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Old 10-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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ADAM'S DETAILED: Shelby Cobra CSX4000 427 S/C Carbon Fiber Body

Courtesy of my boy Mario@Adam's. Not my personal choice for colors, though I get the BRG heritage connection, but at the speeds I'm sure this thing does who cares what color it is, you won't be able to see it anyways

I recently had the opportunity to do a full paint correction on this amazing full carbon fiber body Cobra. The car had some shipping damage do to some loose straps, which rubbed across most of the hood. The rest of the car was also long overdue for a detail.

Adam and I also had the opportunity to test our soon to be released new compound and 7.5" foam pad. Hope you enjoy!

The before photos:





I started with the engine compartment. It was sprayed down with Adam's Waterless Wash and agitated and wiped with a Waterless Wash Towel and Adam's Premium Trim & Lug Nut Brush.



All metal surfaces were treated with Adam's Metal Polish and a microfiber applicator.

50/50 shot:

Adam's Revive Polish was used on the engine bay painted surfaces.



Wheels were up next. Fender wells and tires were soaked with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner and scrubbed with a fender brush.


Green Wheel Cleaner and brushes:



The exterior just had some light dust on it, so it was cleaned with Waterless Wash and a towel (plus I didn't have the convertible top).

Old wax build up was removed from badges and hard to reach spots



On to the paint correction. Here are some of the very deep strap wear marks:



More coming...
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Close up photos of before condition:


Adam's Clay Bar in action.

Mr. Adam Pitale stopped by to test our new compound and foam pad with me.

Wet sanding with 2000/2500 grit sand paper was the only option on some scratches (not for the light of heart on a $100K+ car!).



Compound and new green foam pad:

Results after compounding with the Flex:



Finishing polish steps were completed with Adam's Swirl & Haze Remover followed by Fine Machine Polish.


Brilliant Glaze was applied to increase the depth and reflection of the paint.


Two coats of Adam's Americana Premium Paste Wax were the finishing touches.


Rubber and trim were protected with Adam's Super VRT and In & Out Spray.


The interior was tackled last. The floor mats were removed and cleaned with Adam's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.


Leather seats were scrubbed with with Adam's Leather and Interior Cleaner, and protected with Leather Conditioner.

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Old 10-13-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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And finally the results:











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Old 10-13-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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Pretty stunning work - and all with one brand of products too! Quite complete line it looks like.

Great work and my hat's off to the guy who did all this - thanks for sharing Dylan!
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:50 PM   #5
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Looks great!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #6
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That is a beautiful car. Great job on making it even more stunning!
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
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Beautiful car & great job. Its nothing like Adams products....
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #8
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Brings a tear to my eye to see such great work...

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Simply amazing
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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I see you guys...using a made-in-Germany FLEX polisher to do some serious work with. About time...very cool. Now we're talkin...
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:54 PM   #11
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Yea, there are a few compromises we have to make here and there with products. Towels for example... the options are Korean or Chinese (no american companies to choose from)... we opt for Korean - better quality and they pay their workers a fair wage versus the $0.03 p/hour the Chinese do, undermines the American economy less as well. At least the flex is made by a country where workers are paid a fair living wage for their work.

Figured you'd be jumping for joy we featured an American car since you were so adamant it was needed in previous threads
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