Ferrari 355 Spider
I was first introduced to the F355 back when I worked on the households’ family car, the Mercedes GL420:
Taking a cheeky moment to check the paintwork on the Ferrari, I noticed some pretty wicked buffer-trails and swirls in the paint. The work of a previous detailer apparently.
The car had been worked on by an Authorised Detailer of one of the big players in the Detailing game – I’m not one to name drop, but, to say I was shocked was an understatement.
My job was to rectify the issues and tidy ‘the edges’, as it were..
• AutoSmart G101
• AutoSmart Tardis
• Chemical Guys JetSEAL109
• Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
• Clearkote Red Moose Glaze
• Dodo Juice SuperNatural
• Jeffs Werkstat Prime
• LTT Auto Ultra Foam
• LTT Auto Ultra Protect
• Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner
• Menzerna Final Finish 106FA
• Menzerna Power Finish 203s
• Optimal No Rinse (ONR)
• Sonus Green Mild Clay
• Zaino Z8 Grande Finale
As seen above, the paintwork was well and truly butchered with its previous machine polish experience…
On the whole, the car is very clean. Until I appeared I on the scene, it lived happily tucked away in the garage where is remained spotless… Whilst working on the Mercedes however, unfortunately, the F355 had to stay outside to allow for a decent work space within. Here, the mixture of rain, wind and dust left the car in the condition you see it in above (….minus the buffer-trails!)
It was a scorcher today; pushing 28˚C by late morning. With that in mind, the sooner I could get undercover, the better.
Wheels, tyres and arches cleaned with Megs APC and a mix of brushes and mitts. AutoSmart Tardis later used on the alloys to remove a few fine tar deposits.
Bonnet sills wiped clean and headlights raised to allow cleaning here, too.
Other intricate areas cleaned in the same way:
“weoooo-weoo weoo weoo”. “What’s that noise..?!”