Hello, good morning. Welcome to STRIKE AUTO DETAILING This week’s project is a full detail on this 1986 Volkswagen Gol LS Good morning. Day 2… Let’s begin the engine bay detail it’s not that bad, but it is not clean… let’s make it look like new! The wheels… are curing (sealant coat) Center caps aligned with the tyre valves brake drums and brake calipers painted That’s it back to work lots of holograms buffer trails here some orange peel to be leveled more texture/orange peel etching more texture… here as well a lot of marring, swirls abrasion… from wiping dust/dirt or bad washing tecnique deep scratch somewhere… here it needs some wetsanding on the hood, we have two problems: the first one: it is cloudy If you compare it to the other panels even with swirls and scratches there is sharpness in the reflection and the hood is cloudy It can be from rushing the dry time between layers… or the clear coat quality… However, the other problem is: whereas the entire car has and average paint thickness of 300/400 microns the paint on the hood is VERY thin (for a repainted panel) So it is a big challenge to extract the maximum of beauty without compromising the paint job Let’s get to it! Well, it is likely that this clear coat was not cured properly or way too compounded so we’re going to test some procedures…In order to figure the best solution for reaching the best results medium polish… aggressive compound the texture continues… no success.. so we had to wetsand it… after wetsanding it by hand (controlled pressure) with 2000 grit, we can see that most of the spots were leveled but there are points that were not leveled… for instance… here… there are small hollows… and if we measure the thickness of the paint… It is thinner than an original paint! so, since it has orange peel aspect until the lower layers, we can conclude that the catalysis was not respected (time for the solvents to evaporate before applying another coat) that is to say… the panel was prepared (bare metal) sanded and cleaned… but between the corrosion resistance layer, the primer, the base coat and the clear coat, One (or more) of the steps was rushed so this blocks the solvents in the lower layers from evaporate… so it wrinkles! And makes the finish very cloudy this can be the primer or other substance below the clear coat. Unfortunately, this has no way back… but we’ll try a 80-90% improvement (better than
repainting it) After wetsanding it with 2000 grit, we’ll refine the sanding marks As well as in paint correction we refine aggressive marks, we’ll refine it with 3000 grit so when we compound it, no deeper sanding marks should remain After a VERY careful process…We’re saving the Gol! Orange peel/texture Leveled! Cutting step done! irregular texture areas leveled Isolated deeper scratches removed, both with wetsanding… and the rest of defects corrected on the compounding stage. so the car is 90% corrected And now the remaining 10% we will chase in the refining stage that it… protection afterwards… Paint is fully and thoroughly corrected Now we’ll apply the protection in this case, the owner chose a paint sealant which is this one Fusso Coat 12-month coating with a super water repelency it has some swirl resistance not as strong as a ceramic coating… but still it’s going to assure great protection for this recently corrected paint Five days after… here are the results! LOL I can’t believe it! Please subscribe. Watch the other videos! THANK YOU! .