This page is dedicated to some our past details, to give you an idea of the processes, time, and materials that go into our details. From basic paint restoration and enhancement, to "New Vehicle Prep", Interior Restoration, and even NECK-SNAPPING CAR SHOW WINNERS!!! The proof is in the pictures!! Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoy the info and pictures!
This past week we had the opportunity to work on this GORGEOUS Subaru STi S204 Replica! Full air ride, lots of authentic S204 pieces both inside and out... and a lot of Carbon Fiber accents! After a quick wash & complete chemical decontamination, we proceeded with our Two-Stage Paint Enhancement Package. Using Griots Fast Correcting Cream paired with a Megs MF Cutting Pad, swirls and minor scratches are no more! We followed with Griots Perfecting Cream and Lake Countries new Hydro-Tech Cyan polishing pad, leaving us with a deep, reflective finish. EVERYTHING got a layer of Gtechniq C1 ceramic coating, for some amazing protection and shine. But the kicker here is the 2nd layer of ceramic, the Gtech EXO made this paint appear to be dripping with gloss!! Every show car needs clean wheels... so up on the lift it went, wheels removed, fully decontaminated and cleaned!! Then coated with cQuartz Ceramic to make them even shinier & super easy to clean. While we were at it... we cleaned the calipers and coated them with Gtech C5 as well! This entire wash process should be a breeze from here on! Lastly, we made sure to topcoat it all with C2v3, including the door jambs, and even all the interior Carbon Fiber Pieces!! While we did NOT do anything inside, we felt obliged to include a few interior pictures of those STi Recaro seats straight from Japan, overnight! If you see this badass STi at the car show this weekend in the Wisconsin Dells... put on your sunglasses, that metallic paint may just hurt your eyes!
As a gift for his wife’s 40th Birthday, our customer bought her a 40th Anniversary Edition Mustang Convertible with a Rousch Package, and brought it to us first for some detailing, tint, and graphics, before surprising her this weekend. The paint was in a bad state of neglect with lots of swirls, and not much shine! Not only did we complete a 2-stage polishing process, removed a lot of the swirls, all the oxidation, we made it SHINE again! We restored the trim back to a satin black with our trim dye that will last years. Also on the list was shining up those chrome wheels, dressing the tires, then protecting the paint with a quality sealant and gloss enhancer! We also restored the worn, faded, peeling headlights to a like-new look, and slightly tinted the taillights too. We also redid the factory stripes in a Matte Charcoal Metallic, and added the door stripes, and finished it off with a rear valance wrap and the ROUSCH insignia! At the end, we tinted all the windows as well. She should be one happy girl this summer with the top down cruising in her shiny Rousch Mustang!
Customer brought in his Forester the other day for some TLC both inside and out. He bought it new nearly 8 years ago... and had completely forgotten it had a METALLIC black paintjob!! I think he was happy AND surprised to be reminded of that! We were shocked when we figured it out after a little polishing. The interior was full of salt stains and half the gravel from WI State Parks. But as an avid rock climber, this customer gets his use out of that car traveling nearly every weekend to climbing events! So it was no surprise this Subaru has been put through it's paces After cleaning the inside, we fully washed, decontaminated, and clayed the paint and glass. Using Mequiars Paint Reconditioning Cream and Lake Country CCS Pads for SINGLE STAGE POLISH, we were able to remove a LOT of the swirls, all of the oxidation, and even some scratches from this paint... leaving a smooth, deep, shiny METALLIC black finish once again!! Protecting it with Megs Synthetic wax will make it easier to wash all summer long!
CODENAME: Redline Hemi
Customer brought us his 4 year old Challenger R/T Redline Edition. He previously removed the Redline graphics package to clean it up a little... but he wanted it polished and protected!! Even though it has less than 4,000 miles on it... we gave it some love with the polisher, making sure to get all the lines and tight spots extra good! After shining it all up to near perfection, we coated it with some Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light for amazing gloss and protection for years to come! Then finished with C2v3 on all the painted surfaces and door jambs too. We didn't forget the wheels or wheel wells. We cleaned them up, sealed the wheels, and dressed all the wheel well plastic. Customer wanted glossy tires, so glossy tires is what he got!! If you see or HEAR this Hemi roaming around town... look out!! Don't be blinded by the shine!
Rumor has it this nearly NEW (22k miles) Escalade was used in last falls deer hunting operation. Judging by the amount of dried blood we found in the back, we can only assume they hauled it home inside as well! At least... we hope it was a dead deer they hauled in there! Those seats took a LOT of TLC to get cleaned, but they look nearly new now. Yes, it was mostly splotchy blood all over them. Presumably transfer from their blaze orange suits! Deer blood stank it up pretty bad, after thoroughly scrubbing all the carpet, then extracting ALL the carpets... and running the Ozone Machine.... the smell was finally gone. Oh yeah, we got a few cig burns fixed up too, on the driver door & carpet too! Hopefully they buy a truck next fall.
This 14 year old Black Cadillac CTS-V has had it’s share of fun, and improper washes too! One our customers brought us his new toy for a little paint enhancement and protection. Being 14 years old, and nearly 100K on the clock, the paint was in pretty rough shape! (check out the last few pics) As usual we had to pay extra attention to detail on this one. Wash, Decon, 2 correction stages of polishing, and 2 finishing stages, a total of over 15 hours of polishing. Even a little wet sanding for some minor headlight resto. Then we coated it with GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light, topped with C2v3 to provide years of protection. We also restored all the trim to a brilliant black again with some G-Tech C4. Then finished by sealing the glass! During the whole process extra time was spent with a specialized light that mimics sunlight, showing any remaining imperfections, allowing us to correct as many as possible. This extra attention to detail is what we pride ourselves on here at Detail Pro. Griots Garage Fast Correcting Cream Griots Garage Perfecting Cream Megs MF Cutting Lake Country CCS White Pads Lake Country CCS Black Finishing Eagle Edgeless Towels all day long! Gtechniq Crystal Serum Gtechniq C4 Trim Restorer Gtechniq C2v3 Griots Garage Glass Sealant Adams VRP on the rubber and wheel wells Stay tuned for the next project!
CODENAME: BLACK-OPS 43
Our customer trusted us with their brand new blacked out 4Runner, to polish away the swirls from the first (and only) dealership wash! After carefully removing the swirls, we protected it for years to come with CSL Ceramic Coating! We didn't stop there, we coated all the trim and plastics and put C1 ceramic on the satin black wheels as well. We even applied some PPF in the door jambs to keep scuffs to a minimum. A little C2v3 on top of the ceramic added a great gloss to the already extremely shiny paint. To finish it off... we used Megs Hyper Dressing on the wheels and wheel wells at the customers request... for that deep black tire look, that won't sling product onto that beautiful metallic black paint! Product List: Lake Country CCS Pads Griots Perfecting Cream CSL & C1 Ceramic Coating C2v3 Megs Hyper Dressing Lots of attention to detail!