This is a 2018 Dodge Challenger RT. These cars are really cool. My client has always wanted one after Dodge reintroduced the Challenger. My client called me after looking through my website. He bought this car with the idea that he would get a ceramic coating installed. My client had conversations with several other ceramic coating installers in the area. He was surprised no one could answer any specific questions about the product they were selling. I told him most installers are not even certified by the company they are selling the ceramic coating for. I am different because I have training and certification.
What makes this 2018 Dodge Challenger RT special ?
Anytime you are able to buy a car it’s always a special occasion. I remember the first car I personally ever bought myself. It was a great day no matter what kind of condition it was in. We always have the idea that whatever is wrong with it “I can Fix it.” Of course, that isn’t always the case. Most of the time the repairs are attempted and never completed. Although this is a “used” 2018 Dodge Challenger RT, it is in exceptional shape. This 2018 Dodge Challenger RT was a perfect candidate for our Opti-Coat Pro Plus ceramic coating treatment.
Accessing any Damage on this 2018 Dodge Challenger RT
Although this is a relatively new car, there were still some scuff marks, scratches, and of course bug damage. Living in Florida love bug damage on a unprotected paint surface is inevitable. This car had some damage but not bad. Most of the damage is in the lower front bumper where the car gets hit with everything when it is traveling on local highways. This 2018 Dodge Challenger RT had some micro marring – which are light scratches. This happens from the car being washed with a traditional car wash soap and then being wiped down with a traditional chamois. This process creates scratches. Optimum No Rinse is the best alternative to traditional car wash and chamois. Another problem would be parking lot scratches, mostly because of shopping carts.
How to fix the problems
Most of the problems I have mentioned above are for the most part normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear issues are usually fixable. Anything beyond that and it just depends on the level of repair to be done. I also told him about 90% of any bug damage is there to stay. The only way you can fix most bug damage is to have the surface repainted.
On our initial conversation I was able to speak with my client about all of the ceramic coatings offered by Opti-Coat. On this 2018 Dodge Challenger RT, he decided to go with our premium ceramic coating, Opti-Coat Pro Plus. It is the absolute best of the best. I told him part of the ceramic coating process will be to polish out all of the micro-marring in the paint. This is so we have a surface that is free of defects.
This particular car didn’t have a great deal of damage on it. When a car is driven on a highway a little bit of damage is expected. This particular 2018 Dodge Challenger RT had minimal damage on it. I used Optimum Hyper polish with a rotary machine to eliminate all of the micro-marring and scratches. Then, cleaned the paint with an IPA solution, and then finally coated this 2018 Dodge Challenger RT with Opti-Coat Pro Plus. The results are stunning.
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