Maserati GranSport Paint Correction

Today we have a Maserati GranSport. I was fortunate enough to have this for about a week, with the owner giving me the luxury to work on it at my leisure during what is a very busy part of the year.

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The previous owner did a fantastic job of maintaining it which made my job a little easier.

The car came coated with what I believe is C-Quartz, an OptiCoat alternative. Very good product actually, bit of shame we had to strip it off. Like OC, C-Q self levels, which means no/minimal buffing required. However if you apply it on too thick, it will create a high spot that looks like an oil stain and unfortunately harden that way. The only way to remove it, is to 'cut' it off.

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The rest of the car was in very good condition, but the roof had some pretty nasty scratches which I spent a number of hours correcting.

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The dots indicate scratches that require further attention after the first few passes.

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The paint had a medium cut. A solid polish and finally jeweling the paint. Then 2 coats of Polish Angel Cosmic GlassCoat from. 24 hours curing time and we were good to go. This car has almost no straight lines, making it a dream to work on.

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The sills took roughly an hour each, but well worth it.

Wheels were hand polished and protected with Nanolex rim coating.

Leather was leatheriqued. Already in fantastic condition, I thought i'd try it out anyway. Well the leather soaked the oils up so quickly!! Now it is so soft and supple. Seriously, one of the best products out there.

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The scuttle tends to allow water to sit and built dirt, so that was cleaned along with parts of the engine bay (which again the previous owner maintained brilliantly).

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I hate dirty hinges.

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Overall the total time spent was 34 hours for a 3 stage process. I have no doubts the new owner will maintain it to the same standard, for he is no rookie in these matters.

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The reflection was epic.

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Always important to do behind the number plates, where the damage is usually heavy. Yeh no one sees it, but do your job properly.

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This was very difficult to clean, but well worth it in the end.

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Burning the midnight oil.

A quick photoshoot followed, the best part was just jumping in enjoying the car in motion. I'm not a great photographer - but it'll do. Enjoy.

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As always, cars are meant to be driven - so go out and enjoy the fruits of working so hard to be able to afford the cars we love.