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Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre JHB wins Ferrari Club Concours

It has been absolutely crazy since we launched the centre in February this year. We couldnt have asked for a better start for a new business getting off the ground. Its been hard work, 12-15 hour days and sometimes slogging 7days a week. We had been entrusted to prep a Ferrari F430 Scuderia for the concours event.

Serving as the successor to the Challenge Stradale, the 430 Scuderia (scuderia meaning "stable") , but also used in the context of motor racing teams, including Ferrari's own) was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. Aimed to compete with cars like the Porsche RS-models and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (superleggera meaning super light weight), it is lighter (by 100 kg/220 lb) and more powerful (510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) at 8500 rpm) than the standard F430. Increased power comes from a revised intake, exhaust, and an ion-sensing knock-detection system that allows for a higher compression ratio.Thus the weight-to-power ratio is reduced from 2.96 kg/hp to 2.5 kg/hp. In addition to the weight saving measures, the Scuderia semi-automatic transmission gained improved "Superfast", known as "Superfast2", software for faster 60 millisecond shift-times. A new traction control system combined the F1-Trac traction and stability control with the E-Diff electronic differential. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia accelerates from 0-100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 198 miles per hour (319 km/h). Ferrari claims that around their test track, Fiorano Circuit, it matches the Ferrari Enzo, and the Ferrari F430's successor, the Ferrari 458.

Back to the car we prepped. Vehicle received our Signature Detail package. Paintwork was fully corrected using the Rupes Bigfoot Polishing system removing every possible defect on the paintwork.

Undercarriage, suspension and engine bay were all cleaned using Polarjet Dry ice Blaster

After all the cleaning, the paintwork was further refined and 2 layers of Polish Angel No1 Carnauba Wax applied to give the paintwork a finish that even blew us away.

Engine bay was also polished and treated with Polish Angel Supersport PTFE

Wheels coated with Polish Angel Supersport PTFE and tyres dressed with Fireball Korea tyre wax

Here are the finished pics

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Dry ice Cleaning Service Now Available

Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre is constantly improving the way we operate. We now offers cleaning using Dry Ice Blasting. The introduction of this technology into the centre has optimised the way we work. What is dry ice blasting?

Dry ice-blasting is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it. Dry-ice blasting leaves no chemical residue as dry ice sublimates at room temperature.

We have opted fot the Polarjet, the Swiss high-end cleaning system is the unrivaled original among dry ice cleaners. The concentrated force of the dry ice jets easily removes bacteria, pollen, germs, fungi, dust, dirt, deposits and more


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Porsche GT3rs Enhancement Detail

Porsche offered an RS version of the 997 GT3. In common with its predecessors, it provided a homologation model for use in a range of racing series. The 997 GT3 RS is 20 kg lighter than the 997 GT3, weighing in at 1,590 kg. This weight-saving was achieved by the use of an adjustable carbon plastic wing, a steel engine cover, and a lightweight plastic windscreen. The weight savings gives the 997 GT3 RS corresponding engine power to curb weight ratio of 300 bhp (220 kW) per tonne.

These cars have become a hot item for the purist Porsche driver and in high demand by avid collectors. We at Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre had the priviledge of doing an enhancement detail on this beauty. Vehicle was washed and paintwork decontaminated prior to the single stage machine polish process using The Rupes Bigfoot Polishing system.

The complete front was thereafter protected with Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film with its unique self healing properties. The remainder of the vehicle was treated with Polish Angel Master Sealant. This sealant is an easy-to-use premium paint sealant that creates an extremely high gloss combined with a super slick surface. Its unique blend of Carnauba and crystal-clear ceramic sealant will protect your paintwork with unrivaled gloss.

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