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Ferrari FF - The Full Works

I love the shape of the Ferrari FF and there are very few engines that create a sound better than a Ferrari V12. Take a read below about the complete transformation of this lovely Ferrari FF V12

Collection Day -

A new client to us following a recommendation from one if his friends, we arrange for the client to drop the vehicle off. However due to unforeseen circumstances we had to reschedule slightly and I personally collected the vehicle on approval from the client from Dorset and bought it back to our workshop in Somerton.

Taking a closer look at the images above of the FF, you will see the front bumper looks a different shade of white, this is due to the old and perhaps original Paint Protection Film (PPF) starting to yellow. The car was pretty filthy from general road grime etc.

The plan with this Ferrari FF -

This was booked in for the following to be completed -

  • Removal of old ppf, trace vinyl stripe and remove.

  • Track pack paint protection film reapplied (Bumper, bonnet, mirrors, wings, sills)

  • Minor correction detail package on the rest of the vehicle

  • IGL Kenzo Graphene ceramic coating

  • Deep wheel and caliper clean

  • Interior mini valet

  • Engine bay detail

Let the work commence -

The first step in this process was to deep clean and decontaminate the vehicle, this is a process in which the vehicle goes through multiple safe washing steps, chemical and physical decontamination to ensure what is left is a clean surface for machine polishing.

PPF removal MUST be completed with extreme care, using correct methods and multiple sources of heat to ensure you soften the glue and do not pull paint up with the film.

As you will see the vinyl stripe was going from a dark blue to a light blue vinyl. Whoever worked on the vehicle previous to us, applied the film on top of the PPF.

We traced this old vinyl shape as this is not a Ferrari made/applied stripe.

The vinyl stripe was applied directly to the paint with the PPF being applied over the top to ensure it is protected from both fading and road rash/stone chips. This, and a handful of other vehicles, requires a huge piece of special order 72" PPF for the bonnet, to ensure we get that seamless invisible finish.

Unfortunately we didn't manage to get many photos of the machine polishing/ceramic coating application process.

As with every vehicle through our doors preparation is key, ensuring all areas are masked up when polishing such as rubbers, black trim, glass etc. If we are using a rotary machine polisher the edges of the opposite panels to the one we are working on are also taped up for safety. For me this is an absolute must.

To finish this off, the interior was cleaned up and also completed an engine bay clean to ensure when the owner received the vehicle back, it was spotless... head to toe and everywhere in-between.

The finished article -

Before & After -

Thank you for taking the time to read our latest blog post, if you have a vehicle which needs any form of enhancement or protection, please find our contact details below -

South West Autoworx Ltd

Somerset's Specialist Vehicle Enhancement & Protection Centre

  • Machine Polishing

  • Ceramic Coatings (IGL Coatings & Infinity Wax)

  • Paint Protection Film

  • Vehicle Wrapping

  • Engine & Interior Detailing & Protection

  • Car Audio Installs

  • Urban Automotive Dealer

  • Aftermarket Wheels - Rotiform, Fuel Wheels, Black Rhino, Vossen

  • Exhausts - Akrapovic, Milltek, Quicksilver

Contact Details -

Phone - 01458 767574

Whatsapp - 07808206816

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