We recently had the pleasure of detailing a brand new 2015 Galaxy Blue Pearl Subaru STI. We performed our New Car Prep with the added protection of ceramic quartz coatings.
The car was in surprisingly good condition, considering how many of these dealers put tons of damage into the paintwork. However, it was not perfect, a one step light polish was all this car needed, this car also had fairly soft paint.
Began with a waterless wash and a thorough decontamination of paint and wheels. You can see how much contamination was on the wheels. Protection would be a must on these.
Vehicle all taped up and ready to go. Notice the dealer sticker, very new.
Water spots unfortunately found a home on this hood.
Minor swirls from improper washing showing, this vehicle has only seen four washes since being delivered, the importance of properly washing cannot be stressed enough, maintenance is paramount.
We made quick work of this soft Subaru paint. We initially thought we would need to go with a harsher cut but this prove not to be the case luckily.
The polishing stage really brought forth a lot of clarity and depth to this beautiful color.
All of the plastic an rubber trim pieces, as well as the headlights and tail lights were coated with Gyeon Quartz Q2 Tire, a ceramic trim and plastic coating. Will protect these fragile pieces from the harsh CA sun and keep them looking good and protected for over 9 months.
The windshield also received a coating in the form of CarPro FlyBy 30. An ultra hydrophobic coating designed for glass. So when this drought in Southern California finally ends and it starts to rain, this windshield will be ready for battle.
We were very pleased with the outcome of this vehicle and the client was extremely happy with the results as well. We also coated the leather/alcantara seats with a ceramic coating.
Here is a bit of editing fun, the vehicle was taken for a professional photo shoot the next day, here is one of my favorites from the set.