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Vendor 85D Paint Correction with CQuartz Coating - Impression Auto Salon in Santa Clarita, CA

Discussion in 'California' started by [email protected], May 31, 2016.

  1. Brian@Impression

    Feb 17, 2015
    Santa Clarita, CA
    #1 [email protected], May 31, 2016
    Last edited: May 31, 2016
    The final results​

    Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! We are a sponsor here and did this 85D a while back so we wanted to share with you guys. We truly love helping our customers make their cars look perfect and keep them that way and this model S was no exception.

    When this new black model S 85D first came in for new car protection, we noticed lots of defects in the factory paint. It’s swirled and speckled finish was not doing the car justice, and we couldn’t wait to make it look dripping wet like it should.

    Black Tesla Model S 85D 50-50 3 Step Paint Correction and Swirl Removal.jpg
    The finish before we started. Definitely needing improvement
    We recommended a new car protection 3 step correction and polish along with a CQuartz Finest coating that would give a luxurious shine and protection that would last for the next few years if maintained properly. This coating is the most exclusive coating in the world with only 2% of detailers who ask to be authorized installers accepted and authorized to install. We are honored to be the only location authorized to install CQuartz Finest in Northern Los Angeles at our shop in Santa Clarita, CA.

    We started by performing a deep cleaning of the vehicle with a decontamination wash with iron remover before applying a clay to remove the remainder of contaminates.

    Next we performed a 3 step paint correction process to remove the swirls and defects, bringing the paint to perfect. Our custom LED lit, 2,500 square foot, secure shop is set up for exactly this type of project – extremely well lit, with a dedicated light bay and every paint correction tool and material at our fingertips (we are a bit obsessed with having the absolute latest and best in our shop) for the perfect finish.

    Even without any top coat protection, the finished product was extremely shiny. No more swirls or defects.

    Before applying the CQuartz Finest Coating, we heated the shop to a temperature of about 80 degrees. After applying CQuartz Finest, we cured the coating with an IR heat lamp, hardening the ceramic paint coating for the ultimate shine and protection. The picture below shows

    Black Tesla Model S 85D IR Heat Lamp Curing CQuartz Finest.jpg
    The IR heat lamp in action​
    The final result was exactly how we think every Tesla should look when delivered. Clean. Flawlessly corrected. And protected. We just love the results and so did our customer.

    Black Tesla Model S 85D Rear Side After CQuartz Finest Coating.jpg Black-Tesla-Model-S-85D-Hood-with-Paint-Correction-and-CQuartz-Finest-Coating.jpg
    The finished product​

    Paint correction with coating is our specialty and it allows you to truly keep your finish beyond showroom perfect for years without having to be an “expert” detailer. We want you to be able to truly enjoy what you drive while your car stays looking its best! It is just one other reason we invite every customer back 7 days after our service for a wash demo. We show you rinseless and waterless wash methods done safely using the best in products and DIY tools. We can also set you up with the local mobile pro in your area for regular upkeep.
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  2. Maday

    Maday New Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    How much was this service and how long did it take?
  3. Brian@Impression

    Feb 17, 2015
    Santa Clarita, CA
    CQuartz ranges depending on with grade of coating we are going with. The top of the line is FINEST which was done here. FINEST starts at $1100 depending on condition of the car. Even brand new Tesla's still require some love before we can apply any coating but even more love to be FINEST ready. This customer came in after this for paint protection film as well which gave much better protection from rock chips as well.

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