Is it yellow or is it orange? It's a little bit of both, it is Yorange! We have seen plenty of 5th gen. Vipers come through our facility this year but none quite as vibrant as this one. Our XPEL Ultimate Full Front End Protection Package, paired with a New Car Prep / CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating is the best way to protect your vehicle against road debris and Mother Nature! Not only did our customer opt for the Full Front End Protection Package, he also wanted his a-pillars / partial roof and rocker panels protected as well.
Before we applied the XPEL, we performed our New Car Prep which is a Stage 1 paint correction that decontaminates the paints surface and gets rid of any imperfections. The paint protection film was then applied.
After all of the film was applied it was time to make this bad boy SHINE! We re-washed the Viper to get rid of the gel we use to apply the XPEL and used a special product called Eraser which gets oils / residues off of the paints surface.
Now that the surface has been properly prepped and protected, we can apply the CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating. Reser [...]
Festivals of Speed was founded in 2004. For the past 13 years, they have hosted three to four large-scale events each year. Their sole mission is to provide a an upscale atmosphere for car enthusiasts and collectors of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, yachts and various luxurious products can come together to enjoy a weekend with like minded individuals. Most of their events have been held in Florida. They are slowly starting to branch out of the state to other states that have properties that simulate the lifestyle of the individuals they want to attract to the events. This year was the first year Festivals of Speed has attended the great state of Georgia! They chose the Avalon, located in Alpharetta as their host for the event this year.
For a first year event and having a rain date, the turnout was amazing! We had an excellent time networking with like minded individuals and showcasing the services we offer. Check out some of the images we captured from the event below!
Brian Spachman has wanted a R33 Skyline since he was a young lad. He remembered playing countless hours of Gran Turismo with the R33 and wanted to experience it in real life. After buying the R33 we had sitting in the shop, he finally got his hands on the R33 Motorex Skyline he always wanted and the rest was history. We wasted no time breaking down the RB26 to its bare block. From there it was outfitted with several performance parts with no expenses sparred. Continue reading below to see images and details of the build!
Out with the old, in with the new! The motor was pulled out and stripped down to the bare block to start fresh.It's time to get everything mounted up to the new block and install the engine / trans back into the chassis.JRZ Suspension was installed along with StopTech brake pads / rotors to help stop the R33 with all the added power. Origin Fabrication fabbed us up some custom inconel piping as well!Modifications:
- RB26 Tomei Short Block
- Precision Turbo 67/66 Single Ball BearingTurbo
- JRZ Suspension
- OS Giken Triple Disc Clutch
- DSS Axles
- StopTech Front and Rear Brake Pads & Rotors
- Pro EFI Management
- HKS Camshafts
- Diamond Custom Pistons
- Origin Fabrications custom down pipes, Inte [..
Very few 991.2 GT3's have been delivered stateside as of last week. We were lucky enough to have one in our facility last week for an XPEL Ultimate Full Front End Protection Package. Adding paint protection film to your new vehicle, can help prevent damages on the track or street. The cost of a repainted front bumper for example could cost almost as much as it would to protect the full front end of your vehicle. With that being said, paint protection film is a small insurance investment to maximize your vehicles protection while still being able to go out and enjoy it! What fun would it be just to put it in the garage and stare at it? This particular GT3 was optioned out nicely with carbon ceramic brakes, carbon bucket seats, leather / alcantara interior package, front axle lift system and Chalk exterior paint!
The best way to protect your investment from rock chips, road debris and other damages from driving on the road is to protect it with XPEL Ultimate paint protection film. We recently had this brand new Porsche Panamera visit our facility for a full front end protection package. This package includes the full hood, front bumper, full fenders and side mirrors. XPEL has a self healing property which allows it to stay looking brand new for several years. Other types of film will start to deteriorate over time from rock chips and road debris etching away at the film. Also, Ultimate paint protection film has a clear coat embedded in the film to allow the best clarity and gloss on the market! To achieve maximum gloss, you can apply one of our CQuartz Ceramic Coatings on top of the film for added protection and shine.
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 [...]
One of our customers wanted to get some old paint protection film removed off of his recently purchased GT3. The film that was installed previously was starting to deteriorate and he wanted it gone. We removed the old film along with all of residue left behind. Up next, we performed a 1.5 - Step Paint Correction to get the paint looking better than the day it rolled off the showroom floor. After the compound/polishing process was completed, we installed our Full Front End Protection Package using XPEL Ultimate's self healing film! Not only did he want to have his vehicle protected from road/track abuse he also wanted to keep it looking freshly detailed and easier to maintain for several years to come. We applied the CQuartz Professional ceramic coating to all painted exterior surfaces, wheel faces, wheel barrels and brake calipers! This coating will last 2-3 years and give his GT3 that "freshly waxed" look every time he steps into his garage to take her for a spin.
Four Five Eight! We completed a laundry list of our services on our customer's Ferrari 458. First off, we removed the old paint protection film that was on deteriorating on the front bumper and performed a 1-Step Polish to remove any film residue / light swirls and scratches. We added a Full Front End Protection package which includes the full hood, full fenders, headlights, front bumper and side mirrors. After the film was applied, we coated all painted exterior surfaces and on top of the XPEL film. Additionally, we powder coated the wheels matte black to give this Ferrari a more sportier look. While the wheels were off getting coated, we had the tires dismounted and put brand new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the freshly powder coated wheels. This Ferrari 458 not only has a new look but it's also protected from any future road damage!
When you think of a brand that has V12 power, stunning good looks and British craftsmanship, only one vehicle should come to mind. The Aston Martin! Our customer brought his, Titanium Silver Metallic, '08 Aston Martin DB9 in to get a CQuartz Professional Ceramic Paint Coating. The coating will keep his vehicle looking freshly waxed, way easier to clean/maintain and fewer washes throughout his ownership of the vehicle. Continue reading to see the processes we take to preserve the stunning looks of this Aston Martin DB9!After the Aston's paint has been corrected, we can proceed with the coating process. The first step in the coating process is to use a product called CarPro Eraser. Eraser allows us to remove any compound / polish and residue that may have been left over from the paint correction process. Next, we use a special applicator to apply the ceramic coating to all exterior painted surfaces. The coating we used is called CQuartz Professional. This coating has a life span of 2-3 years. We do offer another coating called CQuartz Finest Reserve which will last upwards of 3-5 years!We also ceramic coated the wheels. If you have a uniquely designed wheel or brake pads that create an insane amount of dust, you know how difficult i [..