The best part of owning a vehicle is making it your own! Our customer wanted to add a personal touch to his Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS by powder coating his wheel gloss black with a red (color matched) pinstripe around the wheel face. Along with the wheels, we had the fender vents blacked out to add some more contrast. We had to get rid of the fishbowl! We went with Suntek's line of carbon ceramic film to keep the cabin cool during those hot summer days and it also helps protect the leather interior! Last but not least, we added a custom exhaust system to really make her rumble!
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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 [...]
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 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 [...
"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 [.
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!
With the expansion of being a Used Car Dealer, we have opened up the availability for us to further service our customers. With a couple of our out of state customers, we have been using our connections to get our customers great deals on brand new trucks. From there, we then lift the trucks, add wheels and tires, running boards, lights, grills and painting. Basically we can take your new vehicle and add what ever is in your budget to it. If we cannot get it done in house, we will help facilitate it being done.
This 2015 F-150 showed up to us with 100 miles on it. A nice XLT package truck…but needed a good bit more. Customer wanted us to take it to the next level. Wanted this plain looking F-150 to really stand out. The interior was just the stock factory gray cloth. We [...]