2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S
CQuartz Finest Reserve + SunTek Ultra PPF Track Package
After several years of improper washes and being beaten up on and off the track, this Carrera was in serious need of a paint correction. In addition to swirl induced marring, it had several patches of sanding scratches that were left behind by a body shop. Our client decided a Full Correction with Cquartz Finest Reserve and SunTek PPF Track Package was the best way to protect his paint long term.
The vehicle had some old, yellowed paint protection film that had to be removed. A steamer is used in this process to help remove the film without damaging the paint or leaving behind adhesive. Once the old ppf was removed, it was washed by hand and decontaminated using Iron X by CarPro. After the wash was complete, we pulled it back into the studio. The wheels were removed, cleaned and stripped of all oils in preparation for the ceramic coating. The calipers were also cleaned, polished and prepped for the coating.
A full correction requires multiple steps. During the first stage, the clear coat is cut using a compound. This removes heavier scratches and wash induced marring and swirls. It also levels the sanding scratches that were left behind by the body shop. The second stage is a final polish with a fine grade product. This stage refines the paint and creates more depth and gloss in the clear coat’s finish. We then removed all of the polishing oils from the paint using an alcohol based product. This final step is important to create a tight bond between the paint and the ceramic coating.
The PPF Track Package
This client wanted protection on the full front end of his vehicle in addition to areas that have high impact on a race track. He decided on a SunTek Ultra Clear PPF Track Package. Before the paint correction, we removed the factory Porsche badge to ensure there would be no seams the hood. We also did a quick wash using a foam cannon and pressure washer to remove excess dust and compound particles. Film was installed on the Full Hood, Front Bumper, Full Fenders, Mirrors, A-Pillars, and Rear Quarters. The film includes a 10-year limited warranty through the manufacturer.
The wheels and calipers were coated with C.Quartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating. The coating will protect the wheels and calipers long term with durability against brake dust and other environmental particles. It will also provide ease of maintenance during washes. The entire car was coated with two coats of CQuartz Finest Reserve. We heat cured the coating with infrared cure lamps. This process speeds the curing time and ensures long term durability.