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I was browsing M5board's detailing section for some tips and products people are using, and came across Wes at Orion Detailing and some of his work. I was quite impressed by their work, and surprised they were in Toronto. I recently got my front end painted, so I decided to get the car 2 stage polished and then Opticoat sealant/paint protection before getting a clear bra put on the front end.

Took the car to Orion Detailing, and they are a great group of guys to deal with. I'll let the pics talk for themselves. Thanks again Wes.
 

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Here is the full write up.



This was totally a coincidence that two e39 M5s came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro. They had both booked on the same day so I ended up doing the write up on both cars at the same time which is a first and was quite interesting to do. I was very happy with the out come on both cars as were the owners so enjoy seeing the process and final pics!



Arrival (you should have seen both owners' faces lol)




Masking off the rubber trim after the wash and clay




Taking paint measurements






Before


After


50/50 shot




Opti Coat Pro


Application






And the finished pics
















I hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed working on my favorite generation M5!
 

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Great work Wes, I am gonna need the same done next spring once I get all the body work done on the car.
 

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A long time customer recently purchased this new 4 GTS from Pfaff and wanted to get the paint protected asap. Well after 1000km in it finally came.

I must say this is one of the most beautifulest 991s we have done this year and we had a great time working on it and admiring all the little details put together on this 4 GTS.

Paint wasn't in bad shape so just a quick 1 stage polish and then protected with Opti Coat Pro.

Enjoy!



Arrival pic




Paint measurement and plastic trim masked off




Before


After




Lovely metallic flake shot




Opti Coat Pro




And the finished pics starting with reflections off the hood










Definitely looking forward to maintaining this one over the years!
 

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This was a US 996 Turbo with very low mileage, to be honest I forget but I'm pretty sure it was around 30000km. Paint wasn't that bad but some of the swirls were a little deeper so a 2 stage polish was needed to correct the paint. As usual with most cars we do nowadays it was protected afterwards with Opti Coat Pro.

Hope you like the pics!




Arrival pic




Masking off the rubber trim on the moonroof and had trim it with the plastic razor to get proper coverage




Measuring the paint




Before


After




Opti Coat Pro(sorry for the blurry pic)




And the finished pics










After spending the day with this one I have to say I still like the 996 Turbo and think it's great value for the money! Now I am window shopping for a 996 Turbo S or 996 GT2 hahahaha.
 

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I love this e46 M3! Laguna Seca Blue on Laguna Seca Blue seats and navi! What more could you ask for.

The shine on this M3 was still great but the swirls in the sun was annoying the client and he wanted to get as much of the swirls out as possible. We ended up doing a 2 stage polish which brought the paint condition to about a 9 out of 10 minus the deeper scratches.

Hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed polishing this one!




Arrival




Paint measurements


Masking off the rubber trim




Before


After


50/50 shot




And the finished product :)
 

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Very good client contacted me regarding a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro on his recently purchased Lp640.

We had tried to schedule an appointment prior to this one but due to rainy weather we had to reschedule and he mentioned that maybe he was considering postponing the detail until the springtime, which is understandable. Luckily :D... he had a change of heart and we were able to schedule a date where the weather worked in our favour!

So in to the shop it came!




As usual, the arrival pic




After cleaning the wheels, 2 Bucket Method wash, and clay bar, we masked the rubber trim


Next up was to take measurements of the paint with our special paint depth gauge which measures via ultrasound due to a few panels not being made of steel or aluminium. This gauge is not cheap at all and costed us $3000




These are the results of the 1st stage of polishing

Before


After(did I mention that solid black is a pain in the a**?!)


Headlights & Taillights were polished as well

Before


After




2nd stage of polishing was completed and then an alcohol wipe down to remove the polishing oils. Finally Opti Coat Primer applied to prepare for the Opti Coat Pro application





Tape removed and little details such as removing polish with a tooth pick from the edge of the stone guard was performed




And finally the star of the show, Opti Coat Pro




A shot in the sun to show no more swirls in the paint




All in all minus some deeper scratches which I suspect may have been from people leaning on the car for pics and the fact that it is solid black, I would say we got the paint condition to about an 8.5/9 out of 10.

Here are the results


I love reflection pics




The lens flare pointing at the car is pretty cool


And the last pic to finish the walk around




Hope you enjoyed the pics and Happy Thanksgiving!!!
 

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We had spoken to this client while we were polishing the 991 GT3 in Vancouver. He had a few vehicles he was taking delivery of and wanted to protect them all with Opti Coat Pro.

This was the Golf R that literally came directly from the dealership. It had very light swirling and a 1 stage polish was all that was needed to clean it up.



Arrival pic


Only 107km on the odometer




Cleaning the wheels


Measuring the paint to make sure there were no surprises




Before


After




Removing the masking tape




Opti Coat Pro




And the finished pics




 

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We had spoken to this client a few weeks prior to this detail and he had actually referred a Bentley to us earlier in the spring.

The car was fairly new and well taken care of so the paint was not in bad shape at all. A 1 stage polish was all that was needed to clean up the light swirls which then was protected with Opti Coat Pro afterwards.



Arrival




Claybarring the paint


Taking measurements


Masking up the plastic and rubber trim




Then on to polishing the paint

Before


After





After the polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied to the paint


Via machine


Then Opti Coat Pro applied




And finally the finished pics starting with a reflection on the hood









Hope you liked the pics on this track monster!
 

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I had talked to this client for quite sometime now regarding his other vehicles like an e39 M5(which was sold) and an e30 M3. We had never gotten a chance to book a solid date but stayed in contact over the years. He had recently purchased this new Sprint Blue RS4 and was planning to drive it year round and wanted to protect it with Opti Coat Pro. The car was brought in for a consultation and we finally booked a date!



Arrival




After cleaning the wheels and a car wash we claybarred the paint


Took some paint measurements




And finally we started with the 1st stage of polishing

Before


After


A 50/50 shot


The metallic flake in the Sprint Blue started to really POP again!




We also polished the headlights and taillights

Before


After




After all the polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied




Unmasking


Then cleaning all the little details like removing polish from the edge of the stone guard




Then finally Opti Coat Pro is applied




And here are the afters








Always a pleasure to work on an RS and glad we could bring this Sprint Blue back to life!
 
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