2020 C8 Corvette Detailing and Protection Guide

Paint protection film, polishing, coatings, and wheels for your C8 Corvette at ESOTERIC Detail

Getting Started with Perfecting and Protecting Your C8 Corvette

We know that when you take delivery of your new C8 Corvette you want its’ paint to be as perfect as possible, and protect it so you may enjoy it for many years to come. With every new Corvette we work on, they need to be machine polished to remove imperfections and to bring the gloss up to its full potential. The new C8 Corvettes come with no protection on the paint, wheels, glass, interior, etc. to keep it looking its best for a long time to come.

At ESOTERIC, we work on many brand new vehicles from daily drivers to exotics and everything in between… we even have brand new cars shipped to us specifically for our new car preparation to get them started off right.

Video: See How We Enhance and Protect Your Corvette

Click PLAY on our video as we walk you through the best way to protect your new C8 Corvette.

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Answering Your Corvette Questions

Take in a deep dive into everything C8 Corvette as we discuss the challenges of detailing and protecting this American exotic. From paint quality from the GM plant to the extensive time it takes to properly wrap a C8 with paint protection film, we cover a variety of topics that you won’t want to miss.

Delayed Corvette Build?

If you are looking to protect your Corvette and the build date has been delayed, we would still love to speak with you! Our schedule can get filled months in advance so let’s plan your project now!

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Paint Protection Film For Corvettes

PPF at ESOTERIC

Paint protection film (PPF), also known as “Clear Bra” is the ultimate way to protect your Corvette. We have years of installation experience and quickly adapted to the unique challenges of wrapping and protecting the C8 Corvette. The film we install is the best in the industry and our installation quality is unmatched. From a normal viewing distance, you won’t be able to tell it’s installed at all!

Why Protect a Corvette With Paint Protection Film?

Measuring at 8mils thick with a urethane and self-healing properties, PPF is the best way to protect your C8 Corvette from rock chips, bird droppings, tree sap, and people touching your paint. Don’t confuse thin vinyl wraps as a substitute! The film we install comes with a 10-year warranty from yellowing/cracking and we back our installation with courtesy follow-up service if needed.

C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film (PPF) Photo Gallery

C8 Corvette Paint Polishing

The best and first step to preparing your Corvette for enjoyment is with paint polishing. We properly machine polishing the paint to bring out a high level of gloss, reflections, and clarity. While stock paint looks “good”, there’s always room for improvement. Factories simply can’t spend this kind of time polishing every single car that comes down the line. At ESOTERIC, we can make it look (much) better! We offer single-stage paint correction which will remove 80-90% of swirls all to the way to full multi-stage packages that delivery paint perfection.

Paint Condition Before & After

C8 Corvette paint from the factory

C8 Corvette paint after polishing at ESOTERIC Detail

Coatings for the C8 Corvette

For Paint and Beyond

When it comes to coating vehicles, we have been at the forefront of the industry and were some of the first movers in the US. Options for coatings at ESOTERIC are one to three layers and we can build a package that includes the paint, wheels, calipers, and fabrics!

Our Coating Process

First, we apply a durable quartz coating to all of the painted surfaces, AND we also apply it on top of the film if you are having it installed. A wax or sealant may last you a month or two, whereas these new durable coatings last years when properly maintained. They bond with the surface, provide a high level of gloss, and self-cleaning abilities as well. Unlike waxes and sealants, these coatings cannot be washed off of the surface with a strong solution. They are semi-permanent.

Then we remove the wheels and apply the same durable coatings (but a high-temp formula) to the wheels and the calipers. This provides a durable barrier between brake dust and the wheels and makes cleaning/maintenance much easier.

We also apply a durable coating to the windshield that significantly improves how well water comes off at speeds, thus upping the safety factor.

On the interior, we treat surfaces as needed, and apply fabric coating to the carpeted areas as well.

Custom Wheels For Your C8 Corvette

ESOTERIC is Your Wheel Expert

Installing custom wheels on your C8 Corvette is a great way to enhance its’ looks as well as reduce weight and increase performance. We will work with you to provide wheels that not only look amazing but also fit your vehicle perfectly. Every wheel we sell receives complimentary coating which will make brake dust cleanup easier than ever.

The Top Wheel Brands

We have forged partnerships with the top wheel manufacturers including HRE, FlowForm, Forgeline, BBS, and Vossen. From carbon barrel wheels set up for racing to stylish custom finished wheels that will set your Corvette from the crowd, we will outfit your vehicle with the best.

Installation and Tires the ESOTERIC Way

We are tire dealers as well! Pair your new wheels with the perfect rubber when you order from ESOTERIC. We have high-quality tire mounting and balancing equipment that will not harm the finish of your wheels. We take the utmost care when working on your tires to ensure nothing harms your wheels.

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