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Ford Capri 280 Brooklands enhancement detail

butler2.8i Jul 20, 2011

  1. butler2.8i

    butler2.8i Member

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    I Know its not a Audi but there maybe some old skool ford lovers on here

    Ford Capri 280 Brooklands enhancement detail

    I did an enhancement detail on a friend’s Ford Capri 280 Brooklands, this is really well looked after by the owner and is only used as a summer fun car but gets well used in the summer going to shows and car meets.
    Andy had already removed the front/rear bumpers, end caps, front grill and headlamp surrounds


    Products and equipment used

    Dodo Lime prime
    Dodo supernatural hybrid
    General microfibres
    Poorboys deluxe mega towel
    Uber microfiber towels
    Uber drying towel
    3m yellow pads 150mm 75 mm
    Valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner
    Valet pro tyre gel
    Valet pro citrus bling
    Valet pro PH neutral snowfoam
    Meg’s hyper wash
    Autosmart Tardis
    German applicator
    Autosol metal polish
    00 grade wire wool
    Bilt Hamber auto clay bar (soft)
    Race Glaze Colour enhance
    Various wheel brushes
    Makita rotary polisher
    Karcher pressure washer
    Noodle wash mitt
    Uber Microfiber drying towel
    Poorboys microfibre clothes
    Snow foam gun
    3m masking tape
    Finish kare 425
    Jetseal 109


    The car before I start

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    I started by giving the car blast off with the pressure washer as it only really had light covering of dust on it, the car was then snowfoamed using a mix of megs hyper wash and snowfoam .Whilst this did its stuff the inside of the petrol flap and trims were cleaned using a soft brush and I cleaned the wheels using the bilberry wheel cleaner and various wheel brushes, these alloys are in very good condition with only a slight mark on the rim of 1 wheel.

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    This was then blasted off with the pressure washer, and then the car was given another coat of the same mix snowfoam and washed using Meg’s hyper wash and the 2 bucket method and a wash mitt before being power rinsed off and dried. The lower parts of the car and inner arch lips where sprayed with Tardis which was left to do its stuff before being wiped down with a microfibre cloth

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    The car was then rinsed off using a open ended hose and left wet before claying using citrus bling and water mix( 4 to 1) clay bar which didn’t really pull much from the paint work except some slight tree sap from the roof it was then rewashed using the same method and dried using a Uber microfiber drying towel.
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    Car was then taped up using 3m masking tape, a couple of quick 50/50 using the lime prime and 3m yellow polishing pads before getting on with the rest car.

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  2. butler2.8i

    butler2.8i Member

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    Then started to work my way round the rest of the car, passenger side

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    50/50 0n the number plate recess

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    Then started to work my way round the drivers side

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    50/50 on the roof

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    Attempted 50/50 on the bonnet but decided to rain instead

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  3. butler2.8i

    butler2.8i Member

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    So got some beading shots

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    Full bonnet

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    After polishing my way round the car with the rotary, I applied the Dodo supernatural hydrid wax/sealant using a german applicator pad and left to cure before buffing using poorboys microfibre clothes.

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    Exhaust was polished up using Autosol and 00 grade wire wool and general microfibers.

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    During the showers i dressed all the rubber trim with the race glaze Colour enhance

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    And hand polished the light surrounds using limeprime and a german applicator pad

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  4. butler2.8i

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    The car was then given a final wipe down using Finishkare 425, and the glass was cleaned using neat citrus bling and the wheels were given 2 coats of Jetseal 109 and the tyres giving a coat of Valet pro tyre dressing.The car was then tucked back up into the garage whilst Andy repainted the bumpers

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    Due to the weather it was nearly 2 weeks before I could get some finished shots.

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    A couple of interior shots.

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  5. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    yep ford lover here before my audi all ive really had was fords mainly rs models , good work mate i do love the 280 one very special car that is and getting rarer by the day its hard to find a real minter nowadays because of the ford killer rot
     
  6. gary3306

    gary3306 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Fantastic job mate. Absolutely stunning.
     
  7. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    How cool is that!
     
  8. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Very nice, I always wanted a Capri :)
     
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    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Very nice example of a pretty rare motor :icon_thumright:
     
  10. butler2.8i

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    Cheers guys, wasn`t sure how it would go down with it being a Ford
     
  11. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    there is always love for a classic ford mate i always look when i see one , there is a mint 2.8 around the corner from me the guy has got a ford racing puma too :wub:
     
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    drmole Well-Known Member

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    fords rot?? surely not lol

    awesome job tho mate nice to the classics getting some modern treatment
     
  13. badger1340

    badger1340 Come on you Spurs

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    Old School Quality
     
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    I think most car lovers appreciate the older fords. I do anway. Escorts MK1 and 2, Capris and even the mk1 Fiesta's always get the thumbs up from me.
     
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    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Always a fan of Fords, it's the customer service they need to work on!
     
  16. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Love that, takes me back to my childhood. My old man was a ford nut he had a laser then a Brooklands then went xr3 cloverleaf which my bro got. He's had more sieras than I can remember oh and a burgandy Granada. My bro had the xr3 of my old man then an old Mexico,
    rs2000 then I had a White xr3i and a red rs turbo. Total ford family lol
    Rot like a cock in Amsterdam like haha, good work there dude looks amazing.
     
  17. Audi-Rog

    Audi-Rog "Fire up the Quattro!"

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    B.. E.. A.. U tiful Butler :wub: , a great car in the 80's, even better car now! As said, not many of these about now.

    Great machine work too, you'll win every concourse event with that awesome example mate!


    Rog :icon_thumright:
     
  18. butler2.8i

    butler2.8i Member

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    Cheers for the feedback guys
     
  19. beanoir

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    Great car, my mate had a 280 "Brooklands" about 5 years ago.

    I'll hopefully one day get to be detailing my XR2 once it's finally back from the bodyshop!
     
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    butler2.8i Member

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    Cheers matey
     
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    Absolutely love that still want one now and will always remember doing mach 3 down a particular dual carriageway with a mate having just bought his 3.0 but sadly he literally wrapped it around a lampost in the wet not long after.I can also see that like me you have the cleaning OCD.I desperately want a machine polisher though.
     
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    butler2.8i Member

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    Cheer`s guys
     
  23. sean s-line

    sean s-line Member

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    top job fella! loving the old skool fords
     
  24. Alan H

    Alan H Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......

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    Love it on DW, love it on here too....
     
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    love the ford mate ............... sweet old school
     

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