No, the title was NO exaggeration by any stretch. This car was embarrassing. When the owner pulled up for us to do a walk around with him, SURPRISED would be an understatement. At first, it was exciting...a new Stingray just pulled up in our driveway and would be the first one in the entire state to be receiving CQuartz Finest
At first i wasnt sure if I'd like it after seeing the photos, but seeing it in person was an entirely different story. We circled it (with no light at first lol) and just admired the new design...it looked sexy and mean all at the same time. The owner was super excited about everything and we were excited for him.
He had said after the clear bra was installed that they had washed it and that afterwards he had started to notice some swirls - i figured ok, the usual wash marring....but no...ooooh no. The first spot my light caught was this:
"What the hell?" was what entered my mind. This was NOT wash marring...we were looking at dual action pigtails. Sanding marks on a new Corvette? This wasn't the only spot:
Yeah thats the lil spoiler...aka the abomination.
More pig tails here accompanied by a deep scratch:
And then of course the holograms (buffer trails). Yes we could see it now, the wool pad loaded up with God knows what jsut being whipped all over this new corvette...and it left this:
This is the roof (still dirty), but you can see the whispy looking buffer trails even under the dirt:
Needless to say at this point the owner and I were talking about a price change. I'd seen some swirled up new cars but this was a different level. I pointed out everything i came across and explained to him what it was from....and that obviously the car was FILLED with glaze before hand, which was why he only saw the defects AFTER a wash.
Things like this just kinda took my breath away:
On the sides of the rear clip was surely the worst, they left a TON of sanding pigtails...i mean a TON...it had 0 reflection when hit with a light:
The the scary part...what looked to be burned edges....allllll over. Basically every edge was either completely like this or had spots like this:
We pretty much knew what we were looking at. The only areas that didnt look like this were the hood, front bumper and front quarter panels. They were all clear-braed over...but im sure what was underneath looked just like this.
The owner was waiting for his ride and suddenly asked "Hey, you guys wanna go for a ride in it?" ....well, what would YOU say? Dani went first...he even offered to let us drive it lol...that part we turned down. 2 minutes later i hear wwooooooooaaaahhhhhmmmmm! Our back yard butts up against a main street....i kinda figured whos car that was that i heard! Next i was up....we got to the main road and had a clear path...was the first time id actually been pushed back into my seat like that...i wont say the speed, i'll just say there was a 7 reading in the speedometer...that was fun and very cool of the owner to offer.
Back to the story. We would begin work the next morning...and of course we'd be snapping even more photos. The morning came and again even with the car DIRTY, we captured this:
Oh yes, more holograms.
The rear clip had been totally abused, can you tell?
They were thorough, right up to the emblem!
Here is the damage above the top body line on the passenger door:
Pillar above passenger door:
More sanding marks left on the top of the rear clip:
See the dull spot by my finger? Yup, you guessed it...MORE sanding marks:
More buffer trails on the roof...it was amazing how jacked up it was: