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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

 

Porsche 1986 930 (911 Turbo) Convertible

Timeless German Classic

Project Detail Sydney loves detailing classic sports cars, at the apex of that category are Porsches.

3 stage Correction & Coating

Porsches tend to be a polarising car. Most of the customers we speak to usually completely detest them or they actually own a Porsche. Having said this, one thing we definitely respect and some of us here completely love, is the Porsche owners passion and knowledge for their car.

Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet


Due to the age of the vehicles versus the amount of affection given to these vehicles, Porsches from 1997 and earlier tend to greatly benefit from extensive detailing due to most of these vehicles appreciating in value. We can proudly say that we have detailed a 1997 911 Carrera 993 in the past and after extensive paint correction on the original paint the owner confirmed it went up in price after having the car valued.

This timeless 1986 Porsche 930 came in looking like a classic. The paintwork was dull, lacked clarity and after inspection the paintwork had medium to heavy defects. Swirl marks, marring and deeper scratches were all present all over the body. 

50/50 - Heavy Defects on the bonnet

Reflection after 3 Stages of Correction

Swirlmarks & Scratches all over body.

After Correction & Coating - In Sunlight

Porsche - There is no Substitute

Project Detail took an entire week to work on this car, giving it a bespoke service tailored to the customer's expectations. Every aspect of the car was extensively  corrected and polished given the state of the paintwork. Project Detail has specialised tools in house that allows us to polish even the finest and smallest of areas. This gives the car an even but astounding result as no part of the car is unpolished.

The paintwork was coated with CS2 Black Series in order to provide a superior level of protection versus any other coating on the available. The customer was kind enough to spare no expense so we reserved and produced the best results for the client.

We love the feeling when we are also so impressed with a car that it gave us goosebumps. From the before photo's showing heavy swirls to taking photo's in the sunlight where the cars paintwork was mirror perfect, this was an memorable car for Project Detail.

Total time 72 hours - 
62 hours Paint Correction
6 Hours for Interior detail and leather treatment, soft top care and wheel polishing
4 Hours Applying Coating

 

Maserati Ghibli 2015 Nero Ribelle Mica

Stage 1 Paint Correction & CS2 Titanium Coating

Project Detail Sydney can help protect your new car with the very best detailing methods and protection products available on the market. This 2015 Maserati Ghibli was brought to us one month after it was purchased. Fortunately for the owner, it looked like the Maserati dealership and any person who washed his car in the interim were delicate and used proper washing methods, there were very few swirl marks and no marring scratches on the body of the vehicle. 

Maserati Ghibli - Modern Luxury

Passionate Design and Luxury

In order to produce the best results for our clients, the Maserati Ghibli still underwent a Stage 1 Paint Correction. In this instance, rather than doing any cutting, we focussed more on polishing and getting the paintwork to be as glossy as possible and have as much depth as possible knowing that whichever coating we applied would magnify this effect.

The customer ended up choosing CS2 Titanium. With confidence, we can say this is one of the world's most advanced glass coatings. This coating come's in two parts allowing it to achieve a thickness that is unmatched by many other coatings available and giving the car an extremely high gloss and water beading ability.

Maserati Ghibli coated - CS2 Titanium

CS2 Titanium - Superior depth & Clarity

Stunning Results and Protection

The final results for the Ghibli were absolutely stunning. The owner of the vehicle was previously skeptical of the results of how a newly delivered vehicle could be improved found the paintwork to possess so much depth and clarity that the metallic flakes of the paintwork really stood out in the sun. This can be seen in the photo's show casing the paintwork.

Total Time 12 hours - 
9 hours Paint Correction work + 3 Hours Applying the Coating