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We offered Richard a bit of discount to work on both of his family cars this weekend. In today is his wife’s Mini Cooper; a few months old, but the paint needed a bit of work. There were water spots everywhere; which luckily came off with a bit more aggressive polish, which the paint needed anyway. The black panels had seen better days in the past 6 months, but I bet now it’s looking even better than it did 6 months ago when they first got the car! I’m really really liking this CS-II Titanium coating!

What’s better than a fully loaded IS350 F-sport? One that is coated with CS-II Titanium for many many years of superior protection! The car came in in practically new condition, which the basic prep and application was more than adequate to making this Lexus looking real good! Up next is Richard’s wife’s Mini Cooper.

June 3rd, 2017

2013 BMW X5 (Grey)

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Here’s a prime example for those who may not be most concerned about the nitty gritty of the paint, but still want it protected to preserve the original clear coat. In today is Nirali’s new (used) X5, which gets exposed to the outdoors quite often; especially being parked at BART on most days. The goal today was to enhance the look of the car, and providing the car with one of the best protective coatings on the market; Opticoat Pro+. We weren’t looking for perfection of the paint this time, as there were already clear coat damages from prior bird bombs, etchings, scratches, etc. However we did want to protect the paint from future damages.

With each facelift, TESLA has been making the Model S more and more sleek-looking. In the latest edition, the panoramic moonroof is now an full-glass roof that ties in seamlessly with all adjacent panels. This makes it less distracting to the eyes, and also helps for maintenance, as the horizontal surfaces are typically the surfaces that gets the most contaminants. Now there is one less surface to really worry about, since glass is easy to maintain. Congrats on the upgrade, J!

In today is Ann Marie’s new (used?) face lifted IS250 in black. While only a few months old, it seems that the paint has seen better days… until today! Unfortunately there were already some RIDS and bird poop etchings from over the past half year or so of ownership, which were too late to remove. However now with Opticoat Pro installed, her car will be protected for pretty much the life of her ownership, and perhaps for her daughter to enjoy in about 10 years as well!

Thanks for coming all the way down from Sacramento!

In all honesty, I had no idea what a Chevy SS was when my neighbor approached me to coat his new car. I have heard it start up every so often though. This thing grumbles, and from what he’s described to me thus far, is an amazingly fun car to drive. Inside the hood of this thing lies a 6.3L engine, secured on a E39 M5 chassis. This thing is a sleeper!

I’ve always liked red cars, particularly reds that blend right in with tail lights. In today is Phil’s new (used) Chevy Volt. For a used car, overall – the car was in pretty good shape. There were a few trouble areas that needed a little more work, but the car came out very nice after a two step polish, and finally topped off with CS-II Titanium. I’ve been slowly pushing this coating more and more lately as I have been quite impressed with the gloss and protection that this coating provides. It also goes on much thicker than the other popular coating that I offer. Check out the pix!

Back again today is Arpan’s white Model S, who was unfortunate to be involved in an accident a few months back. But the good news is that the car kept him safe!

It’s always nice to have friends who support you — I’ve been getting to that age where most of my friends are purchasing new vehicles, and their first thoughts upon purchasing is for me to bless them with a coating. In today is Herman’s kinda-new black Audi Alltrack. Love the way this car looks; rugged but still holding the Audi elegance.

February 18th, 2017

2017 Audi Q7 (Grey)

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Very rarely do I get return customers nowadays – I hope it’s not that I do bad work – but it is just the nature of long-lasting coatings. When they do come back, it’s usually because they purchased a new car, or they had something repainted and wanted to get it coated too. I coated Lachlan’s Model S just a little under a year ago, and in today is his new Q7 with the black optics package (looks bad-ass!). This car will spend a lot more time in the outdoors, and Lachlan has had very good rapport with his coated Model S, so it only made sense to get his new Q7 coated as soon as possible!