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What to do about Water Spots

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We’ve all been there. A heavy rainstorm comes through and your freshly washed car is covered in little water spots.

The water in Central Texas has some of the hardest calcium around. That makes those awful spots more prevalent, and more sticky.

If you just leave them there, they can turn into “hard” water spots, where the calcium actually eats away at the paint on your car’s exterior and can cause serious damage that can cost thousands to fix.

So, after you notice she’s looking a little worse for the wear you decide to wash her and wipe her down. But what do you use to wipe her down?

We’ve formulated a Ceramic Infused Water Spot Remover to solve this problem. The formula is designed to eat away at water spots without hurting your paint in any way, and the extra layer of Ceramic Coating acts as a protective layer for you as well.

Try yours here and let us know what you think!

Lets Go for a Drive

What happened to the days of driving being the main activity? Not just a way to get where you’re going? Central Texas has some of the most beautiful open road you can get. Let’s bring that back!

No matter what type of car you have, brand new or vintage, as long as she can play some tunes and drive, that’s your date night right there.

Roll down the windows, play some Willie Nelson and be thankful that you live in the sunset capital of the world because these days there’s nothing better than an open road and a friend to share it.

But before you hit that gorgeous road, ask yourself, “Is my car presentable?” If the answer isn’t yes, let us help you get her back to looking beautiful. Whether it’s a little dog hair in the back or a full paint correction that needs to be taken care of, we can help you get back on the road looking great.

Give us a call, (512) 924-4545.

Audi RS5 Sportback

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What do we love more than a Ceramic Coated Audi RS5 that does 0-60 in 3.8 seconds AND room for the kids and groceries?  The people that keep coming back for our services!

This Audi RS5 came in a few weeks ago to get completed ceramic coated. It packs some serious power and now has a coating to match. We use IGL Coatings to maintain and protect your vehicles paint, wheels, windows, and interior. This not only adds value, but keeps washing time down to a minimum. 

From full details to ceramic coating, we’ve got you!

Nissan GTR – Precision, Performance, Perfection

The 1973 Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan GTR – its first debut was at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1969 as a sedan equipped with an inline six cylinder engine pumping out 160 horsepower. The ’69 sedan was touring car, unrivaled by any other touring car at the time. It relied on a four-valve Dual Overhead Cam engine for power and four-wheel independent suspension for its remarkable handling, reminiscent of the Nissan R380 racing prototype.

2018 Nissan GT-R

The GTR went through many changes to get where it is today; the R30, the R31, the R32, and the R34, with plenty of concepts in between each of those iterations. Finally, in 2008, merely 11 years ago, the Nissan GT-R dropped onto American roads. Nissan ditched the Skyline name and dropped in a twin-turbo V6 engine that put out 473 horsepower and rocketed the coupe from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds. The speed and power this little coupe boasted earned it the nickname “Godzilla”.


Today, Nissan GT-Rs come with 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engines that pump out an astonishing 565 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. And if that’s not enough power for you, you can also opt for the NISMO edition of the vehicle that’s rated at 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

Nissan’s four “takumi”.

Now, this engine isn’t just another engine being pumped out on factory belts by a load of robotic arms. No, an instrument this beautiful and precise requires painstaking levels of craftsmanship and dedication to the legendary GT-R name. Inside Nissan’s expansive engine factory, located in Yokohama, Japan, there are four engineers that have earned the nickname “takumi”. Takumi is a Japanese term meaning “master craftsman” in English, and to become a takumi takes decades of work and dedication to your craft. These four engineers build each and every GT-R engine by hand to ensure the most precise build possible, and they finish off each engine by attaching a plaque with their signature on it. That means there are no two identical Nissan GT-Rs anywhere in the world. A lot of GT-R owners have taken to traveling to the engine factory in Yokohama to personally meet and thank the takumi that built their specific engine, including some famous faces such as late-night talk show host Jay Leno.

Car of the Week – Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63s

Might want to turn your sound on for this one.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63s. 4.0 liters of handcrafted, twin-turbo V8 strength and power pumping out 630 brake horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. This beast boasts an insane 0-60mph speed of just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 195 mph, while keeping you more than comfortable on the inside with its hand-stitched, quilted leather bucket seats, wide-screen cockpit equipped with intuitive touch controls. This model comes equipped with the AMG Speedshift MCT 9-speed transmission and AMG Ride Control+ Air Suspension. We were given the honor and privilege of ceramic coating this masterpiece by Brant Wimpee, the Sales Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown, Texas. We enjoyed every moment we spent with her, and we hope you’ll enjoy these videos and pictures as much we as did.

The AMG GT 63s in all its glory, receiving its detail and ceramic coat.

FORD F150 Raptor Truck Detail

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FORD F150 Raptor Truck Detail

The Ford Raptor is not your typical F150. With a 450 HP, 6 cylinder engine and a towing capacity of 6,000 – 8,000 lbs, this is a powerful pickup truck that not only looks awesome, but is quite the workhorse.

When it was brought to our shop in Lakeway, TX, we just knew that it was going to be a rewarding truck to work on.

For this particular truck detailing we decontaminated the exterior gelcoat, foam washed, hand washed and power washed the outside and gave this Ford Raptor a polish to level out any swirls.

We also flossed the wheels, cleaned and dressed the tires, cleaned the windows and mirrors and applied a polymer before rolling this pickup out into the sun where we could get a good look at it. The Raptor already looked great before, but we really took it to the next level with this one.


Auto Detailing a Jaguar XKR-S

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Look at the incredible Sky Blue on this Jaguar XKR-S. What a fantastic, classy and down-right sporty ride.

It packs a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with an 8 speed automatic gear box and is ready for a weekend cruise as always, but not quite without the refreshing look of a brand new detailing.

So we dug our hands in and did a number of things to make the sky bow to the sky blue finish of this beautiful car.

We first hit her with a decontamination and pulled out any minute particles of iron that the eye can’t see by using a claybar. We flossed the wheels and dressed the tires and set about giving this Jag a thorough hand wash. We suds her up with spray foam, rinsed her down and then moved onto a single-stage polish.

We cleaned the glass, vacuumed the interior and finalized the entire detail with a spray sealant that has a 6 month guarantee.

Overall very satisfying work and although we work on many different types of vehicles, we have to admit that it’s easy to be biased when you get something this cool into the shop.

Check out the video where we document the entire process!

Detailing a Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Yes, you heard right. This is the kind of car that’ll take your breath away and we received the opportunity to give her royal treatment.

You see it was a rather gloomy day and we were feeling a little down. That is until this Porsche rolled onto our lot. Suffice it to say — our moods were greatly lifted and after you see the footage we got of her, yours probably will be too!

The horsepower for this baby is 420 and is sporting a
3.0 L 6-cylinder engine. Oh! and the Carrera S costs about as much as a gold-roofed shanty, but for those who desire performance and something distinguished, look no further.

Watch the video below to see some of what we did to make her sparkle-darkle.

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