Is it yellow or is it orange? It's a little bit of both, it is Yorange! We have seen plenty of 5th gen. Vipers come through our facility this year but none quite as vibrant as this one. Our XPEL Ultimate Full Front End Protection Package, paired with a New Car Prep / CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating is the best way to protect your vehicle against road debris and Mother Nature! Not only did our customer opt for the Full Front End Protection Package, he also wanted his a-pillars / partial roof and rocker panels protected as well.
Before we applied the XPEL, we performed our New Car Prep which is a Stage 1 paint correction that decontaminates the paints surface and gets rid of any imperfections. The paint protection film was then applied.
After all of the film was applied it was time to make this bad boy SHINE! We re-washed the Viper to get rid of the gel we use to apply the XPEL and used a special product called Eraser which gets oils / residues off of the paints surface.
Now that the surface has been properly prepped and protected, we can apply the CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating. Reser [...]
Festivals of Speed was founded in 2004. For the past 13 years, they have hosted three to four large-scale events each year. Their sole mission is to provide a an upscale atmosphere for car enthusiasts and collectors of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, yachts and various luxurious products can come together to enjoy a weekend with like minded individuals. Most of their events have been held in Florida. They are slowly starting to branch out of the state to other states that have properties that simulate the lifestyle of the individuals they want to attract to the events. This year was the first year Festivals of Speed has attended the great state of Georgia! They chose the Avalon, located in Alpharetta as their host for the event this year.
For a first year event and having a rain date, the turnout was amazing! We had an excellent time networking with like minded individuals and showcasing the services we offer. Check out some of the images we captured from the event below!
Brian Spachman has wanted a R33 Skyline since he was a young lad. He remembered playing countless hours of Gran Turismo with the R33 and wanted to experience it in real life. After buying the R33 we had sitting in the shop, he finally got his hands on the R33 Motorex Skyline he always wanted and the rest was history. We wasted no time breaking down the RB26 to its bare block. From there it was outfitted with several performance parts with no expenses sparred. Continue reading below to see images and details of the build!
Out with the old, in with the new! The motor was pulled out and stripped down to the bare block to start fresh.It's time to get everything mounted up to the new block and install the engine / trans back into the chassis.JRZ Suspension was installed along with StopTech brake pads / rotors to help stop the R33 with all the added power. Origin Fabrication fabbed us up some custom inconel piping as well!Modifications:
- RB26 Tomei Short Block
- Precision Turbo 67/66 Single Ball BearingTurbo
- JRZ Suspension
- OS Giken Triple Disc Clutch
- DSS Axles
- StopTech Front and Rear Brake Pads & Rotors
- Pro EFI Management
- HKS Camshafts
- Diamond Custom Pistons
- Origin Fabrications custom down pipes, Inte [..
Very few 991.2 GT3's have been delivered stateside as of last week. We were lucky enough to have one in our facility last week for an XPEL Ultimate Full Front End Protection Package. Adding paint protection film to your new vehicle, can help prevent damages on the track or street. The cost of a repainted front bumper for example could cost almost as much as it would to protect the full front end of your vehicle. With that being said, paint protection film is a small insurance investment to maximize your vehicles protection while still being able to go out and enjoy it! What fun would it be just to put it in the garage and stare at it? This particular GT3 was optioned out nicely with carbon ceramic brakes, carbon bucket seats, leather / alcantara interior package, front axle lift system and Chalk exterior paint!
Most new car owners want to keep their vehicle in the most pristine conditions as possible. By protecting your vehicle with XPEL Ultimate paint protection film, you can preserve the paints perfect finish from the showroom. You can protect the entire vehicle or just the areas you believe will receive the most impact from road debris / damage. Most people opt for our Full Front End Protection package like this Tesla Model S owner. Before we applied the film, we performed our New Car Prep to remove any surface contaminants and imperfections on the paints surface. We applied paint protection film on the full front end. The Full Front End Protection Package includes the full hood, full fenders, front bumper, headlights and side mirrors. By protecting the full front alone, you're covering about 50-60% of the vehicle which is prone to road debris. Next up we applied a CQuartz Professional Ceramic Paint Coating (2 - 3 Year). The ceramic coating was applied to all painted exterior surfaces and the XPEL Ultimate clear bra to give it a high gloss finish and help keep it looking freshly waxed for many years to come!
Keep scrolling to check out some final images of this brand new Tesla Model S P75D!
The BMW M2 Performance Edition is a M2 with less creature comforts yet it's more expensive than your standard M2. Production numbers are limited to only 150 stateside. Here are a few notable changes we saw on this M2 Performance Edition compared to your standard M2.
• Manually adjustable sport seats without heat or lumbar.
• No comfort access
• Single zone automatic climate control
• HiFi audio system, sayonara Harmon Kardon!
• Black mirror caps
• Titanium exhaust tips
We completed a New Car Prep, to decontaminate the paint surface, remove any light swirls / scratches and get rid of any imperfections before the ceramic coating is applied. The coating we used on this M2 was CQuartz Professional. Professional has a life span of 2 - 3 years! The owner will not have to wax his vehicle, it will be easier to clean and maintain as well. Keeping black wheels looking great is a task to say the least. The new owner opted to get his wheels coating with CQuartz Pro. as well. The coating will help prevent brake dust build up and give his gloss black wheels more gloss than ever before!
The best way to protect your investment from rock chips, road debris and other damages from driving on the road is to protect it with XPEL Ultimate paint protection film. We recently had this brand new Porsche Panamera visit our facility for a full front end protection package. This package includes the full hood, front bumper, full fenders and side mirrors. XPEL has a self healing property which allows it to stay looking brand new for several years. Other types of film will start to deteriorate over time from rock chips and road debris etching away at the film. Also, Ultimate paint protection film has a clear coat embedded in the film to allow the best clarity and gloss on the market! To achieve maximum gloss, you can apply one of our CQuartz Ceramic Coatings on top of the film for added protection and shine.
Our friends at Merit Partners, recently acquired this beautiful '72 Porsche 911S adorned in Light Yellow. With only 72,xxx miles on the clock and a two owner car, it was very well maintained. It needed a little lovin' from our guys to bring it back to its best conditions possible. We were asked to do a thorough inspection of the suspension components, wheels, exterior paint, engine bay and interior. Continue reading below to see the full detailing process. Also, if you're interested in owning this 911S, it is FOR SALE!As you can see in the images below, the paint had minor swirls and scratches. Our team quickly assessed what polishing process we needed to perform to bring this Light Yellow paint back to life!Let the polishing begin!We fully inspected the interior, engine bay, wheels and suspension. The interior needed some minor vacuuming and dusting. In the engine bay, it was very well maintained! We had to spot clean a few areas but nothing too intensive. Lastly, we took off the wheels to inspect each one and thoroughly clean them. While the wheels were off, we were abl [...]
This California T is equipped with the Handling Speciale Package which gives you a stiffer suspension, sportier exhaust tone, transmission timing tweaks and a few appearance styling cues that you can't find on the standard California T. Adorned in Tour de France Blue, our customer wanted to keep his new Ferrari looking at it's best for many years to come. We performed several detailing services we offer such as our New Car Prep, CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic paint coating, CQuartz Professional wheel coating and Opti-Guard leather coating. Continue reading below to check out the entire process!Each vehicle is initially washed and clayed before the polishing process begins. After it has been properly prepped, we tape off all trim pieces to avoid polishing residue to be left over. Most of the time we will clean the full interior as well but we waited on this California because it is receiving an interior coating. The coating calls for a deeper cleaning before the coating is applied so we will hold off on that for now.We have a [...]
One of our customers wanted to get some old paint protection film removed off of his recently purchased GT3. The film that was installed previously was starting to deteriorate and he wanted it gone. We removed the old film along with all of residue left behind. Up next, we performed a 1.5 - Step Paint Correction to get the paint looking better than the day it rolled off the showroom floor. After the compound/polishing process was completed, we installed our Full Front End Protection Package using XPEL Ultimate's self healing film! Not only did he want to have his vehicle protected from road/track abuse he also wanted to keep it looking freshly detailed and easier to maintain for several years to come. We applied the CQuartz Professional ceramic coating to all painted exterior surfaces, wheel faces, wheel barrels and brake calipers! This coating will last 2-3 years and give his GT3 that "freshly waxed" look every time he steps into his garage to take her for a spin.
"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