Month: February 2017

26 Feb

Paint Correction Training at Esoteric Elite Detailing Academy

You’re never too old to further your education. There is only so much you will learn on your own. If you want to the best you can than you need to learn from the best in your industry. That’s why I decided to attend Todd Cooperider’s Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy. Todd is infamous in the industry. He was voted by Auto week as on the top detailers in the world. He works on rare expensive pieces of art. He is also the only authorized Rupes training center in the country and one of four detailers selected by Rupes to test out their prototype dual action polishers for real world testing. I boarded a flight from New York City to Columbus, Ohio in May of 2015.

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12 Feb
12 Feb

Two Bucket Hand Wash Method

A two bucket wash reduces the risk of instilling swirls and scratches into the clear coat through cross contamination of dirt. The exterior is left to dwell in a foam shampoo bath for several minutes. The foam penetrates, loosens and carries away remaining dirt from all the paint and crevices. The exterior is pressure rinsed, a preliminary step to hand washing to remove as much built up dirt and grime off all the surfaces.

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12 Feb

Wheel Decontamination / CarPro’s Iron-X

Iron deposits adhere to the corners of spokes, barrels and faces of wheels. As brake pads compress against the rotor, small ferrous particles containing iron are released from the pads and become sinistered onto the wheels due to the high intensity temperature. Traditional soap and water aren’t strong enough to remove the embedded iron deposits. Iron-X is a pH balanced clear that can be used on paint, chrome, aluminum and clear coated wheels.

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9 Feb

Acura NSX

I got a call from a friend of mind that an NSX at a local dealership needed some TLC. The NSX for the last several weeks has been displayed front and center at the dealership without being roped off. Overtime sales associates have dry wipes down the car to clean off dust (instilling marring), customers constantly feel the need to touch the paint and some deeper RIDs were caused from customers rubbing up against the paint.

I came out a day before to assess the damage and what would be the best approach. I was impressed that the dealer knew the caliber of this vehicle and that it needed someone who knew what they were doing or else more damage would ensue. I only had one day to get the job done. After I was finished the NSX would be put back on display under intense showroom lightening and scrutiny.

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9 Feb

Nissan GTR

This was a fun one! The owner contacted us because he was interested in applying ppf onto the front end. He bought the car second hand with very low miles. There were already signs of rocks chips near the inner fender line and he wanted to curb any further damage. After talking we explained the importance of properly prepping the paint for the ppf to be installed over.

The owner opted to go with our level 3 CQuartz package. This includes an intensive paint correction followed by CarPro’s CQuartz ceramic coating as protection. We spent an entire weekend getting this GTR perfect and the results speak for themselves.

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