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Even thought it doesn't look like it, this slab-sided Continental was one of the smallest sedans you could purchase from Lincoln back in the day. Some notable features on the '63 Continental are the hinged "suicide" doors, retractable vinyl top (trunk-lid is all one piece) and a "tilt-away" steering wheel borrowed from Thunderbird. Please continue reading below to follow the processes we took to make turn this Continental into a beautiful example of automotive history.Now that the initial wash has been completed, it's time to prepare for the polishing process! First we go over the vehicle to assess what issues need to be fixed. Next we used a clay towel to remove any surface contaminants the initial wash didn't remove. As we clayed the car, we found that there was a lot of surface contamination we couldn't see just by looking at the vehicle. Most of the chrome trim had hard water spotting so we had to use some elbow grease to get these out with some metal polish!The convertible top had years of dirt build up from sitting in storage. We thoroughly cleaned it and brought back it's original color! To protect the top for several years to come, we used OptiCoat's Vinyl / Leather ceramic coating. Not only will this preserve it's current [...]
competition blue dodge viper ta cquartz ceramic coating xpel ultimate
Recently we had this 5th Gen Competition Blue Dodge Viper GT in our facility to receive a New Car Prep, XPEL Ultimate Full Front End Protection and CQuartz Professional Ceramic Paint Coating. Keep in mind, this is a brand new Dodge Viper that was sold by Sean @ Palmer Dodge. We have seen many Vipers come straight from the manufacturer in horrendous condition. A perfect example is the Nardo Grey ACR Viper we recently performed the same services on. This particular one isn't the worst one we have seen but the color helps hide some of the imperfections. After we complete our initial wash, we bring the vehicles into our detail bay to address the condition of the paint. This Viper had a few imperfections which included; light scratches, holograms and swirls. Our New Car Prep (1-step polish) would suffice! After the car has been fully polished, we then move to our paint protection booth where the XPEL clear bra is installed. We applied the CQuartz Professional ceramic coating to all painted exterior surfaces and the parts of the car that had XPEL installed. Enjoy the process an [...]
voodoo blue porsche 911 targa 4gts xpel ultimate
We had the pleasure to protect this 1 of 52 '17 911 4GTS with XPEL's Ultimate line of paint protection film. A Full Front End Protection Package was applied. Full Front End Packages include the full hood, full fenders, side mirrors and front bumper. This particular 911 is adorned with a paint to sample color, Voodoo Blue. To make this vehicle even more rare, it also has a 7-speed manual gearbox! Don't hesitate to contact us for any of your automotive needs! #ShineAuto
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Have you recently purchased a new car? We offer many services that make maintaining your vehicle a breeze! Our customer recently purchased this Admiral Blue, '17 Corvette Grand Sport. He wanted to bring it to it's best possible conditions and also keep it looking this way for many years to come. We suggested going with a ceramic coating from CarPro USA, Cquartz Professional!With every Cquartz coating application, the process begins with an initial wash to get rid of any surface debris / contaminants. Every vehicle receives an exterior and interior detail with a coating. When you take delivery of your vehicle it will be cleaner than the day you bought it from the dealership!Now that the initial wash has been completed, it's time to start the polishing prep. We go over all painted exterior surfaces with a clay towel to remove any contaminants that were not removed during the initial wash.It's time to look over the vehicle and address the problem areas! Remember, this is a BRAND NEW, Corvette straight from the dealership. Our customer took delivery of his Vette and brought it to our facility within 24 hours of purchasing it. Thoroughly inspecting the vehicle, we fou [...]
sport classic grey porsche 911R cquartz finest reserve ceramic coating
We see many Porsche's come through our facility on a weekly basis. It takes something very unique to catch our attention in the world of Porsche. This Sport Classic Grey, 911R did just that! Boasting a whopping 500hp and a 6-speed manual gearbox, what is there not to like about this Porsche? This vehicle has been fully protected with paint protection film. I'm sure you're wondering by now what we are doing with this gorgeous piece of automotive machinery here at Shine. We are applying CarPro's newest ceramic paint coating, CQuartz Finest Reserve. This new coating has a longer life expectancy (3-5 years) and a higher gloss finish than its predecessor. Since this vehicle has paint protection film already applied to the entire vehicle, we completed a preliminary wash to get rid of any dirt/debris from driving. Applying the ceramic coating to the clear bra will greatly enhance the glossiness and make the 911R easier to maintain for years to come. The next step in the process is a light polish to get rid of any decontaminates that might be on the paint protection film surface. Once the film has been lightly polished we can proceed with the coating process. CarPro's pro [...]
nardo grey dodge viper ACR xpel cquartz ceramic coating
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 prob [...]
1968 pontiac gto cquartz professional ceramic coating
One of our most recent customers, has been building this Pontiac GTO for several years now. It has been in and out of multiple shops getting a full rotisserie restoration. Since he has devoted a huge chunk of time and money, into this GTO, he wanted the final piece of the puzzle to be a paint correction and Cquartz ceramic coating to keep the car looking freshly waxed for many years to come. We also recommended getting his new vinyl top coated to give it that rich black look! In order for us to properly gauge what compounds, pads and polishes we need to use to correct the paint, we needed to do a few test spots. We thought a 1-step polish would be sufficient enough but we found a 1.5 step polish was the better option. After the polishing was all completed we moved on to the ceramic coating process! Our customer wanted to keep his freshly built GTO looking "car show" ready at all times! We applied a OptiGuard's Leather and Vinyl coating to the top and Cquartz Finest ceramic paint coating to all painted exterior surfaces. Not only will the vehicle have a "just waxed" look for several years to come but it will also be very easy to maintain throughout the coatings lifespan. The differences between the non-coated top and coated [...
plum crazy purple dodge viper cquartz finest reserve xpel
Our customer brought us his brand new, Plum Crazy Purple, Dodge Viper to us wanting to protect his investment. We recommended having the full front covered in Xpel's Ultimate line of paint protection film. This particular clear bra has a self healing property which helps keep your vehicle looking pristine. He wanted to take it a step further and get CQuartz Finest Reserve applied to his brand new Viper. Reserve is CarPro's latest coating technology. It has a life expectancy of 3-5 years and has an even glossier finish than it's predecessor, CQuartz Finest. The entire front end was protected with Xpel Ultimate self healing film and the rocker panels. The hood on Vipers are so large that the pieces have to be installed in 3 pieces! Keep reading to see the entire process involved in making this Viper SHINE! This is the condition of the paint when it arrived to us straight from the dealership showroom floor. There are numerous light scratches found throughout the paint. We took care of these light scratches and swirls while performing our New Car Prep. The New Car Prep is a necessary step for any coating application we have. This process gets rid of most light scratches/swirl marks, decontaminates the paint and most of all br [..
2017 acura nsx cquartz finest reserve cearmic coating xpel
"NSX has always provoked an intense reaction. And when it’s driven, the response is unparalleled. This is a car created with and for emotion, engineered to become an extension of its driver with such fidelity, it’s hard to find the line between man and machine." -Acura.Every vehicle that comes in for paint protection film or polishing must receive a preliminary wash to get rid of any dirt and debris that might be on the paints surface. We use only the finest car washing materials and products during this process from CarPro USA! All vehicles receive a proper 2-bucket wash and our dried with plush microfiber drying towels.Our customer wanted to protect his investment! The best way to do that is to use Xpel Ultimate self healing film to protect the high impact areas from road debris. We covered the full front end, rocker panels, rear wheel impact and a-pillar/partial roof. This Acura NSX came from the factory with some paint protection film already installed on the rocker panels. This pre-installed film tends to yellow very quickly and is usually a lesser quality film. We recommended replacing these with Xpel Ultimate self healing film like the rest of the vehicle was getting.After the Xpel has been installed, we proceeded the n [.
2017 porsche panamera turbo xpel ultimate
The new Panamera's have been trickling into a few dealerships around Atlanta. We were fortunate enough to get our hands on one fairly quickly! Our customer wanted to protect his investment by choosing to do a full front end coverage with Xpel Ultimate self healing paint protection film. The full front end includes; full hood, full fenders, side mirrors and the front bumper. With all of the construction going on around Metro Atlanta it was a very wise decision to make! We tell all of our customers clear bra is essentially a small insurance investment that will most likely stay on the car well past your time of ownership with it. Please check out some images of the install and after images of this new 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo! Each vehicle is properly prepped before the installation begins. First, we have a dedicated area for the installation process to help control the environment around the vehicle. This minimizes the chance of debris getting onto the film or paints surface during the application process. Each panel is cleaned with alcohol and squeegee'd thoroughly to remove any contaminants or residue that may be on the paint surface. Some of our customers choose to have their paint polished to get rid of any nasty swirls [
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