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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:45 PM   #21
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I just got mine back after a 3 day extensive paint correction and detail. Then they added something called Opti-coat...basically an applied clear. Supposed to be more resistant to dust/scratches/swirls than the soft factory clear...and no polishing/waxing for up to a year.

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That looks awesome

Did DetailWerkz do it?

Ive been debating either doing that or wrapping in Satin black.
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That looks awesome

Did DetailWerkz do it?

Ive been debating either doing that or wrapping in Satin black.
Brian's Custom Detailing.
I'm really impressed how the now 8 yr. old/35k mile paint looks, even in direct sunlight.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:15 PM   #23
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I'm really impressed how the now 8 yr. old/35k mile paint looks, even in direct sunlight.
Yes.....Looks brand new. I need to price this and replacing vinyl stripes.
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Greetings for my first post. I am a 2nd owner of a "garage queen" 99 viper that was detailed like crap for its whole life. I can't post links yet but I have pics on the Adam's forums what I was able to do with the Adam's porter cable kit and 3 step correction. I've moved on to the Flex but the PC is a fine tool. It won't make it museum piece perfect, but certainly good enough as a start.
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I let a professional do mine after a shop made it worse than it was to begin with. It really is an art.

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Old December 4th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #26
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Blown408.....when you get this figured out, lets do my bucket.

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DAMN wood! that is a hell of a difference. Gotta love a black car. especially when it's swirl less. PM me the charge for that service. my car is silver, but I'm sure it would benefit from it.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #28
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I'm really impressed how the now 8 yr. old/35k mile paint looks, even in direct sunlight.
I called Brian today and told him I saw pics of your car. I'm going to have him do some correction soon. His rates are pretty reasonable.



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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #29
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How much are they charging for this service? I'm sure mine could use it and i'm not sure if I feel like trying to do it myself.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #30
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How much are they charging for this service? I'm sure mine could use it and i'm not sure if I feel like trying to do it myself.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #31
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The one guy said it took him 22 hours! So $1000?
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The one guy said it took him 22 hours! So $1000?
If you want about 75% removal it's prob 5-6 hours. If you want perfection count on a few days.


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The one guy said it took him 22 hours! So $1000?
Just as a $$ comparison you can do a stripe package for $1.5 to $2.5K. Not that you want to stripe your car, but at the end of that you would basically have a new finish over the car, assuming the stripe package included clear over the stripes. So, $1K worth of correction work is starting to get close to the cost of re-clearing the car. If there is a local body shop you trust, you might want to run this by them for their opinion. I would think $500 worth of paint correction work to be a no brainer, but $1K is not so clear cut of a decision in my opinion.
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I am pretty sure black cars cost more looks good Hollywood.

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The correction and Opti-coat on my car was closer to $500 than $1000.
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The correction and Opti-coat on my car was closer to $500 than $1000.
Good price for what was done.
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I'd feel better paying $500. I have a friend that does paint work and he painted my entire Trans Am with custom artwork for $2500 lol. I know you get what you pay I was just curious on a base line price. Thanks!
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I'm having my stripes removed, about $300 in correction, then new stripes.
Not the same guy doing all the work.
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Hey guys, I was made aware of this thread and thought I would chime in.

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This is pretty correct.

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Just as a $$ comparison you can do a stripe package for $1.5 to $2.5K. Not that you want to stripe your car, but at the end of that you would basically have a new finish over the car, assuming the stripe package included clear over the stripes. So, $1K worth of correction work is starting to get close to the cost of re-clearing the car. If there is a local body shop you trust, you might want to run this by them for their opinion. I would think $500 worth of paint correction work to be a no brainer, but $1K is not so clear cut of a decision in my opinion.
Woods was no where near the 1k mark. The ENTIRE process start to finish took a total of 22 hours. Also remember there are custom packages that I put together, especially for repeat clients.

Wood, glad you're happy with it. You should post up the direct sun pictures. Those don't lie and tell the true story.

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Love these cars!
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Thanks again Brian.

Here are some full on sun shots. The white spots on the finish are clouds...





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