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Ferrari 458 Italia - New Car Prep
Posted by Administrator on 10/3/2011 to Our Details
This is one of my first customers' Ferrari, an extremely loyal customer and very supportive.
This was the first and most extensive clean up. I'll let the pictures do all of the tell the story.

Total time: 40 hours of work over 3 days

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meguiar's M105
- Meguiar's DA300
- Menzerna SF4000
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Wolf's Nano Sealant
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed

Engine -

- Clean
- Dress

Interior -
- Vac
- Wipe down and protect dash
- Leather cleaned and conditioned
- Carbon Fiber Polished and Waxed

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Meguiar's M105
Meguiar's Microfiber DA Compound D300
Menzerna Super Finish
Wolf's Chemicals Nano Sealant
1Z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care
Optimum Metal Polish

Glass
Uber Glass Cleaner Kit

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit
Sonax Leather Foam
Adam's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
Lusso Oro Carnauba Wax

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Porter Cable 7424XP
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior shots
Before




Vac


Masking the interior for polish and wax





After














Exterior

Engine
Before








Clean up time





After








Before Exterior












Prep, Wash, Clay, Polish

Cleaning up the tires and wheels, Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner and Citrus Degreaser


Going to work on the bugs with 1z Anti Insekt


Wash




Rinse



Metro Air Force Blaster in action


Paint after the Ferrari was prepped and ready for claying
















Claying




Masking



Polishing (before and afters, 50/50 shots)

Before





Various 50/50 shots










After shots


















Masking material


Final touches
1Z einszsett Vinyl Rubber Care







Uber Hi Tech Glass Microfiber


Exhaust tips
Before


After


After shots









































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