In The Detailing Bay: Car Audio & Security’s Dodge Challenger

نشرت: 11 أكتوبر 2016

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We’re big fans of American Muscle here at Meguiar’s – so much so we’ve even built our own ‘Polish Interceptor’ demo car using a Ford Crown Vic as a base! So when our friends down at Car Audio & Security needed a little paint correction on their Dodge Challenger demo car, how could we possibly say no?

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Fitted with Air Lift Performance suspension, 22in wheels and Kenwood audio the CAS Challenger is one seriously badass ride. Over the past 12-months its traveled all across Britain showcasing the sort of upgrades the London-based audio specialists offer, but as you’d expect keeping this amount of paintwork clean and swirl-free week after week is no easy task. Step forward the Meguiar’s detailing bay…

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If you’re looking to achieve the ultimate shine and finish, the Meguiar’s detailing bay is the perfect tool. Once positioned, a mass of ultra-bright lights beam down onto the car’s paintwork at every angle – highlighting every single scratch, swirl and cobweb that would otherwise go amiss in daylight (or even sunny) conditions. It brings out the very worst in a car’s paint, but it means you can achieve the very best results in the end!

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After washing the Challenger initially with Wash And Wax Anywhere, the next step (as always) was to prep the surface using a clay bar. This is an essential step for removing contaminants including bird muck from a car’s paint – check out the following link for a more detailed look at using Meguiar’s Quik Clay: http://meguiarssaudi.thetestlink.co.uk/video-meguiars-quik-clay-starter-kit/

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Paintwork prepped, Meguiar’s M105 Compound was applied using a yellow polishing disc to revive the clarity and reduce the risk of marking the paint. Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Professional Ultra-Cut Compound (otherwise known as 105) is an ultra-fast cutting compound designed for rapid paint correction with minimal compounding swirls.

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With the main correction complete, the next step was the polish. Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Professional Ultra Finishing Polish (otherwise known as 205) features advanced technology formula to provide a deep gloss, permanently removing swirls and light defects. This was applied using the black finishing disc in order to remove compound hazing and give the car a wet-look gloss.

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Paintwork gleaming, the final step involved Meguiar’s Ultimate Wax paste to not only protect the finish but enhance the overall gloss of the paint, too. With a compound such as 105, you revive paintwork. With a compound such as 205, you’re refining that paintwork further. By finishing with a wax, it’ll give your newly corrected paint the proper protection it deserves!

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The final result was nothing short of spectacular, and to celebrate such a rich and deep gloss we decided what better way to showcase the Challenger than with a little shoot with our own Crown Vic! Question is… which one is shiniest?

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