We started off first with the Autobrite Snowfoam Lance with Magifoam and APC (all purpose cleaner) to strip any grease, dirt and previous products that possibly may have been on the car. This dwelled on the paint for about 10-15 minutes.
A strong high pressure rinse off to remove the foam and any excess dirt of the paint before the car received a full 2 bucket wash with APC (only) as the wash to ensure all dirt has been removed.
Out came Wolf’s Chemicals Decon Gel which was sprayed over the wheels and paintwork to remove any carbon fall out, however the paint was quite clean. The wheels however as you can see were quite filthy and a substantial amount of brake dust was caked on.
Another full rinse down after the Decon Gel did its job ready for the Clay Barring.
Out came our favourite Dodo Juice Clay Bar and the trust Mint Lube to clay the paintwork and glass. For those of you who are unaware of what ‘Clay Barring’ is, basically this will remove contaminants off your paint such as acid rain*, dirt, grime and other atmospheric contaminants. See here in our How To Section.
A lot of overspray and contaminants were removed from the paint as you can see above in this photo.
Due to the condition of paint we had to use a Festool Wool Pad to remove a lot of the imperfections with Menzerna FG500, following with an Festool Orange Pad with FG500 to remove any marks left from the wool and stepped down to a White Pad with PF2500 and followed with a Black Pad with SF4000 for finishing.
In preparation for the machine correction we taped up all the Rubbers & Plastics to avoid any whitening with the 3M Painters Green Tape