2015 TorRed Correction and CQuartz FINEST Write-Up

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  1. AnthonyOnorato

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    A few weeks ago I had a gentleman contact me for applying CQuartz Finest to his Mustang and Challenger, okay sure! As the weather started to get a little better and we were able to get our schedules to match up, he drops the Mustang off...after talking for a bit he casually mentions about bringing his Hellcat tomorrow and trading off the cars. This whole time I wasn't expecting that! Sweet!

    Anyway, the car itself was in pretty good condition, but had it's flaws. There wasn't much swirling, but there was some pretty heavy damage in concentrated areas. After inspecting, we found some leftover sanding marks, some pretty deep gouging, as well as some standard wash damage, as the dealership did get their hands on it to prep it since it was sitting for a while before they received it.

    Most of the car was fine with a single step of polishing, although these troubled areas took a little more work and multiple steps of correction to get them as close to perfect as possible.

    I threw a quick video together, please excuse the quality as I only had a single day to work on the car so I didn't have much time to sit down and think about the shots I wanted to get...I wish I had the car for another day just for the sake of filming. Maybe I'll get some better video for the next Hellcat coming up next week ;) I just wanted to throw a quick summary of the detail into a short video with a bit of music. Enjoy!



    Anyway on to the detail...

    When it arrived, it looked great

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    But let's have a closer look, some light waterspotting...nothing too serious though as it hadn't etched into the paint yet

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    On the hood there were some serious sanding marks left...when you first catch a glimpse you assume it's just a smear until you get a closer look.

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    Then there was some damage which I assume is from the dealers wash. Just goes to show you how damaging even a single improper wash/wipe-down can be.

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    Then some more sanding marks on the driver side fender

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    Naturally one of the worst areas was the drivers side door. Why do dealerships hate using the car's handles?

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    A couple deeper gouges on the driver's rear fender, before and after!

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    Thought this ended up being a pretty cool shot!

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    Now, since I only had a single day to work on the car, I knew I wouldn't be see the car outside when it was coated, so I brought it for a quick shot post-polishing...as you can see the gloss is great, and about to get even greater with Finest applied.

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    The only final shots I was able to catch. If only daylight-savings was a few weeks earlier.

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    These next two pictures were the areas that had the bad sanding marks

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    The gloss was insane and TorRed is an awesome color that really changes quite a bit in certain lights.

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    I love the curves of the hood...hated polishing that area but it was totally worth it.

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    Thanks for checking it out! If you have any questions at all I'd be more than happy to answer them.

    -Anthony
     
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  2. B5 Blue

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    Holy shlitz that is great too bad your so far away. Nice work and pics!

     
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    OMG... I would have cried if my paint looked like that when I picked up my car. Oh and yes I pulled out a flamethrower of a light to check it out LOL!
     
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    Nice video and very nice work!

    What type and size pad is on your Rupes for the correction. Doesn't look like wool. Looks more like a cotton. Just curious. Looks like you were going for some cut there. Also, just curious what products did you use for the correction of the clear?
     
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    That's my car. unfortunately, the dealer prepped my car before i could tell them no. anyway Anthony did a fabulous job as you can see and is great to work with. it is painful to hear about all of the small defects in the paint. the mustang is black and looked amazing as well. i am very pleased with it. so, if you are around philly, you should definitely checkout anthony and his work.

    @anthony great video and pics! thanks again.
     
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    Nice! Its an hour and a half to any authorized CQuartz tech. I can do the detail work. Thin I might see about becoming a local rep.
     
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    Depending on where you are in Michigan, you may be fairly close to an installer. I can personally vouch for just about any guy in the country, we're a close-knit group and everyone goes through a pretty strict "background check" for a lack of better terms. I'm very happy to be a part of this group. Here are all of the installers - Where to Find CQuartz Nanotech Ceramic Automotive Paint Coating

    The pad you're talking about was actually a 3 inch microfiber cutting disc from Meguiar's, I have that one a 6 inch DA polisher with a 3 inch backing plate. Since most of the damage was in concentrated areas, I used that for the "heavy" correction, while on my Rupes I had a yellow Rupes pad. I LOVE those pads, a fantastic amount of cut while finishing out perfect on about 90% of paints. I used Meguiar's M101 and M205 for correction. For the heavy correction I use 2/3 M101 and 1/3 M205, it makes for almost no dust, very long working time, and easy wipe off. On the yellow Rupes pad, I use M205.

    Thank you for the kind words. Yes the dealer had inflicted a bit of damage, but nothing that couldn't be fixed! Enjoy the hell out of your car!!

    Do you have a business? If so, I can put you in contact with someone if you're seriously interested. We'd love more coverage and stick to quality guys!
     
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    Actually I do not have a business. I follow the forums and detail my own cars tho. Have the Port-Cable 7424XP, a ton of polishes, waxes, cleaners, iron removers, etc. I can do paint correction, but don't have time to do it as a business. So sure Car-Pro wouldn't consider me. Bummer that nobody local does it tho.
     
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    Anthony, the car turned out great, What does something like that cost
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks amazing! Great overview! Thanks for sharing! I'm kinda biased to the TorRed so I think it is extra nice.
     
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    Everyone knows the red hellcats are the best, hence the reason all the preproduction videos were red ones, also our forum pages has a red challenger
     
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    Right? *Slaps HC1 a high five* That's what I'm talking about!
     
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    What about San Diego, got anyone you recommend? I see there are 4 in the SD area.
     
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    Gotta love the quartz on Torred

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    I was wondering if you can use the CQuartz on the black matte rims on the hellcat or will it leave too much of a shine? Anyone know if the CQuartz Dlux would work better?Looking for something to help with all the brake dust.
     

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