The owner of this Limited Edition 2018 Ford Focus RS in Nitrous Blue wanted his brand new pride and joy to receive the best start in life so booked it in for our New Car Preparation & Protection Detail along with fitment of Xpel Paint Protection Film to some areas of the car.
Each project starts with an intense decontamination of the entire car. We need to ensure that every surface is perfectly clean and that no loose contaminant will migrate in to the installation areas. We do this through several washes using Gtechniq W4 Citrus Foam, G-Wash Shampoo, W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover and our Clay Bar process. The initial cleaning and prep is extremely important as any contaminant remaining will show up in the final finish.
Once the paint and the rest of the car are completely clean, we can evaluate the paint. Even a brand new cars finish can be improved through fine polishing and refinement of the clear coat. You’d be surprised at what your brand new car goes through before you take possession.
Once the Nitrous Blue metallic paint is refined and looking it’s best, it’s time to keep it that way!!
Protecting Ford Focus RS with Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film
Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film, is an 8.5 mm thick dual layer urethane that is designed to absorb the impact of road debris and keep it from chipping and damaging the paint. If you want a worry free driving experience, so your car can be driven hard without absolutely ruining the paintwork then PPF is for you. Two very important things go in to every install. First is that we install the film as safely as possible in order to preserve the factory finish. We ensure this by using the XPEL DAP Software and our 60″ Graphtec Plotter to pre-design and pre-cut every area of the car before it hits the paint. The software gives us access to perfectly scanned factory fitment of each body panel. We can then go in and custom manipulate the design. We extend edges, delete side markers, and custom design each pattern just as you would “by hand” but with zero chance of cutting through the film with a razor and scoring the paint.
Customer had opted for our Performance PPF Package which includes coverage for the following areas
- front bumper including head lights
- full bonnet
- full coverage on front wings
- side mirrors
- A-B & C Pillars and leading edge of roof
- side skirts
- pieces for rear bumper behind rear wheels
The gloss black pillars protected with film
Here the film has been applied to the bonnet with the edges waiting to be be wrapped
Front bumper going on
Xpel Ultimate Stealth PPF used on the centre section to keep the factory satin finish.
After the film is installed and dry we move on to coating the exterior of the car. These coatings are applied in multiple layers using separate base coat and top coat chemistry for the absolute best in durability, gloss, and protection.
Gtechniq Protective Coatings
The remaining paintwork and paint protection film was protected with Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra. Once cured Crystal Serum Ultra is virtually impervious to harsh wash chemicals, industrial and environmental fallout. This coating is backed by manufactures 9 year warranty and is only available through their network of accredited detailers.
After Crystal Serum Ultra had cured Gtechniq C0v2 Aero Coat was applied on top (including the paint protection film). This top layer sealant adds an extra level of slickness whilst increasing the hydrophobic properties of the final finish.
These Coatings are designed to last years, where a traditional wax or sealant will last a matter of months. They are also significantly more capable in terms of UV and chemical protection than any wax or sealant. So water spots, bug guts, and exposure to the sun will not damage and degrade the paint and film.
Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer used on the plastics.
The wheels, brake calipers and exhaust tips were coated with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour.
Interior treated with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric, L1 Leather Guard and C6 Matte Dash
And the end result…
If you’d like a similar treatment carried out on your new Ford give us a call today! Call us on 01225 571161 or email us for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org