Mercedes-Benz C63S ‘Matte Paintwork’ New Car Detail
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“Easier to drive fast than a BMW M4, more fun than any RS5 Audi, eats a Lexus RC F for breakfast. But more than that, it’s more fun, because it works with you, rather than scaring you silly. You can scare yourself witless – just turn off the traction control and try pulling smartly out of a junction on a wet Tuesday morning – but it’s your choice, rather than the standard setting of the car. It’s all about balance, and the C63 S has that in spades. The Edition One adds a chunk of value for a relatively small price premium, although the stripes will be great fun for about a week – after that I think they’ll start to annoy. I’d just keep it simple with the colour scheme and go for a proper subtle street sleeper vibe.” Top Gear review
I was contacted by the client over the deep clean and future upkeep of his daily driven Mercedes Benz C63s AMG in Matte paintwork.
We scheduled a meeting so that the client could meet me and I could clearly explain the process the car would go through. With the customer happy a date was set into the diary for a full Swissvax Opaque clean and interior protection.
Upon arrival, the car was inspected finding a low build up of road grime as the car has just been picked up.
As always with my wash process I started with the wheels and arches, this is because you can not control how long the wheels will take and doesn’t allow any water or products to dry on the car if slowed down in the process on a wheel.
The Mercedes-Benz C63s AMG has monster ceramic discs on the front though on the rear strangely have steel brakes. This led to the car having fairly clean front wheels and very dirty rear wheels. P21s wheel cleaner and various brushes were used on the front wheels and a low mix of APC was used on the arches. The rear wheels were treated to different type of products to clean and decontaminate them.
With the wheels and arches cleaned the car was given a soaking with envy bubbly jubbly snowfoam through a pump sprayer before being rinsed and then snow foamed through a lance.
Once rinsed the car was using the two bucket method before being treated to tar removing products and fallout products.
The Mercedes-Benz C63s AMG was then dried with various plush drying towels before being driven into the garage where the wheels and shuts were dealt with a hot air blower.
Once inside the car was given two wipe downs with Spies Hecker 7010 to ensure there was no greasy or oily properties left behind on the surface.
The C63s was then treated to the Swissvax Opaque Pre-Cleaner before 2 layers of Swissvax Opaque Wax was applied for the protection.
The engine bay needed minor work with Gtechniq C2V3 used to protect the plastics and engine components.
The AMG’s matte wheels were treated to 2 coats of Opaque wax to give adequate protection before the wheels dressed with Pneu.
The lovely interior of the Mercedes was vacuumed to remove all dust and dirt debris before the mats were protected with Gtechniq I1.
The leather was cleaned with Zaino Z9 before being protected with Gtechniq L1 Biocote, leaving just the glass which was dealt with the ever impressive Envy Red Sea cleaner.Click here to find details on the Matte Detail