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jdoria
Jul 23rd, 2009, 08:45 AM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/justindoria/F40%20preview/f40hatch.jpg

Any Megs recommendation to polish the plastic hatch on an F40?

Zuke
Jul 23rd, 2009, 08:57 AM
<img src=http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-41771694353694_2060_37479031>

jdoria
Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:08 AM
Can you comment on its application and removal?

Compare it to anything like M205 or D151?

Mike Pennington
Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:19 AM
As mentioned above, PlastX is the perfect product for that surface because it is specifically designed for "clear plastics".

As far as your question goes, a good clean foam applicator for application and a clean dry premium microfiber like our Supreme Shine for removal....The removal cloth will be your key as to not re-scratch the surface.

Do the inside and out, and let the product do the work for you...Smooth even application, and no need to let the product dry. Simply wipe it off while it is still wet.

:xyxthumbs

jdoria
Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:24 AM
Thanks Mike.

Is machine application recommended?

Mike Pennington
Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:29 AM
It is really up to you to determine what the situation needs... How bad is it and what are the expectations of the owner?

When you say machine, do you mean D/A or rotary ?

D/A - You could use PlastX with ease on a polishing or finishing foam pad...

Rotary - You should switch to M03 Machine Glaze and a foam polishing pad...

Least aggressive is best, so if it not that bad, you can probably work it by hand and get pretty good results !

???

InfiniteDetail
Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:58 AM
If PlastX isn't aggressive enough to get the results you are looking for, we've had excellent results with both M105 and M205 on clear plastics via the PC and 4" pads. As always test from least aggressive to most aggressive :bigups

Eddie6th
Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:05 PM
Going by the photo,it looks clear enough to be done by hand.Photos don't always pick up well,but looks good.

Superior Shine
Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:50 PM
Yea what he said -

http://autopia.org/gallery/data/500/f40c.jpg

CieraSL
Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:56 PM
Yea what he said -

http://autopia.org/gallery/data/500/f40c.jpg

Should have known Superior Shine had already done one. :chuckle1

jdoria
Jul 24th, 2009, 04:29 AM
The hatch is in surprisingly good shape. Very, very minor swirling.

I assumed that it was a cover to a 478hp engine, it was durable and heat resistant.

But I didnt want to go only on assumptions....

Thanks for posting the shot of the rotary on it.

TH0001
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I just wanted to remind everybody that Jose doesn't rock like Toe.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x121/tropicaldetailing/WriteUpDUE/b17.jpg

Zuke
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:24 PM
showoff :)

Garage Troll
Feb 20th, 2010, 01:51 PM
I just wanted to remind everybody that Jose doesn't rock like Toe.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x121/tropicaldetailing/WriteUpDUE/b17.jpg

Oh you guys ****...:D

To be around what I consider the ultimate Ferrari (or at least the ultimate one of the last 3 decades) is truly amazing.

Superior Shine
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:45 PM
The car maybe fast and a Ferrari and all that but I wasn't impressed by the fit and finish. The interior was very sparse and crude. It was a straight up race car and not much of a work of art like other cars are.

Garage Troll
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:51 PM
The car maybe fast and a Ferrari and all that but I wasn't impressed by the fit and finish. The interior was very sparse and crude. It was a straight up race car and not much of a work of art like other cars are.


That is very true. I guess that's kind of why I like it so much. Just like the Mustang Cobra R's, they were a track car straight out of the box.

benhui86
Feb 20th, 2010, 10:38 PM
i hear the paint is so thin that you could actually see the pattern of the carbon fiber panels

TH0001
Feb 21st, 2010, 08:33 AM
That is very true. I guess that's kind of why I like it so much. Just like the Mustang Cobra R's, they were a track car straight out of the box.

I agree 100%! If you look in the NACA ducts on the sides you can see paint lines because the paint was brushed on (yes, with a paint brush). These are my favorite Ferrari's in the world, bar none! I love every single part about the car and I have been lucky enough to have done 80 mph burn outs and donuts in the snow in them.


i hear the paint is so thin that you could actually see the pattern of the carbon fiber panels

This depends on the years of the cars. On the roofs of the earlier cars you can see the weave clearly, although the later cars appear pretty smooth. I believe it is actually carbon-kevlar vs. carbon fiber.