We truly live in a golden age of horsepower. Vehicles like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, with its mind-bending 707hp, represent the new school of American muscle. The amount of from-factory power cars like this are delivering has never before been seen at such an attainable price point. Even average commuter vehicles are coming with significant power that would be unheard of just 10 years ago. Among the cars really pushing the limits, the Hellcat is special. Its incredibly high output has caused ripples among American OEMs who are now all cooking up their answers to this certifiably insane Mopar machine. It will certainly be remembered favorably by history.
The Hellcat is a byproduct of modern times and one of the most exciting American offerings out there at the moment. That's why we were so thrilled to have one come in for a seriously intensive new car detail. This example traveled from Buffalo and arrived with less than 1,000 miles on the odometer for CQuartz Finest, paint correction, paint protection film, and wheel and caliper coating. It arrived on a sunny day for a 5 day stay! The Torred paint finish gleamed in the sun but it was only going to get better once we were underway.
After inpsection we dove right in and began our extensive pre-coating decontamination service.
After our initial wash it was time for a nano clay treatment.
After our thorough decontamination it was time to prep for paint correction. Proper prep ensures the best possible results while protecting sensitive unpainted trim.
After the vehicle was fully prepped for paint correction it was time to remove the wheels to prep them for coating with CQuartz Finest. We had to take special care due to their matte finish.
After the wheels were coated they were remounted and bagged. Finally the car is ready for its paint correction & paint protection film prep! Notice that we bagged the hood vents as well in order to prevent dust from our correction penetrating cracks and crevices. We are dedicated to assuring the best possible results. Throughout detail services like this we are always taking extra steps to work toward that goal. Onto the correction shots! There were many areas of more severe defecting, including sanding marks from factory, to care for. After a test section it was determined that a two step correction would be necessary to deliver optimal results.
There was a variety of defects in the paint surface. The shots below show the results of our two step correction that elevated this Hellcat to Finest standards.
Note: Paint correction afters have a small amount of dust in them.
After our two step correction it was time to prep the paint surface and apply three coats of CQuartz Finest. We apply two as a standard but this customer elected for an additional layer to even further enhance gloss. After coating we cured the coating with IR lamps to deliver maximum chemical resistance for the long journey home.
After coating we displayed this lovely Challenger Hellcat at our open house. We had a blast and the turnout was fantastic. Thank you so much to all those who attended! This vehicle was our centerpiece and we could not be more proud of the results! CQuartz Finest delivers an impressive, visually stunning product and we cannot say enough about the latest version to hit the market. It was truly an honor to work with this Hellcat and we know the owner is a highly preservation minded individual who will preserve and care for this example for many, many years to come. We are so pleased to be a part of the initial work to perfect this car and are humbled to be chosen for the task. If you plan to own and care for a special vehicle like this one don't hesitate to call us! Enjoy the finished results. As usual, all images will expand when clicked! Thanks for reading.