They are here! The C8 Corvette has started rolling through Denver! While we are in conversation with several new C8 owners waiting on delivery, this one made it through the pipeline before the GM factory turned off and will be cruising the Denver Colorado streets well protected after our Driver’s Package in XPEL Paint Protection Film and Level 2 GYEON Ceramic Coating Service.
Why do we feel it is so important to protect the paint and other surfaces of this car? Firstly, we are looking to enhance the ownership experience of the car. It is more fun to drive the car you care about knowing the finish is well protected from a harmful Colorado environment. Secondly, we want to maintain the value of the investment. Rock chips, UV oxidation, fading of trim, and scratches look terrible and lower the value of the car at resale or trade in. Lastly, you didn’t by this car for it to not look amazing! With proper enhancement and protection of the finish this car will look better than the day it rolled off the lot. Lets check out the process.
Every project begins with a two hour hang out in the indoor wash bay. This is a very important part of the process, and a tool we looked long and hard to acquire as finding a shop space in Denver that has a proper drain that can be used for automotive use is not easy. We need to make sure we have perfectly clean and decontaminated paint (and other finishes) to work with as step one.
This starts with a foam pre soak to help remove any loose dirt and contaminant before we physically touch the car. We use and iron remover to chemically degrade built up rail dust and other contaminant from the shipping and storage process. And we clay bar the paint to exfoliate and remove any bonded contaminant that couldn’t be chemically removed with the iron remover.
A gentle hand wash to complete the process, and we are ready to install the XPEL Clear Bra.
XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS Paint Protection Film is a dual layer optically clear urethane that is capable of absorbing the impact of road debris and prevent it from permanently damaging the paint in the form of a rock chip. This is an absolute must in Colorado.
We take the fit, finish, and quality of our installations very seriously. The film needs to be applied safely (no knives over paint), in a manner that will allow it to perform its protective duties for years to come (not over stretching the film), and have no visual consequence to the protection being in place (it has to look good! no dirt and debris no distortions in the adhesive and no lifting).
Building a working environment to intentionally support the above points makes that possible. We have under body lifts to access the tricky parts of the car. We are extremely clean, wearing paint suits and rinsing hands and panels regularly, we use a computer software to custom design the coverage, and our technicians are among the best in the country. We are very proud to have earned the XPEL Dealer of the Year award for Colorado!
Once the clear bra installation is complete, we move on to the Ceramic Coatings. The first step is to complete the polishing process on the paint that did not receive paint protection film. We use a variety of tools to refine and polish the clear coat to experience the most color, clarity, and gloss possible.
Once the paint polishing is complete, we perform a final prep wipe down to make sure we have lubricants and oils removed from the previous detailing step. This leaves an anti static surface ready for the ceramic coating.
Our Level 2 Ceramic Coating Package includes GYEON MOHS+ on the Paint and Clear Bra, GYEON RIM on the Wheels, and GYEON VIEW on the front windshield glass. Ceramic Coatings offer long term protection from UV and chemical damage, deliver a pop in gloss, and make regular wash maintenance fast and easy by creating a surface that will repel dirt and contaminant.
And with that, the Paint Enhancement and Protection project is complete! This car looks amazing, and can be driven worry free of damage. Check out the final shots!