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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Little update, been really busy recently with work, and more involved in restoration projects than my usual enhanement/full correction work and really been staying away from the public forums etc....

We are now accredited by Gtechniq covering the cambridgeshire area (as much of our work is based down there). We will be updating our website with the gtechniq services soo, so take a look at our site

www.prismdetailing.co.uk

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:31 pm 
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I previously had this car for a new car protection, the owner had previously used me for his Land Rover Discovery and was really impressed with the job as shown in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB4HiGhJJjA

So he trading the Disco in and got an Evoque in white. To be honest the paintwork was not in too bad condition but at the time i was using Permanon Aircraft and had applied this product. Initially the owner loved it, I had used it on other cars with excellent results, but on another car i had done at the same time, the protection was lucky to last 3 weeks :( So I offered the owner to change over to Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body, after seeing the videos i had posted was very happy with the choice ot change. There is not really any before pics, but here are the afters including a video, The paintwork was protected with Hard Body, the alloys with Wolf's Chemicals Rime Shield, the Glass with Permanon Glass, trim with Swissvax Nano Express and Tyres with Swissvax Pneu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf0P_OaO-9E

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The owner is still over the moon with the results :)

For more information regarding Prism Detailing please visit our website www.prismdetailing.co.uk

Thanks for lookings

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Well this detail took a while to get round to, soo many factors involved as not only did the customer want a lot of work carried out, but this was a decider if he kept the car or moved onto something else. It was a family members friend who owned this 2005 Porsche Carrera S and was asked to inspect it and come up with a plan of action. Turning up to the beautiful house i was not expecting to see a 7 year old Porsche in the condition i was witnessing. Both rear arches been damaged, from bumper scuffed and the bonnet had been attacked with a "brillo pad" (confirmed by the owner).

Here is the video i made of the restoration/detail:

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Here are a few pictures of the bodywork defects:

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As i detail and not do bodywork repairs, we sub contracted this aspect which we were very surprissed with the results:

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So onto the detailing side...Pre Detail pics:

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Preperation stage (washing/decontamination stage)

This was done using Magnifoam snowfoam from Autobrite, Dodo Juice Born to be mild shampoo, two buckets with a Dodo Juice Wookie wash mitt. The alloys were cleaned using Bilberry Wheel Cleaner and various brushes, then the car was clayed using Swissvax Paint Rubber, Detarred using Tardis and final decontamination using IronX:

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Correction Stage (Paint Depth Readings/Inspection/Wet Sanding/Correction/Refining)

During this stage many paint depth readings were taken over the whole car, gaving an idea of what panels had been original and others that had been re painted at some time in the cars history:

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The majority of the correction carried out was using Scholls Concept S3 Gold, S17+, S40 with spot areas of wetsanding (larger area on the bonnet):

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and the bonnet which had been attacked with a brillo pad:

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The car was then treated to 2 layers of Duragloss 111 applied via DA, and finally to Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid. The external Glass to Permanon Glass, the Trim to Swissvax Nano Express, Alloys to Wolfs Chemicals Hard Body, the Exhausts to Permanon Aircraft with results like this:

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The interior was hoovered, leather steam cleaned, then cleaned and protected with LTT products, carpets were steam cleaned and protected with Gtechniq I1, interior trim was treated with Swissvax Quick Interior Finish and interior glass treated with Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol:

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The engine bay was steam cleaned also and treated to Chemical Guys Silk Shine Dressing:

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This was probably one of the longest jobs i have done, and up there amoungst the most rewarding. The owner was over the moon and decided he was keeping the car for another 4-5 years as he couldnt believe the results :)

For more information regarding the services on offer from Prism Detailing please visit our website http://www.prismdetailing.co.uk

I would like to thank you for taking you time to view this thread

Robert @ Prism Detailing
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(Covering Cambridgeshire and Central Scotland, Glasgow)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Gtechniq services and our other services updated.....please visit:

http://www.prismdetailing.co.uk/services.php

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:22 pm 
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A little update as we have been on Facebook a while and set up a profile, seems like Facebook are cracking down on these now and wanting businesses to have a "page" instead, well i have one and not used it in a while so will be updated more regulary but please make sure you like it :)

here is the address from it http://www.facebook.com/prismdetailinguk

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:55 pm 
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The owner of this car decided to have his car detailed....he was a little skeptical about how much "better" i could make his car, but decided to give it a go and see how i can improve on the cars appearance whilst offering a level of protection...

Here is a video of the detail including a few 50/50, beading and final walk around, I really feel the video show the depth and clarity to the finish:

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So the car turned up:

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So started with the wash and decontamination stage. This consisted of cleaning the alloys with Chemical Guys Diablo wheel cleaner and using Swissvax brush and the tyres with Megs APC. The Door/Boot hinges were cleaned with APC as was the engine bay....

Then Snowfoaming with Autobrite Magnifoam:

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Washing with Gtechniq G-wash, rinsed, then detarred with Autosmart Tardis:

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Rinsed, then decontaminated with CarPro IronX:

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Then rinsed again and then clayed and finally rinsed, washed and rinsed again.

The rubbers were then covered with tape and the paintwork inspected for defects and paint depths:

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Now you get to see the swirls in the sunshine:

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So started with the correction stage. This was done with various combinations using the Rotary and DA, mostly with Scholls S17+ and refined with Scholls S40, but I was not happy with the bonnet and this was taken further with Scholls S3 Gold (serious cutting compound) then polished with S17+ and refined with S40, here are some of the pics from the correction stage:

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50/50:
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After:
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More before:
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Metallic fleck popping now:
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Headlight restoration was done using the DA and Mira pads, starting with 1000 grit, moving to 2000 grit then onto 4000 grit, then polished with Scholls S3 Gold and refined with Scholls S17+:

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Once the correction was done, then started with the protection....originally I had planned on using another brand but opted to used Gtechniq products. So the exterior trim was protected with Gtechniq C4:

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The exhaust was treated with Gtechniq M1:
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The Alloys were protected with Gtechniq C5 on the face and inside and the tyres treated with Gtechniq T1:

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Then the full car was protected with Gtechniq C2v2 (including the glass):

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The interior leather was clean, but to enhance it a little more, I cleaned the leather with warm water and a cloth then protected with Gtechniq L1, then the carpets were initially scrubbed with Autosmart Bio Brisk then steam cleaned, once dry then protected with Gtechniq I1, the interior glass cleaned with Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol and the Dash protected with Gtechniq C6:

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Gave it one last rinse down which gave the oppertunity to witness the beading of the protection:

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Finally the was dried and finished only added touch was Swissvax Nano Express on the front grill and these are the end pics:

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Finally the Hirsch wagons together:

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Thanks for taking the time to read the post, I know a lot of pictures but a lot was involved in this detail and i think the results speak for themselves. As i said previously the owner was a little skeptical what could be done to improve his car before i worked on it, but was over the moon with the results, and really thats what detailing is about....exceeding expectations!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:40 pm 
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SAAB's looking nice & :cool:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:03 pm 
Exceptional work on an exceptional car :D

I'm guessing that you're going to be getting a lot of more Saab work from this Detail...if the owner is a member of the Saab Owners Club or UKSaab Forum.

The owner of that car is a serious owner if he had it Hirsch'd...I noticed that he had replaced the hoses with silicone's.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Yeah if your on the Saab forum (which i know you are lol) there is a thread under the "hirsch wagons" of David (jnr) and David (snr) builds. They are totally Saab mad, and I just booked the blue one to do this week :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:51 pm 
I haven't posted on UKS for about 9 months...and have no plans to return there!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:49 am 
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Its been a while since we last posted on here, this has been due to the amount of work we have had on, which has seen us all over the country.

Recently we were asked to detail a 2010 Ferrari California. The client had prepared the car ready for polishing:

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On closer inspection, the defects were evident:

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Paint depths readings were taking and the average on factory paint is 130 microns, but the readings on this car was all over the place, from 120 microns all the way up to 500+ microns, so caution was used when correcting the paintwork. The correction was done by using Scholls Concepts compound, refined with Megs MF system and refined further with Scholls S40:

50/50 correction:
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Corrected (please note that iphone flash creating haloing not paintwork):
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Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid applied:
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The alloys were protected with Wolfs Chemicals Rim Shield, Tyres treated to Swissvax Pneu, Exterior trim to Swissvax Nano Express, Exhaust to Dodo Juice SN Fine Metal Polish and Glass to Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol, Interior was hoovered and the end results:

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Some beading pics:
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Some final pics:
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Lovely car with shocking paintwork but still a joy to work on :)

Thanks for viewing

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Ferrari California detail video

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:23 pm 
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After the previous Saab 9-5 Aero (Hirsch) which was detailed by myself, the owner son couldnt wait any longer to have his done. I had inspected this car previously and knew it needed more work and the owner wanted more done to it (regarding removal or rear badges/stickers). Ill let the pics do the talking:

Here is the video i made for the detail:

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On arrival (still a clean car):

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Washing and decontamination stage:

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Paintwork Inspection (Defects and Paint Depth Readings):

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Correction Stage:

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Interior Detail comprising of dry hoovering, shampooing and scrubbing, steam cleaning, deodorizing and protected with Gtechniq I1 for the fabric. The leather interior was steam cleaned, then protected with Gtechniq L1. The interior trim was also steam cleaned and treated with Swissvax Quick Interior Finish and the interior glass was cleaned with Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol. The boot also had the dog hair removed.

Before pics:
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After pics:
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Engine bay detail, treated with APC, aggregated with a brush then pressure washed. The rubbers were treated to Chemical Guys Silk Shine Trim Dressing and I machine polished the painted areas and protected with Gtechniq C2v3:

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Exterior paintwork was protected using Gtechniq Exo, because of the nature of the product and safety I was looking like this lol:
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Took a panel temp reading to ensure Exo could be used:
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The exterior paintwork and alloys were protected with Gtechniq Exo, the exterior glass treated with Gtechniq C2v2 (as intending on restoring the glass in the future and removing wiper scratching an applying G1), the rear bumper trim was treated with Dodo Juice Supernatural Gloss Trim Sealant, the other exterior trim was treated with Swissvax Nano Express. The exhaust was treated with Gtechniq M1 and tyres with Gtechniq T1.

This is the finished results:

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The owner was over the moon with the results, we have taken a well used car and made it look fresh again!

Thanks for taking the time to read the thread

Robert @ Prism Detailing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:26 pm 
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We were asked to detailing this 3 year old Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. On initial inspection you would think it looks to be in fantastic condition, but the owner is a perfectionist and wanted every defect taken out. This is how the car looked on arrival (still very clean):

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So as i said looks fantastic already, but there were many RDS's within the paint and some swirls...i did struggle to capture this on my compact camera, a white car in a white room is not a good combination to picture but im hoping you can see what i was working with:

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Correction initially was going to be done using Meguiars MF system as the car is carbon fibre I thought this would be the best option for correction, but it didnt even make a difference to it, so switched over to Scholls Concepts compounds and corrected with them and Chemical Guys Hex Pads:

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Once corrected went over the car with Duragloss 111 followed by two layers of Swissvax Shield, The matte areas of the bodywork was treated to Swissvax Opaque, the trims to Swissvax Nano Express, Wheels protected with Swissvax Autobahn, tyres dressed with Swissvax Pneu and Glass with Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol.

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The interior was hoovered and wiped down and carbon fiber treated to Swissvax Shield:

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The Engine bay was steam cleaned and then protected with Swissvax Shield on the painted and carbon areas and the engine trim protected with Gtechniq C2v3:

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and the finished car:

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and here is a video we made of walking around the car post detail:

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For us this was a great pleasure to work on, such a fantastic car made to look perfect.

Thanks for viewing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:28 pm 
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I was asked by the owner to detail a car he recently bought. This Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Cabriolet was covered in defects, many I could rectify but also some I could not and would require a respray.

Ill start with the video:

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Ill let the pic doing the talking....

On arrival:

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I started by cleaning the engine bay using APC:

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then cleaned the hood also using APC:
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The snowfoamed, washed with Dodo Juice Born to be Mild, and detarred and decontaminated. The alloys were cleaned with Chemical Guys Diablo.

The an inspection of the paintwork:

Paint depth readings (which were interesting!!!!):
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Defects:
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Correction consisted of Wetsanding areas, Scholls Concepts S3 Gold on a spider pad, Polished with Meguiars MF System and final refinement with Nanotech Super Gloss Nano Polish:

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Once corrected:
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Full IPA wipedown then Wolfs Chemicals Hard Body was applied:
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Whilst curing I started to the interior:

Before (not too bad in all honesty)
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I cleaned the seats with Autosmart Bio Brisk and scrubbed all the fabric areas, treated the leather to the Gliptone Twins, treated the interior trim to Swissvax Quick Interior Finish and then used Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol on the Interior glass:

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Once the Hard Body had cured decided to use Dodo Juice Purple Haze Pro to help darken the finish to the paintwork and add a bit more depth. The exterior glass was treated to Dodo Juice Clearly Menthol, Exhaust treated to Swissvax Metal Polish and the exterior trim treated to Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel. The alloys were protected with Swissvax Autobahn and tyres with Pneu.

The end results:

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Then it started to rain so some beading shots:

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The owner was over the moon with the results

Thanks for viewing

Robert @ Prism Detailing

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