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Old 12-28-2017, 12:37 AM
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2018 Audi RS3 in Nardo Gray gets Full Paint Protection Film and Nanolex Si3D HD

Audi RS3 - New car prep /Prestige Film Technologies Clear Guard Nano/ Nanolex Si3DHD
The scope of the work included - new car prep, paint protection film, and Nanolex SI3D HD Ceramic Glass Coating.
The services above would provide protection from rock chips and road debris, as well as a durable long lasting shine.
Most will ask why would we need a "new car prep" when my car is new....hopefully the below will answer some of your questions.

What is new?
We consider a new car is new up from 50-100 miles or 1 month after purchase.
What is done?
  • Remove any plastics or wrappings from the factory
  • Remove any existing transportation/storage dirt without marring or scratching the paint
  • Remove surface contaminants ie:leftover adhesive, tree sap, traffic film, rail dust, overspray, etc.
  • Bring out the full potential of the paint by increasing gloss and smooth paint surface
  • Provide a durable protection of the exterior surfaces using high quality sealants or coatings
  • Provide a professional inspection of your vehicle's paintwork
What to look out from the dealership.....
  • The products used are not necessarily the best available for your car
  • The work is likely to be done by "detailers" who don't have the training or equipment
  • Lack of training can lead to subpar results or even worse swirls/burnt paint/holograms
  • Shortcuts due to time constraints will cause dealerships to rush a job and steps maybe skipped to complete the car
Clear Guard NANO™ Solar Reconvergence (CGN-SR) is the latest technology in clear Paint Protection Film (aka: clear film, clear bra) . Constructed with a revolutionary nano-coating that implements advanced self-healing features with exposure to the sun. The uniqueness of CGN-SR is its ability to repair surface scratches with infrared, ultra violet rays, or heat. Micro-scratches and swirls will dissipate as the film’s molecular structure will begin to re-bond to its original state. This regenerative process will self-heal minor surface scratches even in cold climate.

Liquid Gloss Factor
Another unique feature of Clear Guard NANO™ is our development and implementation of the highest Liquid Gloss Factor in the industry. This is an achievement and measurement of unsurpassed surface brilliance, depth and intense gloss of CGN-SR™ when applied to any vehicle. The result is the highest reflectivity and transparency of any paint protection film on the market. As illustrated in the image below, Clear Guard NANO™ has minimal “Orange Peel” texture and its gloss coating is rated 50% glossier compared to the leading brand.

Clear Guard Nano™ Features

1. Solar Reconvergence - self-healing minor scratches or swirls with exposure to the sun.
2. Anti-Etch and Anti-Stain durable coating.
3. Highest Liquid Gloss Factor of any film on the market with unsurpassed depth and brilliance that creates a mirror finish on your vehicle.
4. Clearest film on the market.
5. Durable PET base urethane to protect underlying paint from scratches and rock chips.
6. Tested and Approved by the best installation facilities in the world.

Nanolex SI3D HD
Based on its unique Si3D technology, Nanolex Car Care offers a range of products specifically developed and designed to fulfill the highest demands and needs of our professional customers.
The Nanolex Si3D molecules - precursors of ceramic and hybrid materials - consist of silica, nitrogen, hydrogen and organic compounds such as carbon. These high-performance polymers are all solvent and fluorine free.
The additionally-implemented thermoplastic component forms an incredibly hydrophobic, flexible, cross-linked matrix to give an outstanding hardness and durability.

Nanolex Si3D is extremely weather and chemical resistant, which in turn provides excellent corrosion protection with easy-to-clean properties.

Nanolex Si3D can also increase the total hardness of the paint to up to 9H+, adding a clear coat with a color-darkening effect to the treated surface. Depending on the number of applied layers of Nanolex Si3D, the thickness of the coating can vary. The coating thickness, combined with the sophisticated structural nature of the Nanolex Si3D matrix, make the coatings resistant to abrasion caused by frequent washing and resistant against most chemical substances.

An important part of automotive coatings are solvents. The liquid consistency, viscosity and volatility of the product is highly dependent on the used solvents. Nanolex Car Care do not incorporate any aromatic solvents in their product formulations, due to the high potential of ‘hazardous-to-health’ character, thus making them safe use in an enclosed environment.

The Si3D coatings have very good ‘solvent release’ properties - about 90% of the solvents will evaporate during the first 24 hours, with the remaining 10% evaporating within one week. Please take note that solvent evaporation is also greatly dependant on temperature and weather conditions.

Nanolex Car Care do not incorporate any aromatic solvents in their product formulations, due to the high potential of ‘hazardous-to-health’ character, thus making them safe use in an enclosed environment.
Unlike traditional protective coatings such as car wax and conventional polymer coatings, where the protective efficiency decreases with time, and from using degreasing or alkaline detergents, or because of mechanical removal, Nanolex Si3D coating exhibits outstanding durability and a tough insensitivity to abrasion from frequent washing and the use of strong alkaline or acidic detergents.

Full list of products used during the new car process

Exterior
Nanolex Prewash Concentrate
Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover
Stoner's Tarminator
Nanoskin Autoscrub Sponge
Uber Clay Bar
Nanolex Ultra Glass Sealant
Nanolex Glass Cleaner
Meguiar's M101
Meguiar's M205
Nanolex Tire and Trim Restorer
Nanolex SI3D HD Pro Installed Product

Interior
Nanolex Interior Cleaner
Nanolex Textile and Leather Sealant

Tools used:
Metro Vac N Blo Car Vac Pro Series PRO-83BA CS
Metro Air Force Blaster 8 hp
Rupes LHR15 MKII
Rupes LHR75E
Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Disc
Meguiar's Microfiber Finishing Disc
Uber Green Foam Pad
Uber All Purpose MF Towels
Uber Classic MF Towels
Uber High Tech Glass Microfiber Towels
Scangrip Multimatch Light

Love it when the sales consultants do the right thing, making sure the car is properly unwrapped, inspected, and not touched further.

For more photos of the complete job please take a look here - Project Car: 2018 Audi RS3



On to the wash and prep for paint protection film
Removing the wrapper and adhesive from stickers and tags



Brake dust even with ceramics!


Our favorite wheel cleaner and iron remover in action - Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover


Don't forget the tires! Adam's Tire and Rubber Cleaner


Now to decon the paint


Wash pics


After the decon and wash we move on to the claying


After all the prep work we got the car on quick jacks and started to wrap the complete car. Here are some photos of the process


Badges were removed for a cleaner installation


Rear taillights were removed for a tighter cleaner installation




Finally some after shots (afters were taking a few weeks later, with the coilovers on the car)



For more photos of the complete job please take a look here - Project Car: 2018 Audi RS3
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Great work, Phil. Always enjoy the write-ups.
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Wow!! That color is stunning! Wonderful work you guys!
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Hi Phil
Is this process and product list a good answer to my recent email question re my new Mustang? (Other than the pro-version ceramic)?
(Mustang will be delivered later this month, was asking Phil about possibility of ceramic coating the new car)
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Yes this would be a great process.
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Excellent - which ceramic coating for the non-professional should I order?
I think the one you used on the Audi is pro only?
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