Exiting the transport with a twin-turbocharged, 710hp V8 growl, this brand-new 2022 Ferrari F8 Spider arrived at our New Albany headquarters from out of state, ready to avail itself of our extensive menu of protective services. With Paint Correction, Paint Protection Film, Window Tinting and Ceramic Coating services on tap, the F8 Spider will return to its owner ready to be both admired and driven…as is befitting a special vehicle such as this! While we’ve seen many Ferrari’s arrive at our studio over the years, we still anxiously anticipate the sights and sounds of yet another masterpiece from Maranello firing its engine and rolling out of the transport, especially one with an engine born of the razor-sharp Ferrari Pista!
Finished in a non-standard exterior paint color (‘Extracampionario’ as Ferrari refers to this exclusive customization option), the Spider was washed, prepped and then closely examined before embarking upon Paint Correction services. Even when factory-fresh, the paint will benefit from this service, ensuring factory defects are remedied and bringing out the extra color and clarity that the striking custom finish so richly deserves. A complete hand-wash and full chemical and mechanical decontamination cleanses the paint and removes deposits that may have settled on the finish during assembly & transport, providing a pristine surface prior to the pre-correction inspections.
Once the inspections are done a preliminary course of action is developed to safely extract the optimal results through a labor intensive Paint Correction Process. On a new Ferrari Spider w/ ‘Extracampionario’ paint, is that even necessary? Absolutely, as Todd Cooperider (Founder of ESOTERIC) expands upon in his informative video: “What is paint correction?“.
Once the appropriate test sections are completed, work begins on perfecting the finish.
With the vehicle paint and exterior carbon fibre refined via an effective & non-invasive Paint Correction process, the F8 moves to the PPF team for the installation of the 8-mil, self-healing Paint Protection Film. With customized templates, strategic disassembly and uniquely tailored use of bulk film on larger panels, we are able to produce a finished product devoid of seams and exposed edges wherever possible. Focusing on maintaining the long-term adhesion of the film in flexing areas as well as preserving the OEM fit and finish, the film is installed with no distortions due to overstretching or over-heating, skills that only come from extensive experience with Paint Protection Film on the seductively curvaceous lines of vehicles like the F8 Spider!
The protection and peace of mind afforded by Paint Protection Film can be quite reassuring as you enjoy driving your car with less worry about road debris damage. The self-healing aspects can also help reduce any slight marring that may happen as the miles accumulate. For more information, check out our recent video What is Paint Protection Film? as Todd explains the benefits and options.
Providing powerful UV protection for both you & your interior surfaces as well as decreased cabin temperatures, tinting the windows has many benefits besides just stealthy good looks. In this case, 70% tint was selected for the windshield with 35% installed on the side and back windows. The percentage noted in tint specifications refers to the % of visible light transmission that will penetrate the windows; lighter tint such as the 70% on the windshield provides UV benefits without reducing visibility significantly while the darker 35% tint on the side and back windows elicits an enhanced darkening effect.
The application of a multi-year ceramic coating provides long-lasting protection while significantly reducing maintenance time. Not only will the coating provide added gloss and shine, it will also deepen and richen the underlying paint shade for a greater visual impact. Additionally, the ‘self-cleaning’ properties of the coating will allow for reduced maintenance, leaving more time for driving and admiring this beauty. 2 layers of high-temperature, wheel-specific coatings are also applied to the faces and inner surfaces of the wheels making their ongoing maintenance as painless as can be during the wash process. For a deeper dive into Ceramic Coatings, watch as Todd describes in more detail What is Ceramic Coating?
With all services complete, the F8 will head back to its owner ready to be enjoyed! With aftercare instructions for the Paint Protection Film, Ceramic Coating & Window Tint just a click away, the rolling body contours of this striking red beauty will always be looking as delicious as the Ferrari Styling Centre intended when they first put pencil to paper on the F8 Spider.
For additional F8 Spider content, see our Detailing Gallery with more photos! – 2022 Ferrari F8 Spider
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If you would like to arrange transport to bring us your vehicle, please contact us at 614-855-6855!