2022 Mazda MX5 Car Detailing
We started with we a full decontamination car wash. After this initial wash, we worked on iron removal then removed the tar and other surface residue with chemical cleaners on the entire vehicle.
The vehicle was single stage polished to correct factory defects, then the wheels were removed, decontaminated and ceramic coated. Paint protection film was applied to the entire vehicle.
All exterior filmed & painted areas were treated with Swissvax Shield.
We then did all the final details and touch-ups using the best detailing products and techniques to make the final presentation to client in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.
See the detailed 52 picture presentation of this vehicle below.
What was done
Exterior Car Wash
Whether a vehicle is driven everyday or just parked in a garage, dirt and dust contaminants will fall onto the surface. This layer of dirt dulls the appearance of the vehicle. If you contact or rub dirty paint, it can mar or become scratched. Not desirable! We thoroughly washed this vehicle to ensure the contaminants were safely removed. Auto Obsessed detailers use automotive shampoos that are specifically formulated to encapsulate and lift the dirt off the vehicle without marring the paint and glass. Our exterior wash service includes the exterior body, door jambs, engine bay, exhaust, wheels, and wheel wells / fender liners.
Decontamination Car Wash
An initial car wash will not be able to remove contaminants that are bonded or embedded in the paint. With this decontamination stage, iron particles (which appear as small brown rust spots), tar splatter, tree sap, water spots, paint overspray, and other contaminants were removed using a combination of chemicals and or natural/synthetic detailing clay bar. After a decontamination car wash, the paint is ready to be corrected with a polishing stage, or finished with protective film, ceramic coatings, carnauba waxes, or sealants.
The skilled art of paint correction polishing, sometimes known as “buffing”, is the detailing process that makes the most dramatic change in how a car or truck looks. Blemishes and damage on the paint make a vehicle’s paintwork appear dull, flawed, and aged. Paint correction removes scratches, swirl marks, water spots, etchings, fading, and oxidation. The damaged surface layer is polished away to make the paint smooth and perfectly reflective again. After polishing, this paint was in perfect condition. At this point, the vehicle is ready for paint protection film to be installed, or for a ceramic coating, sealant, or carnauba wax to be applied
Wheel Off Cleaning and Protection
Wheels are chronically dirty. They get covered in brake dust and coated with road grime. We removed the wheels from this vehicle to get them properly cleaned and decontaminated. After cleaning, we protected all surfaces of the rim, spokes, the interior barrel of the wheel, and even the lug nut holes with a wheel wax or ceramic coating. The benefit of this protective layer is that the wheels will now be much easier to clean. Very easy maintenance! When we have the wheels off the car, we detail the wheel wells, brake calipers, and suspension components. The brake calipers are also coated before the wheels are refitted.
We applied a layer of natural carnauba wax as a last step for this detail. Note how the carnauba wax gives the paint a warm glow, with gorgeous gloss and depth of color. Auto Obsessed uses the best car wax, we source boutique-quality carnauba waxes for the most beautiful look and strong durability.
Paint Protection Film
Paint protection film, sometimes called “3M film” or simply “PPF”, provides physical protection against rock chips, scratches, sand abrasion, and the elements of everyday driving. We installed a premium paint protection film onto this vehicle. Note its exceptional gloss. This PPF has self-healing properties, it’s non-yellowing, and will provide long protection to the owner.
After we have completed the detailing services that were requested, it is time for inspection in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room. The highly lit room with the white walls, floor, and ceiling allows us to inspect under the most unforgiving conditions so we can make any final touches needed. By doing the finishing touches we are confirming your vehicle meets our standards but exceeds yours through completing a full vehicle walkaround, checking all the areas worked on. The finishing touches adds yet another level of detail to your vehicle from dressing the tires to making your vehicle windows crystal clear or ensuring your vehicle’s shine and protection.