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 [.
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 [...]
Our customer brought his brand new Alfa Romeo 4C to us for a number of services he wanted completed. First on the list, was to remove the already yellowing paint protection film that was previously installed on the vehicle. This is a common issue with lower quality film.
Now that the old paint protection film has been removed, we began the process for our New Car Prep. This step is necessary for all vehicles that receive a ceramic paint coating from us. This process decontaminates the paint surface while simultaneously removing swirl marks, bringing the paint to a high gloss finish and creating a smooth surface for the coating to adhere to.
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 [...]