What a way to christen our brand new hoist!
This amazing F430 underwent a full wheels-off detail at OCD, including underguard treatment and in-depth wheel detail. This service was in conjunction with a Stage 4 Full Restoration Package, to remove swirls & scratches in the paintwork and leave a brilliant finish.
Our process was to separate this detailing service into two areas: Wheel Detail & Underguard Detail
Part One: Wheel Detail
Whilst the wheels may have looked ok at first glance, closer inspection showed quite a lot of marks and grime attached to the spokes & barrels. This is indicative of brake dust & contamination that needs to be removed.
Comparing before & after shots of the wheels clearly shows the difference having a cleaned, decontaminated and protected wheel face & barrel makes!
With the wheels detailed & protected, we now moved our focus to the underguards.
Initial inspection indicated dirt & grime covering the underbody, plastic guard trim, brake calipers & suspension components.
Our goal for this process was to remove the dirt and contamination from the underguard and components, and protect each item individually.
As with the wheel detailing, the first step was a comprehensive decontamination of the underguards.
We started with the plastic liners, using a degreaser & brush to remove the tar & dirt from the surfaces. We scrubbed each underguard to remove the heavier contamination.
The brake calipers were also detailed to remove the iron brake dust from the pads. To follow up the decontamination we hand-polish each painted caliper to restore colour & bring up the shine.
With each component cleaned & detailed we moved to the protection step.
Underguard protectant was applied on the plastics & suspension components, whereas wax was applied by hand to the painted calipers.