This detail was for a member from this forum and another forum that I am on who hasa passion for detailing and car care along with a wealth of knowledge.
So Sam contacted me to detail the R35 with his help and opti-guard the car, of course knowing Sams extreme knowledge on products and attention to detail I was excited though scared at the same time.....will he make me look like a beginner, will I hate working with someone on the same car. These were all thoughts running through my head.
I must say, Sams knowledge on polishes that work on the soft Infiniti paint from previous trial and error came in extremely handy to get this car upto spec, working with him was fantastic as through out this massive job we both seemed to have ideas and tips and techniques to share and better both of us. With an 11am start and 10:30 finish between 2 people taking the odd break this would have been a good 18-20 hour detail.I arrived and the car had been washed down clayed and prepared for correction which was fantastic.
For those of you who dont know the car specs include but not limited to:
Fuel pump upgrade
Full exhaust with catless down pipes
Tuned for E85 with over 400kw@wheels on very sedate tune and boost
Also has a long list of CF parts and accessories
Onto the detail:
*PS I would like to appologise for lack of focus and pics.
So first priority was to inspect the paint for condition, due to the soft nature of the paint after Sam had washed and clayed it, this porcess naturally induced some marring in the finish making it a little worse than prior.
Sams triple LED spotlight brought out the worst in the finish easily!
Rear bumper above number plate
Front 1/4 Panel..GTR FTW
This is the rear bumper above the numberplate after a number of steps trying to find the best combination for correcting the heavy imperfections that were un avoidable by the panel shop when fitting the boot and rear lip.
As we just started to get a move on and figuring out what combination to use this rocked up !!!!
Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder 1 of 500 in the world. Let me tell you I have heard Ferraris and Lamborghinis and just about every other car but IMHO the sound and crackling of the pipes on this thing trumps them all easily!
Made completely from Carbon fibre and left raw on the inside of the boot was great
Even the dash and gauge surrounds are dry carbon fibre... could not think of a nicer modern car interior
OK OK OK back to the GTR....The engine bay which Sam had cleaned up and painted the cover in Top Secret Gold due to the pleathora of TS parts used in the build
After Sam applied C-Quartz to the beautiful ADV.1's
Rear 1/4 after correction
Sam getting right into all the finest details and areas possible
Not a bad reflection to have even prior to Sam following up and expertly jewelling the paint!
Sam still working on detail work with some very classy on lookers....Note the home made microfibre towel wheel cover to stop compound dust from getting on the already cleaned and sealed wheels.
Sam did this on the day using C-Quartz
Passenger rear 1/4 panel
..and after correction
Two cars that are very easy on the eyes.
Sam followed me by jewelling the paint and also used his 4 inch to comound the tighter areas whilst I jewelled the bonnet and roof
Not a bad reflection from the roof on completion of jewelling
Upon completion...Sorry for the slightly blurry photos these were taken at around 10pm and used a slow shutter speed without a tripod :S. I am sure sam will take some outside finished shots soon.
The car was sealed with Opti-coat 2.0 of Sams and used opti-guard on some of the higher impact areas ie:bonnet, mirrors, and front window
All in all it was a fantastic yet long day with a good final outcome.
I hope everyone enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed working on the car and with Sam.
*Ps I have contacted Ash about sponsoring but as is completly understandable he is extrmely busy at the moment so have not had time to work it out completly yet.