For 12 years, American-born Jesse O’Conor, the brainchild of Zenith Detailing, has been presenting us with his most exciting work. We used to call us for treatments from Maseratics, Teslaks, Ferraris, so I was quite surprised to see photos of an old, crumbling Suzuki Wagon R + after opening the “I sent a few pictures, check it out” message. Scrolling through the images, there were also photos of the original condition and the parts that have already been repaired, the same car element gleaming gleaming on the latter.
I also quickly rolled into Jesse’s cosmetics to show what he did in car circles with what many say was already an inescapable state of painting. How was it? Total discolored, faded and still black discoloration can be found here and there: for example, in window washer nozzles, where the continuous dripping of cleaning fluid has eroded the varnish. Jesse also immediately explained, “This is the crab bottom of the polish, but you can do it, you have to cut off the whole sick surface from it”. In essence, the paint begins to oxidize. This whiff typically affects red cars, the second endangered color is orange – UV eats the color. Looking at his colleague, they confirmed that they had not yet encountered the phenomenon in a black car, and that varnish was more characteristic of gray than the aging of the color layer.
The necessary tools and materials were found. Jesse first showed me what happens when we go to the surface with a nourishing polish. The result is very nice to look at, the matte finish has started to shine. To his delight, he wiped the polished surface with a solvent cloth, and indeed. As the nursing-polishing waxes dissolved, the honest, burnt-out matte surface was there again. So oily care products for a short time seemingly can fix the trouble, but it doesn’t take long, wasted money on the maneuver.
Jesse said the top “deteriorated” layer needs to be removed with a deep polish. It could be sanded, even with wet paper, but the result is not visible during work, as the sanding itself is matte. And it doesn’t really matter how thin the paint layer is, especially with inherently low-thickness Japanese varnishes. Sanding can “push too far” and then only really repainting can really help your car. Therefore, approx. A polishing material suitable for 2-3000 wet sandpaper is applied by machine to the patient polish, with which they work, slowly, carefully, continuously controlling the result of the work. It certainly takes a long time, even for a small car like the Wagon R + in question, it takes a day and a half to carefully “cut off” the matte layer. Jesse specifically pointed out that not a little oxidized part could be left either, because from there his wail starts and spreads again. After major surgery to remove the crayfish, the red Suzuki even got a hybrid ceramic wax that protects the surface, so it’s expected that its polish can stay healthy for a long time from now. Of course, a job like this is not cheap. Compared to the average polishes of 30-50 thousand forints, the price of such a thorough operation costs 80-120 thousand forints, depending on the size of the car. However, it is still cheaper than repainting, and it is not negligible that glitter plates add value, the used car market is grateful if a car looks like new.
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Source: Autó-Motor by www.automotor.hu.
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