C7 Chevrolet Corvette: Correction & Coating Process

The C7 Corvette has proven to be a true world-beating car. The styling is aggressive yet elegant and the interior is the best its ever been. Chevrolet has shown with this car they can make truly great automobiles again and is really a milestone in how far the American car industry has come in the last 5 years. 

The owner of this Lime Rock green example opted for great shine and long term protection with a durable ceramic coating. She also opted for a wheels-off detail along with coating of the complete wheel as well as coating of all jambs. It didn't have many miles when it rolled in the door and it had been well cared for but the finish had some random scratching and wash marring we needed to address before locking in the finish with a durable ceramic coating. Below shows our deep cleaning and decontamination step prior to coating of the barrels and faces of these chrome beauties. They were seriously contaminated but it was nothing iron remover and attention to detail couldn't handle. 

After the car was washed and decontaminated we were ready to inspect the paint and begin our 1 step paint correction. This heavy cut restored fantastic clarity and gloss to the paint surface while removing defects like swirling and random scratching seen below. 

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After

Below you can see sanding marks that weren't polished out from defect removal at the factory. It may be hard to believe, but sanding marks like these are a common occurrence on brand new cars and can be quite an eyesore as shown on the left.  The picture on the right shows the marks removed safely but effectively with our dual-action polisher in such a hard to reach area. Our techniques and experience allow us to remove these deeper defects with no risk of burning through an edge of the paint.

Before

After

The finish after correction was dazzling. This color is the least common C7 color with only 4% of models wearing it from factory. It's truly stunning when properly cared for. The flake is brilliant and the shine is very deep. After we wrapped up polishing and coating the paint and wheels, we turned our attention to the interior with a vac n' wipe. The owner takes great care of the interior but our service was able to really showcase the level of quality this cabin has. 

After we wrapped everything up we had some time to give this car a proper photo shoot. The paint coating really deepened the shine of finish and the car is now protected for many years to come with proper care and no need for waxing. It was an absolute pleasure to take care of this C7. It is very well loved and we know that it will always have something new and interesting added every time we see it. The owner had numerous stainless steel engine bay accents added, and several other custom touches that make this car stand out from the crowd. Enjoy the finished shots of this beauty. If long term protection, ease of maintenance, and unparalleled shine is something you're looking for give us a call. Quality lives here. 

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Posted on October 11, 2014 .