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1968 Pontiac Le Mans Full Paint Detailing

Final Touch Hawkes Bay really pulled out all the stops in showing their drive for quality. The paint on this 1968 Pontiac Le Mans is glowing, following a full paint detailing and colour correct paint chip repair. There's' no doubt about the fine level of finish here....

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Camaro SS Paint Detailing and Ceramic Coating

Arriving in from the USA with many defect issue. Including. scratches, paint swirls and holograms in the finish. Adam and his team at Final Touch in Hamilton set to work on a full paint detailing cut polish and clarity refine to restore the depth and finish back into...

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VW Paint Detailing Mirror Finish

Full Paint Detailing Cut and Polish! Brushed car washes are well known for creating deep swirl scratch marks in the paint surface. What's more, when these happen to a black vehicle it certainly is more noticeable. More often than not, we are able to restore the deep...

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White chalky paint detailing cut and polish

By removing all forms of UV damage chalked paint from the surface, a fresh bright layer of glossy reflective paint is exposed, revealing a bright white shine. It's our process of paint detailing, which sets Final Touch apart from others. The transformation of yellowed...

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Toyota Land Cruiser Paint Restoration (Black)

Deep swirl scratches in car paint? The things we often see as creating deep swirls and wash marks include: Incorrect washing equipment and brushed car wash machines. Dirty drying equipment. Bush bashing. While deep swirls in car paint can be difficult to remove, they...

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Aston Martin Stone Chip Repairs

After many miles of highway and track use, this Aston Martin was showing signs of enjoyment. With significant stone chip damage covering the front end of the vehicle. Take a look through the video and you will get an idea of how significant the damage was. Final Touch...

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Removing Scratches From Car Paint

Modern automotive clear coats vary between manufacturer and model. Incorrect removal of scratches from car paint will likely see a full respray of the affected area. The general rule of thumb, or finger, is that if you can run your fingernail in the scratch and it...

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Nissan Headlight Renovation

Having UV damaged headlights can significantly reduce the range of your headlights at night. Our headlight repair and restoration process fully removes any yellowing of the surface coating and UV damaged plastic. Exposing a fresh new layer on which to apply a new UV...

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How to Remove Water Spot Stains

Water spot stains on clear coat normally result from  Hard water contamination when washing. Not drying the car back after cleaning. Environmental contaminants.  While water spot stains are annoying, they are not the end of the world. They can make a good vehicle look...

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Stone Chips and Paint Reconditioning

Black cars are always fun. We love the way that our spray and wipe stone chip repair process blends the repair with the existing paintwork. Moreover, we really enjoy seeing how our three stage paint reconditioning process can result in a better than factory new...

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Very Big Blue Holden Colorado

The removal of water spots from paint-work is normally associated with plenty of hash buffing and grinding of paint-work. However, our water sport and calcification cleaner we can make light work of the task. What's more, it's very safe on your paint and significantly...

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Lusty Gold

Just got to love gold when it's really glowing. This one came to us dull and in need of a few stone chips and other marks tidied up. We began with a good clean back of the paint water spot/ calcification clean back. Removing the water spots and calcification marks...

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Tip & Tricks For Maintaining That Shine

When cleaning a vehicle try to remove the heavier dirt items with a higher pressure wash. Follow this with a good emulsifying cleaner that releases the dirt from the paint surface. Minimising scratching. Wash top down, cleaning the wheels last with a specific brush. Always dry the vehicle back and never wash hot paint, as this risks etching in water spots.

Our recommendation is to use a high-quality sealant like DurSeal or OptiCoat Pro, to minimise the need for polishing and waxing. However, when polishing or waxing, ensure the paint surface is cool and the touch and is away from direct sunlight. Apply in uniform motion following manufacturers directions.

Often forgotten until it's really bad. Care of your vehicle glass is important for the long term value and overall feeling of ownership. If your glass has got water spots on it, it's possible we may be able to remove them. However, some glass is quite soft and very easily etched by water spots.

The Final Touch Guarantee To You

Your Final Touch operator treats your vehicle with the respect they would have for their own and undertake their services in a professional manner. Seeking the highest possible standards. Having discussed the process and expected results with you beforehand. If for any reason you are unhappy with their service. Contact us and arrange a visit to put it right.