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Old 31-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Lamborghini Miura - BEST OF SHOW

A few days ago I was called to prepare a magnificent Lamborghini Miura for our national Concours d'Elegance event which took place at Flisvos marina in Athens. This is a nice view from the event as captured by the event's official photographer.



But before we get all glamorous let us take the story from the beginning. For me detailing is not just a form of business. It is personal. And it is personal with every single car I take on.



First task was to remove all above surface contaminants and completely clean the paint so I can properly assess it.



Unfortunately there were quite a few defects on the surface. Most of the car had kept the original paint which was full of heavy swirls, scratches and some minor oxidation.









A hex logic orange pad with Scholl's S3 and Menzera's FG400 was my weapon of choice for the initial cut.



Though in certain parts of the car I did preferred cutting with a 4" constant pressure.



As works progresses these are some before and after shots





















Unfortunately some scratches were too deep and I was not ready to sacrifice any more valuable original paint.



A previous spot repair job was also properly corrected





And a couple of nice 50/50 shots





There were some spots around the car that were a real joy to polish. For example this corner in the bonnet.













And same thing at the opposite site



Moving to the engine bay this was the original status









When cleaning an older car you should always try to keep the use of running water to a minimum level since you can never be certain where it might end up and rust is the most severe defect you can find in a classic. For this reason a water based APC was used for most cases where nearly no rinsing is necessary and a citrus based one for tougher degreasing tasks and rinsing with the use a small spray pump.





Initial status of the "power plant"



Detailing it.



Half way there.



Reverse angle



And finally







Then moved to the front part of the car





which eventually was turned into this







The interior was also fully treated by nurturing and softening all the leather twice









A final clean was then given to the paint for a final inspection before the LSP











And now the LSP. For quite some time I was actively involved along side with BMD in making a carnauba based wax that I could use for my Councours events as I did in the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este with this beatifull 540K.



But I did not stop there. With more testing and with a trial and error approach more than 10 different samples were fully evaluated in order to create a real bespoke wax that I would be proud to use on such unique sample of automotive history.







Three layers of a special BMD wax brought us to this. Please enjoy

















At Concours d'Elegance







Along side the Lusso, the second best Glamorous Supercar (Class B) also detailed by Spyco.



And finally... on to the red carpet for the BEST OF SHOW award.







Awards:

- BEST OF SHOW
- Class B - Glamorous Supercars winner

Thank you all very much for your time.

Kind regards

Kostas
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Old 31-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Great work on a great car ..
Always enjoy reading your write ups with a cup of tea ..
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Amazing finish, it's a real labour of love detailing something like this, well done!

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Simply stunning , fantastic location , and event well done , tip to Stevie at BMD you better get making that pots made I think you may need them fast
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Old 31-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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That is an incredibly beautiful vehicle. I've always loved the miura, and this certainly looks to be a top notch example. Keep up the excellent work!
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Stunning car. Top work.
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Stunning work and stunning photos, I love your work ethic and your love for these cars shines through.
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Old 31-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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Kostas, what can i say, you are the man
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Awesome work Kostas well done in winninh best of show.
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