A Buff & Beyond

Sydney ceramic coating paint protection

Modesta ceramic coating

SYDNEY Ceramic coating paint protection

A Buff & Beyond is a small business in Campbelltown, Sydney owned and operated solely by Fouad. Specialising in ceramic coating paint protection and paint correction, each and every vehicle in his workshop is worked on patiently and meticulously, one at a time. If you are seeking quality workmanship and honest professional advice for your new everyday car, weekend warrior or garage queen, you’ve come to the right place.

STEPS TO ENSURE ceramic COATING DURABILITY

1

Decontamination

Decontamination is the process of removing embedded iron, tar and other environmental fallout from the vehicles paintwork that its exposed to once it leaves the factory
2

Paint correction

New and used cars always require a degree of paint correction to remove imperfections caused by the many hands handling the vehicle before being sold as new
3

Modesta ceramic coating

Only after Step 1 and Step 2 have been completed thoroughly, the ceramic coating paint protection is ready to be installed ensuring maximum bonding and durability

The truth about paint protection

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about ceramic and graphene coating paint protection. There are countless products in the market promising amazing performance, durability and life-time warranties. But the differing coating preparation methods, turn-around times and products used make it difficult to compare like-for-like accurately.  

Over the years Fouad has tried and tested many ‘professional’ grade ceramic and graphene coatings in regards to durability and real-world performance claims. He is an accredited ceramic coating installer for GTechniq, Artdeshine, Ethos and more. But one ceramic glass coating stands in a league of its own – Modesta.

From around the world, Fouad joins only a handful of quality detailers which have been hand-picked by Modesta and trained to be an accredited installer of a paint protection system unlike any other on the market. 

If you are seeking the highest quality coating for your vehicle, or want the best value for money, call Fouad to discuss which Modesta coating is best for you and your vehicle.

Why choose modesta ceramic coating?

Modesta is the most exclusive automotive paint protection product line that is currently available on the market. Each bottle is made by hand by professional chemists in Kagawa, Japan with the greatest passion and care.

Worldwide they are known for the most advanced technology of paint protection and respected for their outstanding quality and customer care. Modesta’s products have been developed by leading Japanese scientists and are only available to our hand-selected detailing specialists through our worldwide distributor network.

A literal and measurable liquid glass ceramic coating is installed on your vehicles paintwork to form a clear and hard glass layer that bonds to your paint for up to 10 years, protecting your vehicle from dirt, heat, watermarks, oxidation, etchings and light scratches. Your vehicle also will be easier to keep clean whilst maintaining a ‘candy-like’ gloss appearance.

Modesta coatings are also the hardest to apply. Which is why there are only a few hand picked and trained Modesta installers in Australia.

Modesta manufacture coatings to protect your cars paintwork, wheels, calipers, glass, plastic, and leather surfaces.

Modesta ceramic coating service

Modesta BC-04 Ceramic glass coating

Paint protection - nano titanium ceramic glass coating

A coating that combines the best advantages Pure Liquid Glass coatings and highest quality nanograde titanium dioxide. This combination creates a deep shine and spectacular reflections on the paint. Modesta BC-04 creates an extremely hard physical barrier that prevents paint from coming into contact with airborne elements and acts as a strong anti-scratch protection. Modesta BC-04 is fully capable to withstand temperatures of up to 900 °C and deliver a special hydrophilic water behavior that prevents mineral and other deposits (hard water spots).

Modesta BC-06 Ceramic glass wheel coating

Wheel protection - Heat resistant hard glass coating

Stain resistance and ease of cleaning are the most prominent characteristics of the BC-06 glass coating, thanks to the hardness of the coating film. This thin silica film made from perhydropolysilazane protects the car body and wheels from dust in raindrops that may penetrate soft paints or other painted surfaces and can be removed only with great effort. Thanks to the BC-06 protection, washing is required less frequently. BC-06 undergoes a chemical reaction when it comes in contact with a painted surface, creating a hard glass coating. It has a tightly packed molecular structure that creates a solid, long lasting surface. BC-06 is heatproof up to 1,300 °C - enough to protect wheels from burning-hot brake dust.

Modesta EGC ceramic glass coating

Exterior glass protection coating

A carefully formulated blend of silica resins, that adds a microscopic hydrophobic layer on the surface of exterior glass of motor vehicles, which improves the visibility while driving through rain and helps in keeping the windscreen clean by inhibiting adhesion of insects, grime and other dirt to the glass. The hydrophobic characteristics of the coating also aid in removal of ice and snow in winter weather. The kit further contains 15g of highest grade instant cerium oxide powder, prepared with suspension agents and emulsifiers, which is used as an abrasive deep cleaning agent before application of the coating itself.

Modesta LPS leather coating

Leather protection system

The Modesta Leather Protection System delivers exceptional protection to all leather and leather-like surfaces in interiors of motor vehicles. This two component system is the only in the market that protects the precious sur-faces from both - penetration by liquids and dirt as well as abrasion. The Base Protection greatly limits or outright stops many common liquids from penetrating into the surface, reduces color transfer and makes cleaning of the surface easier with less chemicals. This ensures longer durability of the surfaces and thus preserves the value of the vehicle. The Slider Abrasion Protection is a unique top coat designed specifically for Modesta’s Leather Protection System. It reduces surface friction on exposed parts of interiors (for example seat bolsters). Due to the reduced surface friction the exposed parts will last longer and greatly reduce signs of the usual wear and tear.

Paint correction service

What is paint correction?

Paint correction is the delicate process of permanently removing swirls marks, scratches, oxidation and other unsightly paint defects to restore your vehicles shine and gloss.

Why do you need to see my vehicle to quote it?

Fouad needs to see your vehicle before quoting paint correction to determine what thickness is the paintwork on the vehicle and confirm the defects can be removed without compromising the vehicles paintwork in the long run. 

The thickness of each car’s paint varies, but in most cases the top clear coat which contains all the damage is only about 0.07mm thin! That is even thinner than the wrapper of a chocolate bar!

Unfortunately, there is a belief in the industry that the paint work just needs a ‘cut and polish’ and the swirls and defects are permanently gone. The danger with this process is not confirming the thickness of the paint before commencing. If the clear coat is too thin to cut the defects out, you will be left with paint failure which can only be fixed by respraying the vehicle.

Though swirls marks and scratches can be removed with a machine polisher, the professional experience ensures the paintwork thickness is not compromised and the paint work is restored and conserved without excessively reducing the thickness of the paint to remove those defects.

Paint correction by machines, is really just ‘sanding’. The difference is in the skill, patience and understanding behind diminishing and non-diminishing compounds, pressures, machine speeds, backing plate angles, heat and temperatures, surface areas, residue control, paint thickness, tooling and more – a balancing act that becomes an art with experience.

Thanks to years of extensive testing, research and experience, Fouad at A Buff & Beyond, has refined his car paint correction methods to be effective and safe on all types of clear coats.

Paint correction & ceramic coating Videos

A small glimpse into the world of paint correction and ceramic coating application.  

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Honest Reviews

Building relationships with my Clients is important. That is why all services include direct contact and discussion with Fouad about your vehicle, including maintenance training, product advice and support for years to come. 

Ja T
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I normally do not like to review any businesses but I think I need to for this one, because I did owe previous reviews that made me make decision to contact Fouad. Even tho I am living 150kms from his business workshop. All car lovers if you are thinking of minor paint corrections and paint coating. You would be thinking which types would suit you best, price would come into consideration as well. And for sure we all would love to get the best product and services with the cheapest price. I am the same. The price for Ceramic or Graphene coating is surely much higher than normal waxing. But im thinking of timing to do the coating and the durability of these products per days. Ceramic/Graphene is clearly a better choice for me. Why doing it with the buff and beyond? Please ask Fouad about products he uses and how he would treat your car and compare with other quotes you have before making your decision. It’s like everything. Quality and service versus price. If you love your car and take pride of it. No better place to do car coating than with him. From the start. Quoting was quick it came with explanation of each types of product. Made it easy to choose what suited you most. Scheduling was easy, actually booking my car into service with the Porsche took longer. So all work out well. His workshop is super clean and professional . Everything was delivered on time as promised no delay. The result is amazing. Like I did a new paint on my car. And also coating on windscreen was a cherry on the cake. No more dirty water marks. Communicate with Fouad was easy and professional. Every questions were answered with patient and willingness to make you understand. He is a gentleman absolute pleasure to deal with. Hope my review would help anyone who is thinking of doing coating and thank you Fouad for your amazing job 🙏
Neil Rahill
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A Buff & Beyond done an amazing job on my 24 year old black Toyota Starlet GT Turbo this week. The car had a dodgy respray done at some point in its life and the paint work was far from perfect. To add to this, the roof was very badly sun damaged, with white blotches all over it. I brought the car to Fouad for an initial consultation and after taking some paint thickness measurements, he was confident that he could get the roof back to black and tidy up the majority of the rest of the body. We agreed that the silver package was the way forward for this car. I could not be happier with the outcome! The roof is as close to perfect as could be achieved, as are all of the other panels given the age of the car & the previous botched paint job. He was so careful around some of the existing paint defects to ensure no further damage occurred. Fouad takes great pride in his work and the proof is undoubtedly in the outcome! Highly recommend the work that this company do & I will certainly be back with other vehicles. Thanks Fouad & team.
Maya Yamada
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It's very hard to find honest people in this business. I’m so happy found him! Fouad has shown nothing but professionalism and honesty to me with my car. He told me what and what was not recommended for my car. I have recommended him to friends who have also come back with nothing but positive comments about his work. Don't fall for the dealership paint protection package, let Fouad show you what REAL paint protection is!
Chris Sharp
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We had a new BMW paint protected with a buff and beyond, great service and a great result. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about what your car needs. Thanks guys
Shane ONeill
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I recently got my new car graphene coated along with the bronze new car package at A Buff & Beyond. I am delighted with the outcome. Significantly better than what I could have got at the dealer. Dealing with Fouad was a pleasure. He provided great insights into the process and the products used as well as providing extremely helpful suggestions regarding maintenance in order to keep the car looking its best. His attention to detail and quality workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending A Buff & Beyond.
Yuriy Aleksanyan
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A Buff & Beyond is the place to take you car in no matter of the size, to get it professionally coated it at the most efficient time. I have taken my Ford Ranger in for a Bronze pack to get it coated as the car was completely new. The car was already nice and shiny but seeing it after it has been coated, it has completely transferred the look, where the colour has started to pop more and it also became very smooth and even more shiny. Fouad knows what he is doing and you can trust him with your car. Fouad has an exceptional customer service where he would point out any defects on the paint and explain to you what exactly needs to be done to have it treated well. Fouad did a really good job with my car and I couldn’t be happier with the results - definitely recommend A Buff & Beyond!!!
Yoni Gozman
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Fouad did a stage one paint correction and applied a ceramic coating to my BMW E90 M3. The car was picked up and returned to me looking amazing, I also received an update call half way through the process updating me on progress. The end result is a glossy and smooth looking car paint, coated and protected for the next couple of years. A huge thank you to Fouad for the excellent work, I highly recommend his services to anyone that wants their car to shine.
Juliette Young
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Absolutely fantastic results! A buff & Beyond pay attention to detail, and have knowledge of their ceramic coatings so they know exactly what you need. Excellent service, would highly recommend!
Lynette Malcom
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Incredible service and the best result I have had on a black car... Fouad is the best in the business in my opinion. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car.
Evan Balafas
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I dropped off my GLE63 for a thorough and complete clean of my car. I wanted all scratches, stone chips and light marks on the car removed and that is what i got. The car came up looking brand new both inside and out and i could not have been more happier with the finished product and the service provided. I highly recommend the team @ A Buff & Beyond for a total service solution. Evan
Karatas Izci
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Words can’t describe how happy I was with the Service provided by Fouad and the Quality and finish of the product used. I am an old school spray painter by trade and have never liked any products added over the paint to my cars. When I bought my last Audi I was convinced by Audi that I needed a Ceramic coating and in the first 2 weeks it was apparent that it was a total waste of 2k. I just had my Pride and joy Ford Ranger resprayed and didn’t want it coated but after hours of discussion on all the pros by Fouad I agreed to have it done. I can now say that the ceramic coating applied to my car by B&B after 7 weeks is absolutely amazing. In the 2nd week I parked under a tree that gave out a mist of tree sap all over the bonnet and the side of the car. I was so stressed and upset that I walked away. The next day it rained so again left it alone. When it finally cleared up to my surprise the tree sap had all washed off. I can confirm 100% that from now on every car I own will have this product applied by who I now call Car Dr Fouad. The Audi is booked in to strip the old coating applied by Audi and have a new coat applied by B&B.
Ryan Valentine
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Would give more stars if I could! Only went there for a quote to fix up another detailers errors and Fouad fixed them up no questions asked. I just wish I had gone with his excellent service from the start. Next time! 💪
Mike Keane
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Fouad is very respectful and professional, my car is absolutely divine after Fouad did ceramic coating & detailing. My car is brand new he made it looks even newer than when I bought it. Job very well done, if you want your car to look amazing you need to have it done by Buff & Beyond. Can't thank you enough, I drive it with pride now.
Mehir Lewis
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Fouad was very professional in his approach for this job. He takes pride in his work which is an excellent quality. The job that he did on my car was amazing!! I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else.
Adam Chan-Sew
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Fouad’s obsession with cars and attention to detail is evident through his work. I left the keys of my pride and joy with him for one day and I was amazed when I returned to see a mirror finish all over with incredible colour depth. A complete transformation! Thanks Fouad. Will be recommending your services.
Leon Very
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Fouad spent 2 days completing a Stage 1 paint correction and Graphene coating to my Aston Martin. The result is incredible! The detail and professionalism shown by Fouad is second to none. He is a perfectionist and is very knowledgeable in his craft. Above all he is a great guy and very easy to deal with. Thanks very much Fouad, we are very happy!
Adam Ullman
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I can’t recommend this place enough. Amazing attention to detail and Fouad really did go above and beyond. He even sent me video updates during the process. It’s really obvious that he loves what he does and the result speaks for itself! 😍
Shareen Anthony
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Fouad is a great guy, friendly and professional and an expert is his field. He did an amazing stage 1 correction and headlight restoration on my black 370z which now looks super shiny and beautiful! Makes the whole experience of driving my sports car even more enjoyable. Fouad even gave me a after care plan on maintaining the shine and smoothness of the car with recommendations of products to buy and how to use them for best results. Definitely recommend a buff and beyond to anyone looking for a safe, friendly and professional service 🙂
Adrian Suseno
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We didn't want to leave our car with just anyone. We heard about Fouad's work ethic and attention to detail and when we saw the results, we were not disappointed. Loved the graphene coating. Highly recommend!
Castle Hill Collision Repairs
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We were more then happy with the detailing job. Very professional and courteous. A absolute gentleman who takes enormous pride in his work. Highly recommend.
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