Company Representative for the Bradan Group
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ronkonkoma, NY
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We are proud to say that the F355 exterior paint correction is now complete.
Paint meter readings show that we removed on average half a mill of paint from the cars surface. Wet sanding does not remove as much paint as pictured if done correctly. As a word of caution, wet sanding and heavy compounding can cause serious damage to the exterior if done incorrectly. Most detailers learn this skill in a body shop early in their career. The hood had the deepest damage that required the most aggressive paint removal. Bumpers would have been the same, but they were beyond saving and were repainted instead.
In total, 71 hours were spent on restoring this cars exterior. The most time was spent on the rear decklid, as it was the most complex part of the car to restore with its multi angle louvers. An average condition F355 would only require about 50 hours of work. This is because most cars would not require the wet sanding stage and only 1 stage of compound to restore.
We hope this thread gave some information that would help an enthusiast with their detailing needs. This process, although time consuming and expensive, is a great alternative to a full paint job at a fraction of the price. This would be the most extreme case of an exterior paint correction and custom detail. This is not the only style of detailing we provide. We have regular package programs that fit most customers’ needs.
To book an appointment, please call 631-585-8600.