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    2014 Ford Hertz Penske Mustang GT - Paint Correction and Opti Coat

    2014 Ford Hertz Penske Mustang GT - Paint Correction and Opti Coat

    We were lucky enough to get our hands on 2 of these cars from a couple of Hertz employees that picked them up for their own stable. These were extremely special because there were only a few in manual transmissions.

    2014 Hertz Penske Ford Mustang GT - specifications and description.

    Todayís test subject is a 2014 Hertz Penske Ford Mustang GT. Built to commemorate the partnership between Hertz and Penske Racingís NASCAR program, the Hertz Penske GT is a limited edition Mustang GT with a bevy of bolt on goodies from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalogue, and some custom graphics and body work capped off by a slick off center Hertz yellow racing stripe. The car harkens back to Hertzís early rent-a-racer days, which started in 1966 with the Shelby GT350H and continued in 2006 with the 40th anniversary Shelby GT-H revival.

    The Hertz Penske GT started life as a 2014 Mustang GT premium with Brembo brake and Recaro seat packages. After a quick visit to the upfitterís, the car now sits an inch lower courtesy of the Ford Racing Performance Parts handling pack, which includes lowering springs, thicker sway bars, shocks, struts and an adjustable panhard bar. Acceleration has been improved thanks to a combination of a 3.55 rear axle and a Ford Racing performance tune, which fattens up the torque curve considerably and adds 10-12 extra horsepower to peak numbers, topping off at an estimated 430. Hertz turned up the volume a little by adding a GT500 quad-tipped exhaust surrounded by the GT500 rear fascia.

    Inside, the car is adorned with the aforementioned Recaro black leather seats, touch screen navigation and the gauge pod from the Boss 302 Laguna Seca. The latter provides the driver with oil pressure, manifold temperature, and a multi-function performance gauge. Rounding off the interior is a set of custom Hertz Penske floor mats, commemorative plaque, and infotainment splash screen complete with Hertz Penske logo.

    Hertz produced 150 of these very special cars, 140 of which found their way into the rental fleet and are available to rent at 12 select Hertz locations nationwide. After their tour of duty as rental rides ends, the Hertz Penske GT will be retired and offered for sale to the general public at local auto auctions or through Hertzís retail car sales outlets.

    Exterior

    - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
    - Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
    - Wheel wells were cleaned up
    - Washed with Adam's Car Wash
    - Decon with Auto Finesse Iron Out
    - Wash down and rinsed
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Nano Scrub AutoScrub
    - Dried
    - Tires dressed
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - Compound - Adam's Paint Correction Polish and Meguiar's M100
    - Final Polish - Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
    - Last step - Opticoat
    - Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
    - Wheel wells were cleaned - polished - Opti Coat
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

    Products used:
    Adam's Car Wash
    Auto Finesse Iron Out
    Stoner's Tarminator
    Auto Finesse Oblitarate
    Sonax Multi Star
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    NanoSkin AutoScrub System
    Menzerna FG400
    Sonax Perfect Finish
    Opti Coat
    Optimum Bond Tire Gel
    Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber Quick Detail MF Towels
    Uber All Purpose MF Towels
    Rupes LHR75E
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Flex XC3401VR
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Meg's MF Cutting Pad
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK35
    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Uber Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Adam's Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster

    Please take a look at the video of the process
    2014 Hertz Penske Ford Mustang GT - Paint Correction and Opti Coat - YouTube

    Before













    Defects and imperfections were all over the car. Rids, swirls you name it.














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    DD Promo Codes

    Phil

    Are there any promo codes or sales at DD this Labor Day weekend? Thanks
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    Previous: 07 RS4, 05 E55 AMG, 03 S8, 04 A8L, 04 S4, 01 A8L

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmscs4 View Post
    Phil

    Are there any promo codes or sales at DD this Labor Day weekend? Thanks
    yes there is it ends on 9/2/14 - LABOR14 is the code.

    Email me let's get you on the email list for promos.

    Phil
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    Thanks Phil... Just $425 worth of product , pre discount. Much appreciated.
    Current: 2003 Audi RS6, 2007 E63 AMG, 2011 Dodge Ram
    Previous: 07 RS4, 05 E55 AMG, 03 S8, 04 A8L, 04 S4, 01 A8L

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmscs4 View Post
    Thanks Phil... Just $425 worth of product , pre discount. Much appreciated.
    thank you.
    Phil Yiu
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