Audi S6: CQuartz Finest, Leather, & Fabric

Introduction

The Audi S6 is truly an amazing automobile. With the most recent update, the C7 platform is powered by a 4-liter V8 engine force fed by two turbos in a "hot-v" configuration. Not only is it powerful but its unassuming exterior gives way to a truly luxurious cabin covered in leather. This particular example has been improved by the additions from Roc-Euro that include a complete Milltek exhaust system, an APR tune that truly brings the vehicle to the next level, and more! 

Naturally, we were excited when the owner came to us seeking robust interior and exterior protection to help protect his investment from the wear and tear of everyday life. This vehicle is intended to be a daily driver, subjected to all that the elements can throw at it, so our natural choice was our Level 1 Cquartz Finest package for the exterior, including a single step paint correction, along with our Level 3 Cquartz Leather and Fabric package which offers total protection for the interior.

Cquartz Finest is a truly amazing product that not only delivers an incredible level of gloss and depth even on white paint surfaces, but it also delivers years of protection, effortless ease of maintenance, resistance to marring, UV damage, staining and more. The owner of this S6 also owns a large dog who loves car rides, so it was critical we protect the interior with the same zeal as the exterior. We treated the interior to 3 layers of CQuartz leather on all seats, door cards, the center console, the steering wheel, and the shift knob/boot. We also treated all footwell carpets and the floor mats to multiple layers of Cquartz Fabric. The combination of these two products delivers years of stain resistance, ease of cleaning, resistance to dye transfer, and more to nearly every interior surface.

On to the service!

The Interior

Initial Condition

Prep & Application of CQuartz Leather & Fabric

The vehicle came to us very lived-in so we treated it to our Top to Bottom interior service in order to assure that our coating installation would only occur on the cleanest, most decontaminated surfaces. 

Our Top to Bottom service delivers on the goal of "as close to new as possible". Here one of our aesthetic techs is preparing all leather surfaces for coating application. 

Preparation is key. During Cquartz Fabric installation we were sure to bag off all interior surfaces not being treated.

We tape off sensitive areas that shouldn't be coated during our Cquartz Leather installation.

Results

The finished result was absolutely jaw dropping. The simple beauty of the S6 interior sure helps, but after our Level 3 interior coating service all leather surfaces looked healthy and immaculate. The amazing protection Cquartz interior coatings provide is an excellent bonus!

Our care pack given to the client.

The Exterior

Initial Condition

Prep for Paint Correction

The exterior needed some serious care to get it prepared for our single step paint correction and Level 1 Cquartz Finest installation so we set to work reversing Old Man Winter's impact on this one.

After our initial wash.

Decontaminating the wheels in preparation for coating.

There was plenty of iron contamination in the paint surface to be removed.

Every nook and cranny is given attention.

Prep badge removal requires proper tools and methods.

Here our IR lamps are used to soften the adhesive prior to badge removal.

Getting started on our single step correction in preparation for Finest.

Paint Correction

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Results

We were floored when we stepped back to admire this one when it was all wrapped up. Our correction paired with Cquartz Finest had this complex white paint shining. Even the exhaust tips were coated to help protect against carbon build up! The clarity and depth we created are truly something to behold given how light this paint surface is. Finally this S6 was looking as it should! 

Conclusion

It may only be a handful of years old, but this S6 definitely needed this rejuvenation. Now the owner can experience years of easy care and serious eye candy. Sadly, weather in WNY is unpredictable, but the snow made for some unique delivery shot opportunities! We hope you enjoy the finished results as much as were enjoyed creating them!

 

Thanks for looking,

The Team @ Arete

Posted on January 20, 2016 and filed under write ups.