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Old 08-19-2015, 01:46 AM   #31
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Wow I can't get enough of this.... Sweet!
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:49 PM   #32
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I love this e46 M3! Laguna Seca Blue on Laguna Seca Blue seats and navi! What more could you ask for.

The shine on this M3 was still great but the swirls in the sun was annoying the client and he wanted to get as much of the swirls out as possible. We ended up doing a 2 stage polish which brought the paint condition to about a 9 out of 10 minus the deeper scratches.

Hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed polishing this one!




Arrival




Paint measurements


Masking off the rubber trim




Before


After


50/50 shot




And the finished product
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:49 PM   #33
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Wes, any decent shots of the Alfa?
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:55 AM   #34
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I did actually!

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Old 11-15-2015, 11:42 AM   #35
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We had spoken to this client a few weeks prior to this detail and he had actually referred a Bentley to us earlier in the spring.

The car was fairly new and well taken care of so the paint was not in bad shape at all. A 1 stage polish was all that was needed to clean up the light swirls which then was protected with Opti Coat Pro afterwards.



Arrival




Claybarring the paint


Taking measurements


Masking up the plastic and rubber trim




Then on to polishing the paint

Before


After
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:42 AM   #36
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After the polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied to the paint


Via machine


Then Opti Coat Pro applied




And finally the finished pics starting with a reflection on the hood









Hope you liked the pics on this track monster!
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:33 AM   #37
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I had talked to this client for quite sometime now regarding his other vehicles like an e39 M5(which was sold) and an e30 M3. We had never gotten a chance to book a solid date but stayed in contact over the years. He had recently purchased this new Sprint Blue RS4 and was planning to drive it year round and wanted to protect it with Opti Coat Pro. The car was brought in for a consultation and we finally booked a date!



Arrival




After cleaning the wheels and a car wash we claybarred the paint


Took some paint measurements




And finally we started with the 1st stage of polishing

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After


A 50/50 shot


The metallic flake in the Sprint Blue started to really POP again!
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:33 AM   #38
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We also polished the headlights and taillights

Before


After




After all the polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied




Unmasking


Then cleaning all the little details like removing polish from the edge of the stone guard




Then finally Opti Coat Pro is applied




And here are the afters








Always a pleasure to work on an RS and glad we could bring this Sprint Blue back to life!
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:26 PM   #39
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We had been looking forward to this Lava Orange 991 GT3RS for quite sometime. We maintain this clients other RS's as well so we knew about this one for almost a year now.

Not really much else to say, got the call Saturday evening and it was in the shop by Wednesday



Arrival




Cleaning the wheels


Masking off the rubber and plastic trim




The whole front end is carbon fibre so we had to bring out our ultrasound paint gauge to measure the paint

Underneath the hood


Ultrasound measurements


Magnetic measurements




And on to polishing the paint.

There was already close to 5000km on the odometer so the paint had some light swirls to polish out before applying Opti Coat Pro.

Before


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Old 12-09-2015, 07:27 PM   #40
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Before


After


The taillights were polished as well

Before


After




After the 2nd stage of polishing was completed we applied Opti Coat Primer via machine to the paint






We unmasked the trim and took care of some finishing touches like cleaning up the polishing dust and cleaning polish from the edge of the stone guard with a tooth pick




And finally applied Opti Coat Pro
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:29 PM   #41
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Overcast day so the gloss was not photographing the best it could be, but still happy with the finished pics!










And the icing on the cake.... an autograph under the hood from Wolfgang Porsche!!!


Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as we enjoyed working on the car!

Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:14 PM   #42
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Happy New Year!


We were contacted by this client to detail this rare fire orange M3,1 of 2 I believe in Toronto, for storage. When it came in to the shop and upon inspection we came to the conclusion that it definitely needed a 2 stage polish as the paint was in rough condition. Anyways onto the polishing.



Arrival




Claybarring the paint


Measuring the paint


Masking off the rubber and plastic trim




Finally with all the prep done we started the compounding

Before


After


Before


After


Before (the trunk was in horrible shape with buffer trails everywhere)


After (there was a deeper scratch that was to deep to come out)
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:15 PM   #43
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50/50 shot




Headlights and taillights were polished as well

Before


After





After all the compounding and polishing Opti Coat Primer was applied


Then Opti Coat Pro was applied




Here is the result of all our hard work starting with a sun shot








And finally my favourite shot




All the best in 2016!
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:02 AM   #44
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Hi Wes,

I have a question for you. My car has some light scuffs on the horizontal side of my rear bumpers. They look like hairline scuffs on the clearcoat from pulling my gym bag from the trunk. Should I get this buffed out before I bring the car to you guys or is this something you guys can fix. I can take a picture if you need. My guess is that I should get it done by wet sanding because the dealer polished my car once, and the scuffs remained there. I would appreciate some advise. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:57 PM   #45
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Hey Ivan,

It would be better for me to see the scratches in person because if they are to deep possibly even a wet sand may not get them out.
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