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Old 04-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cool The BEST Fiat Strada Abarth in the WORLD, a paint correction detail by Envy Valeting

Envy Valeting are delighted to bring you this paint correction detail and in depth project.
I 1st got told that I'd be detailing this car over 2 years ago. Why so long ago?
Have a look at this on Facebook and you'll know why!

Finally the time was upon us to do it, and so the car would be ready for AutoItalia at Brooklands this weekend.

So, a paint correction detail, and a thorough clean all round everywhere else!

The victim before:


Wheels were cleaned with Wolfs De-ironizer, and Envy Brushes. Door shuts and nooks and crannies were filled with G101. Followed by a nice drop of Bubbly Jubbly SSF.



Once snow foamed, the car was delicately cleaned with TBM and dried off. By now the sun (yes, the sun) was up and showed me what I feared!







The car was moved indoors where I removed Waxoyl traces, they clayed with Dodo Juice Gentle Grey clay) and measured the paint thickness over the whole car. Areas at risk were taped up, prior to machine polishing.

Now a quick look at the defects! Lots of swirls, buffer trails and the odd hologramme. RDS too but I thought I could hit them with Megs 205 or Menzerna Final finish.



Sadly I was wrong, and it was time to bring out the tried and tested Scholl S3 Gold with the Yellow Megs pad, and follow up each set with Menzerna Final finish on a black Megs pad of course wiping between sets with Eraser (love that smell!)
This gave a lovely crisp, true hologramme and buffer trail free finish.





I'm especially proud of this shot of the roof (some of you may have seen this one on Facebook



So each panel was hit with the S3 Gold then refined and moved on to the next.

The delicate rubber rear spoiled was removed so I could polish the whole area safely and thoroughly.



A quick peek at whats under the bonnet, sadly I cannot take any credit for this apart from buffing and waxing the bulkheads etc!



Once all the dusty polishing was done, the car was de-dusted and I gave her a coat of the lovely Swissvax Scuderia and left this on whilst I got on with the interior which was very satisfying (but grim in some places!)





Lots of fine detail and getting into all the crooks and nannies, inc the word PUSH on the seatbelts which took a bit of work!





So, the glass was cleaned with an alcohol based cleaner, plastics dressed with Wolfs Chemicals Trim Coat. Tyres with AS High style. Exhaust polished with Autosol.

Finally the wax was buffed off, and after over 1.5 days the car was ready to face the world.
Without a doubt, at this point in time there is NO Fiat Strada Abarth in better condition than this one.

Ladies and Gents, I give you the Fiat Strada 130TC Abarth.













How about a bit of direct sunlight?!





















Well, thats the end of the pics for this beauty. I hope you've all enjoyed it, and I doubt we'll see another on DW.

Thanks for looking

Tim
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Lovely job mate ;-) looks stunning paint too
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Lovely work Tim, some cracking reflections and clarity of paint shots
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Jesus Tim, those reflections are insane!!! STUNNING

Loving the interior.
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Awesome results cracking looking motor, now
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Not seen one of these for years great work mate
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Hi Tim, looking super sharp fella, some amazing crystal clear reflections some awesome prep the mop jockey who tried to give her a polish previously

If thats your unit, I am truly envy'd, such a great space & light.
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Nice to se someone taking good care of a modern classic. Impressive work!
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Had a look at your website , just great Envy Valeting !
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Nice to se someone taking good care of a modern classic. Impressive work!
That is what you call an uber rare car. Absolutley stunning.
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