aerospace UV protectant
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.
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.
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.
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.