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A typical full paint correction will involve a lengthy and meticulous process as follows.

1. Pre rinse vehicles paintwork and allow to soak under a blanket of 'Snow Foam'

2. Whilst the cars paint is soaking to loosen up the dirt we clean the wheels using PH neutral wheel cleaner to remove brake dust and tar spots form both the face & the inside edges of the wheels. At the same time, the tires will be cleaned removing inground dirt.

3. Pre treat & jet wash inside the wheel arches to remove dirt.

4. Rinse the car's bodywork with clean water & then wash carefully using the "two bucket" method to minimize contaminant transferal to the cars paintwork, thereby minimizing infliction of "wash marks". All washing carried out using 100% lambs wool wash mitts.

5. The cars bodywork & wheels are the carefully dried using "waffle weave" and microfibre drying cloths.

6. Bonded contaminants on the cars paintwork are now removed using a clay bar to leave a smooth surface ready for machine polishing.

7. Measurements are then taken of the thickness of the cars paint using a Fischer paint thickness gauge; any areas that are thinner than desirable will require very careful consideration as to the best method of correction to avoid breaking through the paint.

8. Nearly ready for machine polishing now, but first we check the paint condition with the aid of a Brinkman paint inspection lamp, this makes spotting any imperfections a great deal easier.

9. Only now is the paintwork ready for machine polishing. Using an electrical machine polisher, we start with the finest grade of polish, gradually working up to coarser grades of polish as required to achieve a good level of correction. Then we work back down to the finest grade of polish to refine the paints finish. At all stages the cars trim adjacent to the area being worked on will be masked carefully to avoid damage.

10. At this stage it may be necessary to carry out some localized wet sanding to facilitate full removal of any RDS (random deep scratches), once again, paint thickness will be checked, if the paint is too thin wet sanding will not be possible.

11. Now we carry out a fully body wipe down with IPA to remove any residue from the polish, leaving your paint perfectly clean ready for the first stage in the waxing process.

12. The paintwork is now ready to be primed in preparation for application of the wax, we use. The ultimate in high-end care, our Zymol Vintage Detail is suited for those who demand supreme attention to detail and expert craftsmanship. Recommended for owners of classic, ultra-luxury and high performance exotic cars. The interior is treated similar to the Zymol Concours package but with greater care and attention to detail. Interior surfaces are cleaned, conditioned, and protected using only rare and exquisite plant-derived ingredients.

The exterior finish is washed and decontaminated by hand using natural products. The exterior surface is hand-polished first using Zymol HD-Cleanse, a mild paint cleanser containing Montan Oil and crushed Apricot Seeds, further enhancing the shine, depth, and clarity. Finally, Zymol's Vintage Glaze is used on the exterior which brings out the depth, definition, and luster in the paint. It's reflective and protective properties are remarkable. Vintage Glaze is based on a custom formula developed for the 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet by Franay, winner of several "Best of Shows" in its debut year on the Concours circuit. Among the protective ingredients in Vintage are evergreen, honeydew, coconut, cantaloupe and sunflower oils. Vintage contains 61 percent Brazilian No. 1 White Carnauba by volume, one of the highest in any product designed to.

13. Only now is the car ready for waxing using Zymol waxes.

14. As a final touch we clean the glass. Dress the plastics, dress the tires and apply a wax sealant to the wheels to reduce the effects of brake dust & make future cleaning easier.
 

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Not familiar with waffle weave...Do you mean the stretchy polish rags?
 

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Waffle weave fabric is a woven fabric with a recessed square pattern. The raised edges around the recessed squares give the pattern the look of the breakfast food called waffles. Waffle weave fabric is available in different gauges from very fine to medium to coarse.

Fine gauge waffle weave material contains tiny squares and the fabric is usually lightweight. This type of waffle weave often makes fast-drying dishcloths or dishtowels and also works well for a summer weight bathrobe. Medium gauge waffle weave fabric is commonly used in all types of towels. Coarse or large gauge waffle weave material makes very luxurious plush towels or bathrobes.

Many home sewers like to make towels and robes from the large gauge waffle weave fabric because of the quality and the fact that it's usually very expensive to buy these items ready made. Of course, bath towels and robes you've sewn yourself from quality waffle weave fabric make excellent gifts. You can add trims and embellishments to towels. Robes are basically "one size fits most" so they are easy to size properly.

Most crafters find waffle weaves easy to work with. Waffle weave fabric can quite often be found with materials like terry cloth in many sewing sections. White is commonly available, but pastels and dark colors such as navy blue are also fairly easy to find. Some stuffed animal makers like to use the large gauge waffle weave fabric to add interest to animal shapes.

Another use for larger gauge waffle weave fabrics is to make sofa covers since the fabric is considered durable enough for daily use. However, waffle weave fabric is most often used where absorbency is needed, which is why all of the gauges work so well for towels and robes as well as exercise wear. Waffle weaves are highly absorbent while also being soft and comfortable.

Waffle weave fabric is often 100% cotton, but may also be polyester-cotton blends or micro-fiber. Micro-fiber waffle weave cloth is ultra-soft and ultra-absorbent and often considered ideal for cleaning and polishing cars. Waffle weave materials make great shower curtain and display towels for any bathroom as they add an interesting texture to any décor, even a neutral one.

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Good to hear your ritual.My '08 R8 paint is still smooth.After washing I hand rub with a swirl scratch remover.That's it till next wash then same thing . Am I O.K. like this? Micro fiber towels for application and removal. Small circular motion.:eek:
 
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