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    Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Some of my Challenger friends and clients have been asking to see some pics of their cars, so here`s one I did recently. Brand spankin new, just a couple hundred miles. Needed just light correction to fix the heavy texture and lack of clarity these new ones seem to be coming with straight from the factory. A little paint correction and boy did the gloss come out! The body and wheels were fully coated in 2 coats of CQuartz Professional ceramic coating. Wheels were pulled off the car and coated front to back, every square inch before IR curing and remounting. Many people ask if you can coat matte or satin wheels/spoilers/trim/hoods/vinyl, etc. Yes! You can and it looks great. Hope you like it!


    Upon arrival at the shop







    Dirty wheels about to be pulled off and cleaned and prepped for coating







    Tidying up the wheel wells while the wheels are off








    This is the texture almost every Challenger and Charger I`ve seen in the last 4 years seems to have. Its not orange peel. Its more like dye back. The good news is, there is a substantial increase in clarity and gloss to the paint when you correct this.









    After correcting it, much more clarity and gloss














    All done! Coated and cured and ready for the owner.




















    Hope you enjoyed checking it out!
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    nice work.
    I`ve noticed that lack of clarity as well. Seems to be getting worse from the 2015s up to 2017. Funny I don`t ever recall seeing anything like that on my 09 SRT, but maybe I just didn`t know any better at the time.

    I think I like the blue and grey shades of shakers the best


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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Great work as always, Jeff!

    My new Ram pick-up has this nasty paint issue too, but I`d say it`s worse then the Hellcats I`ve done. I may hit it quick with some denim pads but will see what a rotary and wool pad does first. Now I just have to find the time to actually do it....
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Nice work
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    nice work.
    I`ve noticed that lack of clarity as well. Seems to be getting worse from the 2015s up to 2017. Funny I don`t ever recall seeing anything like that on my 09 SRT, but maybe I just didn`t know any better at the time.

    I think I like the blue and grey shades of shakers the best
    I think I started seeing it around `13-14 on them. Definitely not 12 or older
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    Great work as always, Jeff!

    My new Ram pick-up has this nasty paint issue too, but I`d say it`s worse then the Hellcats I`ve done. I may hit it quick with some denim pads but will see what a rotary and wool pad does first. Now I just have to find the time to actually do it....
    Thanks Chad!

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    Nice work
    thank you
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    beautiful work, that car looks amazing in that color. God I want a Silver Scat Pack so bad.
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    beautiful work, that car looks amazing in that color. God I want a Silver Scat Pack so bad.
    the metallic silver shade, destroyer grey.. b5 or jazz blue shakers look the best IMO, something about the color contrast w/the shaker hood


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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Excellent work!!
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Excellent work! Tons of texture in my 2013 when I got it. Microfiber pad and compound to care of about 90%. Minimal decrease in thickness

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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    the metallic silver shade, destroyer grey.. b5 or jazz blue shakers look the best IMO, something about the color contrast w/the shaker hood
    Wow, I`m not around as many Mopars as you, but that Destroyer Grey is one of the coolest colors. Never heard of the color until your post. Had to look it up. Looks to be no metallic?

    Wish it was a tad lighter gray (I mean a tad), but I love the look.

    BTW, posted on AGO, how much I love GoFast`s shop, photographs, and work. Great job again, this time on Autopia.

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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    beautiful work, that car looks amazing in that color. God I want a Silver Scat Pack so bad.
    Thanks so much

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    the metallic silver shade, destroyer grey.. b5 or jazz blue shakers look the best IMO, something about the color contrast w/the shaker hood
    Yeah I love the B5 blue. Did a Charger Hellcat in B5 blue with Finest and it looked awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    Excellent work!!
    Thank you kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Excellent work! Tons of texture in my 2013 when I got it. Microfiber pad and compound to care of about 90%. Minimal decrease in thickness
    Thanks Mike!

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailng View Post
    Wow, I`m not around as many Mopars as you, but that Destroyer Grey is one of the coolest colors. Never heard of the color until your post. Had to look it up. Looks to be no metallic?

    Wish it was a tad lighter gray (I mean a tad), but I love the look.

    BTW, posted on AGO, how much I love GoFast`s shop, photographs, and work. Great job again, this time on Autopia.
    Would love to do one of those Destroyer Greys. Such a sinister name, fits the car proper.

    Thank you very much! Working on some upgrades to take the shop and photos up a notch. Thanks!
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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    Thanks so much



    Yeah I love the B5 blue. Did a Charger Hellcat in B5 blue with Finest and it looked awesome



    Would love to do one of those Destroyer Greys. Such a sinister name, fits the car proper.
    A previous client got one (destroyer grey T/A 392) and told me he was gonna bring it to me...so I bought gyeon q2 matte kit and can gyeon primer/can coat for the paint and he got the car and flaked

    last time I ever took a potential client for their word

    still not happy about the $160 investment with no use for any of these products

    oh well

    love the shop too btw..wish i had a shop in my backyard


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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Nice work. I`m fan of Billet metallic shaker, I have same color SP non shaker though. I agree the paint on 15+ is terriable imo, my 06 has better paint. It`s not just Challenger and Charger, i worked on black 2500 ram and it was bad.

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    Re: Challenger 392 Shaker coated with CQuartz Professional

    Looks FANTASTIC!
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