2012 Ferrari California protected with XPEL Ultimate Film and Ceramic Pro

Our client came to us and expressed his fastidiousness towards his car collection. Right off the bat we knew he was a car guy; we thought, 'who better to detail your vehicle than fastidious car guys like ourselves, right?'

The car receiving the love? A beautiful 2012 Ferrari California in Bianco Avus (White). There were a few areas where there was paint protection film applied, namely on the rear portion rocker panels near the air ducts, and along the trailing edges of each fender to aid against rock chips. Tarnished and yellowed from age, we removed them using heat. Any residue left behind was cleaned off using adhesive remover.

 Old film tarnished and yellowed on driver rear inner fender-well

Old film tarnished and yellowed on driver rear inner fender-well

 Action shot of owner Christian Parker removing old film

Action shot of owner Christian Parker removing old film

 Aged paint protection film on lower rocker panel

Aged paint protection film on lower rocker panel

Once all the old film was removed, we proceeded to perform our signature paint correction. This process involves multiple stages of compounding and polishing to remove scratches by re-leveling the clear-coat. This yields 90+% imperfection removal, leaving a high-gloss, near flawless finish. For more information on what paint correction is, visit our paint correction page here.

 Before: Scratches and imperfections caused from improper washing and care.

Before: Scratches and imperfections caused from improper washing and care.

 After paint correction: no scratches or swirl marks

After paint correction: no scratches or swirl marks

 Paint Correction Process underway

Paint Correction Process underway

Much of the grime and scuffs that occurred from daily driving were removed using spot sanding and polishing in the rocker panels.

 Before

Before

 After

After

 Before: Visible scratches which hinder reflection

Before: Visible scratches which hinder reflection

 After Paint Correction

After Paint Correction

XPEL Ultimate Self Healing Film was installed on the entire front nose of the vehicle, including the hood, front bumper, headlights, front fenders and mirrors. Also protected were the rocker panels and rear boot lid where the convertible hard top rests against when in the closed position. XPEL was also custom-cut and fit for the entire rear bumper. Unlike many companies and dealerships, we custom plot our film to tuck and roll edgesto have as seamless of an install possible. This way dirt and other variables have less chance of creating that 'dirt line' we all have seen form on PPF seams overtime. Paint protection film is the ultimate form of protection against rock chips and other variables your vehicle is exposed to on a daily basis that can damage its finish. For more information on paint protection film, click here.

 XPEL laid over hood prior to installation process

XPEL laid over hood prior to installation process

 Paint Protection Film tucked around Ferrari Shield makes for an extremely clean and seamless install

Paint Protection Film tucked around Ferrari Shield makes for an extremely clean and seamless install

 Our XPEL technician laying film out to custom-fit the rear bumper installation

Our XPEL technician laying film out to custom-fit the rear bumper installation

 Beginning stages of fine cutting to fit

Beginning stages of fine cutting to fit

 Heat is applied to ensure film edges adhere and moisture removed

Heat is applied to ensure film edges adhere and moisture removed

Upon installation of XPEL, the entire exterior was protected with Ceramic Pro. The painted areas received 9H and Light, and the film-covered areas were protected with two layers of Light. Having paint protection film coated with Ceramic Pro takes away the tacky-feeling that film possesses, providing the film with more paint-like properties. This aids tremendously when cleaning up the vehicle. Bugs, tar, bird droppings wash off with ease.

 Ceramic Pro 9H application on roof

Ceramic Pro 9H application on roof

 Ceramic Pro Light application on XPEL Film on hood

Ceramic Pro Light application on XPEL Film on hood

 Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper applied to all 4 wheel faces. This prevents brake dust build-up, and makes for easy cleaning!

Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper applied to all 4 wheel faces. This prevents brake dust build-up, and makes for easy cleaning!

 Leather interior deep-cleaned and all leather protected with Ceramic Pro 'Leather'. Alcantara inserts protected with Ceramic Pro 'Textile'.

Leather interior deep-cleaned and all leather protected with Ceramic Pro 'Leather'. Alcantara inserts protected with Ceramic Pro 'Textile'.

 High-Gloss finish achieved through proper paint correction procedures and Ceramic Pro. White never shined so bright!

High-Gloss finish achieved through proper paint correction procedures and Ceramic Pro. White never shined so bright!

At last, once the client came to take delivery of his now-mint Ferrari California, he didn't want to drive it! Corrected and protected, this 4 year old Ferrari looks better than the day it rolled off the show-room floor. We'd like to thank our client as well as the rest of our clients and friends who support us! We strive daily to deliver the best quality and customer satisfaction the Detail BOSS brand is known for.

Enjoy a few after shots in the sun as well as the epic film production below. Until next time, happy detailing!

 

-DB