Ultimate Detail Ferrari 328 GTS

Recently We had the pleasure to completely detail a 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS for one of our Customers. When the Ferrari was brought into the shop visually it was in poor condition. The customer wanted the entire car gone over including re-dyeing the carpets.

The Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS was the successor to the Ferrari 328 GTS While largely based on the 308 GTS respectively, small modifications were made to the body style and engine, including an increase in engine displacement to 3.2 L (3185 cc). 7,400 Ferrari 328s were produced by the time the model was replaced by the new 348 in 1989, bringing the total for the 308/328 generation to nearly 20,000. The 328 is considered by some Ferrari enthusiasts to be one of the most reliable Ferraris. In 1985, the 328 retailed from $58,400-$62,500

Getting Into The Details

We started by placing the car on our lift for an evaluation. The wheels were removed as well as the driver and passenger seat. All of the emblems and trim pieces that could be safely removed were.

The engine bay was steam cleaned, scrubbed and dressed. The exterior black fiberglass trim and plastic trim parts were refinished with trim black paint.

After a thorough decontamination hand wash the wheel wells and brake calipers were cleaned and scrubbed. They were then refinished with more trim black paint.

The paint correction work was done over a three day period. The process was to first cut or compound the paint. This was due to the heavy scratching and environmental damage. This damage could have been caused by improper washing, bird droppings and acid rain. We then started the polishing process with Optimum Polymer Technologies Hyper polish and Menzerna polishes. The Flex polisher was used for these steps and really brought the paint back to life.

The protection step was thin layers of high grade carnuba wax. Hand applied and hand polished.

Please watch the video below and take a look at the pictures on this page. It’s truly a beautiful car when detailed properly.

 

 

NEW Hydrographic (Water Transfer Imaging) At Concours Auto Salon

Concours Auto Salon is now offering Hydrographics to it’s list of services.

 

What Is Hydrographics

Hydrographics or HydroGraphics, also known as immersion printingwater transfer printingwater transfer imagingcubic or hydro dipping, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional objects. The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, and various other materials. In the process, the substrate piece to be printed is pre-treated and a base coat material is applied. A Polyvinyl film is then floated on the surface of a vat of heated and filtered water.  An activator chemical is sprayed on the film to dissolve it into a liquid and activate a bonding agent. The piece that will have the transfer applied to it is then lowered into the vat, through the floating ink layer, which wraps around and adheres to it. After removing the piece from the water, a clear coat is applied to protect the design. With multiple dippings, hydrographics printing can achieve full 360° coverage of the part surface, including small crevices.

There are many many design films offered and with the ability to change the base color of the part to be dipped the options are almost limitless. Form woodgrain, brushed metal, floral patterns, camouflage and carbon fiber we can totally change the look of the parts and pieces to be dipped.

Is it Durable ?

The parts and pieces we dip are just as durable as your automotive paint finish. We use a top grade automotive clear coat over the dipped part. We offer the finish in high gloss and matt finish.

Time And Cost

Small single parts can be dipped and finished in as little as 2 days. Large complex or multiple parts can take up to 5 working days.

The cost can vary depending on the size, complexity and if we will be responsible for removal and installation or disassembly.

Examples Of Our Work

Recently we applied carbon fiber film to several interior and exterior pieces of vehicles. From mirror covers, rear wings to interior trim pieces. Below are a few photo examples of those pieces.