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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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Ferrari F12

Ferrari F12 massive Brembos looking brand new, wheels cleaned and machine polished, chassis cleaning and Calipers polished.

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Porsche Cayman 718

Brand new in for Gtechniq CS Black treatment. Crystal serum applied and left to cure overnight prior to application of Gtechniq Exo.

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Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre

Big Foot Car Detailing CentreBig Foot Car Detailing CentreBigfoot Car Detailing Centre South Africa is an official partner of Rupes S.P.A Milan Italy. We are a vehicle surface appearance specialists who supply and utilize the innovative range of the Rupes and Bigfoot polishing system to eliminate paint defects, drastically enhancing the vehicle’s appearance and protecting the new defect-free surfaces.

Our services also extend to Yachts, Private Jets, Bikes and certain residential and commercial
Equipped with optical instruments in our state of the art centre, we offer the best technical precision and excellent after care services.

Why Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre?
I have been involved in the detailing industry for over seven years now. My days as a professional detailer began with Swissvax a Big Foot Car Detailing Centregood few years ago. The day I decided to make it into a business, my main aim was to differentiate myself from the rest of the companies out there and I did this by associating myself back then with a premium brand like Swissvax, which was my stepping stone. Ever since then I have been lucky to establish a loyal client base including corporates such as Porsche SA, Daytona Group, Audi etc.

However, servicing my clientele was purely as a mobile business. I’ve always had the dream of establishing a centre but not just any detailing centre, something that would stand head and shoulders above the rest.  My moto was from the beginning “When you do something, do it the right way or don’t even do it at all.” Along came the launch of the Rupes Bigfoot Car Detailing Centres, with the first one being set up in Qatar. What they did with that centre resonated with me and what I wanted to achieve with setting up my own centre here in South Africa. From polishing systems, to the revolutionary machinery, to the science behind the centre design, to the technical specifications around the lighting systems to the entire corporate image. Everything was just unbelievable Big Foot Car Detailing Centreto witness and I saw my vision of developing a world class detailing centre in the Rupes Bigfoot brand. The opportunity to create a centre like no other in South Africa presented itself and I grabbed it with both hands.

The rest as they say is history.
The detailing industry in South Africa is still immature in comparison to the United States or Europe, however it has come a long way over the years with people starting to understand what the industry or rather what the profession is about. It’s not just about cleaning cars. One of my main goals is hoping to create a greater awareness about the industry and profession as well and share the knowledge I have gained over the years. One of these ways will be via the Bigfoot Detailing Academy. A first for South African detailing. I have been invited to the Bigfoot European Seminar in March to present the SA detailing centre as well as to facilitate training sessions to over 400 attendees. I will be sharing the stage with some of the world’s most renowned detailers, Gideon King, Larry Kosilla and Jason Rose to name a few.

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The centre in JHB will also become the first formalised detailing academy in South Africa with a formalised training curriculum developed by Rupes Global Training Director Jason Rose. Jason has been involved in surface treatment for 35 years and many may know him from his involvement with Meguiars and he is one of the most respected technicians in the detailing industry.

Bigfoot Product Range
Opening of the centre has also presented the opportunity to distribute the spectacular range of Rupes Bigfoot Polishers and accessories as well as the new range of Rupes Car Care Products. The innovative range of Bigfoot polishers flipped the industry on its head and has revolutionised the industry worldwide. It has become the detailer’s Big Foot Car Detailing Centretool of choice due to its ease of use, being very safe on paintwork and extremely efficient.

Bigfoot Car Detailing Service Offering
We have various service offerings from our basic paint protection detail which takes about eight hours. Complete interior detailing to our most comprehensive treatment - The Bigfoot Signature Detail, which will take anything from about five days to complete. Paintwork protection includes premium Swissvax Waxes and Gtechniq Coatings which come with a 7-year manufacture’s guarantee. Our value-added services include the fitment of self-healing paint protection as well as vehicle wrapping utilising the best quality vinyl available in the market.

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