BMW M2 Competition – Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating

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We had this BMW M2 Competition in with us for some much needed work on the paint as well as getting it protected ready for the harsh winter months approaching.

The condition of the paint had seen better days due to bird poo etching, swirls and scratches. We carried out a thorough wash including decontamination wash and clay barred to ensure that when we corrected the paint, there was nothing clinging on to it. 

With a cutting compound and pad, we went to work and we had amazing results with the combination used. 

With the paint corrected, we sealed it all off with ceramic coating that will give protection for up to 5years (also comes with a warranty) and not only protecting the paint but increasing the levels of gloss.

This left is looking like glass and the customer was amazed at it when they picked it up.

If you would like to know more or book straight in then please drop us an email  info@elhdetailing.co.uk or call us on 02382 516321 

We are proud to announce we are the new partners of Four Marks Supercar Club

ELH Detailing is delighted to announce that we are proudly in partnership with England’s central south leading super car club, Four Marks Supercar Club 

Our services range from valets to major paint correction and paint protection. With this, we are fully mobile across the UK and we also have a detailing studio based in Romsey. With Four Marks Supercar Club holding public and private events, their members will want to attend these events in style with their cars looking impeccable. I am proud to have this partnership with Four Marks and offer our services to the ever-growing number of members of the club.”    

Lee Harris – Director of ELH Detailing  

Four Marks Supercar Club has members from Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, London, West Sussex, Dorset and beyond.  

Owning a car brings immense joy and pride, but over time, the vehicle’s paintwork can become dull, scratched, and marred by various imperfections. Thankfully, paint correction is a professional technique that can revive your car’s appearance, restoring its original shine and luster. In this blog, we will explore the process of paint correction, its benefits, and why it is worth considering for your beloved vehicle.

What is Paint Correction?

Paint correction, also known as buffing or polishing, is a meticulous process of removing imperfections from a car’s exterior paintwork. It involves the use of specialized tools, compounds, and techniques to eliminate swirl marks, scratches, oxidation, water spots, and other defects that diminish the overall look of your vehicle. The objective is to restore the original factory finish, leaving your car with a flawless and glossy appearance.

The Process of Paint Correction:

1. Evaluation: A professional detailer will assess the condition of your car’s paintwork to determine the extent of correction required. This includes identifying the type and severity of scratches, swirl marks, and other imperfections.

2. Prep Work: Before starting the correction process, the vehicle is thoroughly washed and decontaminated to remove any dirt, grime, or contaminants that may interfere with the correction process.

3. Machine Polishing: Using a dual-action or rotary polishing machine, the detailer applies various abrasive compounds and polishes to remove the imperfections from the paint surface. The process involves multiple polishing stages, starting with aggressive compounds to eliminate deeper scratches and gradually moving to finer compounds for a smoother finish.

4. Finishing Touches: Once the paint correction is complete, a protective layer, such as wax or ceramic coating, is applied to safeguard the newly corrected paintwork and enhance its longevity.

Benefits of Paint Correction:

1. Enhanced Aesthetics: Paint correction restores your car’s original showroom shine, making it look as good as new. It eliminates swirl marks, scratches, and other imperfections, providing a flawless finish that catches everyone’s attention.

2. Protection: By removing imperfections and applying a protective layer, paint correction helps shield your car’s paintwork from harmful UV rays, contaminants, and other environmental factors that can cause further damage. This protection helps maintain the value of your vehicle and extends the lifespan of the paintwork.

3. Increased Resale Value: A well-maintained and visually appealing car tends to have a higher resale value. Paint correction

Southampton Range Rover Leather Repair

This Range Rover belongs to a Southampton customer that has been with us for over a year now for our car detailing services, we regularly maintain their car.

Worn Leather?

We were made aware of the worn leather on the driver’s side door and after many attempts of trying to find someone to carry out the work and being unsuccessful, we made the decision to book ourselves on a course with Cartec and then provide the service ourselves. With our attention to detail in what we do with detailing / valeting it was definitely a decision we knew would bring more value to you!

Our First Leather Repair Job in Southampton

This was the first job booked in for leather repair and this is how we carried out the work.

First of all the section need to be cleaned and made sure it was free of any grime and ready for the process. Once this was done, we sanded down the target area to make sure there was no raised up bits of leather and anything that would stick out once the work was finished.

We then laid down a thin layer of putty to fill the damaged area. Once that had set and hardened, we went over with the sandpaper to ensure the area was consistently flat. Once we had this completed it was then time for pigmentation.

Leather Colour Matching – Leather Repair Service Southampton

Because the leather colour is beige, it can take a while to find the right shade and ensuring it matches the other parts of the leather interior. Once we had it at the right shade and blending in perfect, it was time to start the full pigmentation process.

After we had the target area covered, we then lay down the final product which applies a protective layer over the top to ensure a perinate fixing. This area going forward can be treated like any other leather interior and be cleaned without the worry of the product coming off.

If you’re looking for leather repair, please check out our leather repair page today!