Volvo 240DL & CQuartz UK

We are completely dedicated to creating the best possible results for any given vehicle. Some present unique challenges; like this Volvo 240. To bring back this paint surface we needed to focus on a few core tenants of what we do, preservation and preparation. This 1988 example in Medium Blue, a single stage paint color, was incredibly oxidized from over a decade of neglect. Single stage paint can be a serious challenge but we were up to the task of carefully restoring the clarity, depth, and gloss on this one. Overall the paint surface was so damaged we knew there was no way to restore it to "perfect" condition safely. The goal with our 2 step paint correction was to remove oxidation while reviving the true color of the vehicle. 

It was also of paramount importance that we completely remove any oxidation before protecting the finish for optimal results. We chose CQuartz UK to seal in our work and deliver 18 to 24 months of protection from hard water staining, UV rays, environmental contamination, bird bombs, and more. CQuartz UK also delivers excellent hydrophobic properties, marring resistance, a renowned self cleaning effect, and incredible ease of maintenance.

Paint Correction

After our first step of correction we were already seeing incredible results. In this case we blended the old with the new and used multiple different types of machines and techniques to get the most out of the paint surface while being careful to remove the least amount of material possible. 

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Each panel yielded exceptional results from our correction. We were stunned with the finish after application of CQuartz UK. As an entry level coating it really performs and provides exceptional gloss. While this Volvo's finish isn't perfect, it has completely turned around and will again, for years to come shine as it did when it left the dealership nearly three decades ago. Our CQuartz coating line delivers unparalleled long term protection for any vehicle old or new. Coatings are undeniably the best way to maintain the appearance of your investment. If long term durable protection interests you reach out! We are so passionate about the products we install and we would be honored to share our passion with you. 

Thanks for looking,

The Team @ Arete

Posted on December 13, 2015 .