Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

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Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby Immacreflections » Tue May 15, 2012 3:53 pm

Its been a while since I have had a chance to get on and post a thread but here goes:

This client contacted me explaining her beloved Peugeot had been in her words "massacred" when her husband started to wash it and after looking at resprays decided to try her luck after seeing some of my previous work.

Thankfully she was a customer who knew how bad the car was and knew what sort of money would be invlolved in getting reasonable results. She also opted for Opti-Guard for protection in the future.

This car was done over 3 days with roughly 26 hours put into it. The interior only recieved a light clean and vaccum with a majority of the work being the crazily wrecked paint.

Process was:
Foam
Wash
Iron-X paint and wheels
Wash
Clay
Compounding and Polishing (my "pass" consist of of applying a polish or compound to a pad and working it until broken down is 1 pass)
2 passes, 3 in some areas with LC wool on Festool Shinex with Optimum Compound II (I used the smaller LC over Woddywaxs black due to the curves on this car)
1 pass 2 in some areas Orance LC with Optimum Compound II on Shinex
1 pass with White LC on Shinex using UNO
1 pass on Flex VRG LC black with Diamond Finish SWIRL
Foamed and Washed again
Windows cleaned
Applied Opti-Guard to plastics and wheels
Cleaned with Eraser
Opti-Guard applied to rest of the car

This lady was wrapped with the results although there were alot of scratches that were to deep to remove there was a HUGE difference. She reacted like a 14 year old girl who just got a hug from the band One Direction.

Now onto the pics (brace yourself):

Clear scourer marks
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This area scared me!
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Interior wasnt "dirty" just needed a tidy up.
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Vac'd the rear. No thats not in a gay way Dan :)
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These funny rubber strips were removed also
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This is a clay bar showing the organic deposits left over after Iron-X. This is why people should use JUST Iron-X
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Now time to get to work!
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And some afters......thoughts?
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Hope you guys enjoyed reading and looking!

Regards,

Mitch
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby tu » Tue May 15, 2012 4:00 pm

Wow! :shock: Nice work especially seeing how shabby it was to start with.
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Postby Immacreflections » Tue May 15, 2012 4:59 pm

Thanks Adam!
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Postby L1TEW8 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:16 pm

In terms of the clay are us saying you clay with iron x as the lubricant or you iron x the car before claying?
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Postby jay » Tue May 15, 2012 6:25 pm

What a massive turnaround - the customer must have been elated at the results.
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Postby slim » Tue May 15, 2012 6:55 pm

Great result Mitch and i thought mine looked good after the wash day.
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Postby sikmrex » Tue May 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Awesome mate! How much would this treatment have set this person back?
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby Immacreflections » Wed May 16, 2012 9:40 am

Hey Marc, Iron-X then rinse then clay. But remember this shouldnt be every wash 6-12 monthly only and always rewax or seal after as it removes it all!

I dont like giving out exact pricing as its between myself and the client but it was between $1000-$2000 and not on the lower scale. Stil not bad considering a respray is 6+weeks without your car and $6-8+ grand
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Postby L1TEW8 » Wed May 16, 2012 9:56 am

True that mate!! Thanks for the info
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby Snowy » Wed May 16, 2012 1:39 pm

:shock:
Amazing transformation Mitch.....cannot believe those 'Before' pics of the swirls & scratches in the duco....no offence intended, but I thought that sort of state of Duco would be a lost cause with a respray the only option....Great work to get that stunning result :thumbs:
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Postby Immacreflections » Wed May 16, 2012 3:00 pm

LMAO Snowy, Cmon mate no faith in my skills? haha. This is the mentality that we need to remove from the Australian population. unless you can see primer or metal, I can get it back and at alot less than a respray.
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Postby Kristy » Wed May 16, 2012 3:06 pm

OMFG! Mitch, that is one amazing before and after comparison!!! :shock:
She must have thought it was someone elses car when she picked it up!!!
Awesome work!!! :o
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby Immacreflections » Wed May 16, 2012 4:22 pm

Thanks Kristy!

Yea she was pretty wrapped, One of the best parts of my job is when clients see the outcome and massive change especially when they thought the only thing left was a respray that could help!
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby Snowy » Thu May 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Immacreflections wrote:LMAO Snowy, Cmon mate no faith in my skills? haha. This is the mentality that we need to remove from the Australian population. unless you can see primer or metal, I can get it back and at alot less than a respray.

Never doubted ya mate :giggle: :giggle:
Sounds like you're spot on there though Mitch about your trade/profession trying hard to spread the word & make people aware that Paint Restoration, Detailing & Finishing is a very real & viable alternative to paying mega $$$$ for a respray.....for all conditions of paint barring being able to see "primer or bare metal" as you say punk

And churning out an awesome result like this Peugeot will only help get the message out there big time :thumbs:
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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby subi06NA » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:26 pm

so what should you do if you iron X your paint?

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Postby XTGirl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 pm

i gather she is now a widow - coz i would haev KILLED my husband if he did that to my car :boxing: :boxing: :boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

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Postby Immacreflections » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:56 pm

Same but my husband is a nice guy :?

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Re: Worst car to date Peugeot w/Opti-Guard

Postby wrxguy3000 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm

admired your work for a while. wish i lived that side of town, id definatly come work for you.
my quality and passion is on par with yours..
i've also recommended your company on numerous occasions i havent been able to get over that side.
12 years exp in fine and concourse detailing :)
keep up the great work mitch, sincerly yours jamie cocks.
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