Ferrari F430 Spider

A Ferrari is always a special occasion to a detailer. In Sydney, we are fortunate enough to be able to see these works of art come by occasionally. Project Detail's specialised detailing workshop allows us to perform customised services for supercars and specialised vehicles alike.

Project Detail is located in Gladesville, near Hunters Hill which is accessible to most of Sydney. Our 3 vehicle hoists allow to detail supercars that may be hard to detail due to their height or requiring removal of wheels that are very expensive. We also utilise a hot water pressure washer, allowing us a more thorough wash that cannot be achieved without one. Project Detail is aiming to provide your car with a service unmatched in Sydney.

Our goal is to make these cars look amazing, allowing their busy owners to smile when they take time from their busy schedules to drive these cars they have worked hard for. If we can achieve that, then we have accomplished what we aim for which is beyond detailing.

The wash, decontamination and prep takes hours before any polishing even begins.

Project Detail was able to meet the strict requirements of the owner of this Ferrari F430 Spider in the classic Ferrari red 'Rossa Corsa.' These requirements were:

  • Perfectly Corrected Paintwork
  • Touchups for stonechips on front bar, front quarters and bonnet
  • Restore cream leather interior 
  • Find solution for cracking & peeling black paint in door jambs
  • Apply the best Paint Protection available

Our work on the F430 took us a whole week to complete before we were satisfied before presenting the car to the customer. The existing paintwork was mediocre condition. It was cared for by all of it's owners, however the paintwork still needed 2 stages of polishing in order to remove all the defects. The soft nature of Ferrari paintwork meant there was a lot of consistent swirl marks and 'random isolated deep scratchs' or RIDS.

Before - Swirls, faded paint & watermarks

Consistent swirl marks and light scratches 

The paintwork also showed signs of light oxidisation which is perfectly normal for the age of the car and also being red paint. Surprisingly the interior was in good condition, the leather was slightly dirty but the two parts that were worth noting about the interior include the black rubber coating for all interior buttons and the carbon fibre on the back of the seats. The owner did not want them removed, so polishing them properly was impossible.

Soft-top rub marks to be removed

Matte finish exhaust tips to be polished

Paintwork is painfully dull with defects

Ferrari paintwork is known for it's softness

For the paint correction required an extensive 2 stages, this was painstaking as we made sure we polished all the contours, small vents and only on the hoist were we able to polish the low side skirts properly. We used a combination of Rupes polishing machines and Scholl Concept polishes which are manufactured in Italy and Germany respectively. This allowed us to produce the top tier results we were after. 

One important element often overlooked by carwashes and detailers is the requirement to have quality tools, chemicals and products. Just like the Ferrari, Lamborghini's or Porsche's quality can only be achieved sometimes with a higher cost. We do not compromise at Project Detail, only the focus of quality is important.

A particular nuisance areas of many convertibles or Spider supercars is the rub marks left behind by the soft top sitting on top of the paintwork. Fortunately with the right tools, these can be polished and removed revealing the glossy original paintwork.

After correction, the vehicle was coated with CS2's Black Edition coating. Black Edition is a bespoke coating that is only created for specific detailers in each country. Project Detail is privileged enough to be able to apply this to only to the best cars and where the customers demand the best.

2 Stages of paint correction & a quality glass coating can achieve unbelievable results.

 

CS2's Black Edition is a very difficult product to apply, however the results are outstanding. It has an extremely high percentage of SiO2 (Silicone Dioxide.) The gloss is undeniably deep and wet. The long term benefits become apparent to the owner as after each wash, the car looks freshly detailed. The coating beads so aggressively that the water literally falls off the surface, these attributes allow the car to preserve it's looks and look extra special when these busy owners take them for a drive.

This Ferrari F430 definitely is one of our most memorable cars we have completed to date. The owner allowing us to go the extra mile is motivating and seeing their reaction when picking up the car is memorable.

If you care for your vehicle and demand the best, consider contacting us and organising a time for us to discuss what we can do for you.

The finished result on this Ferrari F430 in Rossa Corsa was superb.

Total Time 68 hours - 

45 hours Washing, 2 Stage Paint Correction (paintwork, brakes polished, clear vinyl on soft top)
8 hours applying CS2 Black Edition glass coating to paintwork
5 hours to detail interior, deep clean leather, condition leather and finishing conditioning interior
10 hours applying exterior coatings; wheel's removed and coated, exterior windscreen coated