Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander needed a makeover. This vehicle is clean, but very scratched. The hood needed a complete sand using different grits of paper, to remove/minimize the scratching. What could possibly be causing the damage? The vehicle is stored indoors ( so couldn’t be a snow broom/brush ), so I looked to see what he was washing it with. Immediately I thought of a dirty wash mitt, until I saw the wash broom. This broom most likely felt soft when it was new (although I feel it would still be too coarse), and it was dirty and worn. It was a finish killer to say the least. At the end of the day, the vehicle is repaired, the owner is educated and it looks like a million bucks. See all the amazing photos of the hood, along with some other smaller, but deeper scratch removal pics.

  • Paint Correction Process 
  • Decontamination wash – This service includes the full exterior, door jambs, exhaust, wheels, and wheel wells.
  • Iron fallout scrub – Lower body panels covered in brake dust. A standard wash will not remove these bonded contaminants. A combination of chemicals are key for safe removal.
  • Clay block – Clay the paint surface to level out and remove any remaining impurities.
  • Sanding process – Multiple small scratch areas, heavy scratching on the hood required a full sand, and multiple polishes to correct. Over 2.5 hours on the hood alone!
  • Cut and polish – Heavy cut polish to remove/diminish scratching, followed by a fine cut polish to enhance the finish to an illustrious, better than factory high gloss.
  • Alcohol panel wipe – This final wipe is to remove all remaining residues ensuring the paint is at its cleanest state prior to coating.
  • Gtechniq 5 year ceramic application
  • Supra Clear Armor windshield and glass coating – added to strengthen, repel water and reduce glare.
  • Tire decontamination – Strip, scrub and finish with a sharp, crisp, black matte that wont brown the tire. 
  • Vehicle walk around and final inspection
  • Cure time indoors for 12 hours.