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Mercedes GLS New Car Protection

Discussion in 'Detailing brought to you by www.detailr.com' started by detailR, Mar 9, 2017.

Discuss Mercedes GLS New Car Protection in the Detailing brought to you by www.detailr.com area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. detailR

    detailR Well-Known Member

    This is the first car to come in for our New Car Protection Detail under the new 17 Reg.
    It's quite a large Mercedes GLS 350d. These things are huge!
    The owner wanted to have it protected properly from the start so passed up the dealership's offering and chose Ceramic Pro 9H instead.
    This will be topped with Ceramic Pro Light for it's super-hydrophobic, self cleaning and easy maintenance properties.
    The exterior glass is protected using Ceramic Pro Rain.
    Wheels with Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper - a 9H permanent coating.
    The interior receives dedicated protection for leather, plastics and fabrics.
    The dealership had promised to only remove the transport films, visually inspect the paint and leave it there.
    So straight from the dealer to detailR.
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    I guess they washed it then.

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    I was kind of expecting it though, so onward and upward.
    One of the biggest badges I've ever seen.
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    And super cool puddle lights.
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    The car went through the usual safe wash and decontamination stages before being prepared for polishing.
    The Ceramic Pro coatings need to be applied to a good surface, otherwise and marring, swirls and such will be locked in for years to come.
    Tighter areas first.
    Before
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    After
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    Arches
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    Has anyone tried the new ODK cloths yet? They're amazing :buffer::thumb:
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    Deeper marks on the bonnet needed further attention.
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    Still to be refined.
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    Forgot to get a before shot of the pillar plastics.
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    The protection package.
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    A few satisfying jobs as I moved onto the interior.
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    All chrome work was polished and protected. Including the exhaust tips...
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    Hang on a second :confused:
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    :lol:
    The engine was surprisingly mucky for a brand new car.
    Cleaned and dressed.
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    And finished.
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    [​IMG]
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    I only managed to get one photo outside, as the car was taken away.
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    Thanks for reading.
    Any comments or questions welcome.
    Richard.
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  2. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    Looking very nice... Am liking these ceramic coatings....

    What's the cost for my mini to get done ...
     
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  3. detailR

    detailR Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris :)
    Drop me a message and I can run through some options with you.
     
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  4. jamesc

    jamesc Staff Member

    Shiny monster
     
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  5. LowiePete

    LowiePete Well-Known Member

    Is brand new Merc paint really that soft that it can mar that badly so quickly?

    Regards,
    Steve
     
  6. detailR

    detailR Well-Known Member

    It's not that the paint is that soft - it had some bad contact with the dealership wash crew.
    There was generally more scratches than light marring.
     
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