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 [...]
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 [...
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 [..
"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 [.
Have you ever seen a 800hp C7 Corvette from the factory? Well look no further! We had the opportunity to apply some of our services on this brand new #01 of 50 C7 Grand Sport. Our customer just bought this vehicle and wanted to protect his investment. We decided to perform our New Car Prep, Xpel clear bra and window tint. The New Car Prep was recommended to remove any swirls/scratches, decontaminate the paint and help bring a deep gloss out of the factory black paint. Since we just polished the paint, Xpel Ultimate Self Healing clear bra was applied to the front end of the vehicle to protect it from any rock chips or road debris. Lastly, we couldn't have our customer fish bowlin' around town so we add some Suntek Carbon window film! Continue reading below to see the entire process and some images after all of our work was complete!
Straight from the dealership, this vehicle had some slight scratches, swirls and water spots. Since this vehicle is getting Xpel film on it. We needed to proceed with our New Car Prep first so the paint surface was perfect before the protective film was applied. The images below show you how the vehicle arrived to us.
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Recently we had this gorgeous Avus Blau Metallic BMW M3 in our shop for some Xpel Ultimate clear bra and CQuartz Finest coating application! Our customer wanted to make sure his BMW Individual color will stay looking pristine for years to come. He decided to get the full front end and some high impact areas protected with Xpel Ultimate self-healing film. To top it all off, we applied a CQuartz Finest coating. We previously did the same exact treatment with our shop BMW M4 which is also a BMW Individual color, Laguna Seca Blue Metallic.
Have you ever seen a Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG with a Whipple Supercharger? Well now you have! Our customer brought by his SL55 AMG to us wanting to get it brought back to the condition it was when he first purchased it. The paint was in decent shape but definitely needed some help from our detail department. Follow the transformation on this now beautiful SL55 AMG! The first step we took was washing off the vehicle to get rid of any dirt / debris on the car.
Last week, we had a Verde Scandal, Lamborghini Huracan come in wanting some XPEL paint protection film services completed. To protect the full front end, we used XPEL Ultimate self healing film for maximum protection. While we had the Lamborghini in our shop, we noticed a few scratches on the roof. We mentioned these to the customer and he wanted us to go ahead and take care of them for him. Continue reading to see what went into making this Lamborghini Huracan flawless!
The first step in the process was to wash off the car and prep it for its polish!
A long time customer of ours recently brought his Yamaha R1 to us. He wanted to have his bike tidied up and maintained. This R1 isn’t your everyday run of the mill sports bike, it has a matte paint finish, carbon fiber accessories, meaty rear tire and many other characteristics that sets it apart from the crowd. We had to be very careful with the matte paint to make sure it was properly cleaned. Every nook and cranny of this bike was touched by our detail team. Enjoy these photos we took after we thoroughly detailed this beautiful piece of machinery.
We at, Shine Auto Salon, work on many different vehicles. Everyone one of our customers has a different set of standards for their vehicle. HP Tuners came to us with their S550 Mustang wanting it to be perfect for SEMA. Featuring a F1A Procharger, Nitrous, Mantic triple disk clutch, Tremec Transmission, Tiger Racing carbon fiber hood and Forgestar wheels, it’s safe to say this isn’t your everyday Mustang. This S550 appears at several race tracks across the U.S. to participate in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge. When it is driven, it is driven hard! See what the SHINE difference can do for you.
Since this is a track car, it has several decals on it during track days. Once those decals were removed, there was a nasty residue left behind. HP Tuners wanted us to remove this residue, bring the Mustangs paint back to a brilliant shine, touch up the engine bay and make that [...]