Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-300 Machine Enhancement

A much anticipated detail was completed this Friday on a beautiful ’08 Evo X. The owner has owned the vehicle for a month and was happy with its current condition. The vehicles was treated to 1-stage machine detail to enhance the paintwork along with protection from Valentines Concours Wax.

The package performed on this vehicle was Gold.

On Arrival

Not quite exactly, I forgot to take photos before the car was washed as I needed to crack on, so here is how it stood after a snow foam and wash.

Looking pretty good already but time will tell a different story.

The alloys were then treated with an APC, no before pictures as it was nearly spotless in the first places.


The tyres were dressed and the wheels were sealed later in the detail.

The vehicle was then clayed to remove any bonded contaminants on the paintwork.

Contaminants from the roof:

Not so bad, mostly sap.

Contaminants from the passenger wing:

Fairly bad, and finally contaminants from the lower drivers door:

The rest of the car was very much the same throughout.

Paint readings were then taken with a paint thickness gauge to assess how healthy the paint levels were.

Lowest Paint Level 76 microns
Heighest Paint Level 138 microns

I know there is one at 314 microns but as it was so random and in only place I disregarded this reading. The levels of paint were healthy enough to proceed, however the lower paint reading areas around the wings were approached with more caution.

The vehicle was then masked up and it was time to see what condition the paintwork was in. Dodo Juice Lime Prime on a polishing pad was used for correction throughout, which produced great results, leaving only a few marks, which will be tackled at a later date if required.

Bonnet Before

Bonnet After

Passenger Wing Before

Light hologramming and a few swirls.

Passenger Wing After

Passenger Front Door Before

Passenger Front Door After

Passenger Rear Door Before

Passenger Rear Door After

Lovely flake pop Smile

Passenger 3/4 Panel Before

Passenger 3/4 Panel After

Passenger Side After

Boot Before

Boot After

Drivers 3/4 Panel Before

Drivers 3/4 Panel After

Drivers Rear Door Before

Drivers Rear Door After

Drivers Front Door Before

Drivers Rear Door After

Drivers Wing Before

Drivers Wing After

Drivers Side After

Roof Before

Roof After

After correcting the vehicle the car was treated with Valentines Concours Wax, the plastics were dressed, the exhaust was polished and the windows were treated with a rain repellent glass cleaner.

The Results

Thanks for looking and reading…

One thought on “Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-300 Machine Enhancement

  1. lee (Owner)

    Looks well mate, you can appreciate it more with the before and after. I liked it the next day in the sun. Doesn’t stay clean for long though!

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