Not just limiting ourselves to restoring the paintwork, we also replaced the badges with factory originals to complement the now perfectly presented paint, as well as degreased, conditioned and coated the external trim and rubber seals with Alchemy Excalibur which while seeming to be an innocuous detail, really sets off the effort spent on the paintwork as well as preserves an item that commonly perishes and fails and is increasingly hard to replace as the cars become rarer.
Headlights and taillights were also reverted back to optimal clarity and protected by Alchemy Excalibur to ensure they do not become faded by UV exposure ever again.
As part of our wheel restoration for this GTR, the wheel wells were degreased and decontaminated, including with Alchemy Aperate to breakdown and remove any corrosive elements that have been festering on the surface and can lead to greater problems later if left untreated.
Brake callipers, suspension struts and assembly as well as springs were all thoroughly degreased as part of this process and then spray coated in Alchemy Excalibur to provide an anti-corrosive easy to maintain a barrier against the visible signs of age.
Moving onto the interior, the carpets and mats were both steam and chemical extracted to remove 25 years worth of embedded grime in the pile of the carpet that ordinary vacuuming cannot hope to achieve.
The same was done to the front and rear seats after removing the rear seat for easier access as well as affording us the ability to extract the area underneath that would ordinarily go untouched. This not only brought the fabric back to life but sanitised and prepared the surface for Alchemy coatings to bond with and protect the fabrics and carpet from showing any further signs of wear.
Using steam vapour we deep cleaned the trim and hood lining of the interior cabin including the tiny little grooves present in the vinyl material which over the course of 25 years become encrusted with debris that simply spraying and wiping a cleaner cannot remove.