Acura NSX: Two Step Paint Correction & CQuartz Finest Coating

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Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - gloss & reflections
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Signature Detailing was contacted by a favorite long term customer, telling me with childlike enthusiasm he purchased a NSX from California and it would be here in Jersey soon. “Sweet!,” I ecxlaimed. On top of it being in very good condition,  it was Berlina Black with New Pure Red interior, one of only 13 in this distinctive color combination!

At Signature Detailing we are fortunate to detail a lot of very high end exotics, but there is something that especially pulls at me with the Acura NSX though. It isn’t super powerful, crazy exotic looking, it’s the overall balance and design of the car that get’s me excited. The fact that Senna was involved in the development of this car was AWESOME!!!!

I decided to contact Chris A, a good friend, one who used to bomb the roads of NJ with me, and then when old enough, we traveled around bombing all of the top tier tracks of the East Coast. I told him that I had an NSX on the way for correction and CQuartz FINEST, so I asked if he wanted to include a few words to this  write up? Sure enough he went above and beyond documenting the makings of the NSX.

NSX Pedigree Story

“Uncharted territory. In the 80’s, Honda decided to not only pursue Ferrari on the Formula One circuit, but to take to them on the street as well, hiring Ayrton Senna topilot their Formula One team to multiple world championships, Honda utilized his skills, and the technology they had developed through motorsports, along side Italian design company Pininforina, to build their first supercar. Honda wanted a vehicle that was designed to go head to head with the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lotus. In 1984, development began and by 1989 the NSX made its first appearance.One may ask, regardless of their racing success, how Honda ever intended to join the supercar ranks? They really pushed the envelope, and the end product was amazing. They had produced a car with heart, soul, and emotion, which featured race-car like performance, and the reliability of an endurance car. The mystique added to the car through the involvement of the captivating and dynamic Ayrton Senna, is one of the elements that made the project so special. He captivated the people of Brazil and fans of motorsport the world over. The NSX design seemed to have captured some of Senna’s essence, of who he was both on and off the track. It was Senna’s charisma and style that drew people to Honda and Senna. The marriage was something of a perfect fairy tale.
Another component of the success of the NSX was its price point. With a base price of almost half that of the Ferrari that it was challenging, Honda had produced a dream, one that seemed attainable for car enthusiast young and old, unlike the thought of a Ferrari in the driveway. The initial investment was still nearly three times that of Honda’s Acura Integra at the time, but in the world of exotics it was a bargain and the cost of ownership was drastically less than the competition. As Honda’s new flagship vehicle, the NSX set the stage for Honda’s identity for years to come, cementing their place as a premier engine builder and leader in automotive technology. It created the outline for the Honda S2000, which I personally couldn’t pass up. Here in the States it also bolstered the Acura nameplate and helped to define Honda’s luxury brand as it’s own entity. This move by Honda was interesting, specifically because the Acura dealership network was still in its infancy and the brand wasn’t global. Those were the reasons that Nissan gave for keeping the GTR under the Nissan nameplate when it launched. Having seen how history has played out, it seems that Honda was wise in it’s thinking.”
– Chris A.
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The Detail with CQuartz Finest
From the initial inspection with the owner, it was clear that to restore this beaty to her full potential, a two step paint correction would be needed, but first she needed a proper bath and scrubbing. Beginning with the wheels, using Sonax Full Effect and wheel woolies the wheels and tires were thoroughly cleaned. Next the entire vehicle was foamed and given a deep cleaning. Afterward, iron-x was applied liberally to the surface, then gently agitated, removing all iron particles from the paint’s pores. This was followed by a topical decontamination with Autoscrub fine grade wash mittt. Finally she was given one last foam bath before drying., I went around and liberally applied Iron-x to the entire surface.
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Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - foam cannon bath
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 Once the NSX was dried the condition of the paint can be see very well under proper LED lighting.
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Two Step Paint Correction - Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey- top of rear BEFORE CQuartz Finest
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - rear spoiler
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - front qp Before correction
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The defects were so heavy that some areas were wet sanded. This ensures a faster cutting of heavy defects. After the wet sanding; a Meguiar’s Microfiber pad and M100 were used for the initial compounding phase of the two step paint correction around the entire vehicle.  Below is a 50-50 (Before & After) of the drastic paint corrected paint.
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Acura NSX  before & after shot of paint correction & CQuartz FINEST by Signature Detailing NJ
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - 50-50 shot before
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The tail lights were also paint corrected, restoring color, gloss, and reflectivity.
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Two Step Paint Correction Acura NSX - Signature Detailing- Tailingt BEFORE
Two Step Paint Correction Acura NSX - Signature Detailing- taillight AFTER
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After the 1st step with Meguiar’s M100, to complete the two step paint correction M205 was paired with a foam pad for the final polishing process. This step brought out a deep rich black and incredible gloss and reflectivity of the surface. After the second step of paint correction was finished the NSX glowed and reflected EVERYTHING  inside the shop.
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Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - gloss & deep jet black paint
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - driver door reflections
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Signature Detailing definitely didn’t forget the interior! All of the leather throughout  received a complete Leatherique treatment. While the leather was soft, clean, and supple, there was some missing color throughout the bolsters and in some seams. So a repair was needed in order to properly restore this NSX.
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Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction - leather bolster & seams Repair - Leatherique
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - driver bolster AFTER repair
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Next the NSX was wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove and carrier oils from the polishing liquids. After the wipedown, two coats of CQuartz Finest Ceramic Paint Coating were applied to all of the paint and lamp areas. CQuartz Finest Ceramic coatting provides paint with further clarity, depth, insane gloss. All of the beautification of Finest is in addition to adding a durable barrier of protection against chemicals, environmental contaminants, water spots, light swirl marks, and the suns UV rays.
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The results are no less than stunning, especially in the direct sun which tells no lies.
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Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - rear end sun shot
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - rear qp sun shot
Acura NSX received paint correction & cquartz finest ceramic nano coating by Signature Detailing New Jersey
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - rear view
Acura NSX - Signature Detailing New Jersey - two step paint correction & CQuartz FINEST - side view gloss
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Needless to say my long term client was thrilled and just about hit his jaw on the ground when he saw this beauty in the sun when she was picked up. He was well aware of our services and actually came in
As always thanks for reading, Greg G

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