R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

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R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby Immacreflections » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:04 pm

this has been typed for Detailparadise a detail forum and just copy/pasted

So what happens when a DP member with probably the most product knowledge around hires a professional to help bring their R35 GTR up to spec for Opti-Guard....... Read ahead to find out.

So Sam contacted me to detail the R35 with his help and opti-guard the car, of course knowing Sams extreme knowledge on products and attention to detail I was excited though scared at the same time.....will he make me look like a beginner, will I hate working with someone on the same car. These were all thoughts running through my head.

I must say, Sams knowledge on polishes that work on the soft Infiniti paint from previous trial and error came in extremely handy to get this car upto spec, working with him was fantastic as through out this massive job we both seemed to have ideas and tips and techniques to share and better both of us. With an 11am start and 10:30 finish between 2 people taking the odd break this would have been a good 18-20 hour detail.I arrived and the car had been washed down clayed and prepared for correction which was fantastic.

For those of you who dont know the car specs include but not limited to:
Full intake
Injector upgrade
Fuel pump upgrade
Full exhaust with catless down pipes
Tuned for E85 with over 400kw@wheels on very sedate tune and boost
Also has a long list of CF parts and accessories



Onto the detail:

*PS I would like to appologise for lack of focus and pics.

So first priority was to inspect the paint for condition, due to the soft nature of the paint after Sam had washed and clayed it, this porcess naturally induced some marring in the finish making it a little worse than prior.
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Sams triple LED spotlight brought out the worst in the finish easily!

Rear bumper above number plate
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Front 1/4 Panel..GTR FTW
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Bonnet
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This is the rear bumper above the numberplate after a number of steps trying to find the best combination for correcting the heavy imperfections that were un avoidable by the panel shop when fitting the boot and rear lip.
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As we just started to get a move on and figuring out what combination to use this rocked up !!!!

Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder 1 of 500 in the world. Let me tell you I have heard Ferraris and Lamborghinis and just about every other car but IMHO the sound and crackling of the pipes on this thing trumps them all easily!
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Made completely from Carbon fibre and left raw on the inside of the boot was great
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Even the dash and gauge surrounds are dry carbon fibre... could not think of a nicer modern car interior
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OK OK OK back to the GTR....The engine bay which Sam had cleaned up and painted the cover in Top Secret Gold due to the pleathora of TS parts used in the build
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Rear 1/4 after correction
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Sam getting right into all the finest details and areas possible
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Not a bad reflection to have even prior to Sam following up and expertly jewelling the paint!
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Sam still working on detail work with some very classy on lookers....Note the home made microfibre towel wheel cover to stop compound dust from getting on the already cleaned and sealed wheels.

Sam did this on the day using C-Quartz
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Passenger rear 1/4 panel
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..and after correction
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Two cars that are very easy on the eyes.
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Sam followed me by jewelling the paint and also used his 4 inch to comound the tighter areas whilst I jewelled the bonnet and roof
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Not a bad reflection from the roof on completion of jewelling
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Upon completion...Sorry for the slightly blurry photos these were taken at around 10pm and used a slow shutter speed without a tripod :S. I am sure sam will take some outside finished shots soon. :)
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The car was sealed with Opti-coat 2.0 of Sams and used opti-guard on some of the higher impact areas ie:bonnet, mirrors, and front window
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All in all it was a fantastic yet long day with a good final outcome.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed working on the car and with Sam.

Regards,

Mitch
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Re: R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby @ndrew » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:54 pm

:D

Any more pics?

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Re: R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby Immacreflections » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:28 pm

Nope but the client is taking some this week and I will see him thurs and take some then for you guys :P
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Re: R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby Immacreflections » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:06 pm

better pics of final product update:
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Re: R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby Immacreflections » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:13 pm

more pics.

Note the titanium topsecret plaque in the engine bay only R35 in australia and 1 of 2 or 3 in the world to have that!

due to the number of TS parts on this car TS japan decided instead of sending him a sticker they will make one of their VERY special plaques for the engine bay! looks good

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Re: R35 GTR Immaculate Reflections Detail

Postby jay » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:12 pm

A wicked detail on a wicked car!
Respect the Rex :)

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