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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!

Always loved the way these RS4’s sound, not to mention how rare they are! In today is Dennis’s new used RS4. The paint wasn’t in the greatest condition considering it is almost 10 years old with its fair share of dings and chips, and so today’s goal was to enhance the paint to a presentable condition, and provide it with some protection for the next anticipated 2-3 years of ownership. Optimum’s Glossfit fit the bill and need in this case, and we went with a two step polish to get the car back to a presentable condition. Looking much better!

Pardon the excessive amount of photos.. got a little trigger happy as I haven’t done a black car in some time. There aint’ nothing like a freshly polished black car! A new aggressive F-sport RX450h at that – love the new line of Lexus’s!

Does anyone know where to find a 5 node security socket? I’ve been searching and searching and searching for a socket/bit head that fits Tesla’s security front license plate bolt, but have not had no luck. A 9/16″ 12-pt socket works with a little wiggle, but life would be so much easier if they made key for it, or used a standard bolt. Anyways, in today is Arpan’s new white Model S for the new car prep with Opticoat Pro+. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I’ll say it again – I love working on Model S’s due to their sleak and smooth lines making it quite easy to polish!

Aside from the multicoat red, the latest shade of blue by Tesla is probably the best looking color available.. especially with a layer of Opticoat Pro! Overall, Nuwan’s new Tesla was in pretty good shape; some very minor swirling that came right off, and just one particular sanding spot left over from the factory.

Ya’learn something new everyday … turns out Volvo has a European delivery program where they will fly you out (and back) with a free hotel stay if you take delivery in Europe. Sure beats the BMW program…! In today is Eric’s new XC90, which has only been in the states for a few weeks, and now protected with Opticoat Pro+. It’s been a while since I been inside a Volvo, but this new XC90’s definitely got some class to it!

In today is “Natasha”, the black beast that made its way all the way 900 miles away from an Arizona dealership. These M2’s are a dime a dozen, and I can see why! It looks great; each dealership only gets one, and the enthusiast market is hot in the bay area! Now looking even better with Opticoat Pro Plus!

Here’s a good example as to why Opticoat Pro/Pro+ is beneficial to all cars, not just new ones. In today is Calvin’s new camaro commuter, which gets driven close to 100 miles a day. The car was pretty swirled up and not in the best condition, and while looks was not the priority of this detail, protection was. We went with Opticoat Pro+ with the minimum prep in order to provide the car with the best protection, and to not break the bank to polish the car to a show-car level. Even with just the primer polish prior to coating, more depth in the paint was definitely achieved, and the car looks shinier than ever. No outdoor pics on this one as it was already dark by the time I finished. Thanks Calvin!

Sorry for the delayed post – been a little busy! In this past Sunday was Mark’s new Nitrous Blue Focus RS … one of the few in the united states! Look up the specs – this golf cart is no joke for the price! Now protected with Opticoat Pro+ for many years of protection!