Colour Code: Rosso
Condition: Moderate swirling
Paint Type: Moderately soft
Recently, the owner of this beautiful Italian machine had lost his license, so the bike spent a bit of time at the Affinesse studio.
Covered in copious amounts of chain grease, tar, dirt and oil, the 998 was decontaminated using white spirits for tar, APC for grease and lastly a pH neutral shampoo to remove any residue. All fairings were removed for proper cleaning.
Before arch deconAfterBefore suspension decontaminationAfter. Sealed with Sonax Polymer Netshield for even coverage in intricate areas. Before fairing correction
Corrected via Flex Rotary PE14-2 using HD Cut x Lake Country 3″ Yellow CCS Pad. Followed by HD Polish x Lake Country 3″ Black CCS PadBefore correctionAfter correctionBefore. When polishing plexiglass, special care is needed as to not build up too much heat or pressure which could cause the surface to crack.Corrected with HD Adapt on Lake Country 3″ Black CCS Pad via very slow speeds. Protected with Opti-Coat Pro to prevent further marring.The carbon trim had oxidised heavily. Due to the intricacy of the panel, it was hand polished with HD Cut, Adapt and Polish.Corrected and protected with HD Nitro Seal50/50 shot. The leather has been cleaned with Optimum Power Clean and protected with Optimum Opti-Bond Leather Protectant to protect from UV damage.
Right exhaust polished with 1z Einszett Metal Polish. Protected with Finish Kare FK1000P Hi-Temp Sealant.All fairings sealed with HD Nitro Seal to enhance gloss and protect from the elements.Wheels sealed with Finish Kare FK1000p Hi-Temp Sealant to improve cleanliness of the wheels.
Motorcycles deserve the same amount – if not more attention than cars to maintain their appearance and value over time. Due to the intricacies of bikes, the time taken to detail one is often comparable to their four-wheeled counterparts.
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