This 2008 Corvette is an 8 second car that hails from The Villages, FL. (Meaning, it covers the quarter mile in 8 seconds.) My client has made several modifications to the car, including to the engine and exhaust system. This has been a really fun project for him and he’s definitely proud of it.
When he first reached out to me, he said his main concern was to get the paint corrected and ceramic coated. He was very curious to understand how ceramic coatings could reduce wind resistance. His goal at the time was to get this 2008 Corvette to run under 10 seconds in the quarter mile.
His problem was that he just didn’t have the time to attempt to paint correct it and install a ceramic coating
As I was talking with him, I told him that every vehicles paint is different. I explained that one paint may be extremely soft and susceptible to scratches or marring. While one from another manufacturer could be very durable. Polishing paint can be a very tedious and time consuming process; a lot of patience is required.
The fact is that installing a ceramic coating can be even more extreme of a process. The paint first has to be cleaned, decontaminated and polished (this will remove most scratches). Then, all the unwanted layers are removed: old wax, compound, dealership showroom sprays and the polish that we used to correct the paint.
This particular car had some significant scuff marks and scratches all over the car. These seem to have come from mechanics working on the engine, as they were leaning on the paint with denim overalls.
While this was fixable, it did take a significant amount of time to complete the work.
After we fixed the paint, we installed our 1-year ceramic coating on it. Now, it looks amazing. It has a glass like finish to the paint and the paint is super slick. The car is now less wind-resistant and will fly through the quarter mile in the low 8 second range.
2008 Corvette photos