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Opti Coat Pro Installations: Audi S3 & BMW 135i + Paint Correction

Opti Coat Pro Installations: Audi S3 & BMW 135i + Paint Correction

Opti Coat Pro – Audi S3 Ara Blue & BMW 135i

Some recent work for a new Audi S3 Ara Blue & a BMW 135i. 2008 135i involved a huge turn around to revive the nine year old paint system and ensure long lasting protection. 

As part of the Opti Coat Pro service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered. 

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with a Optimum Opti Coat Pro. OCP comes with a 5 year warranty along with marring, scratch, and acid resistance. Click below for more photos and Facebook Albums going into the full process.

-Brandon, Madman.

BMW 135i Monaco Blue Paint Correction + Opti Coat Pro Facebook Album

Audi S3 Ara Blue Facebook Album

Read more about Opti Coat Pro Ultimate Ceramic Paint Protection

 

Audi S3 Ara Blue – So beautiful!

raleigh s3 ara blue opti coat pro
raleigh s3 ara blue opti coat pro
raleigh s3 ara blue opti coat pro
raleigh s3 ara blue opti coat pro

BMW 135i Monaco Blue
bmw 135i paint correction opti coat pro
bmw 135i paint correction opti coat pro
bmw 135i paint correction opti coat pro
bmw 135i paint correction opti coat pro

Recent Gloss Coat Treatments: Nissan GTR, Ford Mustang 5.0

Recent Gloss Coat Treatments: Nissan GTR, Ford Mustang 5.0

Recent Gloss Coat Treatments: Nissan GTR, Ford Mustang 5.0

Happy to say there are a fair amount of Optimum Gloss Coat treatments at Liquid Finish Detailing. Very thankful for all the Raleigh/RDU/RTP clients who give me a shot. Here are just a few pictures of the recent installations done this summer.  All subscribe to Liquid Finish Detailing’s Facebook Feed and in particular I’ve started a separate Gloss Coat Album for any inquiring eyes.

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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:

Facebook Jeep Grand Cherokee Detail

Brandon Woo

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1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction

1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction

1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction Detail

Fun paint correction for two beautiful red motorcycles: Ducati 1199 Panigale and Multistrada 1200 for paint correction. Both bikes were plagued with minor swirling, machine hologramming, and severe scratching in some areas. Tried my best to deal with the extreme angles in various painted areas, thank goodness for my new Rupes LHR75E Mini E Random Orbital Polisher which demolished many of the defects. Metal surfaces read from 150-180 microns, pretty darn decent and on the hardness scale medium. Plastic surfaces I tapered back while still being aggressive with the paint defects. Most of the plastic panels were very fragile depending on mounting point, easily scratched if wiped in the wrong way. Pictures were OK due to outdoor subzero temperatures and trying to capture defects in red paint. Fun time progressing through Ducati paint correction, just note the amount of time is comparable to a full size sedan per bike and your hands will be cut like no other on the cleaning phase.

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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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Vehicle Enhancement: Audi A5 Black Coupe

Vehicle Enhancement: Audi A5 Black Coupe

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

A 2008 Audi A5 Black one step vehicle enhancement to improve the appearance. We did our best to address the 75K miles of swirls, carwash scratches, and overall lack of shine. We did a few extras such as extra coats of HD Poxy and Optiseal to maximize shine. Interior leather surfaces safely scrubbed and de-shined to restore the original surface. Addressed a few stains in the carpet with our vapor steamer. Hand polished the front black grill. Overall we ensured the vehicle surfaces were proper for the age.

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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.

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NXTi Class iNtense eXtreme Training 2014 – Autopia.org

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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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