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Sometimes protection isn’t everything. In today is Bryan’s new (used) E350, which has seen some better days. The goal of today was to enhance the look of the paint, and ridding as many swirls as possible in two steps of polish. The goal was to achieve about 75-85% correction, which I think we got pretty close to. We certainly could’ve spent a full day worth of extra polishing on the car, but since Bryan only plans to keep the car for another few years, getting the car presentable again was our main concern. Quite an improvement for ~7hrs of work!

Daniel is back for some more Opti! After doing his M3 a few months ago, his new baby was born, and so it called for a new baby-mobile. In today is their new Highlander family car. Loving the lines of the new Toyota line!

Word of mouth has always been the only form advertisement. In today is Bradon’s new daily GTI, which got the royal CS2 Titanium treatment. The amount of gloss on this thing is INSANE!

It’s kind of nice seeing a Mini that is not red around here. In today is Adam’s new JCW coop. He’s had a few cars in Australia coated in the past, so he is familiar with how well it performs. We went with the hole shebang today; paint, trims, lights, chrome, wheel faces, leathers, carpets. Thanks Adam!

I still wonder how dealerships churn out cars in less than immaculate conditions. In today is Alan’s few hundred-mile old Golf R, which ended up taking quite a bit more time than I anticipated to spend on it – but it’s ok. There’s that saying that goes something like … to underpromise and overdeliver. It usually works out in the end. Thanks for the referral Eugene!

Haven’t had to bust out the MF cutting pad in a while! In today is Ashwin’s new (used) 335i, which wasn’t in the best condition, but it did leave today in probably the best condition that it could get to without having to wet sand the paint. We got pretty much all of the swirls out; but what still remained were a handful of RIDS, dings, and some touch up paint from the previous owner. It is far from perfect, but at least it is presentable now, and more importantly, it is protected for the many years of ownership to come.

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!