The vehicle - Bentley Continental GT Coupe
The brief - We got asked by our customer to apply Diamondbrite to a brand new Bentley. This was what their customer had requested. The customer requiring a long life low maintenance protective finish applying to their new vehicle, to assist them keep their asset looking good for years to come.
The inspection - Even though this was booked as just a Jewel ultra Diamondbrite application, we still took our full mobile 'detailing' kit with us. As with every single vehicle that we detail, to whatever level, we still always carry out a pre detail inspection. This inspection can take up to half an hour, using Xenon lighting and our Positest paint thickness gauge. This inspection is in our opinion an essential part of any detailing process.
The findings -
The process - This was a new vehicle, as was delivered in a 'showroom' condition, meaning that we didn't have to wash the vehicle on this occasion. Due to some minor defects being visible under the harsh showroom lighting, we felt it necessary to carry out a light polish prior to the application of the Diamondbrite. This would give the customer the best possible finish for the Diamondbrite to be applied to.
Before any polishing commences, care was taken to mask off any trim etc on this vehicle, to prevent the accidental damage that can be caused when rotary polishing. We used 3434 masking tape from 3M for this purpose.
Using the Metabo rotary and a Meguiar's finishing pad, along with Menzerna Final Finish PO85RD the finish and gloss level of this new Bentley was refined. Slow methodical polishing sets were used, to ensure the finish left was one that was more than satisfactory. Due to the Menzerna Final Finish PO85RD having an oil / wax lubricator, a 50:50 mix of distilled water and IPA was used as part of the wipe down.
The car then fully demasked in preparation for the Diamondbrite. The "A" part of the Diamondbrite kit was then liberally applied by Meguiar's applicator to the Bentley's surface.
While this was allowed to cure for 15 minutes, the wheels were dressed using Chemical Guy's Wheel Guard sealant, and the tyres fed with Meguiar's #38 Tyre and Trim dressing.
The "B" part of the Diamondbrite kit was then liberally applied using a second Meguiar's foam applicator to the now cured "A" part covering the Bentley.
The Diamondbrite applied and being allowed time to fully cure-
Taking the opportunity to grab a well earned coffee, followed by a spirited clearing away of all of our kit, the Bentley was given a good half an hour for the "B" part Diamondbrite to fully cure. Using folded Poorboys micro fibre cloths, the Diamondbrite residue was easily removed. As always, we went round the vehicle twice to ensure that every last bit of the long life sealant was removed.
The afters -