Yes the title is correct. This is a one of a kind Supervette. This is a 2006 Corvette ZR6X. In 2006 Corvette made a very limited run of these Corvette ZR6X Supervettes. This one in-particular Corvette ZR6X has a racing engine that produces 1100 horsepower. If you can believe it, the engine is a supercharged 427 cubic inch V-8. When my client and I were discussing the details of the services packages that I could offer, he sent me an email with very specific and detailed instructions on how to start this Corvette ZR6X and put it in gear. Let me tell you this Supervette is made to race no doubt about it.
He was also very specific about the work he wanted done. Which is actually quite refreshing. He had told me when he lived up north, he had “a guy” that was fabulous and was a true professional. Since he had moved to Florida he could not find anyone that really knew what they were doing. He had this Supervette coated by a Car Pro dealer. I am affiliated with Optimum Polymer Technologies and until this time had never used Car Pro products. I must say they make a pretty nice product. My client had a 2-3 year coating installed on this Corvette ZR6X.
Finding the right detailer
Since arriving in Florida he had tried multiple detailers. Each one ended up making the coating worse by putting micro marring – straight line scratches in a circular motion in the coating. This comes from using a dual action polisher. The detailer then puts pressure on the top of the machine as it is working on the paint. My primary choice of machine is a rotary machine made by Flex machines in Germany. It is very light but still does a beautiful job. Most detailers today will tell you the rotary machine will destroy your vehicles paint. That is because they don’t know how to use one. The key in using a rotary buffer is keeping the speed low, keep your arm motion slow, and using just the weight of the machine. That is the technique I used on this Supervette.
Services Preformed on this Corvette ZR6X
After discussing several service options that I can offer, he decided on our paint correction services. As I had mentioned in the previous paragraph, he had been “burnt” in the past by the detailers he had encountered since arriving in Florida. So my client was skeptical to say the least. I think the end result should speak for it self. With the coating having been installed over 1.5 years ago it was a challenge to remove the scratches without removing the coating. It took about 5-6 hours of polishing and checking the paint and doing that process over and over again.
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