Ferrari 550Black Full CorrectionYes, you read that right…When the owner dropped the car off at Top End Motorworks, that is what I was told! Apparently the car had just been detailed and was looking pretty good. Obviously we have different ideas of what pretty good is all about! Swirling, RIDS, holograms…you name it, this car had it! Being black, I knew I had my work cut out for me, so I went in with a game plan of three steps to restore the beauty to this rather stunning work of art! I didn’t get as much done as I wanted since the paint correction took all of the allowed 15 hours, so the interior was left untouched, same with the motor area. I wanted to get those areas looking prim and proper, but I simply ran out of time since the paint needed so much work!“Its already in great shape, not much to do”
I started out with a waterless wash to get the surface dust off the car. It wasn’t terribly dirty, so I didn’t mind the fact I wasn’t able to traditionally wash the car and do the full prep. The car was then clay, three compound/polishing steps, paintwork was then cleaned, and finally sealed for durable protection…
As you can see in these before pictures, there was a lot to be dealt with from a paint correction standpoint! While the paint looked “glossy and waxed”, I could tell even before I put the lights on it that it needed a lot of help!
Yeah, I don’t think the license plate frame has been taken off in a REALLY long time!!!
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Here are some 50/50 shots while working the paint back to life:
Just compounded in these two:
All three steps in this picture:
Here are the final shots outside in what light was left:
Overall process was:
Compound, Polish, Polish
Door jambs, Vacuum, Windows
Total time was 15 hours over two full days. (End of second day, I went and worked on a Lamborghini Superleggera, talk about a great work day!)
Big thanks go out to Ryan from Superlative Autosport for setting this up, and Top End Motorwerks for letting me use their super clean facility for this reconditioning!!!
Thanks for looking, any questions, please ask!