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 [...]
There aren't many cars out on the streets these days that sound like a Mustang! Our customer wanted to take his 5.2L Shelby GT350 to the next level by adding a Borla ATAK Exhaust System!Take a peek at what the factory exhaust looks like. The OEM exhaust outlets will still be used with the new Borla ATAK exhaust system.Shelby GT350's come with a valved exhaust system from the factory. The little black box attached to the top of the factory muffler is the valve actuator. It is held on by a couple of screws. We simply took the actuator off of the old muffler and placed them on the new Borla mufflers to retain the functionality of the valves. Even though the muffler outside appearance seems to be the same, its what is on the inside that counts. The Borla muffler features a "straight through" design which allows more air flow. Increased air flow results in a minor horsepower/torque bump!
After the exhaust was installed, the customer wanted to have his Grabber Blue GT350 all cleaned up for the weekend. We took her out back and hos [...]
CQuartz Finest Reserve is one of the newest ceramic paint coatings on the market! Reserve is an extremely complex hybrid blend of SIO2 infused epoxy nano particles which create a long lasting (3-5 year) high gloss finish. Not only does this coating look "freshly waxed" for many years, it is extremely resistant to water spots, acids, solvents, ice, oils, dirt, UV, and all types of environmental attacks!
Ceramic Coating Features:
- High Gloss
- Super durable coat
- Very low water spotting
- Fast flashing / Fast curing
- 3~13pH resistant
- High density / Anti abrasion
- High hydrophobic –110° , low sliding angle – 10°
- Apply to any surface except windscreen.
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The entire vehicle had XPEL Ultimate clear bra installed prior to visiting our facility for the coating. We performed a minor polish on all surfaces that would be receiving the coating to remove surface contaminants. This ensures us that the coating will adhere properly.
After the polishing was completed, we used a product called CarPro Eras [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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!