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    2017 Tesla Model S 100D Red - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    2017 Tesla Model S 100D Red - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve




    This was one of the more challenging vehicles I have done in relation to the paint thickness.
    Measurements were all over the board! It was obvious almost the entire car had been repainted.
    Inside the door jambs were thin. Behind the front license plate was much thinner than the front bumper.
    Some of the paint (on metal) was exceptionally thick as were many of the areas that are made of plastic.
    In this case, the two PTG's were worth their weight in gold! Without them, I would have been polishing blind.
    IMHO the paint job (although thick) was done exceptionally well and the finished detail turned out awesome!

    Please check it out.

    PTG Inspection:
    DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Paint Thickness Gauge for ferrous/non-ferrous metals
    DeFelsko 200C3-G PosiTector 200 C3 Advanced Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Gauge

    Machines:
    Rupes 21 with a RUPES 5" Backing Plate and IBrid Nano long neck.

    Correction:
    1) Lake Country HDO Blue Cutting Pad - 5 1/2" / Rupes DA Coarse (Blue) Cutting Compound

    Polishing:
    2) Rupes DA Yellow Fine Finishing Foam Pad 5" / Rupes DA Fine High-Performance Yellow Compound
    3) CARPRO Gloss Pad 5" / Rupes UNO Pure Universal Ultrafine Finishing Polish

    Last Step Products:
    Cquartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating on paint, and wheels
    CQuartz Dlux Wheel and Trim Coating on trim
    CarPro Clarify Glass Cleaner on glass and windows
    OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte

    360 walk-around video - Please click bottom Gear for HD Quality w/audio


    Cleaning and Decontamination-Wheels

    IronX Snow foam bath/wash / Clay Decon then 2 bucket wash.

    This is where it starts to get interesting.
    Paint Thickness inside Door Jamb (OEM thickness)

    Paint Thickness on the metal body

    Paint Thickness on the plastic bumper

    Paint Thickness on the front bumper with the front license plate holder removed

    Trim taped and ready for compound/polish



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    Yikes, crazy numbers. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Yikes, crazy numbers. Nice job.
    Yes, they were!!! These two PTG's were lifesavers on this vehicle.

    1) DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Combo Paint Thickness Gauge for ferrous/non-ferrous metals
    Measures both non-magnetic coatings on steel AND non-conductive coatings on aluminum, etc.

    2) DeFelsko 200C3-G PosiTector 200 C3 Advanced Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Gauge
    PosiTector® 200 with 200 C3 probe measures coatings on plastics, fiberglass, carbon fiber, etc.

    These two PTG`s are a big investment over my one previous simple ferrous/non-ferrous metal gauge.
    They came in very useful on this vehicle! NOTE: More and more vehicles are using non-metal body panels.
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    Thank you for the kind words. 👍
    It was a fun car to do and I feel it turned out great. I wouldn't have had thickness knowledge without them.

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