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Exotic Detailing

Detailing "Exotic" cars can present an entire new level of challenges. More often than not, these vehicles are designed and built very differently than a daily driver. We recently worked on this Ferrari Spyder. Although this vehicle is rarely driven and usually stays under a car cover, it still needed some attention. The paint was in overall good shape. It had some light to moderate marring and desperately needed to be clayed to remove surface contaminants that had built up over the years. The interior was also in pretty good shape as well. The leather on the dash and seats were not cracked or discolored, but it had been a while since they had been conditioned. The carpet was black and did not have any visible stains, but after cleaning a sample area, there was some light soiling. The wheels had some brake dust that had built up and the pipes had a thick layer of exhaust residue that stood out. The engine compartment was dusty and required some protection from the intense heat from op...


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Black 2001 Jaguar XJR (after)

After washing and claying the entire vehicle to exfoliate the paint to prevent further damage, we polished the paint with a three stage paint correcting polish and a D/A polsher (D/A is a "Dual-Action" polisher as opposed to a "high speed" or "rotary" buffer).The polish completely eliminated the small scratches rather than temporarily hiding them like a wax or swirl remover would. We want true results rather than temporary results. This took several hours to complete, but once the surface was smooth and blemish free, we applied two coats of a durable paint sealant that forms an invisible sheild over the surface. Once the sealant had time to bond to the paints, surface, we appilied to two coats of a premium paste wax for additional protection as well as delivering a look that is unparalleled. The marring was gone and we were left with a deep shine. We wanted to make the flakes in  the paint stand out to add stronger depth and clarity. The trunk lid was retored to its original brill...


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Black 2001 Jaguar XJR (before)

Author: Administrator | Date: 04/01/2012 | Category: Detailing Journal | Comments: 1
Tags: CAR CARE CHATTANOOGA CORRECTION DETAILING ELIMINATE PAINT POLISH REMOVAL SCRATCH SWIRLS TENNESSEE TIPS VEHICLE WASH WAX

We recently had one of our clients bring in her black 2001 Jaguar XJR that she has had and babied since it was new. The car was in good shape, but she wanted to prepare the car for the summer heat by doing some routine maintanence such as cleaning and treating the carpet, vinyl, and leather. As anyone that has ever owned a black car will tell you, black is not just a color, but a part time job. Black paint is beautiful when it is clean, but it does not hide dirt, debris, pollen, smudges, or marring very well. Marring is a term to describe blemishes in the paint that look like swirl marks that tend to appear over time especially on darker finishes. She wanted to eliminate the surface scratches and protect the paint to prevent future marring.  The marring was most noticable on the horizontal surfaces, such as the hood, roof, and trunk lid, but for its age, the paint was in good shape. Our client wanted to restore the paint to its original depth, brilliance, and optical clarity by elimi...


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Vinyl Protectants

Author: Administrator | Date: 10/02/2011 | Category: Interior Maintenance | Comments: 0
Tags: AUTO CAR CHATTANOOGA DETAILING MAINTENANCE PROTECTION RESTORATION VEHICLE WASH

What do use to protect the dashboard in your vehicle? Armor-All has become a household name in vinyl care. I have heard many stories over the years from people claiming that Armor-All ruined their vinyl, but I have also met several people that will not use anything but Armor-All therefore, I prefer to look at the facts and use the product that gives you the preferred results.    Armor-All:  Armor-All uses water based silicone emulsions, UV inhibitors, and gloss enhancers in their vinyl protectant formula. Vinyl manufacturers agree that no silicone oil vinyl treatments should be used on vinyl for several reasons. Silicone oils attack the top coat on vinyl, they contain no effective UV screening agents, they are build up products that inhibit heat which will accelerate drying and eventually cracking the vinyl, and they are greasy and oily attracting dust and soiling. The UV inhibitors used in their formula may help reduce the risks, but why take the chance?   Water-Based Vin...


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