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Old 15-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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I had the pleasure of working on this Italian beauty a couple of weeks ago for a regular client.

The work to be carried out for the client ? Exterior enhancement (no interior or engine bay on this detail) a single stage machine polish to enhance the gloss. The car is booked in later in the year for a 2 day correction to address the defects that were left after one days work.

How she stood on a patchy cloudy day with the odd burst of sunshine











The car had been badly machine polished in the past there was polish residue, buffer trails etc around the car















Carbon ceramic Brembo breaks












Onto the wash stage:

Swissvax car bath, 2 buckets & super plush wash mitt prepared for later



Wheel arches:

Pre rinsed with the jet wash, treated to Bilthamber all purpose cleaner & 2 vikan brushes to gently clean the area





Alloys:

These were also treated to BH apc due to the carbon ceramic breaks & a variety of brushes to ensue total cleaning, of course pre rinsed with the jet wash first, you dont want to be cleaning a dry alloy.



















Finally rinsed off the cleaning agent.

Tyres were also cleaned of any old dressing sing APC & 2 detailing brushes







Body work:

A thorough jet was to remove as much dirt & dirty rain that had dried on the surfaces, PM3 applied through the pressure sprayer which was thoroughly rinsed off after a short while







Next up to tackle any polish residue left from previous machine attempt by another,

Soft detail brush & apc





Parking sensors too



Inside the mirrors



Ferrari wing emblems





Panel gaps





Once these were all attended to & I rinsed off as I went along its time to wash with the buckets I prepared earlier



Lovely plush wash mitt !



Rinsed & moved onto tar removal

Theres a cheeky chappie !





The paintwork was fairly smooth so I opted for BH fine clay



This did the trick nicely

Final rinse & time for drying.

Plush drying towels for the paintwork & microfiber cloths for every where else



Opening up every where





The car was taped, paint reading taken & a single stage machine polish was under taken via the rotary

The paintwork was prepared perfectly for wax via Swissvax cleaner fluid normal & a layer of Swissvax Scuderia was applied via german applicator



The matt parts around the car were treated to the Siwssvax Opaque range



Tail pipes polished



Tyres dressed



Plus all the other little things that make the detail what it is were completed

Leaving the car looking like this in 9.5 hours of work

The owner was very pleased with the transformation & looks forward to the 2 day event in a couple of months, in his own words "the quest for perfection" (good name for a detailing company ! ha ha)

Here she is:


































Thank you for taking the time to read another detailing thread all be it a short one this time


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Old 15-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Stunning work on a mean car, Brings back memories of when i drove one of these.
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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Wow, amazing work. That's such a stunning colour too, i've never seen it before! I bet there wont be many in the world, looks so mean from the front, love the lights!
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Great work there. Different colour you don't often see.
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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very nice
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Stunning work on a mean car, Brings back memories of when i drove one of these.
Cheers Scrim, you lucky man ! Would love a spin in one of these

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Wow, amazing work. That's such a stunning colour too, i've never seen it before! I bet there wont be many in the world, looks so mean from the front, love the lights!

Thanks Birchy, it is a gorgeous colour, a special order from the factory Grigio something or other but does look stunning

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Great work there. Different colour you don't often see.
Cheers Rav, lol missed your reply as I was typing
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I didnt think i'd like the colour, but that's amazing after.
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Cracking work on a lovely colour mate.

is the gazebo yours or the customers?
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