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Old 29-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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ABC Detailing - Bloodhound SSC 1000mph Project - Fastest Car in the World, Detailed!



Hi all, another slightly different project for us!

We were called up recently to attend the Bloodhound SSC headquarters, to carry out a detail on the show car ready for a Rolex press event.

For those who don't know about the car, the Bloodhound SSC is a world land speed record project, in which they hope to hit 1000mph in just under 55 seconds, weighing in at 7.5 tonnes and pushing out 135,000bhp!

More information here -

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com

On to the detail, the main issue I was going to face was the sheer size of the car. The brief was to get the car looking it's best within a day, so I aimed to correct the front end, removing all swirls and scratches picked up from shows and transport, followed by spot corrections along the hull of the car.

A few before's of the car -











After a quick Finale wipedown I began on the front end of the car, correction beginning with the Rupes Bigfoot system. A few of the 50/50's below!



Working round the front end.













A few other marks removed.

Before



After



The entire body was then given a going over with Auto Finesse Tripple on a black pad, to add some protection and shine after a deep clean.



A step ladder was needed to get up to the roof fin!

Before with a few marks, followed by Tripple to remove marring and previous wax residue.





With the whole car Tripple'd, I gave the car a quick wipedown of AF Finale.



Leaving these final results after an 11-hour detail!























The guys at Bloodhound were very hospitable and were really happy with the finish. I was lucky to have Richard Noble (Previous land speed world record holder) set his eyes upon the car, saying it's the best it's ever looked!

Overall it was a great challenge, but very rewarding to get the car looking how it should - to match the speed!

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Old 29-04-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
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wow what a finish well done mate, what type of fuel does that run on???
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Well earned bragging rights.

Those Ferraris and McLarens don't look so rare now.
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Amazing mate! Very interesting!

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wow what a finish well done mate, what type of fuel does that run on???
Jet fuel

Interestingly, the fuel pump is a V8 Red Bull F1 car engine which puts out 850bhp + in it's own right! The jet engines need fuel so quickly the F1 engine is the only thing up to the job!

It's an amazing project, wonderful engineering!
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Go to the bloodhound website, the whole thing will blow your mind.
Superb job, as they say, interesting conversation for waxstock, would they let you borrow for the weekend
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Old 29-04-2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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Wow! How lucky you are to have got your hand on this thing!

Did a project at Uni on the (possible) use of a reduction gearbox. The engineering is simply amazing.

I'm pretty sure 'The Doctor' on Detailing World is a Senior Engineer on the SSC project?

Nice work though, lucky guy!
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Old 29-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #8
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Wow - impressive

Not the fastest car though, everyone knows a white Ford Transit van is the fastest vehicle
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Quality job you did. 11hours. Wow! Well done.
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How cool is that for a detail..! Superb
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