2019 Prius Prime.
The owner requested for the vehicle to be protected against rock chips. During the same visit, he also wanted the paint to be corrected and ceramic coated for easier maintenance.
For prep, the vehicle was washed and then Optimum Ferrex was used for decontamination. This was followed up by a clay bar to remove any remaining contaminants.
All of the painted surfaces were corrected using either Optimum Hyper Polish or TLD’s Last Cut Compounding Glaze. Both products finished perfectly when paired with the correct pad, polisher and technique. CarPro Essence was used as a second step on areas that were not receiving PPF; this product acts as a primer polish for certain ceramic coatings.
Although compressed air was used to clean the polishing pads after every polishing cycle, I used a lot of pads during the correction process. Pads become saturated with product (despite cleaning) and this impacts both cut and finish quality. Also, with the curves on this car, I used the 3” polisher a lot!
Here is a video walk around of the car after all of the polishing was completed but before the ceramic coating and clear bra were applied:https://imgur.com/a/PyRg5Nw
And these are pictures of the car after the clear bra (PPF) and 1 coat of CQuartz UK 3.0 were applied. The entire front-end of the car (full hood, full fenders, bumper, mirrors and lights) was wrapped with STEK Dynoshield.