Aston Martin DB9

Black Tuxedo

Our Project Detail Melbourne Studio recently restored an iconic Aston Martin DB9, performing full paint correction and applying CS2 Ceramic Glass Coating to finish.

Our loyal client recently has purchased this car from a dealership and before it was delivered, unfortunately it was handed to their team of detailers and they did not do a very good job. 

Aston Martin DB9 Paint Correction and Application of CS2 Ceramic Paint Protection Coating

Not excessively dirty but still requires cleaning.

A Quality Iron Remover in Action.

From a distance, it certainly looks great because it has been freshly waxed from the dealership. Wax temporarily hides imperfections, also wax gives a very warm carnauba finish. Especially on black cars. But however after it went through our 21-Stage Wash and Decontamination, the true finish of the car started to show. Swirl marks and holograms showed up. 

Swirl marks and minor scratches that can only be rectified with Paint Correction

For every car that comes into project detail, we use latest techniques and polish thoroughly using combinations of fluorescent, halogen, LED and sunlight to properly and safely remove imperfections on your paintwork because certain setting of lighting are able see certain imperfections. Using the combination of all, we are able to view the actual condition of the paintwork and take the right approach of polishers, pads, chemicals and technique. 

For this Aston Martin, it went though a combination of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Paint Correction. On some panels, the defects are bad while on some panels they only require a Stage 1 Paint Correction.

We took 15 Hours to complete the paint correction process to reach to the level where we are happy with it before starting the CS2 Ceramic Application.

Finished Results

Final Results are phenomenal, even every time we stand back and look at it, we are genuinely impressed by the results!

Total time taken: 20 Hours
2 Hours 21-Stage Wash and Decontamination
15 Hours on Paint Correction
3 Hours Application of CS2 Ceramic

More information about CS2 Ceramic and paint protection coatings can be found here.

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Jaguar XE R-Sport

British Refinement & Performance


Recently, our Project Detail studio in Melbourne finished working on a brilliant Jaguar XE R-Sport. Coming straight from the dealership to Project Detail, we were able to offer the customer top tier protection products that he would be satisfied with.

The Jaguar XE R-Sport under went a stage 1 paint correction and opted for our  CS2 Ceramic glass coating.

To majority of the people, or car owners would think a brand new car's paintwork would be in flawless, perfect condition. By rights it should be but unfortunately, the economics of the car dealerships mean that they are unable to spend the appropriate time or use better equipments and products to produce the finishes customers often demand.

This often means that the car you are dreaming of or have just purchased, goes through a 'pre-delivery' process which more often then not, leaves light swirl marks and scratches on the cars surface. This is due to wiping of dust, removal of the protective vinyl when it leaves the factory or even the poor quality last minute detail before you pick up the vehicle. In fact the boldest statement we make to owners of new cars, is we will make your car look better then when you picked it up.

Toby and the team went through our 21-Stage wash and decontamination, after putting the vehicle on our LED inspection lights, just as we expected the paintwork has very light swirl marks and marring.

Whilst very light, it does affect the finish especially on a new car.

The polishing itself took approximately 10 hours to complete. Using Rupes Bigfoot system combined with products like Scholl Concepts or Menzerna we painstakingly polish each panel to remove these light defects. 

Because of the permanent nature of the glass coatings we apply, any defects that are not removed prior to application will remain under the coating. Only by using abrasives and polishing off the coating at a later date would allow their removal.

Once the paintwork was polished to a level we were satisfied with, we can finally begin the coating process and finishing areas like the wheels (barrel and face) and any other area the customer has requested.

Further details on CS2 Ceramic can be found here. CS2 Ceramic is a fantastic product that allows the car to be encased in a layer of inorganic glass. This is vastly superior to waxes and synthetic sealants in terms of longevity and overall toughness versus the elements.

The lifespan of CS2 Ceramic is typically 4-5 years and with our lifetime warranty and our inspection policy means you have peace of mind that your car will be looking it's best for years to come.

The results of polishing the car before coating.

The results of polishing the car before coating.

The entire vehicle received our brand new protection package which includes
- Application of CS2 Ceramic on the paintwork
- Wheel and brake coating
- Exterior Windshield and Window Coating
- Interior Protection on the fabric, leather, dashboard and hard plastic

Final Results

Total 20 Hours
- 2 Hours on 21-Stage Wash and Decontamination
- 10 Hours on paintwork polishing to remove dealership instilled paint imperfections
- 4 Hours applying CS2 Ceramic. Wheels, and Windows
- 4 Hours deep cleaning and applying Interior Protection