Reporting for Duty – Jeep Wrangler

Reporting for Duty – Jeep Wrangler

There is a constant line that I like to use…”It`s never too late to show some love to your ride.” This definitely rings true for this 15 year old Jeep. The owner began restoring  and customizing it in 2000 and it has since taken on quite a different form from factory. We have previously paint corrected and applied our signature nano ceramic coating to the owners other two vehicles. After seeing how easy it is to maintain them and how good they look; he opted to have his daily beater done as well.

Process:

  • Thorough wash and 2 step paint decontamiantion
  • All undercarriage foam washed and degreased
  • Application of  Opti Coat Pro to all painted surfaces
  • Application of CQuartz Dlux to all black trim including fender flares, bumpers, wheel faces, light surrounds, etc.
  • Application of CQuartz Dlux via airbrush to all suspension components and wheel wells
  • Glass sealed
  • Tires shined

The paint now has a nice sheen to it, is protected, and maintaining this beast will be a piece of cake for years to come. Looking to protect your investment? We offer a ride range of options for you . Contact us today for a free consultation.

Beauty shots:

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Walk around video:

 

Special Edition Challenger – Making her pretty again

Special Edition Challenger – Making her pretty again

From what I am told, this Challenger is called a Track Hawk edition. It was built when Hellcats were first released because of the high demand but low supply. This car is a bit different beast however. It is optimized for curvy roads, not just straight lines. This car was in need of some major attention however. After a botched dealership detail and some run ins with sprinklers; her finish was very dull and full of scratches. The trim was also fading already. After over 32+ man hours; she looks way better!!!

Services performed;

  • Wash & paint decontamination
  • Wheel/well/tire deep cleaning
  • 2 step polish on wheel barrels
  • Some spot wet sanding and touch up work
  • 2 step paint correction
  • Plasti dip removal from gas cap & tail lights
  • CQUartz Dlux applied to all trim to restore finish and protect
  • CQuartz Professional applied to painted surfaces & vinyl wrapped hood

 

Here she is all foamed up:

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Before condition of the paint (Note the dullness above the light as well as the severe swirling):

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Much better. While not perfect, a huge improvement!

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The money shots:

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F250 New Truck Prep – CQuartz Professional

F250 New Truck Prep – CQuartz Professional

Big trucks need love too! After all; its a chore just to do a proper wash and dry on one of these things. But what if I told you that washing and drying your truck could take way less time? What if I told you that your truck would be protected for years against environmental fallout, bird poop, bugs, etc? And what if I told you that freshly waxed look was a wash away? Behold the power of CQuartz!!! Realizing the task of keeping this truck looking good along with being on the road constantly; this customer opted for the best!

Services performed:

  • Wash & two step paint decontamination
  • Wheels/wells/tires deep cleaned
  • Spot compounding
  • One step paint correction
  • 2 coats CQuartz Professional applied to paint, wheel faces, front grille area
  • Glass sealed
  • Tires and trim protected with long lasting protectant
  • Interior vacuum

 

A little before and after on these B Pillars:

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B Pillar after

 

Beauty shots! Check out that flake!!!

 

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Walk around video of this gorgeous beast!!

 

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Singing the Jazz Blues….CQuartz Professional

Singing the Jazz Blues….CQuartz Professional

I will start out by saying this…..If I could have a polisher in my hands everyday for the rest of my life; I will have never worked. Every vehicle has a story to tell. Unfortunately for this Jazz Blue Challenger; the story was a rough one. With three repainted areas and lots of deep scratching; it was apparent she lived a rough life before being rescued by her current owner.

Here is a breakdown of services performed:

  • Wash & 2 step paint decontamination
  • Wheels/wells/tires deep cleaned
  • Wheels were ceramic coated via airbrush
  • Spot wet sand multiple areas
  • Some chip & scratch touch up
  • 2 step paint correction
  • Application of CQuartz Professional to all painted areas & lights
  • Tires protected
  • Interior vacuum & door jambs cleaned

 

Here is a before and after during the compounding stage on one of the areas in better shape:

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After:

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A before and after video during the compounding step:

 

Of course the sun did not want to cooperate again for delivery. However; the gloss is absolutely undeniable in the unedited photos:

 

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And for the full effect; a walk around:

 

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Blue Beauty Charger – CQuartz Professional

Blue Beauty Charger – CQuartz Professional

Mopar or no car!! Its a motto this customer definitely lives by when looking at his stable. The crown jewel, however, is this gorgeous B5 Blue Charger you see here. And don’t get it twisted. This girl is not all show. There is a distinct start up sound that tells you…..”Let`s go fast!”

So we made it our goal to make this car look fast while standing still. And I think this one can be classified as Mission Accomplished!

Services performed:

  • Wash & 2 step paint decontamination
  • Wheels/tires/wells deep cleaned
  • 2 step paint correction
  • CQuartz Dlux applied to front grille areas
  • 2 coats of CQuartz Professional applied to all painted surfaces and wheel faces

 

Just a small before and after from the trunk threshold:

Before (Note the swirling around the light source):

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After (Note no more swirling and the clarity of the lights reflection):

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Its the small details that count and sets us apart from the competition….

 

See the clarity in this taillight. Scroll down to the next picture.

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This was that taillight before:

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Window deflectors all swirled up:

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Swirls be gone!!! Does your detailer polish and coat these areas? Probably not. Small things like this are why we pride ourselves on providing the finest detailing services around.:

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The beauty shots (Of course the sun decided to take a break. Check out the gloss and reflections!!)……

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That thing got a Hemi?

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Does your taillights even reflect bro?

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Ahh…blus skies……err cloudy?

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Beautifully polished exhaust tips….check.

Perfectly cleaned and dressed trim…check.

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Walk around video more your style???

 

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One Rad Z28 – CQuartz Professional

One Rad Z28 – CQuartz Professional

What`s that old motto “Chevy runs deep?” It definitely rings true for this customer. When he found this rare Z28 Camaro; there was no hesitation to trade in his ZL1 for it. However; he definitely recognized this poor girl needed some serious love! Even with only a bit over 2,000 miles on the clock, it was apparent that those miles were very rough.

Chips, heavy scratches, and a few scuffs were already present. Of course; nothing we couldn’t handle. The customer even talked to other shops; but recognized the true skill and talent here at Carolina`s Finest Detailing. After a few brief discussions; we settled on a plan of attack. Here is a quick breakdown of services performed:

  • PPF applied to black side valences and part of quarter panels by Gordon at Sunstoppers Inc (We polished these areas beforehand to ensure maximum clarity and gloss).
  • Wash & 2 step paint decontamination
  • Deep wheel, tire, & well cleaning using PH neutral cleaners around the Carbon rotors.
  • Rear Chevy badge removal
  • Paint touch up in multiple areas
  • Wet sand a few major scratches
  • 2 step paint correction – A total of 12 hours!
  • CQuartz Professional applied to paint, wheels, & calipers
  • CQuartz Dlux applied to wheel wells

 

We don’t consider our job done after our services are performed. We provide our ceramic coating customers with the proper towels, chemicals, and education to maintain their finish for years to come. And now for the fun part…pictures!!!!

 

Fender badge before:

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Rearview mirror before:

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After:

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Hood before:

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After:

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Carbon hood vent before (Notice the hazing):

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Here is a 50/50 video during the compounding process; but before polishing:

 

 

 

Of course, the sun decided to play hide and seek. Here are some beauty shots:

 

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And a walk around….

 

 

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Plum Crazy Kitty – CQuartz Professional

Plum Crazy Kitty – CQuartz Professional

Plum Crazy Purple + Hellcat = Jaw dropping desire!!!! If I am the only one with these feelings, oh well!!!

 

For your viewing pleasure; I present to you this beautiful Plum Crazy Purple Hellcat after we worked some serious magic on her. Services performed:

  • Thorough Wash & paint decontamination
  • Two step paint correction
  • Wheel faces & side plastic valences coated in CQuartz Dlux
  • CQuartz Professional on all painted surfaces
  • All other exterior trim coated with Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus
  • Quick interior detail

 

The beauty shots:

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The sun tells no lies!!:

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And of course, a walk around:

 

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