New MK7 VW Golf R receives Gtechniq Crystal Serum & EXO Paint Protection

New MK7 VW Golf R receives Gtechniq Crystal Serum & EXO Paint Protection 1080 607 Exclusive Car Care

The MK7 VW Golf R is the latest in the line of VW hot hatches and the fastest Golf to date. With a fantastic mix of an all new 296bhp engine and the latest generation Haldex 4-wheel drive system it’s a force to be reckoned with. 

Upon arriving at Inchcape Volkswagen Swindon this Golf R was presented to me with the protective transportation film still in place so this was removed so I could visually inspect the bodywork which revealed swirl marks and light scratches – not what you want to see on a brand new car.

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Once the Golf R was carefully washed and decontaminated the paintwork was machine polished with the Rupes Big Foot combined with a polishing pad and Menzerna Power Finish 203S which was refined to leave a high gloss finish, free from swirl marks.

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With the Night Blue paintwork now looking good as new it was cleansed using Spies Hecker 7010 to remove any traces of silicone and polish residue. This ensures the surfaces are completely clean which will allow the paint protection to bond effectively. In this instance, Gtechniq Crystal Serum was applied. Crystal Serum is an extremely durable, hydrophobic coating which not only provides a superior level of protection from road salts, UV and road grime it also leaves a very high level of shine. Once Crystal Serum had cured the paintwork was topped with 2 layers of Gtechniq EXO Hybrid Coating.

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The windows were cleaned and then sealed using Gtechniq G1 ClearVision Smart Glass; a hydrophobic barrier which encourages rain water to bead and blow away when driving  in wet weather conditions. The optional 19 inch Pretoria alloy wheels were protected with Gtechniq C5 Alloy Wheel Armour which provides a barrier against brake dust and road grime build up. The tyres were dressed with Gtechniq T1 to leave a long-lasting, satin sheen.

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And here is the end result

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VW Golf R MK7

Buying a brand new car is one of the biggest purchases most people will make, so it makes sense to have it protected right from the very start in order to preserve its appearance and its residual value. If your buying a new car why not book our New Car Protection Treatment.