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Ferrari F430 Spider

Auto Obsessed performed one of their most extensive restoration details on this Black F430 Spider. The engine bay, exhaust tips and interior was extensively detailed while the paint saw a complete 2 and 3 step correction.



A quick look at vehicle revealed its condition:














We began this detail with the wheels, P21s Wheel Cleaner Gel was used:


W99 was used to clean the wheel wells:


P21s Polishing Soap was used to remove the initial grime from the exhaust tips:


P21s Total Auto Wash was used to clean the engine bay:
S100 Total Cycle Cleaner was used on the throttle bodies:






With the wheels, exhaust tips and engine bay cleaned it was time to move on to the exterior. The vehicle was foamed and washed with Citrus Wash n Gloss:


The ragtop was cleaned using Raggtopp Cleaner and a Horsehair Brush:



After the vehicle was dried, we began taking paint thickness measurements to understand the overall condition of the paint. Some areas were extremely healthy:




While select panels suggested extreme care had to be exercised:


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With the paint correction completed, work began on the finer details. The wheel wells were dressed with Chemical Guys Bare Bones:


The exhaust tips undergone a complete transformation:
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The engine bay was detailed and the muffler was polished:
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The ragtop was coated with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric:


In addition, the rear window plastic was oxidized and required a quick restoration:


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After (notice the clarity restored):
With the exterior detail completed it was time for the interior. The leather contained staining in which Swissvax Leather Cleaner removed:


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Plastic wrap was found throughout the interior's trim left behind from the factory and dealership and the owner requested that we remove them. Because the carpet was wraped in plastic prior to the interior's assembly, the trim had to be removed to completely remove the plastic:
An example:


Disassembly of trim:




Plastic removed:




Carpets were then vacuumed:





Sill plates were polished, 50/50:


Completed:
The headrests of the seats rubbed against the painted panel directly behind it, this area was polished:


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Finaly, Swissvax Crystal Rock was applied to the paint:



The finished product: