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2015 Corvette Z06 BLACK PAINT PROTECTION FILM & Optimum GLOSS COAT

2015 Corvette Z06 BLACK PAINT PROTECTION FILM & Optimum GLOSS COAT

CORVETTE Z06 Black Xpel Paint Protection Film & OPTIMUM GLOSS COAT

Beautiful 2015 Black Corvette Z06 booked for a special detail involving full body Xpel paint protection film similar to our Laguna Blue Stingray Install. 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 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. I found three spots with DA sanding marks that were eliminated easily with the Meguiars DA Microfiber system. Hendrick Auto Guard was installed prior to delivery, a ton of residue on the panels as well as faint swirling all over the paint. Claybar definitely set a super clean base for polishing and film installation. After film was installed (with great patience), all surfaces and edges were properly cleansed for application of Optimum Gloss Coating. One unique detail that included proper paint protection, a ton of custom templates for various aerodynamic splitters, and easy glossy protection. This Corvette Z06 was a tough one, all due to the black paint and extremely long panels. 

Brandon Woo

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2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

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Beautiful new Z06 in for a special car coating treatment. After a safe rinseless optimum wash, claybar treatment revealed minor embedded dirt as well as minor adhesive residue leftover. I did find some minor marks, most near the door handles and the rear spoiler. Paint & wheels were polished with Optimum hyper polish blue, then thorough wipe down inspection. Gloss Coat was applied on day one. Our luck is awesome, it was raining on day two for the final checks and trim protection treatments. Beautiful silver with metallic spectra grey wheels. Beware the shiny beast!

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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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Paint Enhancement: Mercedes Benz E350 Black

Paint Enhancement: Mercedes Benz E350 Black

Mercedes Benz E350 Black Paint Enhancement

Car revival for this low mileage E350 Mercedes Benz with minor dealership and car wash paint damage. We opted for a paint enhancement to deal with the majority of the defects and proper protection for easy maintenance. Minor dye issues on the rear seats, we used a variety of leather master products to reduce the damage. Wheels were deep cleaned, polished, and stripped for an Optimum ceramic coating for longterm easy to clean maintenance.

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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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Hurricane Region PCA Oktoberfest 2014

Hurricane Region PCA Oktoberfest 2014

Hurricane Region PCA Oktoberfest 2014

Many thanks to the PCA Hurricane Region staff & crew for inviting me yesterday to speak about basic detailing principles. If you are curious, this is a once a year event featuring beautiful Porsches in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, & North Carolina Area:

All Porsche and other exotic car owners are invited to the annual Hurricane Region Porsche Club of America OktoberFest on Sunday October 5, 2014.  OktoberFest is an afternoon event filled with people, cars and refreshments and gives you a chance to enjoy some of the area’s finest automobiles.   This is a low-key “wash and show” event, so no need to get out the Q-Tips and white gloves to show your car.

As in years past, we will be holding OktoberFest at the picnic area at Montague Lake in the Cary / Raleigh area.  Montague’s is located at 10301 Penny Road, just east of the intersection of Penny Road and Kildaire Farm Road.

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Wash & Wax Show Preparation: Porsche Turbo Red 996

Wash & Wax Show Preparation: Porsche Turbo Red 996

Wash & Wax Porsche Turbo 996 Red Oktoberfest Prep

Session Info:

Today’s vehicle is a daily driven Porche 911 Carrera Turbo Red in for preparation ahead of Hurricane Region Porsche Club of America’s annual Oktoberfest Concours Show. Honored to work on this vehicle, although we were begging to work on this vehicle longer! A few extra details:

 

Client was briefed on paint history after we performed a few paint thickness measurements and paint analysis to see what flaws could be corrected in the future.

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Level 2 Enhancement: Porsche 997 911 White

Level 2 Enhancement: Porsche 997 911 White

Level 2 Enhancement: Porsche 997 911 White

A basic exterior enhancement to this low mileage 997 911 in great condition. We paid particular attention to the front section of this vehicle for TVP Auto’s Paint Protection Film Treatment later this week. All gaps checked, extra decontamination on the hood. Vehicle needed a light polish to really brighten and clarify the surface. Interior was lightly dusted and vacuumed. A thorough enhancement to ensure no marks or embedded dirt within the surface. White can be pretty with the right preparation. Extra layer of Powerlock was applied for easier PPF application.

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New Car Treatment: 2014 Jaguar F Type R British Racing Green

New Car Treatment: 2014 Jaguar F Type R British Racing Green

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

This beautiful 2014 F Type R was treated to a basic new car preparation. Paint levels looked uniform and no significant issues were seen besides tending to some horrible dealership dressing.

– front hood & area prepped for full paint protection film, paint was safely clayed and cleaned

– full paint and glass protection with Optiseal & Blackfire Wet Diamond for conventional gloss

 – exhaust pipes polished, wheels deep cleaned to remove any packaging residue.

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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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