Have you ever seen a Nardo Grey Dodge Viper ACR? Well look no further! We recently had one visit our facility to get Xpel Ultimate clear bra and Cquartz Finest’s newest ceramic paint coating, Reserve, applied to this one of kind ACR. Upon initial inspection outside, the brand new Viper seemed like it would just need our New Car Prep before we began the Xpel and Cquartz Reserve coating process. We were really surprised at what we discovered as soon as we brought it inside.
After the initial cleaning process, we brought the Viper inside for further inspection. We discovered that the paint was in very poor condition straight from the plant! This vehicle hasn’t been touched by anyone aside from the Viper plant in Michigan and our staff for the initial cleaning process. Let’s keep in mind, this is a BRAND NEW (one of one), custom color Viper ordered by the owner. We are simply astonished at the condition of this vehicle when it arrived to us…
As you can see in the images below, there are several areas across the entire vehicle that need some attention from our detail staff. The painted hood stripe was probably one of the more severe areas.
A simple 1-step polish wouldn’t be sufficient enough to get rid of all those nasty swirls and scratches. An intense 1.5-step polish should give us the results we are looking for! The 1.5-step polish involves additional compounding and polishing procedures in order to bring back a high gloss finish to the paint. Every inch of this vehicle was meticulously detailed to bring it back to its best possible conditions before the Cquartz Reserve coating was applied.
Below are images of the painted hood stripe, after we have completed our compounding and polishing processes. What a huge difference this has made! We are not sure what is done at the assembly plant before these are shipped to dealerships but this isn’t the first Viper we have seen with a gnarly paint job fresh from the plant.
Now that the polishing has been completed, we can move on to the Xpel clear bra installation. Our customer wanted to protect the full front end which includes: Full hood, front bumper, full fenders, side mirrors and headlights. Some additional pieces he wanted to have covered included the rocker panels and rear fenders. Xpel’s Ultimate line of self healing paint protection film is one of the best options on the market to protect your investment. Not only does it have a gloss sheen like your paint but its self healing property allows the film to stay looking as good as it did the day it was applied to your vehicle.
After the film has been applied, we proceeded with CarPro’s newest ceramic paint coating, Cquartz Finest Reserve. Before we can apply the coating, a product called Eraser is used to remove any residue that may have been left over from the initial wash. Now that the Viper has been prepped properly, we can proceed with the coating application. This is the 5th vehicle we have used the new Reserve coating on within the first month of it being released! Reserve has a life expectancy of 3-5 years and has a superior gloss finish compared to Cquartz Professional ceramic paint coating.
Here is the final product! 1.5-step paint correction (Check), Xpel Ultimate full front end coverage (Check) and Cquartz Finest Reserve ceramic paint coating (Check)! We brought this ’17 Dodge Viper back to the condition you would expect it to be delivered from the showroom floor. Please feel free to check out our Facebook and Instagram for more of our work. Also, don’t hesitate to call, email or stop by our facility anytime to see what we have to offer you on your vehicle!
"Shine performed an exceptional paint correction on my Viper. I will absolutely use them again for any future vehicles."Michael McGowin
Let me start by saying I am an EXTREMELY meticulous individual. I was a bit nervous turning my brand new 2015 C7 Z06 over to the guys at Shine, but the finished product exceeded my expectations.Ron Mowen
After owning my car for a couple years the paint and Xpel needed to be thoroughly detailed. This was not something that I was up to tackling as it's time consuming and hard to perfect. After seeing Shine Auto at a few racing events, I decided to give them a shot. If they can handle $200k+ cars, then mine shouldn't be a challenge.
Well I'm pleased to say that the car and attention to detail is beyond what I expected. The car was handed over looking better than new inside the showroom. After looking over the car, I was able to pick the brain of their detailer who was able to recommend the best way to maintain the car going forward. That to me is priceless and worth the cost alone. I will repeat and recommend this shop to anyone wanting to maintain the look of their car.Chris Humeniuk
I recently was looking for a new shop in the Atlanta area to work on my cars. I am very picky when it comes to my vehicles and I wanted a shop I could trust. I got a recommendation from a friend to check out Shine Auto. I met with one of the owners (Mike) and discussed my options. They were very thorough and took their time explaining all of the possibilities. I had them put the clear bra and Cc Quartz package on my Viper. They did such a great job that I brought my Hellcat to them for the same work. Overall I couldn't be happier with the results... I would highly recommend their services ! William Chopti
I brought my brand new ride to these guys straight from delivery and they made a brand new ride look even better! They installed a clear bra protection film, tinted my windows and applied a complete nano coating treatment! Now my Tesla stays show room new with such little effort and maintenance! Great group of guys with attention to detail!Win Fitz
Shine Auto Salon answered my message promptly with excellent customer service. They were able to wash and wax my e90 BMW thoroughly and suggested modifications that were in my range. I would definitely recommend Shine for your cosmetic and performance services!Brianda Traylor
My Dad recently bought a used Corvette. This has been his dream for as long as I can remember. It wasn't perfect, but he was in love. I wanted to surprise him with a detail service somewhere. I live out of state, so I reached out to some friends that live by him. Shine Auto was highly recommended, so I reached out. They made it super easy for me to surprise my Dad with a full detail, and they even corrected the issues that the cars paint had. My Dad said the car probably did not look that good even new. Thanks Mike and Crew!!Nicole Egbert
I have used Shine Auto Salon for a variety of projects across all my vehicles: from a full paint correction and PPF installation, to window tinting and simple wash/wax maintenance in both my Dodge Viper and Mercedes ML350. In all situations, the product exceeded all expectations. My ML350 was brand new when delivered to them, and they made it look even better than when it rolled off the showroom floor. I would recommend Shine Auto for all your detailing needsVijay Swami
It's hard to know who you can trust with your exotic... However, after meeting the owner Dan at a racing event. I just had the feeling that these guys would be top shelf.
I had my 911 taken to them ( by them ) and had a full paint correction done.
I had my apprehensions. How much better can you really make a new car look.... Well to my surprise it came back a whole different vehicle.
Paint correction , clear bra, and a Quartz sealer. It was an amazing transformation.
I know I will send them work again!!
MY in OhioMike Yeager