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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. […]

detailing accessories

My Favorite Detailing Accessories

Here’s a quick article I wrote for Detailed Image a while back highlighting some tools/accessories that I like to use on an almost daily basis.   Some of My Favorite Detailing Accessories include: Clay Bar Storage Container These little containers can be used for claybar, but also other items like storing steel wool, small screwdriver bits, nuts and bolts, etc. Plastic Razor Blade These plastic blades are great for removing stickers from cars, but also cleaning wax residue and dirt […]

headlight restoration

Chrysler Headlight Restoration and PPF

It seems that 95% of the time we are doing some level of paint correction and applying a ceramic coating to a vehicle.  That is our specialty and what most clients need for their vehicles.  However, we also do quite a few additional services.  These include interior detailing, headlight restoration, paint protection film (PPF), etc. In this case, we were asked to bring back to life some old and weathered headlights on a client’s Chrysler Pacifica.  The car came in […]

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 […]

Audi A7 Paint Correction with 22PLE Paint Coating

This Audi A7 belongs to a regular client, who comes roughly once every 1-1.5 years for paint correction and protective coating application.  In this case we also replaced the Xpel PPF/clear bra on the hood due to it being fairly worn after almost 2 years of use.  The car required two stages of paint correction to achieve a nearly perfect finish, which we then protected with the 22PLE paint protection coating.  The A7 came out extremely glossy and is now […]

Recent Paint Correction and Protection Work

Check out some of our recent work performed on a few very nice cars.  The BMW i8 came to us brand new from the dealer for a major protection package.  The paint was polished and then protected with Xpel Paint Protection Film as well as OptiCoat paint protection coating.   The BMW M3 received a very similar treatment except with the CQ Finest paint coating.  Both cars had a wheels off detail with coating included.  Lastly, the BMW 540i was brought […]