Category : Car Detailing

Why Apply a Ceramic Coating?

I wrote this article a few years ago and it still applies today.  The article Why Apply a Ceramic Coating goes into a few different aspects like durability, performance and value of ceramic coatings.  I also cover some tips and tricks for those who want to apply a ceramic coating to their own vehicle.  While coating technology has been around for well over 10 years, it’s still the best value and performance in terms of protecting your paint.  Whether you […]

Audi RS5 Correction, PPF and Ceramic Coating

We just added some photos of this Audi RS5 to our Portfolio.  The car looked great for 20 feet away but it had a ton of swirl marks all over along with lots of dirt and contamination.  It took us a solid 2 days to finish all the detailing and paint correction, which turned this paint around completely.  After the paint correction we applied Paint Protection Film to the entire front end of the car, then coated everything with CQuartz […]

Quick intro video to LUSTR Detail

After planning this for a while, we finally made a quick little video to introduce ourselves at Lustr and show a few of the cars we work on every day. The plan is to do a few simple videos monthly with some input on what we do as well as provide detailing tips and tricks for our fans and clients. Check it out and leave any feedback as we greatly appreciate it.

Ferrari F12 Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating

Here’s a quick video summarizing the extensive work we performed on a black Ferrari F12.  The paint was in bad shape for a new car, riddled with swirl marks, buffer holograms and many random sanding marks.  We did 3-4 stages of paint correction to restore it to perfect condition and make it a shiny, new Ferrari. After the paint correction, Suntek Paint Protection Film was applied to the entire vehicle.  On top of the PPF we applied GTechniq CSL protective […]

Porsche GT3RS 911 Blue

Porsche 911 GT3RS Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating

A few months ago we were contacted by a client to prep his brand new Porsche GT3RS before a full car PPF/clear bra application.  While it’s a brand new car, it definitely suffered from bad swirl marks, buffer holograms and even sanding marks left over from the factory.  By performing a very thorough paint correction, we were able to make the paint look like it should have for a brand new Porsche. After we were done with it, the Xpel […]

Dodge Viper detailing

Dodge Viper Detailing and Video Series

A year ago we teamed up with Big Media Productions in their series portraying the Dodge Viper.  Two Dodge Vipers were brought to use for a thorough paint correction and coating.  We performed a 2-stage paint correction on the vehicles and then protected the paint with a long lasting protective coating. Recently, our episode on correcting and protecting paint was completed and can be viewed on Youtube so please check it out and let us know how you like it. […]

Different Levels of Paint Correction

Paint correction is our specialty at LUSTR and we always try to do our best with each vehicle.  We educate clients on what’s possible and what’s practical when correcting paint on various vehicles.  Sometimes multiple stages of polishing can yield a perfect finish, which provides the best looks and paint quality.  Other times a single stage polishing detail will greatly improve the finish, make it look great and be practical as well as economical for a daily driven car.  In […]

LUSTR Paint Polishing and Correction

Most clients come to us for our paint correction and polishing services, without knowing exactly what it is that we do.  We recorded this video to show exactly what we do on a daily basis and the results we can get with a thorough and careful paint polishing process.  Below the video is the description of exactly what you’re seeing, so please read it before or after viewing as you wish.  For best viewing select HD and full screen mode. […]

What Can I Do After My Car Has Been Repainted?

Here’s a question that comes up quite a bit both from friends and clients alike.  Most body shops, whether they perform quality paint work or not, leave clients with only a general and vague idea of what can and should be done in terms of detailing just after a paint job.  With the large mix of terminology in the detail industry, the phrase “don’t wax your car for a month” usually gets more questions, such as “Don’t wax with a […]

Which Paint Protection Film (PPF) is Right For Me?

In the first PPF article, Do I really need Paint Protection Film (PPF) aka Clear Bra?, we touched on some characteristics of paint protection film and whether or not it was necessary for your specific vehicle.  In this article, it’s assumed we’re going through with the PPF installation, so we’ll discuss items such as type of film, application and choosing an installer.  These can all be daunting tasks because as with any industry, there are many available options of varied […]