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Old 07-12-2015, 08:20 AM   #11
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Just wanted to bump this up for anyone else in the GTA looking for a detailer. Here is an example of our work...



This new M4 came to us in pretty good condition straight from the dealer. Other then a few light swirls that the camera couldn't pick up the paint was in great shape. Not much else to say other then enjoy the pics!



As usual the arrival pics




Paint measurements




Masking off the rubber trim




Applied Opti Coat Primer via machine






After removing the tape etc we cleaned out some polish residue with our trusty tooth pick




Opti Coat Pro




Double checking our work with a light that emits the same color light as the sun


Perfect




And finally the fruits of our labour
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:26 AM   #12
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This was totally a coincidence that two e39 M5s came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro. They had both booked on the same day so I ended up doing the write up on both cars at the same time which is a first and was quite interesting to do. I was very happy with the out come on both cars as were the owners so enjoy seeing the process and final pics!



Arrival (you should have seen both owners' faces lol)




Masking off the rubber trim after the wash and clay




Taking paint measurements






Before


After


50/50 shot




Opti Coat Pro


Application






And the finished pics
















I hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed working on my favorite generation M5!
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:39 AM   #13
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A long time customer recently purchased this new 4 GTS from Pfaff and wanted to get the paint protected asap. Well after 1000km in it finally came.

I must say this is one of the most beautifulest 991s we have done this year and we had a great time working on it and admiring all the little details put together on this 4 GTS.

Paint wasn't in bad shape so just a quick 1 stage polish and then protected with Opti Coat Pro.

Enjoy!



Arrival pic




Paint measurement and plastic trim masked off




Before


After




Lovely metallic flake shot




Opti Coat Pro




And the finished pics starting with reflections off the hood










Definitely looking forward to maintaining this one over the years!
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:13 AM   #14
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This was a US 996 Turbo with very low mileage, to be honest I forget but I'm pretty sure it was around 30000km. Paint wasn't that bad but some of the swirls were a little deeper so a 2 stage polish was needed to correct the paint. As usual with most cars we do nowadays it was protected afterwards with Opti Coat Pro.

Hope you like the pics!




Arrival pic




Masking off the rubber trim on the moonroof and had trim it with the plastic razor to get proper coverage




Measuring the paint




Before


After




Opti Coat Pro(sorry for the blurry pic)




And the finished pics










After spending the day with this one I have to say I still like the 996 Turbo and think it's great value for the money! Now I am window shopping for a 996 Turbo S or 996 GT2 hahahaha.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:38 PM   #15
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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 10-17-2015, 08:41 PM   #16
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Very good client contacted me regarding a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro on his recently purchased Lp640.

We had tried to schedule an appointment prior to this one but due to rainy weather we had to reschedule and he mentioned that maybe he was considering postponing the detail until the springtime, which is understandable. Luckily ... he had a change of heart and we were able to schedule a date where the weather worked in our favour!

So in to the shop it came!




As usual, the arrival pic




After cleaning the wheels, 2 Bucket Method wash, and clay bar, we masked the rubber trim


Next up was to take measurements of the paint with our special paint depth gauge which measures via ultrasound due to a few panels not being made of steel or aluminium. This gauge is not cheap at all and costed us $3000




These are the results of the 1st stage of polishing

Before


After(did I mention that solid black is a pain in the a**?!)


Headlights & Taillights were polished as well

Before


After




2nd stage of polishing was completed and then an alcohol wipe down to remove the polishing oils. Finally Opti Coat Primer applied to prepare for the Opti Coat Pro application





Tape removed and little details such as removing polish with a tooth pick from the edge of the stone guard was performed




And finally the star of the show, Opti Coat Pro




A shot in the sun to show no more swirls in the paint




All in all minus some deeper scratches which I suspect may have been from people leaning on the car for pics and the fact that it is solid black, I would say we got the paint condition to about an 8.5/9 out of 10.

Here are the results


I love reflection pics




The lens flare pointing at the car is pretty cool


And the last pic to finish the walk around




Hope you enjoyed the pics!!!
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:01 PM   #17
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We had spoken to this client while we were polishing the 991 GT3 in Vancouver. He had a few vehicles he was taking delivery of and wanted to protect them all with Opti Coat Pro.

This was the Golf R that literally came directly from the dealership. It had very light swirling and a 1 stage polish was all that was needed to clean it up.



Arrival pic


Only 107km on the odometer




Cleaning the wheels


Measuring the paint to make sure there were no surprises




Before


After




Removing the masking tape




Opti Coat Pro




And the finished pics




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Old 11-15-2015, 06:20 AM   #18
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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





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 12-09-2015, 04:01 PM   #19
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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


After


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




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, 04:45 PM   #20
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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)




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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