This 2015 C63S AMG had just been picked up from a dealership in Ohio and was scheduled for a one step correction and coating with 22PLE VX1 Pro. The paint showed signs of moderate marring from the dealership’s automatic car wash along with rotary swirling above the shoulder-line of the car. These factors together detracted from the car’s appearance in the sunlight, so the goal was to remove the majority of the defects and provide long-term protection which would aid in keeping the black paint clean and free of marring.
The black paint showed plenty of marring for a brand new car:
Here rotary swirls are visible in addition to the straight line marring:
A heavy compound had been slung under the window trim and left to harden up:
To start the car was thoroughly washed with Optimum No Rinse, followed by a decontamination with Clay Magic medium grade clay. All trim and moldings were then masked off and a polishing process using HD Polish with Lake Country foam finishing pads was performed with the Italian-made, long-stroke Rupes 21 and 75E polishers. The car was then washed to remove polishing dust and the entire body was wiped down twice with CarPro Eraser to ensure all polishing oils and dust were removed, leaving a clean surface to promote maximum adhesion of 22PLE VX1 Pro.
The following pictures were taken after polishing and before coating application:
After application of 22PLE VX1 Pro coating: