Register a free account today to become a member!
Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Ford Lightning Detail


ClioSport Club Member
Did this for a mate a while back, can't remember what exactly I did with it but thought it was worth posting it up anyway!

Started out like this, dull and dirty!


Treated to an APC/Shampoo plus mix via the superspray:


Door shuts also cleaned:


Only cleaned the front of the wheels as the owner was going to be replacing them shortly (which he now has):


This was after about half of the front wing I think!


After claying, was looking a bit better!


Dried and taped up, and this is what I was greeted with, lovely!



Anyway I cracked on, I think I ended up using an SFX-1 and 106FA, although I'm not 100% sure. A massive improvement with only a few RDS remaining:


The tripod is only there to make it easier to take pics by the way!

Wing corrected:


Wing corrected, door untouched:


Both corrected:


Door corrected:


Clarity/reflection shot:


Look at the smile on my face, you can tell I love detailing :p


Rear lights corrected:


After realising I still had loads left to do, I cracked on and didn't take many more pics, so here's the afters! After finishing polishing I used Collinite 476S as it was approaching winter. Trims treated to AG bumper care and windows with AG glash polish. Enjoy!





Thanks for reading! Apologies about the crap writeup, but oh well!

Time taken: 21 hours (yes, these things are huge!)

Comments welcome! (As long as no-one abuses my old yellow punto :p)


ClioSport Club Member
proof that you can polish a turd.

Nicely done.

lol, it's a bit of a beast! Supercharger whine is immense! It now has 22" wheels and huge brembos (380mm IIRC). I can't remember the exact power it's putting out, somewhere around 500 I think!
  Astra SRI CDTI,Hornet FA8
Beast. Nice work, but 21 hours on someone elses car?!

Punto looks good from what can be seen.


ClioSport Club Member
Beast. Nice work, but 21 hours on someone elses car?!

Punto looks good from what can be seen.

I didn't plan on spending that much time, I didn't realise it was so big lol!

Yeh then punto was alright, was pretty much back to standard there.


  V6, R500, Jeep SRT
nice work Rich! But feck doing that outside at this time of yr!

i find the Menz is a nightmare in cold conditions! Doesn't break down properly.


ClioSport Club Member
This was over a year ago I did this though, think the weather was still fairly mild. Halogens help a bit, they put out some right heat!

I've been using Menz S100 for this mini I've been doing and it doesn't seem to be affected by heat as much as 106fa etc. Dusts a bit less too! But yeh the menz is fussy in the cold, can be very frustrating!

Cheers for all kind comments!