This 2012 Corvette Grand Sport was brought to me for an enhancement detail prior to being put into storage for the winter. The main areas of concern for this detail were the wheels, which hadn’t been washed in months and showed signs of baked-on brake dust which had etched into the chrome finish, and the white road paint which speckled the nose of the car.
Here you can see the severity of the brake dust accumulation:
The exhaust tips were in need of attention:
To start the car was given a wash with Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine while Optimum Power Clean was allowed to dwell on the wheels, tires and wheel wells. Next the paint was decontaminated using Clay Magic medium gray clay, then 3M’s Specialty Adhesive Remover was used with microfiber towels to carefully dislodge each individual spot of road paint. After this the finish was polished with HD Speed, Lake Country black pads & The Rupes 21 & 75E polishers. Protection was increased with CarPro’s Reload and the tires were dressed with 3D Thick Dressing. The wheels were thoroughly polished with Meguiar’s D300 and short nap microfiber towels.
A test of the wheel polishing procedure demonstrated that the finish could be revived: