This classic Chevy C10 Custom was in for our exclusive Full Paint Correction detail with a protective coating! This fully custom-built Chevrolet C10 was quite the project. The custom build was done by our favorite custom shop Street Metal Concepts of Sanford, Florida. The new build was complete and looked great, but a few improper washes proved to be very rough on the delicate, premium paint. The swirls accumulated from improper washing revealed to us that the owner needed a much safer, easier way to maintain the beauty and integrity of this custom build on his own, at home. That’s where our Paint Correction and Paint Protection expertise comes in. We agreed on a Full Paint Correction to remove scratches and swirls, followed by one of our signature Gtechniq Protective Coatings to create a stronger surface over the clear coat. We were certainly up for this task!
The C10 looks great outside and under direct sunlight, but our shop lights show a much different picture.
Like with every detail, we begin with a full foam wash with deionized water to remove debris. Next is an iron and fallout deposit removal wash, which removes any iron and paint deposits. These steps ensure that all contaminates are removed from the paint before we begin polishing.Next, we carefully tape each edge before we begin the paint correction.
The Chevy C10 Custom is now ready for the rack and full examination under our LED lights.
Just a few improper washes can severely damage delicate paint and that proved to be true here. The crucial key here is to ensure that we safely remove all scratches without weakening the clear coat. The C10 is ready for compounding with the Rupes Bigfoot Polishing system. We first spot test a small portion for a 50/50 comparison of results.
A 50/50 comparison shows fantastic results.After a 14-hr compounding stage, we are now ready for the final polish. Every square inch of paint work on this vehicle is final polished. This level of polishing requires a great deal of experience, professional training, the proper tools, and the knowledge of how to use those tools.
Gtechniq Crystal Lacquer coating is applied to all polished paint work to strengthen the surface. This stronger surface will be much easier for the owner to wash without swirling or marring the paint, and that is one of the biggest goals here. We strive to produce the shiniest, slickest surfaces, but also provide our clients with a finished product that will remain this beautiful for years to come. And that is exactly what we did on this Chevy C10.
Here’s a few extra photos of the C10 at a local car show days after the detail!