Mercedes CL55 Winter Protection

Here is one from the early part of January, which took me mobile down to Slough, Berkshire.

The vehicle in question was a Mercedes CL55 in brilliant silver, in need of a thorough cleanse and protection for the remainder of the winter (which still appears to be lingering!)

On Arrival

Looking pretty grubby throughout.

Closer Inspection

First up were the alloys.

Alloys Before

Alloys During

Alloys deironising… “bleeding” to show the reaction with the iron filings. The alloys were also treated with a non-acidic wheel brightener, which was agitated with various brushes. They were protected later in the detail.

Alloys After

Not 100% perfect due to the lip being corroded (only a refurb could cure this issue) but a vast improvement nonetheless.

Next up was the exhaust tip.

Exhaust Before

Exhaust After

The vehicle then received the usual Refined Details safe wash process including snow foam and the two bucket method.

After the the wash process it was time to remove any remaining bonded contamination from the paintwork with use of a clay bar.

Once fully decontaminated, then perfectly clean surface was polished by hand with a pre-wax cleanser and protected with Autobrite Direct’s Nano Seal. The other surfaces (glass, plastics, etc.) were also treated and protected accordingly.

The Results

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Looking much more presentable and protected for the winter months… thank you for looking and reading as always!

Refined Details

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