The Mercedes-Benz G Wagon has been an icon in the luxury automotive community for almost three decades. While some buy them for their prestige and image, others buy them for a capable, luxury offroader. No matter what camp you’re in, there’s no debating that the G-Wagon is one of the most iconic vehicles of all time.
This G63 AMG, finished in G Manufaktur Arabian Gray over G Manufaktur Platinum White/Black, came into the studio for the Denver Auto Shield Works. This includes our Driver’s Package Paint Protection Film, our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System and the Sides and Rear Ceramic Window Tint package.
Step 1: Decontamination Wash
Like every car in the studio, we’ll begin this project with our 2-hour decontamination wash. This is a highly important step as it prepares the vehicle for every service it will receive during its time at Denver Auto Shield.
We’ll start by using Gyeon Q2M Foam and Q2M Iron to remove much of the surface grime and chemical contaminants from the paint. New cars have generally seen a lot of contamination such as rail dust, brake dust and metal filaments from transport before it arrives on your driveway. This step helps remove a lot of those contaminants.
From here, we’re safe to clean the wheels and perform a contact wash on the body of the vehicle. We always use Gyeon Q2M Bathe, a Q2M Smoothie Evo and the three-bucket method to wash the car as safely as possible. We’ll finish this wash by clay barring the whole car and using a BLO Car Dryer to dry the vehicle touchlessly.
Step 2: Ceramic Window Tint
The vehicle will now get moved to our ceramic tint area where it is receiving our Sides and Rear Automotive Window Tint Package. This package provides a high level of heat rejection as well as protecting your skin and interior surfaces from harmful UV rays.
Before our tinter even touches this G63, he’ll use a specialized computer program and a large printer, commonly known as a plotter, to pre-cut tint patterns for each window. Once he has everything printed he will begin installing by spraying a slip solution onto the inside of the window and laying the tint on top. Once he gets the film properly aligned, he’ll use a squeegee to push the slip solution out from underneath the tint, adhering it to the window.
Step 3: Paint Protection Film (PPF)
The vehicle will now head back to the clear bra side of the shop. This G63 is receiving our Driver’s Package PPF. This is an ideal protection solution for any daily-driven or enthusiast-driven vehicle as it protects most of the high-impact areas of the vehicle. Paint protection film is the best way to protect auto paint from most minor road hazards such as bird droppings, rock and stone chips, and light scratches and swirls.
We’ll use the same program and plotter that we used for tint to print out PPF patterns designed specifically for each body panel. On a surface level, installing paint protection film is very similar to the process for tint.
We’ll spray a slip solution directly onto the panel before laying the film onto the same panel. Once everything is aligned and the installers set anchor points, the slip solution is pushed out from the film using a squeegee. This sticks the film to the paint, leaving an invisible layer of protection.
Step 4: Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating
Now that the paint protection film is installed, we can begin the final phase of this project: ceramic coating. We are installing our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System. This is our most complete coating system and includes 2 layers of high-quality ceramics on all painted surfaces as well as dedicated coatings for the windshield and wheel faces.
When it comes to protecting your car’s paint, ceramic coatings for cars are a very viable option. While it doesn’t provide much protection from hazards like rock chips, swirl marks or scratches from an automated car wash, its resilience to harmful elements such as chemicals or UV rays is impressive. Ceramic coatings also introduce a high level of hydrophobic properties to your paint, making it easier to clean.
Since this G63 does have some exposed paint, we’ll start off by giving it a paint correction. By doing this, we are smoothing out any imperfections in the paint job and giving the coating a perfect surface to bond with. We’ll follow that with Gyeon Q2M Prep and Q2M WaterSpot to remove any remaining lubricants, water spots or dust.
To apply the ceramic coating, we’ll pour it onto a specialized applicator before spreading it onto the paint, one panel at a time. To remove the excess, we will use a short-fiber microfiber towel followed by a long-fiber towel.
After we vacuum the interior and apply a tire dressing, this G-Wagon is ready for delivery.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our services can protect your car, please feel free to give us a call at 720-662-8520 or an email at email@example.com.