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Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:16 PM
Each one, teach one... Ferrari Fiorano 355 F1 Spider (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2877)

Ferrari Fiorano 355 F1 Spider - Number 25 of 104 built

There was a member on ShowCarGarage.com whose signature line read, "Each one, teach one", which I always kind of liked.

A couple of weeks ago, a new friend of mine, Mike Sage, asked me to either detail his Ferrari Fiorano, or teach his detailer how to properly polish the paint on his Ferrari Fiorano. He had recently displayed his Ferrari Firiano 355 F1 Spider at a show and noticed in the sun that the finish on his Ferrari didn't look as good as he though it could, and certainly didn't look as good as a car such as this should look considering its prestigious marque.

This particular Ferrari Fiorano is Number 25 of 104 built. Only 100 of these cars were imported into America, it was named after the Firiano Race Track. It has an engine that produces 400 horsepower and after being taken for a couple of hard accelerating passes, believe me, this thing moves out!

Inside this airplane hanger the paint looks pretty good.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2F1Before1.jpg

To get a better look at the true condition of the finish, Mike drove the Ferrari out of the airplane hanger and into the sun. The time was approximately 1:00pm and the sun was high in the sky lighting up the finish for a more accurate revelation of the true condition. Below are some photos that have been cropped and resized, following each photo is a a section cropped out of the original, but in no other way changed or modified. These second photos cropped out of the original will give you accurate view of the true condition of the finish on this Ferrari.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8146.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8146RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:18 PM
More,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8147.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8147RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:21 PM
Continued...

This area here is the Ferrari Prancing Horse emblem on the front fender just below the windshield pillar, (The A-pillar)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8149.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8149RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:28 PM
Continued...

Here's the drivers headlight bucket,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8150.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8150RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:29 PM
Continued...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8151.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8151RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:31 PM
Continued...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8152.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8152RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
This photo was taken of the built-in wing on the rear of the car,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8153-med.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8153RAW.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:35 PM
Here's the driver's rear fender,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8155.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8155RAW.jpg


Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:02 PM
As you can see by these photos, the finish is dull, hazy and filled with swirls. While it may look good in an airplane hanger or a garage, it looks horrific outdoors in the sun.

The goal on this day was to teach Mike's detailer, Martin, how to use the Meguiar's paint polishing system to remove the haze and swirls and restore a deep, rich, clear reflective finish that looks wet... and is worthy of the Ferrari name.

Tools and products we'll use,

G-100a (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-100)
Speed Glaze (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=M-80)
Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/whatsnew/techwax.cfm)
Meguiar's Quik Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-33)
W-8006 foam polishing pad (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=W-80)
Meguiar's W-9006 foam finishing pad (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=W-90)
Ultimate Wipe (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=M-9)
Ultimate Bonnet (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=m-99)
Hot Shine High Gloss Tire Spray (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-121)

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:03 PM
Hi Lt1corvette,

I'm certainly no genius, but thanks anyway...

You have to understand, the detailer doing the previous work was doing his best with the skills he had and the products he was given to use by the company he works for. Before I discovered Meguiar's, I'd be reluctant to tell you what I was using, but at the time, these were the product recommended to me and that I understood. (Rubbing compound, polishing compound and traditional wax, basically the things in my dad's garage).

Martin's heart and work ethic are in the right place, like most people, he doesn't want to do less then excellent work, but until someone shares what they know about the art of polishing paint with others that don't know, that person cannot bring his or her skill and knowledge to a higher level, they tend to only do what they know, it's a case of,

"That's the way we've always done it"

I must say he was an excellent listener, eager to learn how to improve his skills and open to new products. He also picked up the techniques I taught him at the snap of your fingers.

The owner is like many people I have met in my life, he owns something special to him, and has a feeling something is wrong, but doesn't know what the problem is, or the solution. He's no stranger to the automotive world, and in fact is heavily involved in the automotive world but has heard many different opinions on what the best way to detail is, and what the best products to use are and it can be difficult to know who to believe.

So there's a good reason for all the questions you raise.

Mike

scrub
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:26 PM
Mike,
This has the making of a great thread. I can't wait to see more pics. this thread is timed perfectly, as I am looking at a Mercedes from a potential client. The color is black and the condition is very similar to your project. The products you're going to use are the same I was going to try first, #80 and PC with the 8000 pad topped with none other than NXT.

I'll post the before and after pics when I complete the job.

Thanks again.

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:14 PM
After doing a quick polishing of the hood with #80 Speed Glaze we applied one coat of NXT Tech Wax and after allowing the wax to dry for approximately 15 minutes, we removed it using an Ultimate Bonnet and then drove the car out into the light to inspect,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8164.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8165.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8166.JPG

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:17 PM
While it's not perfect yet, this is just a test to see what can be accomplished and to show the difference between where we started and where we'll finish...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8168.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8167.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8173.JPG

Note: For some reason, the color red seems to whack out, or pixelate, (don't know if that's the right term), when viewed on a monitor?

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:25 PM
While doing the test section, I did my best to show Martin how to properly use the G-100 to,

1) Apply a cleaner/polish, (Speed Glaze)
2) Apply a wax, (Tech Wax)
3) Remove the dried wax, (Ultimate Bonnet)

After showing him technique for all of these things and watching him and seeing that he picked right up on using the G-100 and that he looked comfortable with the processes, I turned him loose.


Speed Glaze
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MartinPolishing1.jpg

Tech Wax
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MartinWax1.jpg

Removing Tech Wax
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MartinRemoveWax1.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:52 PM
Here are the results...

Sun shot

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_F1SunonHood1.jpg


The old Phillips 66 sign reflecting off the hood,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Phillips66ReflectionShot2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Phillips66ReflectionShot1.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:55 PM
The deep, rich wet-look...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss3.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:56 PM
And the young man who did it all,

Martin
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Martin.jpg


"Each one, teach one"


Mike

SpoiledMan
Sep 22nd, 2004, 08:02 PM
WOW!!!:bow :bounce :bow :bounce :coolgleam

Marc08EX
Sep 22nd, 2004, 09:33 PM
Now that's what I call a big change!! My eyes are sore from looking at how much swirls that ferrari had but now, it's just perfect.. Worthy of the Ferrari name... :) Great teaching Mike!

Alain
Sep 23rd, 2004, 01:37 AM
:bounce great resulte!

only a particular: the correct name of little italian town where ferrari has got a private circuit (near the factory in Maranello) is Fiorano not Firiano!

Located in Fiorano Modenese, approximately 1 km from Maranello, Fiorano is the Ferrari test track. Built in 1972, the track is 3021 metres long. The idea behind the track was to take the most difficult bits of the various tracks raced on around the world, and to incorporate them in one track which would test a new car to its limits.
http://leo.studer.free.fr/images/fiorano.jpg

The world champion Michael Schumacher test the F1 Ferrari in Fiorano,
http://www.tifosi.cz/formule1/2003/galerie03/f2003ga-fio/f2003ga-fio-5.jpg

the last jewel ready for Le Mans, tested in Fiorano. (Maserati GT)
http://www.maserati.it/esImages/Maserati/20040203/030304_fiorano_mcc1_G.jpg

:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Sep 23rd, 2004, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by Alain
:bounce great resulte!

Only a particular: the correct name of little italian town where Ferrari has got a private circuit (near the factory in Maranello) is Fiorano not Firiano!

Hi Alain,

Thank you for correcting me, I'll go back through my article and use the correct spelling. I was working off the emblem on the passenger side of the dash and because of the script, I just couldn't make out the spelling. I then went to google.com and started doing some searching but still couldn't find much but that's because I was starting with the incorrect spelling to start with!

Again, thanks for the correction, and also the history behind the name.

Mike

RDVT4ME
Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:24 AM
Mike

I find it interesting that the speed glaze did the job. I would have thought you would need to use #83. I guess it goes to show that the Meguiars motto is good advice....less is more. Start with a less aggressive polish and move up if it does not get the job done.

-Bob

Mike Phillips
Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:48 AM
Hi Bob,

Here's the skinny,

I've heard some things about the paint on Ferrari's over the years that led me to be cautious. That plus, I don't know who has gone before me and what they have used.

We chose Speed Glaze to see what it would do in the test. In the test it removed all of the light swirls and scratches, the few remaining were a little deeper. Because this is a driver, and because all of the UV protection for the basecoat is in the clear coat, sometimes you're better off to focus on the majority of the defects, (the light swirls and scratches), and live with anything that remains.

Mike has his detailer maintain the car on a weekly basis, because this was Martins first time using the G-100, Meguiar's foam pads and our chemicals, it was a learning experience to figure out how long to polish on section, his arm speed, (how fast/slow to move the G-100 over the finish and how much pressure to apply to the G-100. He did an awesome job for his first time, and as he works with these product even more in the future he will get even better at removing defects and producing stellar results.

The owner has ordered our G-100a promotion along with some #83, some #80 and some Tech Wax. I explained to Martin how to either go after any remaining swirls with a second application of Speed Glaze, spending more time on each panel, or to test the #83 DACP for it's effectiveness and then to re-polish using the #80 followed by waxing.

With a little more time, I'm confident that Martin will have a good feel for when to choose one product over another as well as perfecting his technique. I know he will soon have more customers, willing to pay higher prices for his time and talent.

Mike

RDVT4ME
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:28 AM
Thanks Mike!

Good explanation.

With the Meguiars gift certificate coming from my daughter-in-law I plan to get some speed glaze and give it a try.

-Bob

gi53212
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:46 AM
Mike,

What is the difference between #80 and ColorX? They both seem to be one-step type products. Is the #80 just a touch more aggressive?

Black_F150_00
Sep 23rd, 2004, 02:48 PM
That is a major change!!

I just got my Porter cable in the mail today and I am looking forward to using it and the products I ordered on my black F150

:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by gi53212
Mike,

What is the difference between #80 and ColorX? They both seem to be one-step type products. Is the #80 just a touch more aggressive?

While these two products both clean and polish, they are completely different animals. The first big, major difference that jumps out at me is that one is a body shop tool, that is safe for use in body shop environments while the other is not body shop safe and formulated and marketed for use in the consumer market on cured paint.

The #80 Speed Glaze is body shop safe, uses a special diminishing abrasive that cuts or abrades the finish and then breaks down quickly. It is very rich in polishing oils like our pure polishes which adds a lot of richness and creates a very slipper surface for extended polishing time. It is unique in that it also contains a body shop safe polymer that adds a little protection to fresh paint during the curing time without sealing the surface and trapping any solvents or other chemicals trying to work their way out of the fresh paint.

The ColorX is a strong Cleaner/Wax with plenty of cleaning power, but I don't know that it uses the same type of diminishing abrasive as the #80 Speed Glaze, I'll guess that it's different. It also contains polishing oils and both synthetic polymers and Carnauba wax for protection and durability.

Good question...

Mike

Superior Shine
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:45 PM
Un brillare superiore, molto bello!

Lt1Corvette
Sep 27th, 2004, 04:40 PM
Do ferrari's have a really soft clearcoat? Or are they still single stage? Just curious after mike mentioned about how ferrari paint can be well, cautious minded.

Mike Phillips
Sep 27th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Lt1Corvette
Do ferrari's have a really soft clearcoat? Or are they still single stage? Just curious after mike mentioned about how ferrari paint can be well, cautious minded.

All the newer Ferrari's I've worked on have been clear coated, but I've also worked on older ones that have single stage paint.

The only reason I was cautious was because I've been told numerous times from different detailing sources that they thought the overall quality was lacking. That's why I wanted to play it safe. To tell the truth, I thought the finish on this particular Ferrari was pretty decent, so I'm not passing any judgment, just being careful, that's all.

Mike

benhui86
Sep 27th, 2004, 09:46 PM
wow.... thats just amazing...

since im not rich and stuff.... i only have a cheap orbital buffer but do you think i can get the same results if i use the right bonnet and the speed glaze and then gold class paste wax by hand afterwards?

Mike Phillips
Sep 28th, 2004, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
wow.... thats just amazing...

since I'm not rich and stuff.... i only have a cheap orbital buffer but do you think i can get the same results if i use the right bonnet and the speed glaze and then gold class paste wax by hand afterwards?

The old style orbital polishers will usually give you pretty good results, but they typically won't match the results you can produce with a G-100 dual action polisher.

This is for a host of different reasons,

First, the working surface of the pad is smaller, this enables the pad/chemical do do more work versus a large surface like a traditional orbital polisher.

Second, traditional Orbital Buffers oscillate at lower OPM's, versus the G-100 dual action polisher, this reduces the ability to remove defects, (do work).

There are numerous other reasons the older, slower larger orbital buffers are not as effective as the G-100 dual action polisher and a quick search using the search button at the top of most pages and few key search words should bring up even more information on this subject.

For what it's worth, I have never met a single person that regretted purchasing the G-100 dual action polisher, (PC). We're offering a special for two more days to forum members, you can read more about it here on the home page, or here,

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2544

The young man shown detailing this Ferrari was using a small, orbital polisher like you find for $10.00 to $20.00 and as you can see by the before pictures, it wasn't giving the owner the results he was looking for.

Mike

benhui86
Sep 28th, 2004, 05:33 PM
thanks a lot, i was just wondering if the meguiars professional products were safe to use on old buffers because the G-100 looks so much more faster and much less vibration and violent movements from the pad rotating.. if i were to just wax my car with my buffer, my arms would be soar for 2 days :D :D.... but then again... i didnt know better about what to use with what before... i probably used the wrong pad and wrong amount of product

the G-100 is very nice indeed, but at a price of $225.... its not really a number i can take out of my piggy bank haha.... im just a first yr college student w/o a job

Mike Phillips
Sep 28th, 2004, 05:37 PM
It's only $149.99 for two more days...

But even that's a lot of money when you're paying for school. So maybe down the road...

Just to be clear, when you say you're old buffer, you mean an Orbital Buffer, not a Rotary Buffer? Right?

Mike

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benhui86
Sep 28th, 2004, 05:47 PM
mine is one of those like $30 ones you see and like autozone or something

Mike Phillips
Sep 28th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
mine is one of those like $30 ones you see and like autozone or something

All of Meguiar's Consumer Line of products can be applied with this type of buffer/polisher except for ScratchX. It is recommended for hand application only.

Mike

benhui86
Sep 28th, 2004, 06:05 PM
i found that out a little too late... but my swirls dont look that bad

benhui86
Sep 28th, 2004, 06:10 PM
they really should put a label on the scratch x tube saying big and bold "DO NOT USE WITH BUFFER!!"

Mike Phillips
Sep 28th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
they really should put a label on the scratch x tube saying big and bold "DO NOT USE WITH BUFFER!!"

How about posting this in the New Product Suggestions forum.

I know people at Meguiar's read that forum.

Mike

Mosca
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:45 AM
Mike, this is a great thread... but not so much for what you did for Mike, or what got done with the paint, because that kind of stuff gets done every day with paint.

It's for what you did for Martin. I can guarantee you that he took that skill and showed it to his friends. I can guarantee you that it lit a fire in him for his work. You can see the pride in his face and in his stance, in this picture:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Martin.jpg

What you get from doing this is better than money. Money comes and goes, and gets spent on trifles. The feeling you get from helping and teaching others becomes part of who you are.


Tom

Mike Phillips
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:56 AM
Hi Tom,

Thank you for the kind words. You are right in that Martin was a pretty happy camper that day. When we started I asked him to bring me the products he was using for his detailing business, I won't list them but they were archaic to say the least.

The entire time he has been detailing cars he thought he was doing his best work, but after a quick side-by-side demonstration he could see there is more potential to his efforts by simply using a couple of different products than what he had been using.

He is a fast learner and as I watched him work I could see him smiling while looking at his results. I knew this was going to be a good day for him and the owner of the Ferrari.

Last I heard he had raised his prices to double what he was charging and through word-of-mouth-advertising, he is now working on more high-end cars with the trust and confidence of the owners.

;)

cafemoc
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Mike,

Thank you for sharing us your magic again and ya, result is amazing :bow

When you looked at before pictures, to me its impossible to fix paint defect, heavy swirls, but with Mike's experience and knowledge made this extreme makeover possible.
I am looking before and after pictures over and over, man...this Ferrari's paint looks outstanding :xyxthumbs


What you get from doing this is better than money. Money comes and goes, and gets spent on trifles. The feeling you get from helping and teaching others becomes part of who you are.

Tom, that's right on money :coolgleam

zey
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:14 AM
Mike, thanks for the effort of posting up those close-ups. I have a question over here. By referring to those photos, I found out that this Ferrari actually has thousands or millions of tiny pores/holes on the paint surface. This is especially noticeable on solid paint compared to metallic paint, as these pores tend to distort the perfect optical reflectivity of the paintwork. My car has similar problem especially on horizontal surfaces and by using PC+83/80, it won't work at all to remove'em. I wonder whether in this case, are you able to remove all of them? If no, could rotary with Diamond Cut perform the job? Thanks!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_8153RAW.jpg

Mike Phillips
May 28th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by zey
Mike, thanks for the effort of posting up those close-ups. I have a question over here. By referring to those photos, I found out that this Ferrari actually has thousands or millions of tiny pores/holes on the paint surface.

I wonder whether in this case, are you able to remove all of them? If no, could rotary with Diamond Cut perform the job? Thanks!


Not really. The problem is the holes are in the paint, or through the paint, in the matrix of the paint, as such, in order to remove them you would have to continue to remove more paint and if they continue to the primer, it would be all for nothing.

Sometimes you are better off to improve the defects, if you cannot completely remove the defect. For this car, we removed the swirls, improved the finish and left what couldn't be safely fixed alone.

zey
May 29th, 2005, 03:22 AM
Mike, what are the common causes of these tiny holes? I notice most cars on the road suffer with this problem. It's not a big deal if this defect can't be removed since it's not visible from a distance of 1 meter away.

imacarnut
Jun 9th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
The deep, rich wet-look...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_HighGloss3.jpg

Mike

*bump* for an awesome makover as these pictures speak for themselves! :bow

Ranger72
Oct 7th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Mike, I like that saying, "Each One, teach one". I don't think I have ever heard that before and wish I had!

Mike Phillips
Oct 7th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Ranger72
Mike, I like that saying, "Each One, teach one". I don't think I have ever heard that before and wish I had!

I got from a member for the original www.showcargarage.com forum, I can't remember their forum name, maybe Tim can? He used it in his signature line. After reading in numerous times, it stuck in my mind and plain and simple... made good sense, especially when it comes to the detailing cars in general and the art of polishing paint as a little techniques goes a long ways...



But after reading

Ranger72
Oct 7th, 2005, 11:48 PM
So true about technique. Another saying I use all the time is:
"A tool is only as smart as the person using it"
The saying isn't intended to be negative of people, but instead its more describing the need for proper technique and such.

gb387
Nov 17th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Where have I been... old post but I missed it!?!? Great post, very nice work and great information!

Scottwax
Nov 17th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Lt1Corvette
Do ferrari's have a really soft clearcoat? Or are they still single stage? Just curious after mike mentioned about how ferrari paint can be well, cautious minded.

I detail a 1996 348 Spider about twice a year and it has a relatively soft single stage paint job. #80 is more than adequate for most light to moderate defects.

Turns out really nice. :)

One polishing step on the right side:

http://www.photohost.org/gallery/data/500/1051996_Ferrari_348_hood.jpg

http://www.photohost.org/gallery/data/500/1051996_Ferrari_348_front1.jpg

Mike Phillips
Nov 17th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Wow!

That is totally awesome work Scott! :bigups :bigups :bigups

Scottwax
Nov 17th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Wow!

That is totally awesome work Scott! :bigups :bigups :bigups

Thanks, awesome car to work on. Been taking care of it since he bought it in '96. His daily driver is an '04 Vette. Rough, eh? ;)

sneek
Nov 17th, 2005, 06:54 PM
If its not his daily driver how did it get those swirls ??
does this guy buff his car with a wool buffing pad without any product lol

great job Scottwax

Scottwax
Nov 17th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by sneek
If its not his daily driver how did it get those swirls ??
does this guy buff his car with a wool buffing pad without any product lol

great job Scottwax

Dealer detailed it last time he took it in for service. He called me a few months later to redo what they did. He used to drive it pretty regularly but decided to stop piling up the miles.

Mike Phillips
Feb 23rd, 2007, 08:28 PM
***Bump***

J. A. Michaels
Feb 24th, 2007, 04:36 AM
Mike as usual excellant work. I agree with "each one teach one". I'm still learning the finer points of detailing, But with the knowledge you shared with us in the Tampa class last year, the great advice that this forum provides us , the learning curve is getting higher. lol Great work on the car and continue "each one teach one". Thanks again.

CAShine
May 9th, 2008, 05:48 PM
I love this thread. Ferrari is my favorite car.

BLACK _SLK
May 25th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Still bumping and old thread! Mike, you need to come to Sunny Southwest Florida and give a class, even though I'm not a pro , would love to learn from the Master!

Brad777
May 9th, 2009, 06:33 AM
I'm working today to remove some really light scratches from my 08' F350. In review of this thread, I thought the results on this Ferrari are worth another look by everyone. It is truely amazing what Meguiar's products can do. It is even more amazing that they can continue to get even better.

Thanks to everyone, this thread and others, for posting your experiences. The reason we are all here is to learn to make our vehicles look their best. We truely grow from each others experiences and comments. Thanks to you too Mike (Administrator) for pointing me the right directions that support my needs. You're a champ!

Thanks,

Brad Mower
SLC, Utah

Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2014, 05:54 AM
I was sharing this write-up on TheHullTruth.com and noticed it's been almost 10 years since buffing out this Ferrari and creating this write-up.

Have to wonder whatever happened to Martin?


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