Porsche 911

Dave is a good friend and I always enjoy seeing him and his 1986 911, which you may remember from about two years ago when I first detailed it. Earlier this year, the car was hit by a deer and the repair work was less than expected by Dave and without going into a lot of detail, it was my job to make it presentable again. There are still a few areas that are beyond my job description but I did the best I could to make it shine like a diamond.

Dave also asked me to remove the original Carrera badge from the deck lid and correct behind it and install a new one. Anyone that has cleaned a Porsche with his badge on it knows that it is a terrible space to clean and Porsche black is the worst to work with.

The pictures do a lot of the speaking for me: I did a three step polish and then finished the paint with Optimum Car Wax. Dave also asked to have the wheels coated to help with the maintenance of the polished lips. Bare metal will tarnish in the elements because there is no protective finish to protect from the elements. Solution? Polish it, prep it, and coat with Opti-Metal Coat for a lifetime coating! Now the wheels can just be washed without polishing. Easy!

Thanks again Dave. The car will look great in Winter hibernation!

Tesla Model 3

Mark originally came to me for a consultation of his Model 3 so that I could see the condition of the paint and discuss his options. We determined that a Basic Detail with no interior cleaning would be the best route to take care of his paint. He had some hard water spotting on all the glass that also needed to be removed. Tesla black paint is very soft and similar to Porsche black so it can be very time consuming to finish.

Mark ultimately decided to not coat the entire car but did decide to have the glass coated with Opti-Glass Pro, which will help keep minerals and other contaminants from bonding to the glass for around 2 years. If you don’t know, Teslas have a glass roof so there is a lot of glass real estate to cover.

The entire car was finished with Optimum Car Wax for a nice glossy and hydrophobic finish that will last around five months. The results are stunning and I am thankful to Mark for allowing me to do the job!

Toyota 4Runner

Karl brought his 4Runner in for a Wash & Wax, which is an awesome package to quickly decontaminate your vehicle and to bring back some gloss. Simply, a wash with Optimum Power Clean, Optimum FerreX, and Optimum No Rinse chemically remove the dirt and light debris from the paint before the claying process. I use an Optimum Clay Towel to physically remove the debris that has bonded to the surface and then finish the car off with Optimum Car Wax.

Thanks again Karl!