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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Golf R32 mkiv
- Major Paint Correction Detail

I was invited
over by Jonny from Pure Detail again in the North West to lend a helping hand
on the Golf. It was booked for his "purest" detail; a wheels-off, full
interior, engine bay and major paint correction.

On the first
day Jonny had deep cleaned the car in readiness for my arrival early Thursday morning
- Thurs & Fri were spent machine polishing and then the interior, engine
and arches etc tackled last thing Saturday morning.

After a 5am
start and a two hour journey, I arrive at PD HQ:

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Although it hasn't
got many miles on the clock (~35k), the Golf paintwork was rather abused! Two
words, 'car wash'.

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It was
obvious we're going to have to go aggressive with this one.

My first
before/after on the bonnet:

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Two hard
hits were required with FastCut+ and Ultrafina on a foamed wool Lake Country
pad to get the desired results.

Jonny testing
the Lake Country wool pad before moving onto his own Meguiars wool pads:

After I'd
corrected the N/S quarter of the bonnet with wool, I stepped down to a foam
polishing pad with Menzerna 203s to refine the finish further.


Working my
way down the N/S.




The large
wool pads are all well and good but you're unable to get in close to panel
edges etc. Further correction had to be made with the 3M compounding spot pad
ensuring every area was defect free.

(where the wool pad wouldn't reach safely)

And after
with the spot pad work:

A nice 50/50
on the N/S rear door:

Probably the
worst area on the car was the roof. Riddled with defects but several scratches
that were far too deep to remove.

before and after:

50/50 on the
rear quarter showing how much colour & clarity is lost when your car's
covered in swirls.

Video footage here:

Again, on
the rear quarter, a before/after:

Clarity and
gloss restored:

N/S finished
- working my way round the bootlid:

After with

without halogens:

After with
the Brinkmann LED inspection lamp:

badly scuffed too. More wool compounding required.

50/50 low
down on the sill:

finishing off the backend:

Due to the immense
build up of dust and polish residues, the car was jetted down outside and
brought back in for drying.

Engine bay

wiped and a hoovered. Paintwork IPA'd and protected. Glass cleaned. Tyres &
arches dressed. Pretty much finished!

Quite a
transformation! A stunning colour to work on (Deep Blue Pearl). Lovely.

Thanks to
all those involved.


I ate a big red candle !!
10,384 Posts
That looks amazing.

I would love to have an R32 in that colour.

How much does something like that cost? would love to get my silver 25th Anni done.

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Many thanks all - should have more pics to post soon from Jonny's camera.

If interested, please PM for further details.

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