This Corvette received the WORKS from Howard's Detailing. The story behind the car is that it was purchased from Hendrick Chevrolet in 2015 and was the first C7 Z06 to land in Birmingham. Good thing Howard's Detailing was able to perfect and preserve this small piece of Birmingham car culture history.
The first thing I did was an Eco-Friendly wash and decontamination to prep the paint for polishing. I skip over the wheels for now because later on they would be removed after polishing to be properly cleaned and ceramic coated. The paint was in very good condition, so a Light Paint Correction was the polish service we opted for to remove light scratches and haze. After a few hours of polishing I pulled the car outside to remove the wheels for ceramic coating. Using several rounds of brake dust dissolving wheel cleaners and tar removers, I was able to get a great result from the coating (see pictures). The prep work is one of the things that sets me apart from the others. If one round of cleaning doesn't cut it, I do it again until its where it needs to be. No corners cut. I then performed a light cleaning and heavy leather conditioning on the interior to restore the beautiful seats, door panels, and dash. After allowing time for the conditioners to absorb into the material, I come back with a towel to remove any excess that might leave a greasy or shiny look and feel. The engine bay is then sprayed and wiped with a dedicated plastic conditioner to a satin sheen to avoid over saturation and damage in an already clean compartment.
After everything else is finished, it's time to start ceramic coating the paint. I used a 5 Year Ceramic Coating (my most popular choice) on this vehicle which forms a 9H, extremely durable and glossy glass-like shell on the paint.
Thank you to this client for allowing me to work on this car. It is always a pleasure performing details like these on such a high level vehicle. Thank you for the business, trust, lunch, and beef jerky!
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