2008 ARDENT RED LOTUS EXIGE
Following the Cayman and Boxster neighbourhood details for Davy and Jan, their neighbour initially wanted his Lotus Elise de-swirled. However, he traded it in and got the Exige to add that little bit extra to Knockhill track days.
The car was bought from an Edinburgh dealership last month and has been washed by the owner twice, using the 2 bucket method, high lube Gold Class and MF mitts. He is very careful in his washing. The defects you will see here were undoubtedly caused by the dealership prep routine. Although associated primarily with Volvo, the dealership really need to learn a thing or ten about how to treat their more discerning car buyers’ new purchases.
On with the detail then.
Once finished, the whole car was given a wipe down with Tetrosyl panel wipe. This dealt with most polish residues but did not clear up some other heavily bonded stains.
To rectify this, the car was machined with a 3M blue finishing pad with JEFFS Prime Strong Acrylic (600-800rpm). This really worked well and gave an amazing finish and I was starting to see the 2 day’s hard work coming to fruition. It also left an acrylic layer ready for Zaino Z2-Pro application.
Wheels given Z2 and external trim got 303 Aerospace protectant.
Some afters photos now.
Comments and questions welcome.