Superior Shine had the privileged of preparing and detailing the new Ferrari 458 Speciale for a Media and VIP Vehicle Launch Event in Sydney this week, this particular vehicle was a left hand drive demo car which landed here straight from Italy for the event, the first 458 Speciale in the country!
Not only was the 458 Speciale on display, but also a number of other special edition Ferrari’s such as a 599 Scuderia signed by Fernando Alonso, F360 F1 and a F430 F1 Editions plus a number of other Ferrari’s.
The 458 Speciale developed primarily for track use can hit 0-100km/h in 3.0sec flat and has a 9000rpm red line and also features some outstanding technology such as Side Slip Control and sports some new aerodynamics and a low fat interior to cut down the weight compared to the normal 458.
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Recently we were called down to Melbourne to work on this brand new Maserati Granturismo MC Shift to give it a Stage One Machine Polish to remove minor swirl marks and to enhance the paint work, the paint correction was performed over 6 hours, once this was complete the paint work was thoroughly prepared with a alcohol based cleaner to remove any residue and then an application of Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection was applied.
Ceramic Pro Paint Protection is a high gloss permanent nano-ceramic coating that features Super Hydrophobic Effect, UV & Thermal Resistance, Anti-Graffiti, Chemical Resistance, Anti-Scratch, Oxidation and Corrosion Resistance to protect your paint work from Bird Droppings, Tree Sap, Pollution, Industrial Fallout, Fading / Oxidization, Ultraviolet Rays & Corrosion.
Ceramic Pro are proud “Official Partners” of ecurie25 the World’s Largest Supercar Club – Trusted to protect Australia’s most Exotic Supercars!
Whether you are buying a new car from a dealership or researching the best car protection product for your new or used car, you will have been told or read that the product will protect your paint from what seems like the impossible and is the best on the market, some of which are charging ridiculous prices in excess of $1500+, such as car dealerships to simply apply the product and provide you with a “Lifetime Warranty”.
Here at Superior Shine we see cars on a daily basis that have been prepared by dealerships and 90% of the time the quality of work is below standard with swirl marks, buffer trails and other paint imperfections remaining, even after they have applied their magic $1500+ paint protection!
We have tested many of these products first hand, such as other Coatings, Titanium Dioxide, PTFE, Acrylic, Glassplexin and Polymer [...]
Superior Shine had the pleasure of working on this stunning brand new $660,000 Lamborghini Performante which was put on display for Ceramic Pro at the 2013 Top Gear Festival event at the Sydney Motorsport Park.
Over 22 hours was spent meticulously Detailing and performing a multi-stage Paint Correction on this stunning exotic supercar before it was coated with Ceramic Pro Paint Protection. The solid black paint work on this Performante was extremely soft, whilst the paint work is completely flat which gives off a mirror image on the solid black it can be easily ruined though with marring and scratches which were easily induced due to the soft paint.
Now that it is protected with Ceramic Pro it now features a hard protective coating that is rated at “Above 9H” hardness which will help reduce marring and light scratching, and protect it from damaging contaminants whilst adding even further gloss to the paint work.
This Ferrari 458 is owned by a regular customer of ours who had just bought it second hand, it received an extensive detail ensuring all areas were meticulously detailed and a Stage One Paint Correction to enhance the paint work, it was then coated with Ceramic Pro 9H Permanent Paint Protection to protect the paint work from damaging contamination and minor scratches, the interior was also detailed and coated with Ceramic Pro Leather Protection.
Ceramic Pro a high gloss glass like coating that forms a permanent bond with the factory paint work like an additional layer of clear coat, it is a unique nano-ceramic formula that creates a barrier to protect your factory paint work from damaging contamination, it features a non-stick and super hydrophobic surface so water will bead up and simply roll straight off the car, keeping your car cleaner for longer and easier to wash as dirt will not stick and your [...]
At the 2012 Sydney International Motor Show Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing was trusted and had the opportunity to detail 1 of only 20 built $2.2 million dollar Lamborghini Sesto-Elemento.
The Lamborghini Sesto-Elemento is a V10 with 570HP, weighing in at only 999kg with its full carbon fiber construction, with even the chassis, body, drive shaft and suspension components made of carbon fiber.
The Lamborghini Sesto-Elemento was flown in and was only at the 2012 Sydney International Motor Show for a few days before it departed to continue its around the world tour. Superior Shine was trusted to prepare the Sesto-Elemento before the event to ensure it was in immaculate condition to represent the Lamborghini brand.
Superior Shine Director Scott Fern is trusted by some of the most exotic car owners Australia Wide and maintains the $6 million dollar écurie25 Supercar Collection.
Regularly washing your car is the first step to maintaining your car and a crucial part in keeping it in great condition over the long term to stop the build up of contamination.
Most imperfections like swirl marks, scratches, water spots are caused by incorrect washing and drying techniques, it is important to use quality products and use the correct technique to minimise this type of damage.
It is best to always start with the wheels, if you wash the paint first then you run the risk of the water drying on the car while you are washing the wheels which may cause water spotting.
1. Spray wheel with wheel cleaner / degreaser to break down any tough dirt and grime.
2. If you have an open spoke wheel it is best to use a quality wheel brush to clean inside the wheel.
Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing are in Partnership with ecurie25 – The worlds largest supercar club in the world.
This Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was in desperate need of a good Detail and Paint Correction, followed by Paint Protection to protect the paint work from contamination and light scuffs / scratches.
It was meticulously detailed and the paint work was machine polished with a Stage Two Paint Correction to remove the moderate swirl marks and scratches by Superior Shine and a QLD Applicator of Ceramic Pro – Auto Glamour.
Once the car was detailed and the paint work was correct it was then protected with the Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection Coating by Nano Shine to ensure the paint work is protected from harmful contamination and has a super hydrophobic effect so water simply rolls off keeping the car cleaner for longer.
Superior Shine Mobile Car Detailing are in Partnership with ecurie25 – The worlds largest supercar club in the world. We had the pleasure of detailing and applying Ceramic Pro Car Paint Protection to this stunning Aston Martin Virage, ecurie25 has over $6 million dollars of exotic supercars in Australia which will all be detailed and protected by Superior Shine and Ceramic Pro.
The paint work was in fairly decent condition with only minor swirl marks, firstly various paint thickness readings were taken so we could get an average of the overall thickness of the paint work, once the paint thickness readings were taken from various points on each panel we clay barred the surface to remove any embedded contamination.
A Stage One Paint Correction was then done to remove the light swirl marks and marring from the paint work and to enhance the gloss. Once this stage was complete Ceramic Pro Paint Protection was applied [...]
This Land Rover Discovery had seen some off road use and was in pretty average condition, covered by all that dirt and grime was moderate swirl marks, some slight bird poo damage and water etching.
A Stage Two Machine Polished was performed to completely remove the swirl marks and water etching over a total of 11 Hours, the process for this was Exterior Wash, Clay Bar treatment to remove any contamination, Machine Polish with a Orange Hydro Polishing Pad on a Rotary Polisher with Optimum Polish II, then finished with a White Kompressor Polishing Pad on Flex Random Orbital Polisher with Optimum Finish, for paint protection DP Max Wax was used to seal the paint work and really make the metallic stand out.