2009 Ferrari F430 Full Correction - Presidential Automotive Detailing - FL

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  1. Mar 6, 2013 #1

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    This car belongs to a client that I have worked for on several occasions in the past. As soon as he purchased this 2009 Ferrari F430, he knew it needed some love by a professional. The car had some RIDS, light swirls and hologramming from a previous amateur detailer. It also had white wax residue in several locations on the car. The owner opted for my "Presidential" Detail Package to ensure the car was brought up to the standards a Ferrari like this should be at.

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    Wax Residue From Previous Detailer
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    Wheels

    This car gets driven pretty hard, creating a good layer of brake dust on the wheels.
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    The tires were sprayed with Meguairs APC.
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    The inner fenders got the same treatment and scrubbed.
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    The wheels were sprayed with P21S and agitated to remove all brake dust and road grime.
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    Then Rinsed..
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    And Dried using a Guzzler Waffle Weave Towel.
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    Swissvax Wheel Wax was applied to each of the wheels for protection.
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    Wheels Complete.
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    Engine

    The engine only need a light cleaning and was treated with 303 AeroSpace Protectant.
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    I then began prepping for the polishing step, removing the license plate so that I could properly clean and polish the rear bumper.
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    The left over wax residue was removed from all crevices using IPA and a cue tip.
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    The car was then clayed to remove any remaining contaminants before polishing.
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    Once the car was clayed, I pulled it outside to see exactly what I would be dealing with for correction. The car wasn't in the worst shape, but we were seeking perfection with this detail.
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    A small hit and run while in a parking lot left this damage on the rear bumper.
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    I was able to remove about 99% of the defect with a quick spot sanding using 2000 grit and polishing with M105/PFW pad.
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    The defects were showing their face under the halogen lighting.
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    Removing RIDS using the rotary polisher and M105/PFW.
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    After compounding and finishing stages

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    Applying the first coat of Blackfire Wet Diamond Paint Sealant. This product leaves an incredible deep shine and an almost unreal buttery smooth feel to the vehicle paint.
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    After Finishing Stage and first coat of BFWD

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    The following day I applied a second coat of BFWD and pulled it outside for some final shots.
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    Final Completed Pictures

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    Tucked away neatly until the owner arrives home to enjoy his freshly detailed F430!
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  4. Mar 6, 2013 #4

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    Damn good work!
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 #5

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    Oh, and btw, I know some of you have probably pointed it out and just bit your tongue, but the exhaust tips WERE cleaned AFTER I took these photos. :D Sometimes you have to mix up your strategy in order to get the photos while there is good light outside.
     
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    I was just about to bring that up. What do you like for everyday wipe off? Such as for bird droppings, bugs, ect? I use mother quick detailer with microfiber. Also what do you think of the California duster for the upcoming pollen season.
     
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    Awesome as usual, miss seeing these posts.
     
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    Outstanding work!!
     
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    Nice, I'm hooked on the BFWD myself, lots of RIDS in that paint to start, nice looking job.
     
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    I recommend to avoid touching the car as much as you possibly can, besides your actual wash. It also depends on the color and how hard your clear is, that is what determines how easily you can scratch/swirl the paint. For a quick detailer, I like Megs ULTIMATE Quick Detailer(black bottle) with a very high quality microfiber such as the Blue Angora from CarPro-US.com. California duster will scratch your car, I wouldnt use it.

    Thanks guys, glad to be back posting!

    BFWD is one of my favorite products, so easy to use and NOTHING beats how slick and smooth it feels!
     
  12. Mar 12, 2013 #12

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    I purchased a bottle of the ultimate quik wax and it seemed to work quite a bit better then the mothers. I usually order my microfiber from meguairs as well as my clay bars. With the pollen here it will literally coat your car a greenish hue.
     
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    Keep in mind, there is a difference between their quick WAX and quick DETAILER. I find the spray waxes tend to streak a bit, megs is better about it than other, but the quick detailer works GREAT leaving no streaks at all. Works great for windows too!
     
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    Windows? Really? Did not know this. What do you consider a gd off the shelf leather conditioner. I've been using lexol due to its neutral ph factor.
     
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    lol I was about to say, "owner should have paid to have his exhaust tips cleaned as well" (not sure if you charge extra for that or if it was included in the package the owner paid for.

    regardless, good work.