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The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Vehicle’s Exterior

From time to time, we get the question: What’s the right way to wash my car? It’s a valid question — beyond wanting our vehicles to look nice and clean, we also want to make sure our investment is protected against possible damage caused by dust, debris, improper cleaners and materials, inclement weather, and more. If you are like most car owners, your first instinct may be to take your

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Ceramic Coating maintenance

From the Shop: Maintaining Your Ceramic Coated Vehicle

With more and more vehicles coming into SweetCars for ceramic coating services, sometimes called ‘glass coating’ services, we thought it would be beneficial to elaborate more on the topic. Ceramic coatings such as Ceramic Pro, the product we use, are designed to make maintaining the appearance of your vehicle simple and straight forward. Following a few basic guidelines ensures your vehicle stays beautiful and protected for years to come. After

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SweetCars: Featured in March Issue of dupont Registry Magazine!

SweetCars is currently featured in the March issue of duPont Registry Magazine as the featured detailer and part of the duPont Registry Elite Detailer Alliance. SweetCars has been a proud member for the last 3 years and has gained both national and international recognition as a premier detailing studio in North America by duPont Registry magazine. The team at SweetCars has detailed vehicles at their studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Paint Restoration

Sometimes it makes sense to repaint a vehicle who’s finish is long far gone from ever being its former glossy look. Other times its to change a color from someone’s previous failed approach to restore a vehicle, and so a repaint to its original color is in order. In either case the finish in question has been determined no longer suitable or in bad shape. In this detailers opinion, no

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Aston Martin DB9 Paint Refinement & Coated in Ceramic Pro

For many years now, SweetCars has been utilizing some type of glass coating protection to our customers. But none have been as successful as Ceramic Pro. The abilities and performance that Ceramic Pro provides is world’s above what many other coatings can muster. The durability is hard to beat with a 9H hardness that provides a lifetime of protection against light swirls, UVA/UVB, environmental factors and a resistance to chemicals,

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1969 Pontiac GTO Detail

In the world of muscle cars, the Pontiac GTO has always held it’s ground as one of the best ever. And of course, many will argue about which model or year is the most significant. Last summer, we had a gentleman visit our detail studio about doing some paint correction work to his 1969 GTO. The vehicle had been restored at Artisans Rods & Classics here in Fort Wayne and

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster Paint Correction Detail

Developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, the SLR was created at a time when Mercedes owned a good portion of McLaren Group. The SLR or “Sport Leicht Rennsport” was built in England at the plant in Surrey and would behold a 5.4 Liter Supercharged V8 engine. With 0-60 times coming in at around the 3 second mark, the SLR was an amazing collaboration between the German Automaker and the Formula One

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2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica Paint Correction Detail

The Lamborghini Gallardo has been one of Lamborghini’s most successful models ever developed. At the Paris Auto Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica to mark the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s most successful model. The Edizione Tecnica features a fixed high wing that was inspired by the race cars in the Super Trofeo Series. Carbon-ceramic brakes were added for superb stopping power of this 570 horsepowered spyder. With

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2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Detail

When Centro Stile Lamborghini designed the Lamborghini Gallardo, it created a timeless classic. Known during it’s introduction as a “baby Lambo”, the Gallardo is anything but “baby”. In fact, this 520 horsepower bull is ready to run out of the gate to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Gallardos are exceptional machines, and when a local client brought in his Gallardo to SweetCars for service and detailing, we were more than willing to

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2007 Alpina B7 Detail

The Alpina B7 is based on the short-wheelbase 750i and is a 500 horsepower monster. With 516 foot pounds of torque whipped up by it’s centrifugal supercharger, this B7 creates some serious thrust. This Alpina B7 was brought in as part of SweetCars’ inventory of vehicles and was readily sold upon its arrival. The vehicle was detailed at the SweetCars Detailing Studio prior to delivery, and underwent an engine detail,

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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet Correction/22ple Detail

Some time ago, we had this particular 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet come in to have it’s brake calipers painted and we also applied the Porsche decals on them as well for a factory look. The vehicle was assessed for paint correction at that time and it was in need of correction. Known for their softer clear coat, Porsches have a tendency to have swirls and scratches on them.

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McLaren MP4-12C Wheel/Brake Caliper 22ple Detail

Not since the McLaren F1 has McLaren built a production car designed and built solely by the Formula One powerhouse. The McLaren MP4-12C was first introduced to the world in 2009 and later hit the streets worldwide in 2011. This Formula 1 inspired supercar was built at McLaren’s impressive facility in Surrey, England with an extraordinary attention to detail. A special client of ours recently took delivery of one of

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Ragin Racin’s C6 Corvette Z06 Paint Corrrection Detail

The SweetCars detail studio gets its fair amount of Corvettes in for detailing, and this Z06 originally hailing from Bayou country was very unique. This C6 Corvette was tuned in Scott, Louisiana by Ragin’ Racin’. A wide body kit was also added along with their Stage 4 performance kit. This C6 with its NASCAR loud exhaust and aggressive looks, was in need of a little TLC. The 3-piece wheels from

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