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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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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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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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Ultimate Vehicle Protection: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Black

Ultimate Vehicle Protection: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Black

2015 Porsche Macan Detail “Frankenstein” Combo

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

This beautiful 2015 Porsche Macan was given the ultimate vehicle protection. Started off with a high foam wash to remove all the light dirt and remove any polish residue. IronX & Decontamination stage revealed no significant issues to the paint. Paint preparation portion of the detail involved quite sometime polishing, thankfully heat and overall conditions were great. We did find 1 area near the driver front fender where a polisher was incorrectly used. Final Coating/Treatments that we chose our “Frankenstein” Combo:

Humidity & heat really accelerated the curing/air phase of the detail. We chose Leather Master Protection Cream & Optimum Protectant Plus as neutral safe protection versus any coatings that could inhibit normal contamination progression.

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RESULTS & PICTURES:

Facebook Album – Ultimate Vehicle Protection 2015 Porsche Macan Black

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porsche macan
porsche macan

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Opticoat Scion FR-S Raleigh Treatment – Ultramarine Monogram

Opticoat Scion FR-S Raleigh Treatment – Ultramarine Monogram

Opticoat Scion FR-S Raleigh Treatment

Vehicle Treatment:  Scion FR-S Monogram Ultramarine New Car Opticoat Treatment. Vehicle was in great condition, clay revealed the worst areas being the front hood, roof, and trunk line. Some shipping residue on the exhaust tips and wheels, easily polished out. HD Adapt compound was needed on the rear trunk area.

Products & Process:

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