Ferrari 488 Spider Ultimate New Car Prep at ESOTERIC

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  1. Esoteric Auto Detail

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    #1 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 10, 2017
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    The team at ESOTERIC Fine Auto Finishing has been extremely busy this summer and we wanted to post an update with photos and information on a recent project.

    This 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider in Grigio Ferro Metallic was brought in for our Ultimate New Car Prep Package.

    The package offers many services including...

    Let's dive right into this 3-4 day process...
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    #2 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 10, 2017
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    Upon delivery we always inspect vehicles for condition and defects. Even straight from the dealer this 488 had many areas that could be improved upon. It is sometimes extremely hard to capture the full extent of the paint condition in photos and this particular color is no exception!
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    After a proper wash and decontamination we are taped up with Kamikaze Auto Detailing Tape and ready to begin the single-stage paint polishing process.

    Sonax Perfect Finish with a RUPES Yellow Pad is an excellent combination for a single-stage polish,*not only on Ferrari's, but for*most vehicles that come into our shop!After polishing the paint is looking much better with improved gloss and clarity.

    Now off to another wash to prepare for paint protection film installation.
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    #4 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 10, 2017
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    Protective film (clear-bra) application begins. We are using STEK DynoShield to wrap the entire front-end of this Ferrari 488 Spider as well as the rocker panels and behind the rear wheels. We generally wrap ENTIRE panels as well as wrap edges to so there are no seams -- it is extremely hard for the average person to spot a wrapped panel from the unwrapped panels!

    We often get asked "do you cut the film panels from templates or hand trim?" The answer is both! We have the cutting equipment to print out the patterns but installing film is an art form. Templates don't*work for every scenario so they are tweaked before cutting and often hand-trimmed for flawless wrapped edges.
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    #5 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 10, 2017
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    Now that the STEK Film wrap details are dialed in let's coat the car with Kamikaze ISM Coating and the wrapped panels with Kamikaze Surface Film Coat.

    Here we are using a suede applicator to deliver a consistent application. Kamikaze ISM will deliver 24-36 months of protection with outstanding hydrophobic properties.

    The wheels are removed and coated inside and out with GYEON Rim along with the calipers.

    Now that the coatings are applied let's dress the tires with GYEON Tire...

    ... and clean/protect the leather with GYEON Leather Cleaner and GYEON Leather Coat.

    Don't forget all floor fabrics are treated with GYEON FabriCoat.
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    #6 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 10, 2017
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    Let's get to the final photos...
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    Thank you for reading about our Ultimate New Car Prep service at ESOTERIC! If you would like to discuss your vehicle project or any of our products feel free to contact us.

    To see our film wrap process in motion we have put together a video on wrapping a McLaren...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L3LtrRkpPY[/ame]


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  9. AceMaster

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    Very nice job, and I really like that colour.
     
  10. Ferris Bueller

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    A couple of months back You posted a great video about using Leatherique yet with this car you are using GYEON leather treatment products. Is there any reason why you choose one product over the other for particular cars?
     
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    Nice. Why add a coating to the STEK film? I thought the whole selling point in that film is that the coatings are embedded in the film itself. I
     
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    Dominic,

    Great question. Leatherique is an incredible restorative 2-part system and is our go-to for customer vehicles with some leather wear and tear.

    (You can also use Pristine Clean as a general leather cleaner & maintenance product.)

    Leatherique product page with video

    GYEON Leather Cleaner topped with Leather Coat (or Shield) is fantastic for NEW cars where the leather is in fresh from the factory condition.

    Any further questions let us know.



    -- Ryan at ESOTERIC
     
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    #12 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 17, 2017
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    The technology in film is definitely progressing rapidly! STEK does have an infused topcoat with chemical resistance. However, film could still be susceptible to etching, etc. just like clear coat. Applied to act as a sacrificial layer, ease of cleaning, slickness, gloss, is also improved upon with film coat. Could you go without it? Yes but we don't like to!

    Todd speaks a bit about this in the first few minutes of the Kamikaze Film Overcoat video below...




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  15. RCorsa

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    Do you do full wraps with these films ever? I hear folks talking about doing "full wraps" If so how do you get the film around the doors mirror casing without leaving a seam. Seam as if it would not be possible?
     
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    #14 Esoteric Auto Detail, Jul 18, 2017
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    Yes we do perform full wraps. Certain areas are definitely more challenging on certain cars but depending on the level of service the customer asks for we disassemble as much as possible. You can see some of that in action on these 2 fully wrapped Porsches we did recently...



    I also attached some images of a fully wrapped Audi R8 in matte film (with the blades in gloss). There are some extremely technical areas around the deck lid that have no seams. :)

    Yes, mirrors will sometimes have seams.

    -- Ryan at ESOTERIC
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