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Still one of my favorite colors ever, the BMW’s black sapphire ; not too metallic-y, clear coat is not too soft, or too hard, but subtle enough to look pure black at certain angles, and enough flakes to hide any minor imperfections that solid black cars are notorious for showing. I’ve always wanted a black car, but it would drive me crazy to maintain one. With Opticoat Pro+ on Philie’s new family car, surely it’ll make it a much easier task. Thanks again!

It’s been a while since I’ve done an American muscle car, let alone one thats harvests a 6.2L under the hood! To be honest, I didn’t even know such a Camaro existed until Daniel brought his in. This thing SCREAMS! And it was nice to hear that he actually drives it.. at the track! The car wasn’t in the greatest condition coming in, but with the good ole’ Kevin Brown Method, Megs M205, finished off with Opticoat Pro+, this thing will be protected for many many many years of track days!

Rarely do you see return customers when doing coatings… until they purchase new cars! This is Subu’s third car that I’ve done now, this time his wife’s new Model S. Since the car sees the outdoors more often and (may not) get washed as religiously as his own car, we opted for the Pro+ for this one. There were a few trouble spots from the dealer prep, which got addressed individually prior prep for coating.

Thanks for making the trek all the way from Santa Cruz, Kenneth! In today is his new Model S ; quite an upgrade from ole’ caravan. This car sits lives in the wild, and so we opted for the superior coating Opticoat Pro+ for many many years of protection.

September 25th, 2016

2017 BMW 230i (Mineral Grey)

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This makes two return customer this weekend ; in today is customer’s new BMW 230i, which replaced her predecessor 2016 228i that I did just over a year ago. The car was prepped with the basic and coated with Opticoat Pro for many many years of protection.

September 24th, 2016

2017 Volkswagen Golf R (Grey)

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Steve has got way too many cars! Usually I rarely see return customers due to OCP lasting so long.. and when I do, it’s usually because the they got in an accident, or they got a new car. Steve seems to find his way back to me at least once a year, each time with a new car! What a nice daily to have

September 17th, 2016

2016 Tesla Model S (Grey)

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It’s been a while since a grey Tesla rolled around. Probably one of the lowest maintenance colors (not that it repels dust, it just hides it better). Certainly a good choice for a daily driver or one who is not as religious about their car washes. Opticoat Pro was applied to this one, which will make maintenance washes that much easier for many years to come!

I really don’t remember the last time I did a silver car? In today is Gil’s new Accord purchased from Roadster. Apparently there’s a way to get a car without going to the dealership..? Brilliant! Aside from a lot of left over and stubborn adhesive from the protective film that typically come on new cars, the paint was in very good condition. The outside got the full Opticoat Pro+ treatment, and the inside with Optiguard Leather and Fabric for years and years of protection. Thanks G!

I take it back, black really does look best. Seldom does an old school classic come around for a full detail and coating, but in today is Veasna’s 560SEL which will be used in his wedding in two weeks, so getting the paint dialed in as good as possible was the goal for today. The car had been repainted before, and at certain areas there wasn’t much paint to really play with, so polishing at all areas where the paint was <2um was kept to a minimal. Nevertheless, the car came out looking much better than I originally hoped for, given that the paint thickness measured from between 2um all the way up to 100um. I was concerned that it would be difficult to get uniform levelness on the paint, but some substantial improvements were made! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves from here.

I say black looks best a lot, but to be honest white just might look better than black, and it comes with “less” maintenance. In today is Ronald’s new Model S. We went for a full debadge with a front license plate removal for a cleaner look. I’ll have to agree that Tesla should’ve just left the badges off!