ClioSport.net

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



RichCup

ClioSport Club Member
  #174
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!

CIMG1419.jpg


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

CIMG1421.jpg


Door shuts also cleaned:

CIMG1426.jpg


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

CIMG1425.jpg


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

CIMG1428.jpg


After claying, was looking a bit better!

CIMG1429.jpg


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

CIMG1443.jpg


CIMG1467.jpg


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:

CIMG1435.jpg


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

Wing corrected:

CIMG1439.jpg


Wing corrected, door untouched:

CIMG1442.jpg


Both corrected:

CIMG1441.jpg


Door corrected:

CIMG1447.jpg


Clarity/reflection shot:

CIMG1451.jpg


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

CIMG1448.jpg


Rear lights corrected:

CIMG1470.jpg


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!

CIMG1475copy.jpg


CIMG1491.jpg


CIMG1485.jpg


CIMG1479copy.jpg


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)
 

RichCup

ClioSport Club Member
  #174
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.
 

RichCup

ClioSport Club Member
  #174
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.
 

Ali

  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.
 

RichCup

ClioSport Club Member
  #174
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!
 


Top