This is a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. This one particular Corvette Grand Sport has a unique story. The owner had traveled out of state to buy a corvette at a particular dealership. Once he arrived he discovered they had sold the corvette he had come for 1 hour before he arrived. The salesman told him not to worry he had another Corvette that was better.
2010 Corvette Grand Sport the Best of the Rest
When my client looked at this Corvette Grand Sport, he did realize that this particular Corvette was indeed much nicer than the Corvette he traveled to come see. This is unusual to see two Corvettes that have not been taken care of very well. Corvette owners typically have a very discerning eye.
Accessing the damage
This Corvette did have some scratches through out the body. When I inspected this Corvette I discovered a lot of scratches. The scratches came from the previous owner using improper wash methods. Most people don’t realize scratches occur on a regular basis from using a dry chamios or dry microfiber towel.
How to fix the problems
Water is not a lubricant. It does not provide a barrier between your car paint and the towel. When you wash your car with traditional soap and water, it is important to remember that your lubrication and protection against scratches is the soap itself. You then need to rinse it off. In order to dry your car properly set your drying towel (chamios, microfiber) on the surface of the car and let it soak up the water. Pick it up, ring it out, and repeat this way you are not dragging the towel across the surface of your paint.
When my client and I were discussing his needs for this Corvette Grand Sport, I showed him my portfolio of some of the Corvettes that I have done in the past. We went over in detail everything that needed to be done. I explained that while being a mobile auto detail service, paint correction needs to be performed inside a building out of the elements. I was able to work out of his garage and as a result this Corvette Grand Sport came out beautiful. The reason for this is the paint must be kept cool to the touch. If it is not, then using a machine to correct the paint will cause the paint to fracture (or cause Micro-checking). When this happens the only thing that can be done is repaint.
Actual Work Performed
As my client and I were discussing the options I could offer, we decided to go with Swissvax paint correction procedures. Swissvax is regarded as one of the most renowned high end chemical suppliers in the world. This ended up being a 4 step process. I had to start out with Swissvax cleaner fluid “strong” to eliminate heavy scratches and then “regular” professional cleaner to eliminate fine scratches . I finished with professional fluid final edition to give it extra gloss. The absolute last step was to give it a protective layer of wax. Swissvax Concorso was the final step. This Corvette came out absolutely stunning.
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