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Ultimate Vehicle Protection: Corvette C7 Torch Red

Ultimate Vehicle Protection: Corvette C7 Torch Red

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

A 2014 Corvette C7 Torch Red with our ultimate vehicle protection package. IronX & Decontamination stage for special decontamination of the paint. Paint preparation portion of the detail required a few deep defect removal areas due to severe deep scratching. Our “Frankenstein” Combo today

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Paint Enhancement: 2012 BMW 135i Jet Black

Paint Enhancement: 2012 BMW 135i Jet Black

BMW 135i Jet Black Paint Enhancement

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

BMW 135i Jet Black for a basic paint enhancement. Minor micro marring and light swirls. Vehicle definitely deep scratched from the dealership car wash (most RIDS evident along the fenders). We attended to a few pigtails and minor swirling without being too aggressive for the early miles on this vehicle.

Trunk Compounding & Leveling via MF Cutting Pads & M100 Compound

Paint Polished with Hyper Polish

Wheel Restore – Tar Removal with Tarminator

HD Express – Exhaust Pipes, Wheel Jams, Clear Bra, Misc Painted Areas

Blue Jean Dye Removal/Dirt Transfer with basic leather cleaners & sealing before dye migration.

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Paint Enhancement: 2003 Boxster Lapis Blue

Paint Enhancement: 2003 Boxster Lapis Blue

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

One step paint enhancement to improve the appearance of this low mileage Boxster. Noted front bumper and rear bumper repaint. Huge polish/compound issues from the previous body shop which left a lot of work getting residue out of every gap and edge. Plenty of swirling on the top of all surfaces from a rotary. We stripped off the old silicone based dressing and ensured a proper finish.

This owner had previous issues with another detail shop that had burnt into the clearcoat, happy to say the end result was a great revival! Our next approach for this vehicle will be to deep clean the leather, carpet, and overall interior sanitization.

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Level 1 Paint Enhancement: Mercedes Benz Black E550

Vehicle Information:

– Opticoat Treatment to New Set of Wheels for installation

– One Step Enhancement to Paint to improve 50% of the appearance. Noted front bumper and rear bumper repaint. For 100K Miles, vehicle needed a revival. Used a number of approaches to deal with the buffer marring from Griots #1 compound, best method was M205 and slightly stiff pad.

PRODUCTS & PROCESS:

EQUIPMENT

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Meguiar’s NXTi 2014: iNtense eXtreme Training Institute NXT Class

Meguiar’s NXTi 2014: iNtense eXtreme Training Institute NXT Class

Meguiar’s NXTi 2014 iNtense eXtreme Training Institute: Fundamental Sanding & Polishing Techniques NXTi Class

From May 28th to May 30th I made a pilgrimage to Orange County & Irvine, California for Meguiar’s NXTi Class (NXT Class) “Fundamental Sanding & Polishing Techniques”. Meguiar’s rarely runs specialty paint polishing, sanding, and refinishing courses of this high calibre. So with some last minute  schedule changes and a leap of faith we travelled to California to meet some of the best paint correction & speciality detailers in the world.

nxt class

NXTi Class iNtense eXtreme Training 2014 – Autopia.org

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Level 3 Vehicle Restoration: Madman Car Care

Level 3 Vehicle Restoration: Madman Car Care

Level 3 Vehicle Restoration Package

Detail Type:

Major/Minor Paint Correction – Vehicle Restoration

Description:

The restoration service for highly discerning customers looking vehicle disassembly, wheels off, full interior cleansing, paint transformation, and specialized vehicle protection. The customer interview process is intensive to understand full expectations and deliver “madness”. For new vehicles, this involves vehicle coatings on every surface of the vehicle with proper vehicle preparation (decontamination, paint correction). For older vehicles, the restoration process often starts with the multi step paint correction, interior renewal, and any miscellaneous surfaces we can address. The restoration process is limited to vehicle condition, how major or minor services performed, and of course what the customer desires (budget, expectations, ownership length)

Cost – From $500 and up, all dependent on client expectations & interview process.

Package Details:

  • Multi Day Service
  • – 50-95% Paint Defect Removal of swirls, scratches, hazing, marring, etching
  • – Diagnose and address deep defects such as random isolated scratching, severe swirls, marring, or correct years of neglect
  • – All flat panels of vehicle will be polished such as doors, fenders, trunk, roof, hood. We want our 5.5 inch polisher to safely polish the area
  • – small areas are done by hand or with a small 4inch buffer attachment (mirrors, bumper edges, small concave areas less than 2-4 inches in size)
  • – All bumpers, side skirts, are buffed to preserve the integrity of the plastic and still achieve great results
  • – This package is usually both exterior based detail and/or interior based, interior work is highly varied based off condition & customer expectation
  • – “Madness” Car Care, we go above and beyond to achieve that special show car or concours look.

 

Example Exterior Process:

  • multi step pre rinse + exterior wash stages of contamination and dirt
  • every jam cleaned and protected with polymer glaze: gas cap, trunk jams, wheel jams, door jams
  • dry with korean waffle weave microfiber, waterless wash, and compressed air
  • wheels & wheel wells cleaned, dressed with polymer dressing
  • tires degreased & dressed with water based dressing or longterm coating
  • paint, metal, &  glass decontamination with clay
  • application CarPro Iron-X Treatment and further decon with polymerized rubber Nanoskin
  • multi step paint correction: numerous polishes and compounds
  • all in one hybrid paint cleaner or polish
  • multiple synthetic sealant or natural carnauba wax layers
  • clean & protect rubber, vinyl, plastic, and trim with special long lasting polymer dressing
  • full metal polishing with special custom metal polishes

Example Interior Process:

Examples:

porsche paint correction

Porsche 1984 911 Carrera Multi-Day Restoration – Full Interior, Trim Restoration, Paint Restoration

ferrari 355 gts red

Ferrari 355 GTS Two Day Detail – 2 Step Paint Correction, Wheels Off, Panel Off Restoration

black infiniti correction

Infiniti G37 Coupe New Car Restoration & Optimum Opti Coat

corvette c7 torch red detail
Corvette Z51 C7 Torch Red Ultimate Protection Detail: Trim, Paint, Wheel Coatings

Cadillac Hendrick: Bumper Repair & 2014 ATS Black Raven Enhancement

VEHICLE TREATMENT:

2014 CTS Black Raven – Front Hood Swirling/Scratching & Rear Trunk Lid Swirls. Inspection throughout vehicles revealed three spot buffing marks from the factory. One to two stages of polishing &compounding were needed to remedy many sections of the vehicle. 95% was our goal since this vehicle will be driven on delivery.

 2008 Red CTS Sedan for lower rear bumper deck lid scratch removal and sealing. Basic spot polishing made a dramatic improvement on the bumper.

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Stucco Concrete Removal with Molecular Cement Dissolver: 2010 BMW 128i Red

Stucco Concrete Removal with Molecular Cement Dissolver: 2010 BMW 128i Red

Stucco Overspray Removal

VEHICLE TREATMENT:

2010 BMW 128i – Red with approximately 30K miles. Paint readings average from 130-150 microns on OEM sections of vehicle. Biggest issue for this vehicle was stucco cement overspray all over the vehicle. We used a non-caustic, non acid, biodegradable, non hazardous, and special cement dissolver for the exterior of the vehicle. This vehicle had a previous detail for swirl removal, pictures show pretty lackluster appearance and obvious induced swirls from improper technique. Thankfully stucco was removed with three applications of our dissolver. Clay bar and Nanoskin towel made quick work of any leftover contamination.

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Paint Enhancement Mercedes Benz CLS 550 Black

Paint Enhancement Mercedes Benz CLS 550 Black

VEHICLE TREATMENT:

2008 CLS 550 Mercedes – Benz Black with approximately 68K miles. Vehicle exhibited buffer marring on the hood and driver’s side door. Paint readings average from 80-100 microns on OEM sections of vehicle. We found repainted sections: at the passenger fender, rear door, rear bumper, and A pillar  all measuring between 130-160 microns. Vehicle exhibits a large amount of swirling and light scratching. Most defects on the driver’s door and hood. Rest of the vehicle limited 35-50% swirling, rear bumper with most significant damage due to the mediocre quality. HD Adapt was used in multiple sections to minimize the swirls. We also did a quick cleaning of the leather to the depth of blue dye transfer damage

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BMW M5 E60 Metallic Sapphire Black Paint Enhancement

BMW M5 E60 Metallic Sapphire Black Paint Enhancement

VEHICLE TREATMENT:

E60 BMW M5 Sedan black metallic paint polish enhancement treatment. Our approach was to enhance the paint by removing the light and medium defects. This vehicle has 70000 miles and was originally in Virginia. On top of a brutal climate, the vehicle previously had a full body vinyl wrap. Our time was spent mostly removing the glue on every edge besides completing a thorough paint polish. Despite quite a few deep scratches especially on the lower sides and rear bumper, the paint was leveled in high traffic areas and fully polished for high gloss. For the age we’re happy and the pictures show the beast waiting to hit the streets. Glue removal was a test of patience, we went through a complete bottle of Tarminator & Adhesive Remover. 

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