BMW 5 Series – Bring her back to life!

We were recently contacted by a customer who had just returned from a deployment in the Middle East. His BMW 5 series had been sitting and he really wanted to make her beautiful again so he could drive and enjoy her.

We started with a deep wheel cleaning. We all know how these European cars throw brake dust!


Wheel before:



We did a thorough scrubbing of the wheel and tire, but it just wasn’t up to our standards. We used an iron decontamination cleaner to clean the wheel even further. Here you you can see the pink/purple color. This color change happens as the brake dust particles are attacked and loosened from the wheel surface.



And the finished product:



After a deep wash and decontamination, we moved onto polishing the paint to remove heavy swirl marks and marring and restore gloss and clarity so the metal flake can really do its thing.

Here is a before shot of the paint. This is actually the best looking spot from the whole car. Notice the swirling around the light reflection:



Here is the after shot. Notice the clarity of the reflection and how the swirling is gone:




Mirror mirror on the wall……




And the finished product:




The wheels and paint were topped with a long lasting sealant for ease of maintenance as well as superior beading and sheeting which helps the vehicle to stay cleaner longer.

With beautiful weather already upon us, bring the sparkle back to your paint and make life easier keeping it clean. Check out our Services hereContact the experts at Carolinas Finest Detailing today!



Introducing CQuartz Finest Ceramic Coating

Introducing CQuartz Finest Ceramic Coating

We here at Carolina`s Finest Detailing strive to offer only the best services and protection for our customers. In this pursuit, we were selected to be able to offer and install CQuartz Finest. Only 0.01% of detailers worldwide are chosen to offer this exclusive product.

CarPro Authorized Detailers

Why C.Quartz Finest?

C.Quartz Finest is the exclusive flagship ceramic coating offered by CarPro.  CarPro was the pioneer of Ceramic coatings and nanotech car care products and a leader in innovation and improvement of this technology across the world!

The entire CarPro line was designed with C.Quartz in mind!  CarPro is the only brand on the planet that has a full line of high performance maintenance products specifically designed and manufactured in their own facility for peak performance and protection!

Unlike waxes and sealants, C.Quartz Finest adds a measurable 2~3µm thick extremely glossy nanotech ceramic coating.  Unlike the durability of wax and sealants which is measured in months, C.Quartz Finest durability is measured in years!

 C.Quartz FINEST is the most exclusive automotive surface protection in the world!  Only available to the top 0.01% detailers in the world, Finest was designed specifically for those with discerning tastes for its exceedingly rich & glossy finish, as well as its ability to resist the elements and protect like no other.

While its beauty is undeniable, that is only the start!  Long term protection of that beauty and resistance to the environment is equally important.  Utilizing a proprietary condensed nanotech material, FINEST adds a measurable 3µm tough, high gloss “glass” layer, which protects the paint from dirt, brake dust, bugs, bird bombs, and tar for a minimum of two years.  To experience the glossiest finish and best protection on the market, visit for more information.

What does that mean to you?

Gloss: C.Quartz Finest has developed a reputation among professionals as the richest, deepest, highest gloss coating available anywhere.

Dust, dirt, bug, UV and contaminant resistance: Without C.Quartz, metal particles coming off the brakes of other vehicles can lodge in your paint causing damage over time.  C.Quartz puts an end to this with a thick barrier that does not allow these contaminants to reach the paint surface.

Compared to carnauba wax protection, dust and dirt retention is lowered up to 90% with C.Quartz Finest.

Bugs and bird bombs can be extremely destructive to your paint.  With 3µm of C.Quartz Finest the bug remains are unable reach your paint.

Easier maintenance: Any dirt or dust that does attach to the coating is easily removed upon the next wash without having to scrub or clay the vehicle.  C.Quartz Finest offers dirt and water shedding abilities beyond that of any other product available.   With the stay-clean effect provided by C.Quartz Finest, dirt slides right off during a wash.

Hydrophobic:  One of the most important features in keeping your vehicle clean is the ability of the protective layer to release water.  Finest features an industry leading sliding angle which allows water drops to release easily from the surface.

Scratch resistance:  C.Quartz Finest has been proven to resist fine swirls when properly cared for.



C.Quartz Finest is the most exclusive coating available worldwide:

Unlike other coatings, Finest cannot be purchased on the open market and is installed by only CarPro Authorized Finest Installers who have honed their skills so they may polish your paint to the highest level before protecting it with Finest.

Your Finest Authorized Detailer starts with an extremely detailed 2-3 step wash and decontamination process to remove all bonded contaminants from beneath the surface of the paint.  Following the “decon” process the paint is further analyzed and the best combinations of high tech pads and polishes are tested to produce the highest gloss possible.

This typically includes polishing the entire vehicle 2 and sometimes 3 times to reach this level.  After the paint is perfected all the polishing oils are stripped from the vehicle with the use of CarPro Eraser.  This step is essential so that C.Quartz Finest will fully bond with the paint.  When the paint is determined to be 100% oil free, a minimum of 2 layers C.Quartz Finest are applied with a minimum of one hour cure between layers.

CarPro C.Quartz Finest Installers make up a global network of professionals who proudly offer a warranty on our flagship coating.  This warranty provides that Finest will not bubble, yellow, peel, oxidize, or lose any significant gloss for a minimum of 3 years with an optional for a 5 year extended warranty.


  • Water contact angle: 115°
  • Sliding angle: 15~25°
  • Thickness:  2~3µm
  • Heat resistance: Beyond 1000° F



  • Only available through the top 0.01% of detailers in the world
  • Industry leading Gloss, depth, and “sliding angle”
  • Stays clean and glossy longer than any other sealant or coating
  • Resistance to fine swirls and marring
  • Self cleaning effect – Dust blows off and dirt washes off easily
  • Self cleaning effect – Low sliding angle ensure less droplets left on surface
  • Protection from brake dust and iron contaminants
  • Protection from bugs, bird bombs, and tar
  • Protection from UV rays and color fade
  • 2 Year Warranty

Read more here about this trend setting ceramic coating.

When only the Finest will do….Let us come to you!

Serving the greater Charlotte and Lake Norman areas with the finest detailing services.


Reviving a Frozen Ultimate Driving Machine

We have had the pleasure of working on some beautiful finishes lately. This one, however, really stands out. The owner contacted us to refresh his Frozen Blue BMW M3 to make her look showroom ready again. He has owned this car for 3 years since new and tried to maintain it himself. But as we all know, other things get in the way.


We started with the interior which wasn’t too bad.

Carpet before:



Carpet after:



Removing some staining:






Brake dust is the number one enemy with European cars!!


Wheel/Tire before:

**Note the dullness**20160310_095203




We deep cleaned the wheels, then used an iron remover to break up the last brake deposits:



Scrubbing the tires:



All clean and sealed:



Bumper before bug removal:



Bumper after:20160310_130145


Exterior before:

Notice the finishes overall dullness, even with cloudy skies.



Exterior after:

We performed a rinseless wash, iron decontamination, then another rinseless wash. The paint, wheels, & glass was then sealed. Notice the slight sheen now and how the dullness is gone. With frozen paint, we cannot polish and try to avoid claying if possible.







Its the small details that count…..


Exhaust tips before:






When only the Finest will do….Let us come to you!!!

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BMW Limerock M3 Show Season Prep

BMW Limerock M3 Show Season Prep

This beautiful BMW was prepared for the M Invasion show that was held at GMP Performance on February 27, 2016 as well as the upcoming show season and possible sale. Because the owner is looking to possibly sell the vehicle, the end goal was to restore gloss and clarity and protect the finish.

Here she is during the pre-soak phase:



All exterior surfaces were deep cleaned and decontaminated to remove any wax and embedded contaminants. The wheels received a deep cleaning as well including the inner barrels.

After the deep cleansing phase, the true condition of the paint was revealed (Notice the heavy swirling from improper wash techniques):

Hood before


Because perfection was not the goal, a one step correction was settled upon. Here are the results in that same spot (Notice the clarity of the reflection and how the swirling is now gone):


Hood after


Here is a 50/50 video during the paint correction process:


Now that the correction phase has been completed, check out the beautiful orange glow:








The final step in the process was to apply Optimum Gloss Coat, our entry level Opti-Coat Pro service, to lock in the restored paint and make maintenance a breeze for the next 2 years.

Due to the weather, we were unable to get final shots, but here are a few shots taken by the owner after our job was completed:






Want your baby to look her very best? Look no further than than Carolina`s Finest Detailing.

When only the Finest will do…..Let us come to you.

Contact us today to schedule your service or for a free consultation.