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      05-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Detailed

I completed this detail a while back but never got around to posting it on Bimmerpost. Hope everyone enjoys! If anyone has a question about the process, let me know.

Products used:

3M Adhesive Cleaner
CG Fade2Black
CG Bare Bones
CG Citrus Wash & Gloss
CG Diablo Wheel Gel
CG EZ Creme Glaze
CG E-zyme Paste Wax
CG Fabric Guard
CG Green Clean
CG Grime Reaper
CG JetSeal109
CG Leather Cleaner & Conditioner
CG Lightning Fast Stain Extractor
CG Maxi Suds II
CG Metal Shine
CG Polishing Pad Conditioner
CG Speed Wipe
CG Synthetic Quick Detailer
CG V.R.T. Dressing
CG Water Spot Remover
CG Wax Applicator
CG Wheel Clean
CG Window Clean
Elastic European Clay
P21S Metal Polishing Soap

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3M Sun Gun
Air Vantage 050300 Random Orbital Sander
Boji Hi-Capacity Water Softener
Cam Spray 1500A Pressure Washer
CG Contoured Tire Dressing Applicator
CG Detailing Gloves
CG Lightning Fast Tire Brush
CG Monster Microfiber Towels (16x16)
CG Polishing Towels
CG 3" Rotary Backing Plate
CG 6" Rotary Backing Plate (Self-Centering Pads)
CG Rotary Carpet Brush
CG Self-Centered Pads
CR Spotless DIC-20 Water De-ionizer
Defelsko PosiTector 200 (Advanced)
Defelsko PosiTector 6000 (FSN2)
Dewalt D55168 Air Compressor
Grit Guard Pad Washer
Makita 9227C Rotary Polisher
Mytee Lite II 8070 Carpet Extractor
Norco 71202A Floor Jack
Ridgid WD1250 Wet/Dry Vacuum
Snap-on BRUTUS3R250D Torque Wrench
VX5000 Industrial Steam Cleaner
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Pre-soak: Citrus based snow foam from pressure washer to lift and hold soil prior to sponge wash:



Ferrari letters removed in order to properly polish trunk surface:





Swirls on trunk:



Left side of trunk polished, right side unpolished:



Entire trunk polished:



Paint depth reading on left side of trunk (Position 2; 178 microns) prior to polishing:



Paint depth reading on left side of trunk (Position 2; 176 microns) after polishing:



Paint depth reading on hood (Position 3; 200 microns) prior to polishing:



Paint depth reading on hood (Position 3; 198 microns) after polishing:



Driver side cavallino and vents masked off:



Passenger side cavallino and vents masked off:



Left side of passenger side fender polished, right side unpolished:



Driver side rocker panel prior to polishing:



Driver side rocker panel after polishing:



Right side of driver side door polished, left side unpolished:



Hairline scratches on front bumper:



Removing grille on front bumper to ensure even polishing coverage:



Front grille removed:



Front bumper after polishing:



Hairline scratches below headlight trim, before polishing:



Hairline scratches below headlight trim, after polishing:



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Wax used: Chemical Guys E-zyme Natura:

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      05-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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Question, you listed chemical guys cream glaze as your only polish, was this the only thing you used for paint correction?
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      05-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Question, you listed chemical guys cream glaze as your only polish, was this the only thing you used for paint correction?
I forgot to mention the polishes I used. Cream Glaze isn't a polish, it's a glaze. I did use CG V34, 36, and 38, as well as Menzerna polishes.
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      05-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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That looks amazing nice work, I know there are guides on here but where did you learn how to do all of this?
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      05-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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That looks amazing nice work, I know there are guides on here but where did you learn how to do all of this?
Years of practice and reading.
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      05-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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great work on a stunning car!
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amazing job!!
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Damn that's insane... how long does it take you to do 1 car?
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Damn that's insane... how long does it take you to do 1 car?
Typically three days.
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