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Slipstream - October 2017

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

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Tech Session: Ceramic Coatings for Easy Cleaning By Robert Kendrick hen I volunteered my car for the tech session at Concorso Detailing, I didn’t know W what to expect. I had heard about ceramic coatings and how it was almost magical or similar to Teflon, in that nothing would stick to it. The description wasn’t far from the truth as I came to learn during the actual session. Tony Varvel, owner of Concorso Detailing, explained what ceramic coating was and wasn’t and how to apply. It wasn’t magical and wasn’t Teflon but it was a coating that would seal the surface with a hard shell finish that would allow for much easier clean up of brake dust and much more. Tony went on to discuss the importance of the preparation of the surface prior to applying the ceramic coating. If the surface wasn’t completely clean one runs the risk of trapping dirt and dust particles under the hard shell finish, turning the surface finish dingy rather than clean and shiny. He also discussed the importance of being patient and flowing the application on to not leave a mark where you finish. The demonstration on Jim Hirsch’s Boxster S really showed how the brake dust simply washed off with a spray of water. The blow dry it received after the wash Photos by Jim Hirsch revealed clean, shiny wheels and calipers. I am so looking forward to that on my own car now that I have been ceramic’ed at Concorso Detailing. Overall Tony’s attention to detail and 2 weeks, 400 miles of driving expert application of the product as well as his knowledge of the impacts of temperature, humidity and other atmospheric impacts on the products he uses, the paint on the surfaces and just the products themselves gave me a new After water-only spray appreciation of what it takes to give vehicles the look they deserve. As Tony says, “It’s all in the details”. 23

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