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Maserati GranTurismo: A New Lease On Life

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This 2010 Maserati GranTurismo was recently acquired by one of my longtime clients. After picking the car up, he contacted me to inquire about bringing some life back into the paint, as well as suggestions for protecting it in the years to come. Upon evaluation of the finish, extensive swirls and holograms were very apparent as well as some etched in water spots and yellow road paint on the sides. On top of all those issues, the owner was also concerned about the factory PPF on the lower rockers, which had seen better days and was in dire need of replacement. After some discussion, we agreed upon a 2-step paint correction, full front PPF wrap, replacement of the factory PPF areas, and long-term ceramic coating application of all paint, wheels, and calipers.

Before Condition Photos:

Nasty swirls and holograms

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RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

Factory PPF on the lower rockers

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These etched in water spots are what remained after trying two chemical spot removers first. They were on the hood, roof, and rear deck lid.

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

Some yellow road paint on the lowers.

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Tail lights were swirled up too

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Given the intricacy of the emblems on this car and how trashed the paint was around them I talked the owner into letting me remove and replace them. Trying to polish in between the symbol and letters would have taken forever and still left mediocre results.

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

Wheels removed for cleaning and coating of both the wheel faces and inner barrels. Wheels were then torqued back to factory specs.

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Completed Vehicle Photos

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RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

RAD - Maserati GranTurismo

Virtually all water spots were removed, just a couple faint etchings could be seen with a trained eye.

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OEM filmed replaced on the rockers

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Road paint removed

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Tail lights looking new again

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New Maserati emblem on the deck lid

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New side emblems

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Scan Grip LED pic

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Project Process/Products Used

Before Video

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After Video

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Chad Rskovich Rasky's Auto Detailing
Chad Raskovich
Rasky's Auto Detailing
Minneapolis, MN
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11 comments on Maserati GranTurismo: A New Lease On Life

  1. Stan says:

    Rasky is one of the best!

  2. Rodney Tatum Rodney Tatum says:

    That is a pretty amazing turnaround Chad!

  3. Greg @ DI Greg @ DI says:

    You made me want a Maserati and I wound up on Autotrader after I read this. Great job restoring that paint!

  4. Bob says:

    Awesome work. Always enjoy your articles.

    I’ve never used a denibber, but watching videos of removal of dirt nibs makes me think road paint comes off with little effort. Neat tool, now I want one.

  5. Ron Ayotte says:

    That was a “Lazarus” project… you brought the paintwork back to life!

  6. Awesome turn around!!

  7. Tonmoy Ghosh says:

    Incredible results. How many hours went into this?

  8. L Gonzalez says:

    Convincing your client to let you replace the emblems on the Maserati was very important to end result. Paint was hammered in the surrounding areas and no way you could have done much to address this. Great job!

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