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post #21 of 43 Old 9th December 2015, 09:33 PM
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We had been looking forward to this Lava Orange 991 GT3RS for quite sometime. We maintain this clients other RS's as well so we knew about this one for almost a year now.

Not really much else to say, got the call Saturday evening and it was in the shop by Wednesday



Arrival




Cleaning the wheels


Masking off the rubber and plastic trim




The whole front end is carbon fibre so we had to bring out our ultrasound paint gauge to measure the paint

Underneath the hood


Ultrasound measurements


Magnetic measurements




And on to polishing the paint.

There was already close to 5000km on the odometer so the paint had some light swirls to polish out before applying Opti Coat Pro.

Before


After


Before


After


The taillights were polished as well

Before


After




After the 2nd stage of polishing was completed we applied Opti Coat Primer via machine to the paint






We unmasked the trim and took care of some finishing touches like cleaning up the polishing dust and cleaning polish from the edge of the stone guard with a tooth pick




And finally applied Opti Coat Pro




Overcast day so the gloss was not photographing the best it could be, but still happy with the finished pics!










And the icing on the cake.... an autograph under the hood from Wolfgang Porsche!!!


Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as we enjoyed working on the car!

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Happy New Year!


We were contacted by this client to detail this rare fire orange M3,1 of 2 I believe in Toronto, for storage. When it came in to the shop and upon inspection we came to the conclusion that it definitely needed a 2 stage polish as the paint was in rough condition. Anyways onto the polishing.



Arrival




Claybarring the paint


Measuring the paint


Masking off the rubber and plastic trim




Finally with all the prep done we started the compounding

Before


After


Before


After


Before (the trunk was in horrible shape with buffer trails everywhere)


After (there was a deeper scratch that was to deep to come out)




50/50 shot




Headlights and taillights were polished as well

Before


After





After all the compounding and polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied


Then Opti Coat Pro was applied




Here is the result of all our hard work starting with a sun shot








And finally my favourite shot




All the best in 2016!
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It was a huge pleasure to work on this classic R33 Skyline and in Midnight Purple too! We ended up performing a 2 stage polish on the paint and protecting it afterwards with Opti Gloss Coat. Ran into a small complication with the paint being fairly thin in some areas and couldn't get as aggressive as we would like to but everything turned out great regardless.

Hope you enjoy the pics!



Arrival




Cleaning the wheels


2 Bucket car wash


Claybarring the paint with the Nanoskin mitt


Masking off the rubber trim


And measuring the paint. This is one of the lower areas earlier mentioned




Before


After


50/50 shot




After the polishing was completed we cleaned out the left over polish out of the tighter areas with our trusty tooth pick




And finally Opti Gloss Coat is applied




Now for the finished pics








I tried to get a sun shot to show the flake but it had already set to far. This is the best I could do.




Hope you enjoyed the pics on this R33 Godzilla!
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This GT-R came in for a promotion we were having in January. I spoke briefly to the client about a few areas of concern over the phone and then we both agreed that weather permitting it would come in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Gloss Coat. Luckily everything worked out and surprisingly the client didn't live to far away from the shop.



Arrival




Claybarring the paint


Masking off the rubber trim


Measuring the paint




Onto the 1st stage of polishing

Before


After


Metallic flake popping again




Opti Gloss Coat about to be applied




And the final results!





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Claybarring the paint with the Nanoskin mitt

Wes,

Great work on the R33.
What is this Nanoskin Autoscrub wash mitt all about?
Would you use this AFTER washing the car every time - or just once in a while?

What car wash soap is your GO TO currently?
I'm almost out. Need some new stuff for foam cannon and 2 bucket hand wash.
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Had a chance to asses this S5 last year but due to scheduling on both our ends things didn't pan out. But this year the client wanted to get it done before our busy season hit so in it came for March and received our 2 stage polish with Opti Gloss Coat as protection.



Arrival





Cleaning the wheels while we had a chance to chat with the customer while he waited for his ride


Claybarring the paint




Masking off the rubber trim


Measuring the paint and found no panels that were repainted




The paint was in pretty rough shape so we had to hit it with a compound for the 1st stage

before


after (as you can see the compound removed the swirls but left a haze behind due to it's aggressiveness)


After the 1st stage we refined the paint with a lighter cutting polish on the 2nd stage to remove the haze as well as leave a deep gloss

before


after




After all the polishing was completed we began the finishing prep

Removing the masking tape


And cleaning polish that had gotten in the parking sensors with a tooth pick




Then protected the new finish with Opti Gloss Coat which lasts for 2 years




And here are the final shots. Unfortunately no sun was out but hopefully you can still see the gloss achieved.





And the last pic




Hope you enjoyed the pics and looking forward to seeing some of you this driving season!
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Wes,

Great work on the R33.
What is this Nanoskin Autoscrub wash mitt all about?
Would you use this AFTER washing the car every time - or just once in a while?

What car wash soap is your GO TO currently?
I'm almost out. Need some new stuff for foam cannon and 2 bucket hand wash.
Hey David,

The Nanoskin replaces clay and is so much more better. No more having to fold the claybar all the time or worry about dropping it. Plus it doesn't marr the paint like some claybars do.

I would only use it once in awhile like before and after the driving season.

A new soap I'm interested in trying is called Majestic Solutions. It leaves a great glossy finish afterward everytime, apparently lol. I plan on trying it this year.
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