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Spyco 31-10-2013 07:51 PM

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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As works progresses these are some before and after shots

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

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A previous spot repair job was also properly corrected

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And a couple of nice 50/50 shots

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

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And same thing at the opposite site

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Moving to the engine bay this was the original status

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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.

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Initial status of the "power plant"

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Detailing it.

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Half way there.

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Reverse angle

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And finally

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Then moved to the front part of the car

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which eventually was turned into this

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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At Concours d'Elegance

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

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

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Awards:

- BEST OF SHOW
- Class B - Glamorous Supercars winner

Thank you all very much for your time.

Kind regards

Kostas

dooka 31-10-2013 07:54 PM

Great work on a great car :)..
Always enjoy reading your write ups with a cup of tea :)..

EliteCarCare 31-10-2013 07:58 PM

Amazing finish, it's a real labour of love detailing something like this, well done! :thumb:

Alex

Derekh929 31-10-2013 08:00 PM

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

DMH-01 31-10-2013 08:00 PM

Stunning work :thumb:

petesimcock 31-10-2013 08:02 PM

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!

Kerr 31-10-2013 08:10 PM

Stunning car. Top work.

ted11 31-10-2013 08:35 PM

Stunning work and stunning photos, I love your work ethic and your love for these cars shines through.

stangalang 31-10-2013 08:40 PM

Kostas, what can i say, you are the man :thumb:

AaronGTi 31-10-2013 08:43 PM

Awesome work Kostas well done in winninh best of show.


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