Guilded 2017 Coverage

We had such a great time at this year's Guilded event! Thanks again to all who came out and raised money for Wilmot Cancer Center. Here is a sampling of the awesome rides we spent the day with. Until next year! As always, all images expand to full res when clicked.

Stay tuned for more show coverage this summer!

Posted on July 13, 2017 and filed under articles.

Dodge Viper GTS + CQuartz Finest Reserve

Introduced in 1992 and carrying a storied reputation for its visceral driving experience, this year the sun will set on a legendary name. At Arete we are deeply passionate about the weird and wonderful corners of the automotive universe so naturally, we were excited to care for a last-year-of-production Viper GTS in Venom Black.For this vehicle the owner chose to cut no corners and go straight for the top shelf; CQuartz Finest Reserve.

Posted on June 11, 2017 and filed under articles.

S63 AMG & CQuartz Finest

The S-class has long been a representation of the latest the technology the market has to offer, introducing features that eventually trickle down into every day vehicles as the pace of innovation brings them into wider adoption. On the other hand, AMG has been creating absolutely insane machines that push the limits of performance possibilites. We were thrilled to take care of this example, and the owner pulled no punches in getting it setup for its life with him via a very extensive CQuartz Finest service

Posted on March 7, 2017 and filed under write ups.

The Truth About Ceramic Coatings

With as much misinformation out there about what ceramic/glass/nano coatings can and can’t do, it’s time to clear the air. Here at Areté  we are absolutely dedicated to ensuring our clients are not only educated about the specific products we use, but also product classifications as a whole. In the spirit of spreading knowledge we are here to help you understand what to expect out of a protective paint coating system. We’ll dispel some myths and teach you about the realities of what these amazing products can truly accomplish. While they are the real deal when it comes to surface protection, they aren’t a miracle cure-all and there are things that some companies will claim that just simply aren’t true.

Posted on February 7, 2017 and filed under articles.

Cayman GTS - CQuartz Finest & SunTek Films

We have a deep appreciation for automotive design, and any opportunity we can get to indulge we are happy to take! This 981 Cayman GTS was no exception. Porsche created a curvaceous masterpiece, with each panel possessing truly tantalizing lines that flow together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. At Arete we are unabashed Porsche fans but this is one of the more beautiful modern pieces by a brand that has historically made some incredibly striking machines. When the owner of this particular Guards Red example contacted us for a very extensive protection and preservation service we were thrilled to take on the challenge!

Posted on January 5, 2017 and filed under write ups.

Arete @ The SEMA Show 2016: Part 3

As we say our final farewells to SEMA 2016, we present the last part of our event coverage! This year we saw so many insane machines, amazing paint surfaces, met new friends, laughed with old ones, and learned a lot while we were at it. We hope you've enjoyed our visual journey as much as we have sharing it with you.

Posted on November 30, 2016 and filed under write ups.

Black Friday Week-long Specials

For the week of November 21st through Black Friday, all detail services* are 25% off! This also applies to gift cards. We are honoring all dates, even if you choose to book for 2017. All appointments made after December 31st, 2016 require a 50% deposit. Don't miss this once a year savings opportunity! Call, email, or stop by the shop to book your appointment. We also ship gift cards!

 

Posted on November 20, 2016 .