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Old 08-07-2015, 06:52 AM   #31
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Not really a write up. Just a beautifully done S4 we had 2 stage polished last year that came in this year for a 1 stage polish + interior. Very happy with how the owner has been maintaining the paint with the 2 Bucket Method!

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Old 10-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #32
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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 ... 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!!!
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:43 PM   #33
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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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Old 11-15-2015, 09:53 AM   #34
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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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Old 11-21-2015, 11:51 PM   #35
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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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Old 12-09-2015, 04:24 PM   #36
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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!

Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #37
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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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Old 06-07-2016, 08:08 PM   #38
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This beautiful Sepang Blue V10 R8 came in early spring but we have been so busy that I haven't had time to post it until now.

Not really much of a back story, got a call inquiring about Opti Coat Pro, client inquired with a few Audi Club members who vouched for our work, then in it came.



Arrival




Cleaning the wheels


Claybarring the paint with the Nanoskin Mitt




Measuring the paint


Masking off the rubber trim




Before


After




After polishing and prep for Opti Coat Pro cleaned the windows





Opti Coat Pro about to be applied




And now the finished pics








And a sun shot to show no more swirls




Hope you enjoyed the pics!
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Long time client purchased this 997.2 GT3RS earlier this year and wanted to get it up to standard. I had gone with him to the purchase just to inspect it as well as measure the paint to make sure no panels had been repainted and everything turned out good. A few months later and a couple weeks ago in it came for a full interior, 2 stage polish, engine shampoo, and 2 coats of Opti Coat Pro.



Arrival





Cleaning the wheels


Claybarring the paint


Measuring the paint to look out for any low spots that we shouldn't get to aggressive on




Paint wasn't to rough but it still needed a 2 stage polish to get it to our standard

Before


After


50/50 shot on the carbon wing


Before


After


Taillights were polished as well

Before


After




After the 2nd stage of polishing we unmasked the tape


Cleaned the edges of the stone guard with a tooth pick




After all the finishing prep we finally applied Opti Coat Pro




And finally the finished pics








Always a pleasure to detail client's cars who we have established a good relationship with. Looking forward to more additions to the collection wither it be the family hauler or the weekend car.

Hope you enjoyed the pics!
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Long time client purchased this 997.2 GT3RS earlier this year and wanted to get it up to standard. I had gone with him to the purchase just to inspect it as well as measure the paint to make sure no panels had been repainted and everything turned out good. A few months later and a couple weeks ago in it came for a full interior, 2 stage polish, engine shampoo, and 2 coats of Opti Coat Pro.



Arrival





Cleaning the wheels


Claybarring the paint


Measuring the paint to look out for any low spots that we shouldn't get to aggressive on




Paint wasn't to rough but it still needed a 2 stage polish to get it to our standard

Before


After


50/50 shot on the carbon wing


Before


After


Taillights were polished as well

Before


After




After the 2nd stage of polishing we unmasked the tape


Cleaned the edges of the stone guard with a tooth pick




After all the finishing prep we finally applied Opti Coat Pro




And finally the finished pics








Always a pleasure to detail client's cars who we have established a good relationship with. Looking forward to more additions to the collection wither it be the family hauler or the weekend car.

Hope you enjoyed the pics!
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