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Glistening Perfection -Phase 3 Renewal Service, XPEL Ultimate and Huper Optik Ceramic

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by capt601, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. capt601

    capt601 Vin02324

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    Finally getting around to posting a writeup and photos from having our car taken care of a few months ago.
    Phase 3 renewal service of the paint, Xpel ultimate on the front end, and Huper Optik Ceramic on windows ( 60 on front windshield, and 30 on all others)
    very detailed and it came out perfect. A big thanks to Moe @ Glistening Perfection in Aliso Viejo.!! writeup is from Moe, who took great pride in the project as he does with anything in his shop.

    Picture a sunny Saturday afternoon in SoCal. I'm sitting outside enjoying an In-N-Out burger. I see a Tesla Model S rolling slowly by our studio and stopping. So naturally I come over and who do I see? A long-time Porsche client of ours that we haven't seen in years. He and his wife just purchased a Model S P85 and were here to remove the clear film originally installed by factory. After about an hour of catching up and playing with the Model S, and getting the ride of a lifetime at mach speeds, we got down to business. Client wanted a renewal service, clear film, and Huper Optik window tint.

    So here is a great project that shows the level of attention and craftsmanship that goes into doing these services, the GP way.


    GP Automotive Renewal Service - Phase 3

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    Initial wheel cleaning using all-natural wheel cleaner and a unique polishing soap

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    Wash using all-natural soap and genuine Australian lambs wool wash mitt

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    Wash mitt and panel rinsed after cleaning each panel. This way, we don't put a dirty wash mitt back in our clean soap bucket

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    Decontaminate paint and glass surfaces

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    Paint assessed for condition. As you can see, quite a few swirls and scratches

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    Carbon fiber not properly polished to remove sanding marks

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    Paint properly polished and corrected

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    Carbon polished and corrected. As you can see, the clarity of the weave comes through and there's a nice gloss that wasn't evident before

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    Door jams cleaned and waxed

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    Old tire dressing removed

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    Notice the clean look using a proper tire conditioner. Notice the definition in the lettering of tire. It no longer has the messy goop from previous application

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    Charging cord cleaned and conditioned

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    All rubber and plastic trim cleaned and conditioned

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    Wheels waxed

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    Interior vacuumed and leather cleaned using all natural leather cleaner

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    Main screen cleaned using an all-natural glass cleaner

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    Carpets cleaned

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    Final detail and quality control

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    Old film carefully removed. This can take some time as we go very slow. There's always a slight risk of removing the paint while taking off the old clear film

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    Old film. Lots of relief cuts and exposed edges

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    Once film is removed, you can see the scratches and sanding marks in the clear coat

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    see this link for more photos of the project, as TMC doesn't let me post more than 50 photos???

    GP Automotive Renewal Service: Clear Film/Phase 3/Huper Optik Tint - Tesla Model S - Rennlist Discussion Forums
     
  2. MartinAustin

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    Looks great!
     
  3. JerryNycom

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  4. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    wow.. just amazing work!

    you're not going to go drive it now, are you?
     
  5. capt601

    capt601 Vin02324

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    Of course!! I couldn't leave it sitting around as its too much fun to drive. But our 911 is getting lonely. Only 500 miles in last 10 months versus 9400 in the model s.
     
  6. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    Really? But how long will that pristine condition last?
    I know whenever I clean my car, after less then one week of normal use in our weather, both interior and exterior look dirty. Thankfully my car is light silver in color, which doesn't tend to show exterior dirt that much. But the interior is black, and even though I try to keep it as clean as possible in between cleaning sessions, just normal use makes it dirty very quickly: dust/dirt that gets in through vents, open doors, sunroof or windows, or just by entering or exiting in our sometimes torrential rains, hefty winds or while being parked next to building sites just kills any once good looks.
    How do you avoid that? Or do you plan on giving your car that luxury treatment every week? If so, how much is such a treatment if I may ask?
     
  7. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    You get a week before the car looks dirty? My black car lasts <24 hours! But, I tell myself that a clean black Model S is the best looking car.
     
  8. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    Less then one week. That's depending on the weather and kind of use. Getting dirty again can range from under 24 hours to almost a week. Then again, everyone has a different definition of "dirty" anyway. I mean the job done on capt601's Model S is truly awesome, but it must also have cost quite a bit. I saw a documentation on TV once about car enthusiasts. There was a young entrepreneur who had his R8 cleaned and detailed at a specialist similar to the one capt601 entrusted his car to, but they did even more special stuff like cleaning with high pressure ice vapor etc. All in all that cleaning "session" (it took several full working days) cost about 12K (!) Euro. And then that guy just drove off the premises into the weather and heavy traffic. I wonder how much fun he had when he returned back home that day...
     
  9. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Hello Everyone. My name is Moe Mistry and my company, Glistening Perfection, had the pleasure of working on this Model S. We put a lot of passion and hard work into this project to depict the level of attention that can be possible in our line of work. As crazy as it sounds, we don't detail to simply clean a car and send it on the road. To us it's a labor of love and an art form of expression. Our work is meant to be enjoyed for months, sometimes years, and not a short drive home. All it requires to bring back to that pristine condition s a simple wash and a few products. The paint, for example, has a cutting-edge nano coating from Germany. This hydrophobic coating repels dust, dirt, etc. and as soon as you rinse with water, everything simply washes off the surface. As you can imagine, every inch of this Tesla was gone through both identifying and addressing issues as they arose. Some of the aspects of the project, eliminating the factory scratches, applying the window film, and the xpel clear film, are quite technical and there are few with the skills to address them in this manner. We hope you see the VALUE in a service like this. It's not for everyone, but for those that want nothing short of a job done with a surgeons scalpel, we hope you consider us.

    I have fallen madly in love with the Model S, and Tesla. I even convinced my wife to wait on an Acura MDX and get the Model X. My passion, for almost 20 years, has been Porsche, but now, I have another. It's like having a second child. I look forward to being in asset to this community and please don't hesitate to ask any questions. As we do more Teslas, so far we've done a handful, we learn more and more about them in the traditional GP manner. Over the years, we're sought after as the porsche specialists because we've taken so many apart, and correctly put back together to get our work done. We're now putting that same expertise to the Tesla. Look forward to serving you.
     
  10. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    I absolutely see the value of a treatment like the one you describe, especially if the effects are as impressive.
    But the question remains, what does such a great treatment like the one on this Model S cost?
     

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