The owner of this Audi Q5 is a deeply passionate person and it was an honor to care for his beautiful vehicle with a thorough, wheels off service. First, he brought it over to our friends at Roc-Euro for a set of coilovers and wheel spacers to give the vehicle a more aggressive look. For the next step, he came to Arete to bring his finish to the next level as well as protect it for an extended life with him.
This unique Q5 came to us needing some serious refinement before we locked in the finish. Our two step paint correction was up to the tall order of repairing existing damage while delivering an immaculate finish. Before we were able to dive into correction it was time for our extensive decontamination process.
Wheel Prep & Coating
We don't waste any time in keeping the detail moving forward! As we finished drying the body, we pulled it onto our lift to remove the wheels in preparation for coating.
Before we start the paint correction process, we take great care to protect surfaces that wouldn't take kindly to polishing! Taping off plastic, vinyl and rubber trim ensures we do not damage or alter the finish of these pieces. For our reference and your enjoyment, we have documented the condition of the paint under LED and halogen light sources. The extent of the marring here has gone well beyond the typical scratching and swirling that is common for a vehicle that's daily driven. The hazy, broad lines seen among the scratches are known as 'buffer trails' and are caused by improper finish polishing. We used different light sources here to accentuate the huge turnaround as well as assure we were achieving true correction!
Paint Coating Application
It was truly a pleasure to care for such a unique Q5. Everything about the vehicle is tasteful and our coating service amplified the already clean look. The depth, clarity, and gloss of the paint surface was truly next level when we rolled it outside. Although the weather didn't cooperate, even in low, gloomy light it looked like a deep pool of water. Its stunning appearance is just one of the benefits of paint coatings, now it's protected for years to come and will be a breeze to maintain for the owner. If long-term protection is something that interests you, reach out! We would be happy to speak with you and create an ideal service.
As always, thanks for reading! Enjoy the finished shots below. We won't soon forget this Audi!