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Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Final Pictures



The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is equipped with 'SS' 20 spoke wheels. This Super Sport's wheels
were finished with a 'Diamond Cut' two-tone and perfected by Bella Macchina.



The weave of the blue carbon glistened under the reflective finish of the finally polished lacquer.



The highly polished lacquer and clear weave made the Bugatti appear alive when walked around.



The gas fill cover, engine vents, and wheels were painted a bespoke blue at the factory and polished by Bella Macchina.



With a top speed of over 265 miles per hour, the Bugatti's front end is the proverbial 'nuke' to insects all over the world.



The swirl free sunlight reflections of highly polished and accurate paint.









The underside of the rear wing was polished as well, resulting in the accurate reflection of the hydraulic mechanism that
raises it (when traveling fast or 'armed'.)



The combination of a highly polished lacquer, carbon blue weave, and an a curvaceous body make the Bugatti Veyron
Super Sport stunning in bright light, at any angel.






Chris Schlumpf, of Bugatti USA, a professional photographer as well, sent a couple pictures of the Bugatti after
driving for several days








Jet Reception Pictures- Immediately after detailing the Bugatti Veyron, Bryan Burnworth hoped on a plane to return home.
I drove the Bugatti to the Jet Center Reception close bye were it was to be the star of the show.








Final Picture-



Special Thanks to:

Bryan Burnworth- Peach State Detail, LLC- for flying down from Georgia, working 11 hours, and getting straight on a plane right after he finished. Up until the last minute we did think Bryan was going to make it. Then he showed up, grabbed the hose, and started spraying.

Mike Pennington from Meguiar's- For recommending me for the job and setting the entire thing up. Thank you for the trust!

Bob Willis- Auto Concierge and Richie Carbone- Richie's Custom Detailing- for volunteering to help out due to the time crunch. Unfortunately the Tampa International Airport was apparently pressuring Bugatti USA about having too many people walking around in a secured area. Irregardless the offer was awesome!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Beautiful car...nice work. If I had won the MegaMillions jackpot last week that car would be sitting in my garage right now!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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I just watched an old Top Gear UK with this car. God it's gorgeous.
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That car - and the detail job - are a work of art. Wow. I don't know if I would drive it or just stare at it.
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Breathtaking workmanship. You guys are masters at your trade. I'd give anything I could to have you guys detail my Camaro.
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Great job as always Todd.
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I just read through and noticed something I've wondered about. How well does the M34 work while drying? Does it cause the water to bead or ease drying? I love the stuff, but have wondered about using it while drying.
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I just read through and noticed something I've wondered about. How well does the M34 work while drying? Does it cause the water to bead or ease drying? I love the stuff, but have wondered about using it while drying.
Meguiar's M34 for is a unique product in that it is a 'body shop friendly' quick detail spray. This means that there is nothing in the product that will contaminate the surface to be painted, no waxes, silicones, ect. This cannot be said of most detail sprays.

So it won't really affect water beading or add gloss, but it will help clean any light water spotting that is just starting to form. It is a great product for people who don't want to alter the look of the paint or if you are getting ready to start polishing the pant (and don't want to risk wax or silicone interference).
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Meguiar's M34 for is a unique product in that it is a 'body shop friendly' quick detail spray. This means that there is nothing in the product that will contaminate the surface to be painted, no waxes, silicones, ect. This cannot be said of most detail sprays.

So it won't really affect water beading or add gloss, but it will help clean any light water spotting that is just starting to form. It is a great product for people who don't want to alter the look of the paint or if you are getting ready to start polishing the pant (and don't want to risk wax or silicone interference).
Okay cool. Yeah, I use M34 and keep a gallon jug at the ready.
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The Full Blue CF body looks sick!!

Great Jobs guys!!
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Great detailing. Id love you guys to detail my Camaro, lol
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Great detailing. Id love you guys to detail my Camaro, lol
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Fantastic work and writeup Todd... wouldn't expect anything less!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #16
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super clean !! now on a random note, does the bugatti come with that standard carbon fiber body and color ?
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Todd!!!! Welcome back to this side of the interweb. I guess you guys just couldn't stay away from me.
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super clean !! now on a random note, does the bugatti come with that standard carbon fiber body and color ?
No, it doesn't. Stock, it is painted like any other car.
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super clean !! now on a random note, does the bugatti come with that standard carbon fiber body and color ?

That color choice is an option on the Bugatti. I believe no the Super Sport is a 200k option. Then again the Super Sport option is over 1,000,000 so the paint seems cheap in comparison.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #21
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That is a sweet car. Outstanding job on detailing...great write up.
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This is the best write up on detailing on the net. Thanks for sharing it here!
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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Great job, great pictures and awesome car. Thanks for posting.
By chance, do you know what the clear thickness (overall average) is on the Camaro?
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Great job, great pictures and awesome car. Thanks for posting.
By chance, do you know what the clear thickness (overall average) is on the Camaro?
First, thank you to everybody who responded in kind. Thank you very much, honestly. Thank's Dylan for the kind words as well my friend.

I don't know the clear coat thickness of the Camaro's body. I know the total paint thickness (including primer/color coat/ clear coat) on a deep red Camaro that I measured. (When measuring metal body panels the most accurate results are from a magnetic style device that can only tell you the total thickness of all of the coats. When measuring plastics/composites you can use an ultra-sonic measuring tool that can actually give you depth of each layer).

The average paint thickness on the body panels are around 4.8-4.9 mils. However this was only one Camaro, and while it is highly likely that most Camaro's would have paint thickness in this range, manufacturing tolerances and the occasional changes in this system can account for unique results. I would like to test several more Camaro's thickness before making a definitive statement.

Using the rule of thumb that 15-20% total thickness is the primer, 25-35% is the color, and the remaining percent the clear coat it is likely to guess that the Camaro has around 1.8-2.5 mils of clear coat. This is actually fairly thick for modern paint systems (IF this number is accurate).
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