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  • #91
    Unmasking the trim


    Cleaning out the polish residue


    Cleaning the windows


    And dressing the tires




    And the star of the show, Opti Gloss Coat




    Finally the finished product. Unfortunately no sun out, just light snow and autumn leaves.




    This shot shows the gloss best and is one of my favorite pics of the set






    And finally an artsy fartsy miami basel shot lol




    Hope you enjoyed the transformation on this classic in a classic color!

    Thanks
    Wes

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    • #92
      Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Festivus, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years!

      This was a brand new MK7 GTI that came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro about 2 weeks ago. I had spoken to this client previously regarding his MK6 GTI but that never ended up coming to fruition. There was a bit of a delay with getting it in to the shop as a few things had to be ironed out with the dealership but in it finally came.









      734KM




      Wheels are always first






      Even the wheel wells too




      Starting the car wash


      Two Bucket Method always, dirt rinsed off the mitt before going into the soap bucket




      Claybarring the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt




      Rubber trim masked off




      Paint measured and no signs of a repaint




      Some areas were bad others weren't so bad but regardless we wanted to get the paint as perfect as safely possible so that the owner could have a nice delivery experience from us and the car be in the shape it was supposed to be in.

      Here are the befores and afters

      Before


      After


      Before


      After


      One of the rougher panels
      Before


      After




      Unmasking the rubber trims


      Cleaning out the polishing dust


      And using a tooth pick to clean out the polish residue


      Removing the swirls is important but cleaning up the left overs is just as equally important too!

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      • #93
        Now with everything cleaned up the finishing touches were next.

        Dressing the tires


        Cleaning the windows


        Wiping the exhaust with 0000 steel wool


        And finally applying first the Opti Coat Primer


        The star of the show




        I didn't get to many after pics as there was still a 40% chance of rain so I quickly took it out for a few pics then tucked it away for delivery.

        No sun out but I did my best to capture the glossiness in the car. It's nice to see your work can still shine on a cloudy day lol!



        This is my favorite pic out of the bunch








        And the last pic



        Hope everyone had a good 2014 and all the best in 2015!

        Thanks,
        Wes

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        • #94
          First Bimmer of the year and a long time customer. I've done his previous M3 as well.

          Just a mini write up but I hope you still enjoy the pics none the less!



          Arrival pic




          Cleaning the wheels


          Claybarring the paint


          Measuring the paint




          Before


          After


          50/50 shot




          Opti Gloss Coat




          And the finished pics

          I love the gloss in this pic






          Thanks!
          Wes

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          • #95
            This 1M is actually owned by a very good friend who had his eye on it for a couple months in the BMW Toronto showroom. I didn't think he was going to pull the trigger but surprisingly he did and in it came just before Christmas. I took my time with this one as I wanted it perfect and as shiny as it could be. Hopefully the detail added to the value hahaha.



            Arrival pics








            Always start with the rims before the wash


            Using a brush to clean inside the lugnut area


            Microfiber mitt to clean the rim face




            Washing with a microfiber chenille mitt and always doing the 2 Bucket Method




            Taking paint measurements to see how thick the paint is as well as to long out for any repaints or thin areas to be weary of








            After taking measurements as well as masking off the rubber trim we can start the first stage of polishing

            Before


            After


            Before


            After


            Before


            After


            Before


            After


            And a 50/50 shot

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            • #96
              After the second stage of polishing we unmasked the trim


              And cleaned the polishing dust out of the jambs




              Afterwards gave the paint an alcohol wipe down to clean off the polishing oils






              Applied Opti Coat Primer


              Then Opti Coat Pro






              Finally the cherry on top

              Before


              After




              I got a few good finished pics but not to many as it was FREEZING!


















              Hope you enjoyed the write up!

              Thanks,
              Wes

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              • #97
                We were eagerly anticipating this brand new 991 GTS with the Aero package since we learned of the deposit placed down before Christmas. This client has been with us for 5 years now and to see him work up to this has been a pleasure! The paint was not in bad shape and applying Opti Coat Primer via machine pretty much cleaned up the light swirling that was there.

                Anyways on to the pics.



                It looks like Camp 4 outside of the shop




                Claybarring with the Nanoskin Mitt




                Rubber and plastic trim masked off




                Opti Coat Primer


                Applied by machine. I love the uniform look




                Blurry polishing




                Opti Coat Pro


                Applied




                Double checking our work


                I love taking flake shots




                And the finished shots








                Looking forward to maintaining this one on an annual basis and I hope you enjoyed the pics!

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                • #98
                  I believe this was our 3rd time working on a Mini and it was pretty cool that it was a Hampton. This client had seen our work online and was interested in bringing his baby in before the spring rush. Believe it or not as small as a Mini is supposed to be it was a lot of work! Masking the rubber trim alone was insane!

                  Anyways on to the pics



                  Claybarring the paint




                  Masked off all the rubber and plastic trim




                  Before


                  After




                  Opti Coat




                  And the finished pics






                  Hope you enjoyed the pics as usual and hopefully we see you in the spring!

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                  • #99
                    We had detailed this client's RS before as well as his 997.2 RS so we were familiar with the paint as well as the condition of the car. Always a pleasure to see this one and work on it as well. The paint was looking just a little rough and we were hoping a 1 stage polish would be enough but in the end we did a non aggressive 2 stage polish which was protected afterwards with Opti Gloss Coat.

                    As usual, hope you enjoy the pics!



                    Arrival pic




                    After the wheel cleaning and 2 bucket car wash we clayed the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt




                    Brought it in and masked off the rubber trim


                    Then took paint measurements




                    1st stage polish before


                    1st stage polish after with a bit of haze


                    50/50 shot


                    2nd stage polish before


                    2nd stage polish after and the haze all gone


                    And a shot of us polishing




                    Cleaning out the residue from the edge of the stone guard with a tooth pick


                    Then alcohol wipe down




                    Applying Opti Gloss Coat




                    And finally the finished pics. I wish so badly that the sun was out to show just how glossy the paint was.




                    This was the best glossy pic I could take and it didn't even come close




                    Nonetheless I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the process on a rare colored RS.

                    Thanks!

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                    • I love this color! From pics in magazines etc I wasn't sure how I felt about Austin Yellow, but in person it is so beautiful! This client had brought us his previous Evo X but had sold that and purchased this. It was fairly new so all that was needed was a 1 stage polish.

                      I really wish the sun was out for the pics to do the color justice but it is what it is.



                      Arrival




                      Claybar




                      Measuring the paint




                      Before


                      After




                      Dressing the tires


                      Cleaning the windows




                      And the finished pics




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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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                        • 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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                          • Hey GTR Canada,

                            Just wanted to share a Civic Type R we recently did a 1 stage polish on and protected with Opti Gloss Coat.





                            Thanks!
                            Wes
                            (647)999-8499
                            Instagram/OrionDetailingCo

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                              • Great pictures, loved them all.

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