As I’m sure most of you know by now, Corvette owners are always a little different in how they are with “their cars”. They are a part of a car community that has been around for over 50 years. I have heard the line “I’m a Vette owner” many times and always said proudly. What’s not to like about a stock car that is under $80,000, runs an 11 second quarter mile and designed around fiberglass to keep it’s weight down. Simply put, the Corvette Z06 and ZR1 are the best bang for the buck, with the ZR1 coming in at $30,000 more.
Now after doing a vehicle evaluation with the owner I decided around 12-15 hours would be needed to restore the clear coat and have this Z06 with a new look on life. Before purchase the dealership attempted to “detail” the car but we all know how that goes.
After doing a test section, I pulled the car back outside to see what was done.
Make sure every painted surface gets the same treatment on every detail. Using Meguiar’s M105 and the new Surbuf R Series Pad (Please click for my how-to tutorial using these pads) before doing the final polishing.
Now directly after multiple machine steps yet prior to any type of cleaning / protection the yellow now looks excellent. By the way, did you know it was all in the prep?
Now these next set of pictures I had cleaned the paint using Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze and then applied Blackfire Wet Diamond for that long lasting slick feeling that only comes using this combination.
The owner absolutely loved seeing his car like this upon pickup. Who wouldn’t? 🙂
The truest finish…
Optimum Metal Polish did another great job.
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