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  1. shifter

    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Another morning with scrubbing bubbles. This time, instead of Griots engine dressing, I applied CeraKote to the wheel liner plastic, shock, sway bar, steering boot, fan heat shield, and the black painted frame. Turned out quite well - nice gloss, not too shiny, and quite hard. Have to be careful to not get it on a surface you don’t want it, and man does it stink.



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    shifter Formula Junior

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  3. Mel Spillman

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    Very nice!! I love detailing just as much a driving the car!!!!
     
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    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Likewise. I just installed manifolds, exhaust, fluids change, cleaned it up. I truly enjoyed working on it and making it as perfect as I could.


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  5. ShadowLAP

    ShadowLAP Formula Junior

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    I’m in the garage cleaning and waxing my 458 Spider. Now you’ve given me another job to do. . I really like how your inner fender wells turned out. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    shifter Formula Junior

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    Holy **** that's gorgeous Joe. Excellent stuff!
     
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    shifter Formula Junior

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    Thank you, labor of love


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  9. Bob in Texas

    Bob in Texas Formula 3

    Apr 23, 2012
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    Very nice work! I did similar wheel well detailing the week before last. Yours turned out better :) Never heard of Cerakote.
     
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    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    CeraKote works very well on plastic and rubber, but it can leave streaks on smooth surfaces.


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  11. 338Lapua

    338Lapua Formula Junior

    Sep 5, 2015
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    What year is your 430? Did it come from the factory with the carbon fiber engine panels? Cerakote is great stuff but it can be tricky to apply correctly. Nice job!
     
  12. shifter

    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Thank you. Yes, CeraKote isn’t for the novice. It does tend to streak on smooth surfaces unless it’s sprayed on. I’m amazed at how tough/durable it is.

    My car is a 2006 gated manual spider with 20k miles, and yes it was ordered with almost every option (full carbon interior and engine bay), CCB’s etc.




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  13. 338Lapua

    338Lapua Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the info. I had a 2008 F430 with full factory carbon interior and engine bay. The only thing it didn't have was the carbon fiber rear molding. Only reason I asked is when I traded my car in, it sold to a person in CA. Thought it may have been my old car as I detailed that car to perfection. Looked brand new. Yours looks great as well.
     
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    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Some work on the rear diffuser

    original paint, but I had to touch up/blend in many places.

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    shifter Formula Junior

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    shifter Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
    376
    Danville, Ca
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    Joe
    Decided to detail my inner door... and maybe toss in a few stereo components while I’m in there.

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