The outermost edges of the air intakes on the rear fenders is also another detailed area that requires special tooling and slow and methodical technique, as you can see from the photo, it actually curves underneath the topmost edge and bends on a slight angle, meaning with a large orbit machine (8mm or more) it is impossible to achieve a flat pad over the entire surface area and at the same time increases risk of error when using a full rotary (no orbit) machine. With our modified tools and a special technique, we were able to safely correct these areas.
The Italians have always been known to put style ahead of practicality and the beautiful rear taillight assembly of the F430 is no exception to this rule. But yet again we see a lot of high risks, tightly fit areas that require a steady hand and sound approach to correcting to the same high levels as the rest of the car’s surface area.
The brake cooling ducts on the front bumper are painted in areas most polishers will not safely go but our nano polishers attached to a standard rotary were able to go deep into the otherwise unreachable territory and assure our customer they were getting it done right even if they will never verify it for themselves.
The rear brake duct with it’s concave surface also presents similar challenges for large orbit machines typically favoured by the detailing industry so we used our 3” electric orbital sanders with modified backing plates to get rotary like accuracy without compromising on the finish or material removal rate.
We also achieved a higher clarity, improved texture, 100 per cent defect removal and higher gloss with Alchemy Phoenix on wool in a single step leaving nothing but refinement possible for our next phase. Remembering that Executive is all about achieving the pinnacle of your paint’s potential before it’s coated. Not simply stopping when it’s “good enough” by standard definition.
To that end we utilized something that normally doesn’t come out unless we are working on a Concours car, but in this case, we had achieved such good results from the first step, it was the only way we could further improve the finish and make good on delivering our promises.
Alchemy Scorpion is a water-based finishing compound with abrasives that are actually smaller than nanoparticles, the smallest nanoparticle being 0.1 microns, meaning you scientifically cannot achieve a better finish as they are even smaller than the smallest possible abrasives. It’s very similar to the concept of “water polishing” for soft paints, except it’s more than just a lubricant for a soft pad to reduce marring while polishing, it’s truly a polish compound that will produce otherwise impossible levels of refinement.