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!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 [...
The Mercedes AMG Project One encompasses many technologies that you can see in Mercedes Benz's Formula 1 cars. This is basically a road legal Formula 1 car! Mercedes-AMG Project One has a top speed of 217+ mph and can accelerate to 124 mph in less than 6 seconds. If these numbers are true, that acceleration would exceed that of the Bugatti Veyron (0-120mph in 7.2 seconds) and the Porsche 918 (0-120mph in 6.7 seconds), while still maintaining air conditioning, two infotainment displays and a dock for your smartphone. The interior also takes styling cues from the F1 cars. Most noticeable features include the steering wheel and seats. We noticed there could potentially be an active spoiler / air brake from some of the release images. With a hefty price tag of $2.72M and 275 being produced, the chances of seeing one of these on the streets are slim to none! Hopefully we can get the change to spot one of these around the Atlanta car scene whenever they finally hit the streets.Key Features:
F1 Race Inspired Steering Wheel & Seats
10,000+ RPM Redline
1.6L Hybrid V6 Turbocharged Engine (1000+hp)
217mph Top Speed
Only 275 will be produced
$2.72M Price Tag
Carbon Fiber Body
AMG is the top of the line when it comes to Mercedes-Benz. Almost every AMG is more expensive and the highest performing variant in each Mercedes-Benz class. With a vehicle like this C63S, our customer wanted to take the utmost care and use the best products available to keep his Benz protected. With all of that being said, we applied CQuartz Professional ceramic coating to all exterior painted surfaces, coated the wheels (faces, barrels and brake calipers), coated the leather interior / dash, performed a 1-step paint correction and provided him with his own set of washing supplies to maintain the ceramic coating! Continue reading below to see more of the process and after images of the final outcome.An initial wash is performed before we start on the paint correction. We also used CarPro IronX Snow Soap on the vehicle to open up the paints pores. This helps release any contaminants that may be in the paints surface and help us remove them during the correction process.Brake dust is always a paint to remove when cleaning your wheels. Especially when you have a nice set of wheels like these, Vossen LC105-T's! Some people are concerned about the matte finish [...]
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 [...]
This is how the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera arrived to us, stock wheels & stock suspension.
Stock suspension is ready to be taken out! We installed a set of Swift Sport Springs. Unlike other suspension manufacturers, Swift created these springs with 3 goals in mind:
Maintain or improve a smooth, comfortable ride
Increase handling by reducing body roll and squat in search of overall suspension balance
Lower the vehicle within tolerance of each vehicle's usable stroke
With that being said, this is why we chose to install these springs on our customer's Gallardo Superleggera!
Driver front measurements before lowering springs, 1.5 inches. | Driver rear measurements before lowering springs, 2 1/8th inches
Driver front measurements after lowering springs, .5 inches. | Driver rear measurements afterlowering springs, 1 inch
Everything is all buttoned up! We had all windows tinted (#nomorefishbowl), the exhaust tips ceramic coated, Swift Sport springs installed, w [...]
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 [...]
The demand for the GT3RS continues to grow as individuals are having to wait, several months to a couple of years, to get their hands on one of Porsche's most sought after machines. Our customer took delivery of his Ultraviolet Purple GT3RS and immediately brought it to us to protect his investment. He wanted to get the entire vehicle protected with XPEL Ultimate self healing paint protection film. We covered every inch of the vehicle with XPEL! Continue reading to see the process and final outcome of this beautiful example of automotive machinery.
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Every vehicle gets an initial wash to remove any surface debris so we can properly identify and address any imperfections on the paints surface. Most people think that their new vehicle will arrive to them in near perfect condition. It's not very often we see a vehicle arrive to our facility from the dealer in near perfect condition. That's where we step in!
After the initial wash, we can see the imperfections on the paint surface. Minor swirls and scratches are scattered across the entire vehicle. Since this GT3RS is getting full body XPEL coverage, we needed to fully polish th [...]
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 [...]
We had the pleasure to protect this 1 of 52 '17 911 4GTS with XPEL's Ultimate line of paint protection film. A Full Front End Protection Package was applied. Full Front End Packages include the full hood, full fenders, side mirrors and front bumper. This particular 911 is adorned with a paint to sample color, Voodoo Blue. To make this vehicle even more rare, it also has a 7-speed manual gearbox! Don't hesitate to contact us for any of your automotive needs! #ShineAuto