Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Altitude
A new purchase for the owner – the car was picked up on a Friday and by Sunday, it was left with me at WhiteDetails’ HQ.
The plan. To make ‘like new’ throughout… (Major Paint Correction, interior, leather and engine-bay)
Spotting a few scuffs and scrapes before we even start:
Lots to work with then.
After full wash sequence, we’re inside for claying (removal of surface contaminants)
Quite a lot lifted. We now have a “clean” car.
Back outside for a final rinse.
And water sheeted with an open-hose to aid the drying stage.
Once fully blown dry, the lights were rigged and paint inspection can begin.
Straight away, down the O/S, I spot bodyshop ‘doings’. Lots of sanding marks present and rough, rough edges.
General swirling and scratches:
Yep. As above, plenty to get stuck in to.
Polishing set began on the bonnet. Some low readings… (Highest I could find was a touch over 100um)
IPA wipe down to remove polishing oils after correction:
Happy with that.
Cutting stage: 3M wool with Scholl S17+
Polished/refined: 3M yellow pad and Menzerna 85RD 3.02
Moving on. Across from the A – C pillar. (Previous buffertrails spotted up here, too!)
O/S/F wing. Before:
A nasty mess on the door. More wool needed (several hits!)
IPA’d to check correction levels.
Refined and finished. Nice.
O/S/R door fini:
Light clusters corrected:
More A-pillar action:
Switching sides: 50/50 on the N/S
Gloss black B-pillar:
50/50 on the sill:
Scuffs on front bumper:
And machine polishing complete. Late on day 2.#
Early morning, outside to rinse and remove dust.
With the engine bay now clean, we’re back inside, re-blown dry and on the final leg.
Engine dressing applied:
Et voila, as new.
A lovely product to work with – AutoFinnesse Rejuvenate on a yellow 3M polishing pad to further cleanse the paintwork.
Chosen wax? Raceglaze Black Label Concours.
Interior tackled. Exhausts polished. Chrome polished & protected. Glass cleaned inside and out followed by a final wipedown to the paintwork. Finissshed!
(See here for other Touareg report: http://www.whitedetails.co.uk/index.php?id=136)
What a car. Loved it! (looks the part now too!)
Thanks for reading.