About 6 weeks ago this rare bird visited us for our Track Package Clear Bra wrap. Roundel, fender vents, kidneys, hood vent and bumper plug were removed and custom wrapped for as seamless an install as one can get in metro-Atlanta.
The lower front splitter received additional protection with our unique 20mil clear film layered over the 8mil clear bra. Even though this car will be tracked it will stay looking awesome for years to come!
Exclusive carbon components lend the vehicle perfectly balanced weight distribution and aerodynamics with adjustable downforce. Other parts in the CFRP look include, aside from the rear diffusor, a rear wing on an aluminium base with adjustable wing piece, and a front splitter that is also adjustable. All of these exposed and sensitive surfaces have the Detailed Designs Auto Spa clear bra fit and finish along with protection.
Can’t wait to share the full body wrap m4 that just left us a week ago. Stay tuned!
For an incredible clear bra wrap in the metro-Atlanta area, visit Detailed Designs Auto Spa‘s website and fill out a consultation request and someone will reach out to you shortly thereafter.
Top 3 Mistakes Detailers Make When Performing Paint Correction
Paint correction is a process of eliminating surface defects on automotive paints. The purpose is to leave a car’s paint looking incredibly deep and lustrous while permanently removing scratches and light surface defects in the clear coat. Paint correction is all about the actual repair of the clear coat(top layer of paint) surface. Today you’ll briefly learn the top 3 mistakes paint correction professionals make when correcting automotive paints.
1.Not decontaminating thoroughly enough
Paint correction is technically about permanently fixing existing surface defects** such as swirl marks, scratches and holograms(AKA buffer trails). When performing paint correction, steps should be taken to thoroughly remove oils, lubricants and other substances that naturally “fill” the paint. These substances are, by default, a part of the repair process. Without them, polishes and compounds will only cause intensive damage. At the same time, without thoroughly removing these residues, a paint’s surface is artificially filled, or, enhanced. It will look nice enough for a little while but will eventually wash out leaving you with the defects the paint correction was intended to remove. In short, not decontaminating properly equates to incompetent masking of defects that will show up later. Not only does it fool the car’s owner but it also gives a false sense of completeness to the professional performing the paint correction.
2.Not performing enough steps
When it comes to paint correction, one can think of it in similar terms of making marginal improvements when going from one product and pad combination to the next. With too few corrective steps on a more intensively damaged surface, you lose refinement, gloss and luster. Modern products have advanced what’s possible with fewer steps a long ways from even 5 years ago. But there is still no replacement for a thoroughly planned and executed paint correction process that utilizes progressively finer product and pad combinations without filling. Products specifically designed to fill and products not thoroughly decontaminated need not argue point #2….
3.Not giving lower sections and more difficult areas enough attention
Ergonomically speaking, the lower parts and more difficult parts of a car are a real pain to work on. Coupled with these areas requiring more time to get just right, many paint correction professionals choose to give them a little less attention. The end product in this case is not an ideally produced product and to a discerning eye, it will leave them feeling shorted. Paint correction is not about an easy buck….at least it shouldn’t be. It is a highly skilled craft and requires patience and genuine care. When it comes to a real paint correction expert, the devil’s in the details and these areas will not be neglected.
There you have it, my top 3 mistakes for paint correction professionals. Now that you are armed with more information, how do you locate a qualified paint correction specialist in your area? If you’re in the metro-Atlanta area, you can call my shop, Detailed Designs Auto Spa and schedule a consultation to learn what options are available to you. If you are in another area, I would urge you to do a Google search for “Paint Correction [City of Interest]”. This should net you a number of results. Speaking with the professionals in your area should start to give you an idea of what is available and how these shops do business. Of course, looking up the reviews left for businesses will give you some insight but there is no substitute for speaking with someone and learning more about them and the vision for each client’s car.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and look out for our next piece that should be released in the very near future!
**Existing defects are supposed to be repaired with paint correction but it does not mean an owner can not create new defects through wear and tear or neglect in the future. Ongoing proper care ensures a corrected surface stays looking incredible.
1. Clear bra keeps your car looking great while you own/enjoy it!
We buy cars for a few reasons. Probably the biggest is because we like how it looks and the fact it is *new* to us. Anything we can do to keeping the car looking as close to new as possible will allow you to keep loving it like it is new. Clear bra wears much better than hard clear coat does and is the pinnacle of paint protection. It stops rock chips, protects the paint from scratches and protects against vandalism**. Because it is pliable, it does not pit as severely as paint does. Many clear bras also have self-healing properties that keep them swirl mark-free, which is more than any paint can do!
2. Clear bra is invisible protection that cleans up like paint!
When clear bra is installed by an expert, you can’t tell it’s on the car and clear bra is cleaned just like paint. With a quality installation, exposed edges of panels are wrapped in a way that greatly limits seams and when walking around the car, you won’t be able to tell anything is on the car at all! And clear bra is cleaned very similar to paint. It is washed and cleaned with paint-safe chemicals, wash mitts and microfiber drying towels. Clear bras with top coats are easy to clean when properly maintained.
3. Clear bra protects your car so that you can recover the most money when you sell it and it sells faster!
It is a fact that used cars that look better, sell for more and sell faster than an alternative car in poorer condition. When selling your car after years of clear bra protection, you may leave the clear bra on and sell the car that way or you may choose to remove it and have just fresh paint to entice a new potential owner. Either way, the fact clear bra was on the car carries an intrinsic value with new owners. It shows you were willing to spend the money to protect the car and the proof will be in the pudding; the car looks awesome!
Now you have a better understanding of clear bra and no doubt want it installed on your new car! What’s next? If you’re in the metro-Atlanta area, the next step is to call Detailed Designs Auto Spa! We are happy to discuss your protection needs and give you an incredible installation that your friends will never know is there! Protect your new baby as soon as possible! Each rock chip brings you one step closer to you falling out of love with your new car!
**A large enough rock thrown at a high enough velocity may penetrate the film and with enough time and effort, a vandal can cause damage to the substrate. While nothing is invincible, clear bra is as close as it gets for paint.