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Old 07-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Maserati Quattroporte - Correction and Ceramic Coating

This Maserati Quattroporte came in for a full paint correction and ceramic coating treatment, sporting 45k miles from 2007, the car was in fairly good shape. However, it did unfortunately suffer damage from the automated car washes.

This very attractive metallic black paint definitely benefited from the correction treatment as you will see in the following photos and now should have no problem resisting future marring with the CQuartz application! We also performed paint touch up on the front end rock chips to really complete the exterior of this Maserati.

After 28 hours of work into the vehicle as a whole, prep including IronX and full masking followed by four steps of polishing work brought the paint to perfect condition.

When the car arrived:



Paint condition before correction:









One quick 50/50 photo:


Paint Condition after correction:










Some gloss/reflection photos of the paint after the ceramic had already cured to the paint:









Finished full profile photos of the vehicle when the owner was picking it up!









Thanks for looking! Feedback always welcome and appreciated!

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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What do you put on ceramic paint ?
does a 09 Range rover have ceramic paint?
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Ceramic paint gets treated just like non ceramic paints, its just harder than conventional clears. I do not believe Range rovers have ceramic clear, but may be wrong. What I did here was apply a ceramic coating to the paint to resist swirling and marring to protect the paint significantly better than wax ever could.

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 AM   #4
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Anyone who puts a Maserati through an automatic car wash should have the vehicle taken away from them! Then it should be given to me, of course. Who would even consider doing that?
As for the ceramic treatment, is that something you can put on normal paint? I would assume so, but I thought I would ask. Does it cover any imperfections, or does the paint need to be perfect before it is done? Will it eventually wear away, or is it permenent? Can you recommend a GOOD detailer in Charlotte NC? You can PM me, if you don't want to mention someone specific in an open forum. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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^ most quattroportes are used as daily drivers
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Ceramic paint gets treated just like non ceramic paints, its just harder than conventional clears. I do not believe Range rovers have ceramic clear, but may be wrong. What I did here was apply a ceramic coating to the paint to resist swirling and marring to protect the paint significantly better than wax ever could.
Awesome job.

What would you suggest a common every day, daily driver should use to clean up the ext of a car... bar clay? wax? can you name some brands for me? My paint is in rough shape from the highway (about 1400 a week lately), I drive from El Paso, TX to lawton, OK quite a bit.


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Old 08-08-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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Thanks Greg!

BMW SSG - Look into Clay Magic mild to medium clay bars, and you'll want a more durable wax/sealant on there. I'd suggest Menzerna Powerlock or Collinite's No. 845. You can find all this at detailedimage.com !

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