Super Car

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 911 991 GT3RS

3 Stage Paint Correction, Full Wrap PPF & Coating Extras.

Focussing on high end car detailing in Sydney, Project Detail has a specialised workshop located in Gladesville that is secure and insured to look after your vehicle. We are open 7 days, have access to hot water washing and vehicle hoists to provide a different level of service that your car deserves.

We were fortunate enough to be able to work on this 2015/16 Porsche 911 991 GT3 RS. This vehicle is extremely rare, being only 1 of 20 coming to the country. Even before arrival, it was touted that the value of the car had appreciated over $200,000 already.  Such is the value and sentiment behind these vehicles that the level of service has to be customised to provide results for a long period of time for the owner. All the numbers and statistics behind this vehicle are mind blowing, the rear wheels are a whopping 21" in diameter and are 325's wide and supported with carbon ceramic brakes with massive brakes. The majority of the body is constructed in the most beautiful carbon fibre (visible when opening the boot,) the roof is magnesium construction and the rear windows are made from perspex all in the name of saving weight and improving lap times.

2016 Porsche 911 991 GT3 RS

The owner intended to track this vehicle regularly and asked us what the best results would be for protecting the vehicle. In this instance, we suggested a full body wrap in PPF (Paint Protection Film) in order to provide strong resistance against stone chips striking the vehicle at high speeds and and physical abrasions that may occur with rubber etc around a track. Even with city driving, the vehicle is well protected against stray trolleys and doors opening. 

Our PPF techniques are unlike other companies which rely on computer templates to pre-cut the vinyl film according the car's shape. While the pre-cut templates are great for the applicator but this results in several disadvantages; the edges are visible first and foremost, this makes for a less aesthetically pleasing result. The edges will then catch dirt overtime and ruining the appearance in the future. Finally, depending on usage and application, these edges make is susceptible to the edges lifting over time, again ruining the appearance. 

We have the ability to completely freehand and cut the vinyl customising the design for each vehicle. This means a closer cut, making most of the edges invisible and allowing us to tuck the edge of the vinyl under the edge of the panel. Also, this prevents scratches and chips occurring right on the edges of panels, allowing a better level of protection. Project Detail provides a wide range of PPF options, from partial kits, front end only kits or full wraps using only the best brands available in paint protection film.

The remaining components of the vehicle were protected using a variety of coating options through Project Detail. The matte black wheels and brakes were coated in TAC System's Quartz Magic wheel and brake coating. This is a highly heat resistant coating which allows wheel's and brakes to stay glossier and allows them to be easier to clean. Quartz Magic makes gloss finished wheels even glossier and for matte finish wheels they provide a rich satin finish.

The interior was not neglected either, the carbon trim was protected with TAC System's Quartz Sparkle premier coating. This is an extremely glossy coating which provides long term protection for any surface. The windscreen's were also coated with CS2 ClearVue high performance windscreen coating, allowing rain and liquids to run off the windscreen. The owner was particularly concerned with vision when the car goes to the track, he found the rain can inhibit his vision.

The suede and leather was cleaned and treated with Swissvax leather car products. Being Sydney's approved Swissvax applicator, means we have access to the full range of products from this bespoke line of products, from waxes to suede and leather care.

The vehicle overall, only required a light machine polish in order to remove light swirls and hairline scratches from the dealership. This also made the paintwork as glossy as possible before being vinyl wrapped. This project took 6 days to complete in total to complete and we are extremely satisfied with the results.

If you own a unique vehicle or would like an extremely high level of care for your car, please feel free to drop by our specialised workshop or contact us by clicking here. 

Total Time 60 hours - 
50 hours Washing, Stage 1 Paint Correction & Paint Protection Film Application
5 hours Interior Detailing & Conditioning Leather and Suede
5 hours applying protection coatings to wheels, brakes, matte black components and interior carbon fibre components