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Old 01-27-2014, 09:46 AM
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Dealership attacks a brand new 2014 Audi S4!

Dealership attacks a brand new 2014 Audi S4!

Got your attention ; ). Here we have a brand new 2014 Audi S4 that came to us for new car prep which turned into a full paint correction, Opti Coat, and Xpel Ultimate Installation.

What we thought would be an easy routine job turned into much more. The dealer induced a lot of linear scratches from doing the customer a favor and removing snow off the car at deliver, unfortunately (I see this a lot) the dealer delivered the car at night....... Please join us for another dealer fix write up.

I'll let the photos do the talking now.

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- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Adam's Car Wash
- Decon with Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
- Last step - Opticoat
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned - polished - Opti Coat
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used:
Adam's Car Wash
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Stoner's Tarminator
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Sonax Multi Star
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Perfect Finish
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
Adam's Metal Polish 1
Adam's Metal Polish 2

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber Quick Detail MF Towels
Uber All Purpose MF Towels
Rupes LHR75E
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Meg's MF Cutting Pad
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Dealer installed - due to snow removal


A closer look - these marks were on the roof, hood, trunk




Before





Various scratches/imperfections







Wheels


Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner and various brushes used to clean up the OEM Peelers


Full prep photos missing due to the cold weather sorry guys

Light scratches around the door handles


After


B pillars a common issue with BMW, Audi, VW


After much better after we hit it with Menzerna FG400 and finished it out with Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6


Before shot on the roof


After


Before shot on the roof



After


Imperfections on the rear trunk



After



Xpel Ultimate Pre Cut Kit installation



Exhaust tips before



After some Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish



Afters shots





The old and new




A drastic improvement over the what the dealer delivered.



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Old 01-27-2014, 10:28 AM
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out of curiosity, what did that cost, excluding the plastic you put on the front bumper?

Looks amazing.
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Are those scratches permanently gone or they may come back when the wax is gone after a year?
I had a similar experience at new car delivery. I had to refuse taking delivery of car and cancel transaction and ended up buying from another dealer.
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Fine looking as usual, Phil!
That dealer new car prep 'tech', aka the $8 an hour slug they just hired, must have used a rough bristle push broom and a rake on that snow job...I'd be pizzed at the 'upscale' Audi dlr.
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Are those scratches permanently gone or they may come back when the wax is gone after a year?
I had a similar experience at new car delivery. I had to refuse taking delivery of car and cancel transaction and ended up buying from another dealer.
They are permanent, as long as the paint is properly taken care of and washed carefully afterwards. Wax will just protect it somewhat from swirling. Also wax usually doesnt last a year, but what he used, something like opticoat its much more durable than wax
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Its all about the correction work beforehand.

The FG400 (compound) and Perfect Finish 4/6 (polish) work prior to any waxing, sealant, or coating in this case will ensure those particular scratches are actually removed and not just hidden, to return at a later date.
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"GLAZE"-es are the ones that are designed to hide them for awhile
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Artem and myself happen to be the resident paint correction guys around here, no glaze ever touches my cars. fix it or forget about it! in my opinion
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Glaze just masks the issues, I NEVER touch the stuff!

Detail hand washed/dried every other week (takes 1.5 hrs).

I use a Cyclo-polisher to blend out towel/surface scratches and scuffs, then finish with a good wax twice a year (spring and fall, takes around 6 hrs).

Plastic still looks new (never dyed), treated 4 times a yr with plastic sealer.

...10 yrs and over 175k miles.
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