Funny thing about this car is we had actually 2 stage polished it and protected it with Opti Coat Pro in the spring for the previous owner. Randomly by chance the new owner brought in his Cayenne diesel and mentioned he had bought this Scud and wanted to bring it in for another detail before storage. Lol small world and funny how things work out like that sometimes.
I didn't get pics the first time but definitely with it in again I had to get pics of it in the shop!
Vacuum the carpets err floor
Dust out the crevices
I love this wheel
I really like this shot for some reason
And me doing my Neo Matrix detailing shot
We cleaned the pedals
Then finally wiped everything down starting with the door
And finally, the floor
As usual the rims first on the exterior
I love this pic
Always 2 Bucket Method when we wash
I just machine waxed the paint at a low speed, nothing interesting, but I tried to make it look interesting lol
Me, Myself, and I waxing
Clean the windows
Dress the tires
And last but not least, use a tooth pick to clean the wax out the crevices
We had Opti Coated this client's BMW F31 and he had mentioned how he had lost a Dakar Yellow e46 M3 in a flood and was trying to figure out what to replace it with. I mentioned an e39 M5 and I guess that planted the seed in his head because a couple months later this low mileage M5 showed up lolol.
Sorry about the lack of after pics but due to the overcast I didn't really get any good shots.
This client had just purchased this SRT8 and wanted to get a "fresh" start with it. He stopped by for an initial assessment and we concluded on a 2 stage polish. I tried to convince him on at least Opti Coat 2.0 or the new version Gloss Coat but in the end we just protected it with a sealant. All in all I was very happy with the out come and the pics. Hope you enjoy the transformation on this beast!
This client was actually one of my first customers that I had lost contact with for a couple years, but found on Instagram. We exchanged numbers, setup a date, and into the shop it came. All I was told was to "work your magic" lol. This ended up being a 2 stage polish protected afterward with Gloss Coat, the replacement for Opti Coat 2.0, which I am very happy with. Easy to apply, very glossy, and feels pretty slick too! Did I mention I like Estoril Blue?
Cleaning the inner barrel of the wheels
Wiping down the rim face with a microfibre mitt
Cleaning in the lugnut area
And cleaning in the wheel wells
Washing always using the 2 Bucket Method
Claybarred the paint using the Nano Skin Mitt
And dried it with a plush microfibre towel
Masked off all rubber trim
Taking paint measurements (note: The entire car had been repainted by Luxury in Etibocoke. The reason for such high paint readings)
Now the fun begins
All in all I would say we got it to an 8.5-9 out of 10 minus the deeper scratches that couldn't be buffed out. All in all still very happy with the correction and shine achieved.
Unmasking the trim
Cleaning out the polish residue
Cleaning the windows
And dressing the tires
And the star of the show, Opti Gloss Coat
Finally the finished product. Unfortunately no sun out, just light snow and autumn leaves.
This shot shows the gloss best and is one of my favorite pics of the set
And finally an artsy fartsy miami basel shot lol
Hope you enjoyed the transformation on this classic in a classic color!
Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Festivus, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years!
This was a brand new MK7 GTI that came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro about 2 weeks ago. I had spoken to this client previously regarding his MK6 GTI but that never ended up coming to fruition. There was a bit of a delay with getting it in to the shop as a few things had to be ironed out with the dealership but in it finally came.
Wheels are always first
Even the wheel wells too
Starting the car wash
Two Bucket Method always, dirt rinsed off the mitt before going into the soap bucket
Claybarring the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt
Rubber trim masked off
Paint measured and no signs of a repaint
Some areas were bad others weren't so bad but regardless we wanted to get the paint as perfect as safely possible so that the owner could have a nice delivery experience from us and the car be in the shape it was supposed to be in.
Here are the befores and afters
One of the rougher panels
Unmasking the rubber trims
Cleaning out the polishing dust
And using a tooth pick to clean out the polish residue
Removing the swirls is important but cleaning up the left overs is just as equally important too!
Now with everything cleaned up the finishing touches were next.
Dressing the tires
Cleaning the windows
Wiping the exhaust with 0000 steel wool
And finally applying first the Opti Coat Primer
The star of the show
I didn't get to many after pics as there was still a 40% chance of rain so I quickly took it out for a few pics then tucked it away for delivery.
No sun out but I did my best to capture the glossiness in the car. It's nice to see your work can still shine on a cloudy day lol!
This is my favorite pic out of the bunch
And the last pic
Hope everyone had a good 2014 and all the best in 2015!
We were eagerly anticipating this brand new 991 GTS with the Aero package since we learned of the deposit placed down before Christmas. This client has been with us for 5 years now and to see him work up to this has been a pleasure! The paint was not in bad shape and applying Opti Coat Primer via machine pretty much cleaned up the light swirling that was there.
Anyways on to the pics.
It looks like Camp 4 outside of the shop
Claybarring with the Nanoskin Mitt
Rubber and plastic trim masked off
Opti Coat Primer
Applied by machine. I love the uniform look
Opti Coat Pro
Double checking our work
I love taking flake shots
And the finished shots
Looking forward to maintaining this one on an annual basis and I hope you enjoyed the pics!
I believe this was our 3rd time working on a Mini and it was pretty cool that it was a Hampton. This client had seen our work online and was interested in bringing his baby in before the spring rush. Believe it or not as small as a Mini is supposed to be it was a lot of work! Masking the rubber trim alone was insane!
Anyways on to the pics
Claybarring the paint
Masked off all the rubber and plastic trim
And the finished pics
Hope you enjoyed the pics as usual and hopefully we see you in the spring!
We had detailed this client's RS before as well as his 997.2 RS so we were familiar with the paint as well as the condition of the car. Always a pleasure to see this one and work on it as well. The paint was looking just a little rough and we were hoping a 1 stage polish would be enough but in the end we did a non aggressive 2 stage polish which was protected afterwards with Opti Gloss Coat.
As usual, hope you enjoy the pics!
After the wheel cleaning and 2 bucket car wash we clayed the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt
Brought it in and masked off the rubber trim
Then took paint measurements
1st stage polish before
1st stage polish after with a bit of haze
2nd stage polish before
2nd stage polish after and the haze all gone
And a shot of us polishing
Cleaning out the residue from the edge of the stone guard with a tooth pick
Then alcohol wipe down
Applying Opti Gloss Coat
And finally the finished pics. I wish so badly that the sun was out to show just how glossy the paint was.
This was the best glossy pic I could take and it didn't even come close
Nonetheless I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the process on a rare colored RS.
I love this color! From pics in magazines etc I wasn't sure how I felt about Austin Yellow, but in person it is so beautiful! This client had brought us his previous Evo X but had sold that and purchased this. It was fairly new so all that was needed was a 1 stage polish.
I really wish the sun was out for the pics to do the color justice but it is what it is.
This client was referred to us by Autolinks as there were a few small imperfections on the hood the customer wanted addressed before applying the PPF.
To be honest I forget what number this was out of the 333 GT Spyders in the world but it was very beautiful none the less. The swirls on this were very light so no before and afters but I hope you still enjoy going through the pics.
Cleaning the wheels, including the ceramic brakes
Always wash the cars using the 2 Bucket Method
Car washes include the doorjambs
Claybarring the paint with the Nanoskin Mitt
Measuring the paint
Masking off all the rubber trim and matte carbon pieces
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This forum is amazing and inspiring! I am blown away form what I've seen you guys do.
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