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Recent Detailing: Porsche Cayman, Macan, 911, VW GTI Golf, BMW 235i, BMW 435i

Recent Detailing: Porsche Cayman, Macan, 911, VW GTI Golf, BMW 235i, BMW 435i

Recent Detailing: Porsche Cayman, Macan, 911, VW GTI Golf, BMW 235i, BMW 435i

Very thankful to be busy these last two months. Now to survive the summer heat! Have a peak at the recent work I was able to have fun on these vehicles. Most of the write ups have migrated over to Liquid Finish Detailing’s Facebook Feed. Thanks for all the support and happy Detailing!

Brandon Woo, Owner/Madman/Solo Operator.

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Audi R8 Phantom Black Paint Correction

Audi R8 Phantom Black Paint Correction

Audi R8 Phantom Black V10 Paint Correction

Multi day paint correction car detail for a beautiful Audi R8 Phantom Black V10. Huge amount of dealership wash swirls, towel marks, and incorrect buffing procedures on the paint. Some areas were easily corrected with Meguiars MF Finish Pad & M205 Polish, however a ton of random isolated deep scratches on the rear fenders, hood, and rear trunk lid area. Most sharp curvy areas such as the front slitter and rear splitter were done by hand with HD Express. Vehicle was close to perfect and was restored back to proper like new condition.

Enjoy the Facebook Album commentary, this was a fun project and one of the few black metallic paints I enjoy working on
Brandon Woo

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gloss Coat

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gloss Coat

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gloss Coat

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New Jeep Grand Cherokee new car treatment with Optimum Gloss Coat, 22PLE Rim & Metal, and minor interior protection throughout the vehicle. Tons of deep scratches and marks all over the vehicle, spent quite awhile inspecting/searching for minor issues. 22PLE was a breeze to apply after using my LHR75E 3inch buffer to brighten the metal surface followed by multiple wheel wipe downs. Hyper Dressing, Optimum Protectant Plus for the rest of the vehicle. Check Facebook for our full depth commentary:

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Brandon Woo

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Porsche Macan S White New Car Coating

Porsche Macan S White New Car Coating

Porsche Macan S White New Car Coating

New Porsche Macan S White new car treatment. We took extra steps to completely decontaminate this new vehicle from the dealership after a European Delivery. Full service included: Paint Coating, Trim Coating, Interior Protection & full detail. Every surface was protected or restored for long term protection. We did do some paint correction for some minor defects to clarify the surface.

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2014 Audi S4 Phantom Pearl Black Renewal Detail

2014 Audi S4 Phantom Pearl Black Renewal Detail

Audi S4 Phantom Black Renewal Detail

Light paint correction for a low mileage Audi S4 Phantom Black with minor recent damage from improper car washing. HD Speed, Meguiar’s 205 in some areas to deep clean and even out the finish for best results. Contamination very minimal, mostly centered around top sections of the car.

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2015 Stingray Laguna Blue Paint Protection Film & Gloss Coat

2015 Stingray Laguna Blue Paint Protection Film & Gloss Coat

Corvette Stingray Laguna Blue Paint Protection Film & Optimum Gloss Coat

Beautiful 2015 Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray booked for a special detail involving full body Xpel paint protection film. On top of the film was installation of Optimum Gloss Coat for a balance of shine & easy maintenance. Full paint protection film installation of XPel from our friends at TintedImage.com, the only Raleigh based factory trained XPel installers in the area. Day one included full decontamination, polishing, and intensive crevice cleaning for proper film adhesion. After film was installed, we came back and performed some unique wheel buffing to remove swirls & scratches for a better finish. Film was wipedown again, then coated withOptimum Gloss Coa. One unique detail for some specialized results!

If you are looking for some extreme protection and a great balance of shine, XPel & Gloss Coat is for you!

 

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Paint Restoration: 1988 BMW M5 Single Stage Black

Paint Restoration: 1988 BMW M5 Single Stage Black

Paint Restoration: 1988 BMW M5 Single Stage Black

Two Stage Paint Correction

Full Paint Decontamination

Sealed with HD Speed & Menzerna Powerlock

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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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