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Oakes 09-29-2011 11:30 AM

Audi R8 Correction/Ceramic Treatment by Oakes
 
A Daytona Gray Audi R8 coupe recently came through for a full paint correction as well as full engine bay polishing, wheel/caliper treatment and a triple layering of Cquartz ceramic coating. The vehicle is clearly driven and the owner wanted the best protection possible for it once we got it looking the best we possibly could.

Over the course of five working days we had two of the wheels refinished for curb rash, cleaned, treated and coated the wheels, brake calipers, exhaust tips, all engine bay carbon fiber, vehicle glass, engine and bumper vents and the paint itself in 2-3 layers of Cquartz after correction. The pictures documented the process very well, check them out for yourself!

Vehicle condition as it arrived

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Wheels before, removed from the vehicle so I could clean and ceramic coat the barrels of the wheels as well as the brake calipers. After pictures are post cleaning, clay, Ironx, and ceramic coating applied two times.

5. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...udi%20R8/6.jpg
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As stated above, the wheel wells were cleaned, treated and the calipers were ceramic coated twice as well.

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/16.jpg
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Exhaust tips were also cleaned, polished and ceramic coated.

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/20.jpg
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After all of the above was completed, the car was completely taped and masked off, all vents covered, no exposed plastics or openings. You can see for yourself here!

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...%20R8/24-1.jpg

The paint was then inspected and depth readings were taken where we found an average depth of 116 micron throughout the car. It had its fair share of marring and swirling as the picture below show:

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/25.jpg
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A few before and after photos of the correction work

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Couple finished paint snaps before ceramic application

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/33.jpg
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The head and tail lights were also corrected and coated...

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/35.jpg
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Engine bay carbon fiber was all polished and ceramic coated twice as well as the cabin glass

35. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/39.jpg
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Oakes 09-29-2011 11:31 AM


After approximately 5 days of work due to the ceramic cure times and so forth consuming quite a bit of downtime as well as the wheels being refinished, the vehicle was completed with three layers of Cquartz to the paint and was ready to go home. The finished shots speak for themselves on this beautiful color combo!

Took a mix of inside and outside shots because we havent been able to win with the sun these past few weeks unfortunately, starting to get depressing! Regardless...

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...di%20R8/45.jpg
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Thanks for looking! Any and all feedback always welcome and appreciated, hope you enjoyed the read!

Oakes

aggieE46 09-29-2011 01:06 PM

Beautiful car. Nice work!

hennep E46 09-29-2011 06:39 PM

Amazing job and result, what products did you use to correct the paint

lopealle 11-22-2011 01:41 AM

Now that is sexy car


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