Range Rover Sport – Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating Detail
This Range Rover Sport was booked in with us so we could return it back to its former glory. It underwent our full pre-wash followed by a 3 bucket safe wash, after that, it received full decontamination by means of a chemical decon – tar remover and fallout remover sprayed onto the vehicle and then rinsed off, moving on then to a mechanical decon – by use of our bilt hamber clay bar to remove any other bonded contaminants left on the paintwork. The vehicle was then re-washed to make sure all chemicals etc were completely removed from the vehicle.
Once all the exterior panels and glass were free from all contaminants and washed down, the vehicle was dried and all rubber surfaces and any plastic trims were masked. This is to help stop any of the trims or other non-painted areas from being damaged during the polishing process.
Now it was time to begin polishing.
Using a mixture of Koch Chemie/CarPro compounds and finishing polishes, applied using a mixture of various cutting grade pads, it received a full 3 stage polish to remove as many deep scratches/blemishes and swirling from every surface we are able to correct. Once the machine polishing had been completed, it was then time to wipe down the car again with a IPA mix or panel wipe spray to remove any remaining oil residues left behind from each of the polishing compounds. Doing this helps give the best possible base for the ceramic coatings to bond to, creating a stronger and longer-lasting bond between the coatings and the paint.
Now it was time for the coatings. Using Gtechniq’s Crystal Serum Light as our base coat, it was applied to all panels and left to cure for roughly 3-4 hours. We then applied 2 coats of Gtechniq’s Exo v4 coating as our top ‘hydrophobic’ layer, giving us some of the best gloss and water repellence from a wide choice of ceramic coatings. These layers were then left to cure for the recommended 12 hours before the coatings are allowed to get wet or be out in any harsh weather conditions.
Check out our photos below of the transformation we achieved on this vehicle’s paintwork.