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Elite End San Diego Detailing Overview – Nick’s Automobile Weblog


As readers of this weblog seemingly already know – I LOVE detailing my very own automobiles.

Usually one of many first issues I do as soon as shopping for a automotive is to spend a complete weekend doing the paint correction, inside deep clear, and DIY ceramic coating, each as a result of I like the method and it’s enjoyable to strive new merchandise and weblog about them right here.

However once I bought my R8 and discovered it was a 1 of 1 customized ordered paint job in Evening Blue Pearl Impact – which is the darkest blue I’ve ever seen – I made a decision to hunt skilled assist and name within the specialists at Elite End Detailing in San Diego.

Everybody is aware of that darkish colours are very troublesome to get excellent…and a automotive of this magnitude deserves as near excellent as you will get.

Moreover, there have been some areas that wanted further consideration such because the aftermarket carbon fiber facet blades that have been scratched up and wanted wet-sanded, in addition to the DIY tint-job on the sidemarkers that was extraordinarily sloppy to say the least.

Elite End Detailing is called the very best in San Diego, and certain all of California, and I’m lucky to have made buddies with Kevin their store supervisor after seeing him at Automobiles & Espresso the entire time. It’s at all times nice to work with outlets which can be simply as enthusiastic about automobiles as I’m, and Elite End (and Kevin specifically) actually know their stuff.

I introduced my R8 in for an preliminary seek the advice of the place the Elite End staff poured over it and gave me an in depth evaluation of how they plan to assault it…from fixing a few of the points, to the merchandise they’re going to make use of, and even some choices to suit inside completely different budgets. I gave the staff an open price range to get the automotive as close to excellent as they might, and it was value each penny.

Initially, the sidemarkers have been returned again to inventory and the copious quantities of tint overspray have been faraway from the fenders. This alone made the automotive look 100% higher.

Earlier than and after of the sidemarkers – and see the distinction in paint reflection too!

Subsequent, they tackled the sideblades, which frankly are/have been past restore so I didn’t count on a lot. In reality, they have been up to now gone I purchased a brand new OEM set off eBay assuming these have been a misplaced trigger, however figured I’d see what the Elite End staff might do whereas it was there. They began by moist sanding the entire deep scratches out, then sharpening to a shine…this made it look a ton higher, however nonetheless some seen defects. From there, they utilized a tinted Paint Safety Movie (PPF) which not solely hid the remainder of the scratches, however gave it a deeper shine and blended the carbon fiber with the darkish blue paint higher – making them look new once more, and giving the automotive a customized but OEM look as soon as once more, in addition to safety in opposition to future harm. Thoughts blown!

What was cool was that they known as me all through the method and texted me footage of the progress in order that I may very well be concerned within the course – together with exhibiting me examples of what it seemed like with clear vs tinted PPF, the way it cleaned up after moist sanding however no PPF, so I might make the ultimate name on how a lot money and time we wished to spend in search of perfection.

Subsequent, they moved on to the inside and did a deep clear. There was a lot construct up of filth over time that the entire inside virtually modified colour, growing the distinction of the two-tone Audi Unique inside and making every part look recent once more.

Subsequent, they eliminated the wheels, deep cleaned them, after which ceramic coated each the wheels and calipers – yet one more recreation changer that I’m an enormous believer in.

Lastly, they paint corrected the entire automotive…and took out tons of marring and defects that occur over time (the automotive is a 2008 in any case). As soon as the paint was in high form, they utilized three completely different layers of ceramic coating – their particular mix of three completely different merchandise to realize larger sturdiness and shine – and holy crap, it places DIY ceramic jobs to disgrace.

All shined up!

I can particularly inform the distinction of their ceramic coating functions versus mine after having the automotive again for nearly two months – I haven’t washed the automotive as soon as with my foam cannon, and I’ve solely needed to do one Wash Mist (waterless wash) utility…the automotive simply doesn’t get soiled anymore, it’s loopy.

In case you assume DIY ceramic coating is wonderful (as I do), then wait till you will have it completed by Elite End – it’s evening and day distinction.

When my automotive was completed, they took such pleasure within the automotive that they wouldn’t let me see it till they moved it within the store to the place the very best lighting was in order that I might actually respect the entire particulars. To Kevin and the Elite End crew, the “grand reveal” of the automotive is like Christmas day and you’ll inform they actually care concerning the outcomes and happiness of their prospects.

Whereas I nonetheless love doing my very own detailing, in case you both don’t have the time to take action, or have a automotive that you just really feel is value investing in an expert expertise, I can’t advocate Elite End sufficient…whereas it ain’t low-cost, the result is value each penny.

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