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    Default Showroom detail of a Ford GT

    One of my clients created this thread and I thought I'd share. A great photo essay of his detail of a Ford GT. Enjoy.

    I must admit, the FORD GT was *THE* north-american car I wanted to detail most. I was thrilled when Alex told me he could hook me up with one owner. I was looking forward to this moment and I would like to thank you again. Also, I got even more excited when Guillaume Boily, a great montreal photographer, told me he was free that day and could come over to shot the whole process!

    He took over 200 pictures and I got to chose the one I wanted, all were low-res 1mb so none were edited, what you see, is true result.






    Pour l’évènement, j’ai demandé à Guillaume Boily, photographe, de prendre en photo le progrès. Je me suis ramasser avec plus de 200 photos low-res (moins de 1mb ) et j’en ai choisi une centaine. Encore une fois, j’aimerai remercier Guillaume Boily de son temps et aussi m’excuse encore une dernière fois d’avoir manqué notre premier rendez-vous (tu sais de quoi je parle ! )


    Traitement :
    Showroom correction ( C'est-à-dire, on fait ce qu’il faut pour avoir le meilleur résultat possible)
    Finishes with 2 layer of Definitive Wax Number One
    We also used Sans-ZO tire shine for this detail.

    Condition initiale :


















    Boily setting up his gear :



    Nettoyage des roues :

    For the wheels, we used Sonax Wheel cleaner, this is probably the best wheel cleaner on the market, Raceglaze brushed and the wheel woolies to clean inside the wheel. You can buy both the Sonax and Raceglaze products at VAG motorsport.

    Nous utilisons Sonax Wheel cleaner qui produit une bonne mousse généreuse :


    Et la brosse Raceglaze pour nettoyer la roue sans endommager le fini et les étriers :


    Et le wheel woolies pour l’intérieur de la roue :


    On protège ensuite les moulures au cas où la polisseuse toucherait les moulures :

    We then tape molding in order to protect them from beeing hit and damaged with our polisher.






    Intérieur des portes endommagées qui sera poli du mieux qu’on peut :

    This is some sort of slight rubbing damage that we will try to polish out even tho inside car paint is usually quite thin.


    Step 1 : Compounding step ;







    Inspecting my work so I can move on to the next panel:


    Need more SAWS!


    Boily getting artistic.










    Soyez toujours certains que votre corde ne touché pas à la carroserie :

    As you can see, we always put our cord over our shoulder, this way you elimate the risk of creating marring on the paint because of the dirty cord touching the paintwork.



    Down to business!!



    Work in progress..



    This is one heck of a tight area to work with:



    One step done, on va avoir besoins d’un poli medium pour redonner plus de gloss:

    Now that the step1 is done, the compound step left hologram, buffer trail that need to be refinished to a higher gloss, so I went with an intensive polish to tackle this job



    Headlight polished!


    Maudit beau set-up ça! Mais oh combine salissant car le moteur est ‘’vide’’, il n’y a pas de fausse aile. Donc la saleté lorsqu’il pleut revole sur le moteur à chaque fois

    Since there's no plastic wheel wells, all the dirts goes very easily inside the motor compartiment, so althought it's not over dirty, it sure has dirt everywhere that need to be cleaned and dusted off.



    Vous avez même pas idée comment clean est ce garage!! Si on peut garder le garage de la sorte, imaginez l’attention porté à votre voiture.




    Step 2 : Rotary with polishing pad and intensive polish



    Inspecting my work again:







    Step 3 : Final polish on Rupes machine for extra power correction. This step is needed to polish out all the slight haze the intensive polish could've left on the paint.

    L'étape du polissage de finition est utilisé pour retiré les marques laissé par le poli précédent et aussi inspecter la peinture pour voir si j'aurai oublié un spot et devrait repasser avec le poli aggresif.



    Step 4: Jeweling step on the Rupes ( usually you heard about jewelling on rotary, but I like the result I get with the rupes so why not ?)

    La dernière étape de polissage est l'étape du ''bijoutage''. À ce stade-ci, la peinture est sans imperfection et sans marque. Or, on passe un poli à très haute vitesse dans le but de bruler la peinture pour obtenir une profondeur jamais atteignable auparavant. C'est un peu comme avoir une cire sans avoir de cire lol.



    Vous comprenez pourquoi je porte un tablier en microfibre ? Je peux m’accoter sur la peinture lorsque je travaille sur des morceaux difficile à atteindre sans avoir à me soucier si je scratch la peinture. Notez aussi la corde sur l’épaule pour pas qu’elle touche à la peinture. Et finalement, j’aimerai juste vous dire que ce trou est impossible à polir LOL! Je l’ai nommé le trou noir! Coin en 90 degrés et super profond.. Je n’imagine pas quelqu’un qui est 5p5 ou moins.

    I must take one minute to tell you about those holes, which I named the black hole. They just go so deep and with 90 degrees curve, they are very hard to polish perfectly. Actually you need to polish them by hand around the edge because the risk of burning the paint with the machine is just too high to take the risk. You also have no choice than to bend over to polish this area hence why it's very important to wear a microfiber appron to not risk the chance of marring the paint, just like the cord of the polisher on the paint.





    Step5 : Applying Definitive wax Number one to the paintwork. I gave 2 coats of this awesome glossy stuff.



    Remarquer que je porte des gants en microfibre pour éviter de laisser des traces de doigts graisseux sur la peinture.

    Wearing the Microfiber gloves just to avoid the chance of putting finger grease on the paint.






    More sweet ride from VAG ; the vag’s race car






    Another car I detailed.













    Intérieur :

    Je trouvais les sièges en carbon un peu fade, alors nous avons donner un petit coup de polisage avec une orbitale 3 pouce :

    I found the carbon fiber missing a bit of gloss, so decided to take the 3 inch polisher and polish this as well as the door interior.

    Getting ready :





    Après :







    À ce moment, j’étais en train de traiter le cuir et tous les plastiques avec le nettoyant Raceglaze et conditionneur.







    Applying Optimum PRO coating for a long-term non-fading carbon fiber :









    Me, being anal and still finding stuff to remove. Quick detailer to remove little haze and stuff so Boily can express his photographer skill! It’s up to you, have fun






    After-pic :

    My gear and boily’s workplace:















    Hopp.. Here another Z06 I detailed!





    But let,s go back to the main subject today, the ford GT:











    Engine was detailed also:










    Even after a very hard and exhausted work day.. I’m on the phone answering questions to future customers.






    Good looking rear-end haha!



    We then took the car outside for picture. Hopefully it was a nice day outside to take picture and moving the car outside felt great too héhé










    Look at this glow!!





    Leave comment if you liked this detail and I invite you to like our facebook page ( waxxonspa) to see and stay tuned for more detail, like the one with the veyron.

    Pour une question de polissage réalisé à montreal.. alexandre.lemay @ hec . ca

    For more info regarding this polishing job, detailing , done in the greater Montreal , please contact me at alexandre.lemay @ hec . ca

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    Holy insane awesome cool exhaust I want please yes please.
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    Very nice work.

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