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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Comprehensive Detail

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This was a detail I carried out on a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo in beautiful Blu Fontus Metallic.  A dark blue metallic, with blue and grey leather interior.  The idea of this detail was to bring the car to better-than-new condition in preparation for sale.  In total, I ended up spending about 18 hours bringing the car to a level it hadn’t ever been in the past.

As the first pictures will let you know: it wasn’t driven too much!

 

I assure you, the writing on the window said “Sucker.” The wife found it quite funny–the husband (my client), no so much!

I carried out the typical two bucket wash.

Utilizing my E-Z Detail Brush I was able to reach to the back of the barrel, and behind the brake calipers.

Knowing the leather was light grey, I decided I’d put on Leatherique Rejuviator Oil on right away, before continuing with the rest of the detail, so I could let it set on the leather for as long as possible.

Here are some pictures of the leather before hand:

It was more of a musty brownish-grey than actual grey! I made sure to give it a healthy dose of Leatherique Rejuviator Oil:

Once the leather was coated, I moved on to the paint. This is where the majority of time is spent during a detail. Here are some before pictures:

Knowing how hard Lamborghini clear coat is, I ended up settling on the combo of Meguiar’s M105 and Surfbuf pads for two passes, on the PC 7424XP, and followed that up with Menzerna PO106FA Super Finish on a Lake Country Tangerine Pad utilizing my Makita Rotary, as I like to finesse the finish more with a rotary polisher, than I do DA polisher.

One of the most precarious things to detail on the car:

The first two slats on the left side have been polished, the other three have not. Notice correction wasn’t perfect, but greatly improved. A steady hand, and careful taping:


Notice how the tape on the sides of the slats goes down farther into the body of the car than just the surface. An often-overlooked area when taping.

The tail lights were treated in the same manner as the paint:

Remember the rear fender pictured above?

Much better:

A great 50/50 of the top of the door, and the top of the rear quarter panel:

The top of the door before:

And once complete:

Even the small areas around the engine cover were attended to.

It was a reach, but it was polished out just the same!

The door is polished out, the front fender has yet to be polished:

Even the clear engine cover was polished with an all-in-one.

Here is the engine bay before:

And after being conditioned with 303 Aerospace Protectant

I didn’t forget about the leather, don’t worry! After the Leatherique Rejuviator Oil had almost two days to soak in to the leather hide, I followed Todd’s Leatherique Write-Up to properly remove the Rejuvinator Oil, and condition the hide.

For whatever reason, I didn’t take any “after” pictures of the interior, but here is a 50/50 showing the difference the Leatheriqe made to the leather. The two cushions on the right have been properly “de-browned,” and the left two are still awaiting their final treatment!

Finally, after 18 hours of work over two days, the car was complete! Here’s the after pictures:


(I’m a HUGE fan of lambs-wool dusters. They are extremely soft, won’t scratch paint, and work fantastic!)

And there you have it! Thanks for bearing with me through the picture heavy article. I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed working on it! Please leave any questions or comments below!

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7 comments on 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Comprehensive Detail

  1. Tim B. says:

    Very nice work Aaron!

  2. Kyle says:

    Beautiful work

    (I’m a HUGE fan of lambs-wool dusters. They are extremely soft, won’t scratch paint, and work fantastic!)

    I checked this site but they do not sell lambs-wool dusters where did you get yours. i am in need of one i have a black car and dont want to add any additional damage to paint trying to keep it dust free.

    • Thanks a lot, Kyle!

      You can actually pick up these lambs-wool dusters at almost all hardware stores in the house cleaners section (with the other dusters and mops). Find the one with the cream colored fiber, and browned tips.

  3. Kody says:

    Great work Aaron. One question: what was the AIO you used on the engine cover?

    Thanks for an informative write-up!

  4. Kevin says:

    nice work

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