CQuartz Finest Reserve Treatment
The vehicle’s owner initially reached out to us after having a difficult time finding a shop that was willing to take on a detailing project of this magnitude. You see, this is a very special Porsche, a limited production, special edition, customized by the legendary Gemballa Tuning company of Germany. This particular 911 is sporting extensive customizations and performance modifications making it an exceedingly rare example. The exterior finish also had some aesthetic challenges in the form of an old clear bra that had seen better days, as well as typical blemishes in the paint system from years of weathering. Yes, this vehicle has actually been driven and enjoyed on the open road!
Our team at the detailing center was thrilled to take on this exceptional project, as we knew that the results would be nothing short of spectacular. In this article, we’ll walk you through the meticulous process we followed to bring this extraordinary Gemballa-tuned Porsche 911 back to its full glory.
After the owner dropped off the car, we began our journey by focusing on the vehicle’s preparation. We used the entire range of CarPro’s wash and decontamination chemicals to give the Porsche a thorough hand wash, ensuring that every inch of the car was carefully cleaned. Following the wash, we performed a paint decontamination using a clay bar to remove any lingering surface contaminants. This crucial step allowed us to evaluate the true condition of the paintwork and exterior finishes, preparing the vehicle for the next stages of our restoration process.
With the Porsche now squeaky clean, we turned our attention to removing the old paint protection film from the front end and the mirrors. This task proved to be challenging, as Porsche paint is known to occasionally lift and delaminate when removing aged clear bras. Our team exercised extreme caution throughout this process, minimizing the risk of damage to the vehicle’s paint.
Once the old protection film was successfully removed, we embarked on a multi-stage paint correction process. Our goal was to eliminate years of scratches and weathering from the paintwork, restoring the car’s original showroom shine. Given the highly customized nature of this Porsche, with custom bodywork and multiple paint systems on the exterior, we had to carefully evaluate the integrity of each panel as we worked. To ensure safe defect removal, we used our Positector 200b ADV to measure the thickness of both the entire paint system and the clear coat layer.
Full paint correction was achieved utilizing a variety of compounds and polishes from several abrasive manufacturers including: CarPro, Scholl Concepts, Meguiar’s, and some yet unreleased samples we received for evaluation purposes and testing. Most of the machine polishing was accomplished with a range of Rupes electric DA polishers with pad sizes ranging from five inch all the way down to one inch for maximum accuracy and precision. Every square inch of the vehicle’s exterior paintwork was polished to perfection, even the areas most people will never see like the underside of the bumpers. Some light disassembly to remove the side mirrors and rear wing allowed us to reach even the tightest areas of the vehicle for full edge-to-edge defect removal.
After completing the paint correction, it was time to apply a protective layer that would maintain the car’s stunning appearance for years to come. We opted for CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating treatment, renowned for its high-gloss finish and ease of maintenance. This advanced coating will ensure that the Porsche continues to turn heads and evoke admiration wherever it goes.
In conclusion, this Gemballa-tuned Porsche 911 project was a fantastic opportunity for our team to showcase our skills and dedication to automotive excellence. Through careful preparation, paint correction, and our exclusive ceramic protective treatments, we were able to breathe new life into this already extraordinary vehicle. The owner was absolutely thrilled with the results, and will hopefully be enjoying every moment spent behind the wheel of this remarkable machine knowing that it’s as dialed in as humanly possible. And for us, there’s no greater satisfaction than knowing we played a part in making that possible.
As you’ve seen in this remarkable Gemballa Porsche 911 project, our CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating treatment offers unparalleled restorative quality, durable protection and a stunning high-gloss finish to your vehicle. If you’re looking to give your car the ultimate care it deserves and elevate its appearance to new heights, don’t hesitate to learn more about our CQuartz Finest Reserve treatment. Our team of experts is always available to answer your questions and help you choose the best treatment for your beloved vehicle.