Maserati Granturismo MC Shift

This stunning sleek looking Maserati Granturismo MC Shift was the latest addition to the écurie25 Supercar Club Collection, Superior Shine was called upon to travel down to Melbourne to work on this 444hp, 4.7L V8 Beast!

The paint work was in pretty good condition to start with however a Stage One Paint Correction was performed to remove minimal swirl marks that were visible in direct light, once the paint work was corrected and enhanced it was then coated with Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection to ensure the paint work is protected from damaging contaminants.

Ceramic Pro Paint Protection forms a permanent bond to the factory paint work protecting it from damaging contaminants with its unique nano-ceramic formula. The coating features anti-grafitti properties which prevent contamination from sticking to the surface and a super hydrophobic effect so water beads up and simply rolls off the vehicle keeping the car cleaner for longer.

Ceramic Pro are proud “Official Partners” of ecurie25 the World’s Largest Supercar Club – Trusted to protect Australia’s most Exotic Supercars! écurie25 entrust Ceramic Pro to protect their exclusive and exotic supercar collection from damaging contaminants and to ensure their cars stay cleaner for longer whilst their members enjoy their time in the vehicles.

 

 

Top Gear Festival 2013

Top Gear Festival Sydney was launched for the first time in March 2013 at the Sydney Motorsport Park. Ceramic Pro featured at the event with a new Lamborghini LP570-4 Performante Spyder on display worth $660,000 from ecurie25, over 44,000 spectators attended the event which flocked to the marquee to see one of the most amazing Supercars on display at the event treated with Ceramic Pro and our stunning promo models which will also be on the Top Gear UK TV Show and Top Gear DVD.

Top Gear Festival Sydney was an outstanding event with action happening at every corner of the Sydney Motorsport Park from the Redbull F1 Car, Drifting, Stunt Driving and of course the Top Gear UK Presenters that attracted record breaking crowds to the venue like never seen before.

Over 22 man hours was spent preparing the Lamborghini Performante for the event which has been machine polished and coated with Ceramic Pro Permanent Ceramic Paint Protection by Superior Shine & Driven Colour.

Shelby GT500

The 2013 Shelby GT500 SVT – A very rare sight in Australia with only a few in the country, the fastidious owner entrust Ceramic Pro and its professional approved applicators to perform their magic on the stunning american muscle car. Driven Colour and Superior Shine teamed up to perform a 18 hour paint correction and paint protection to protect this rare 662HP Supercharged beast!

A Stage Two Machine Polish was done over 18 hours with various polishes and machine polishing pads to correct the swirl marks and scratches on this stunning vehicle and achieve a flawless finish before Ceramic Pro Permanent Ceramic Paint Protection was applied to seal it in and protect the paint work from contamination and wash induced swirl marks.

Work performed by –
Driven Colour and Superior Shine

Lamborghini Superleggera

Ceramic Pro is known within the Exotic Supercar circles as the best and most trusted paint protection coating available and only applied by exclusive detailers that are highly trained professionals.

Not only is every car of the $7 million dollar ecurie25 Supercar Club in Australia treated with Ceramic Pro and endorsed by ecurie25 but a countless amount of privately owned exotic supercar owners put their trust in Ceramic Pro to protect their pride and joy with some vehicles being in excess of $1 million dollars!

Below is a fine example of a Lamborghini Superleggera owner that has entrusted Ceramic Pro and its exclusive Melbourne applicator to apply Ceramic Pro Permanent Ceramic Paint Protection and Ceramic Pro Fabric protection for the full Alcantara (Suede like) interior.

Washing / Drying Your Car

Regularly washing your car is the first step to maintaining the paint work and keeping it in great condition to keep it in great condition, failing to regularly wash your car can result in the paint work becoming contaminated and damaged.

Most imperfections like swirl marks, scratches, water spots are caused by incorrect washing and drying techniques, it is important to use quality products and use the correct technique to minimise this type of damage.

 

Wheel Washing

 

It is best to always start with washing the wheels first, if you wash the paint first then you run the risk of the water drying on the car while you are washing the wheels which may cause water spotting.

 

1. Spray wheel with wheel cleaner / degreaser to break down any tough dirt and grime.

 

2. If you have an open spoke wheel it is best to use a quality wheel brush to clean inside the wheel.

 

3. Clean spokes and face of wheel with a soft sponge.

 

4. Rinse Wheel.

 

Washing

 

Always ensure you are working in the shade and not in direct sunlight. It is always best to start with the cleanest panels first and the dirtiest last, which usually means washing top to bottom. There is no need to “scrub” the paint work as the dirt and grime is only sitting on the surface, a light pass with a microfibre wash mitt or sponge is all that’s needed, the less wiping you do on the paint work the better.

 

1. The best method to avoid swirl marks is to Pre-Soak the paint with foam letting it dwell to encapsulate the dirt lifting it from the surface and then pressure washing off, this will remove majority of the dirt and grime on the paint so there are less chances of getting swirl marks.

 

2. A two bucket method should also be used, this involves having one bucket full of soapy water and another with clean rinse water.

 

3. Firstly load the wash mitt or sponge up with soapy water washing one panel at a time, after each panel rinse the wash mitt or sponge in the clean water to remove any dirt and grime before repeating the process for each panel.

 

4. Rinse

 

Drying

 

A Microfibre Waffle Weave Drying Towel is best for drying the car, they are highly absorbent and scratch free. Lightly wipe each panel to absorb the panel, and even safer method is to lay the drying towel over the panel and pat it to absorb the water rather then dragging the towel over the panel.

 

 

Tyre Shine

 

Tyre Shine can really add the final touch to your perfectly clean car, and also maintain the condition of the rubber. The type of product use comes down to personal preference – Gloss or Matte. Most high gloss tyre shines will be silicon based whilst the matte finish tyre shines are water based. It is important to not apply too much product as this will cause slinging of the product down the side of the car, it is also best to remove any built up tyre shine from the grooves of the tyre.

 

 

 

 

End Result

 

 

Tips

 

1. Do not wash the car in direct sunlight – If possible, work in the shade. A hot surface causes the water to evaporate too quickly, which will cause water spotting. It is best to park on a slight incline, this allows rinse water to run off moldings, trim and recessed areas better.
2. Wash the wheels first – If you wash the car body first, the water will dry and spot on the paint and windows before you can finish washing the wheels. Do not use the same wash water on your car’s paint as you used on your wheels.
3. Use a car wash shampoo only – Do not use any detergants such as dish washing liquid as these will strip any wax and also dry out the rubber door seals. Car wash shampoos are gentle on the car and designed to lubricate while washing to prevent scratches and contain conditioners to keep a gloss to the paintwork.
4. Use a quality wash tool – Lambswool Wash Mitt, Microfibre Wash Mitt or Foam Wash Mitt are the safest. These tools have a large number of fine filaments or crevises that draw dirt and grime away from the surface being cleaned into their internal structure. Sponges and washcloths can trap dirt, grit and grime on the surface, which will scratch your car’s paint.
5. Wash from the top down – This ensures your not working all the heavy grime at the bottom of the car to the top causing it to scratch the paint.
6. Harsh car washes – Stay away from harsh car washes such as do it yourself car wash bays or automatic car washes, the bristles on the brushes will leave minor scratches all over your paint.

 

Tutorial by – Superior Shine

 

Porsche Cayman S

This Porsche Cayman S was already well looked after and detailed regularly, however the customer opted to have the paint work, leather and fabric protected by Ceramic Pro to ensure the car stays in the best possible condition and is easier to clean.

As the paint work was already in great condition only a Stage One Machine Polish was performed to ensure the paint work had no imperfections and to obtain a high level of gloss before sealing the paint work the Ceramic Pro Permanent Ceramic Paint Protection. The interior was also protected with Ceramic Pro Leather and Ceramic Pro Fabric Protection

Work performed by –
Superior Shine
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Porsche GT3

This Porsche GT3 is another Supercar from the exclusive ecurie25 Supercar Club (The worlds largest and longest established Supercar Club in the world). With only minimal km’s on the clock the paint work was in fairly average condition with swirl marks and other imperfections giving it a rather dull looking finish.

The vehicle was washed, clay barred to remove embedded contamination and then it received a Stage Two Machine Polished over 11 hours to remove imperfections and restore a stunning deep gloss mirror finish. It was then coated with Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection, this increased the gloss levels even further giving it a true mirror finish that was free of any imperfections.

Black car’s can be hard to maintain as they look dirty quite quickly and also show swirl marks and scratches very easily, by coating the paint with Ceramic Pro this will add a super hydrophobic ceramic layer to the factory paint work, the super hydrophobic properties of Ceramic Pro will allow water to permanently bead on the paint work causing any dirty water to roll off the car you drive. The ceramic coating is also much harder then the factory clear coat which will help prevent wash induced swirl marks and contamination from damaging the paint work.

Work performed by –
Superior Shine
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Aston Martin

This stunning Aston Martin Virage is owned by the ecurie25 Supercar Club (The worlds largest and longest established Supercar Club in the world). It had moderate swirl marks and minor paint imperfections, firstly several paint thickness readings were taken on each panel to get an average paint thickness, it was then clay barred to remove any embedded contamination and machine polished over a total of 8 hours with a combination of polishes to achieve a stunning imperfection free finish.

After the paint work was restored back to perfect it was then coated with Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection, creating an even further high gloss and hard ceramic layer to protect the paint work from damaging contaminants and minor wash induced swirl marks.

Work performed by –
Superior Shine
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