Keeping you car clean sometimes is hard, however keeping it spotless is a job for the professionals. Detailing a car takes a lots of skill especially on expensive classic cars such as the Miura. We recently came across this in-depth post of how a professional detailer Spyco gets this job done.

This is his story:

A few days ago I was called to prepare a magnificent Lamborghini Miura for our national Concours d'Elegance event which took place at Flisvos marina in Athens. This is a nice view from the event as captured by the event's official photographer.

Concours d'Elegance in Flisvos marina in Athens, Greece

But before we get all glamorous let us take the story from the beginning. For me detailing is not just a form of business. It is personal. And it is personal with every single car I take on.

Detailing a Lamborghini Miura by Spyco

First task was to remove all above surface contaminants and completely clean the paint so I can properly assess it.

Lamborghini Miura

Unfortunately there were quite a few defects on the surface. Most of the car had kept the original paint which was full of heavy swirls, scratches and some minor oxidation.

Oxidation on paint work

A hex logic orange pad with Scholl's S3 and Menzera's FG400 was my weapon of choice for the initial cut.

Hex logic orange pad with Scholl's S3 and Menzera's FG400

Though in certain parts of the car I did preferred cutting with a 4" constant pressure.

Polishing

As works progresses these are some before and after shots

Before Polish After Polish

Before Polish After Polish

Before Polish After Polish

Lamborghini Miura Before Polish Lamborghini Miura After Polish

Lamborghini Before Polish Lamborghini After Polish

Unfortunately some scratches were too deep and I was not ready to sacrifice any more valuable original paint.

Deep Scratch

 

A previous spot repair job was also properly corrected

Spot repair Corrected spot repair

 

And a couple of nice 50/50 shots

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

There were some spots around the car that were a real joy to polish. For example this corner in the bonnet.

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

And same thing at the opposite site

Lamborghini Miura

 

Moving to the engine bay this was the original status

Lamborghini Miura Clean

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

detailing-lamborghini-miura-41

 

When cleaning an older car you should always try to keep the use of running water to a minimum level since you can never be certain where it might end up and rust is the most severe defect you can find in a classic. For this reason a water based APC was used for most cases where nearly no rinsing is necessary and a citrus based one for tougher degreasing tasks and rinsing with the use a small spray pump.

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

Initial status of the "power plant"

Lamborghini Miura

 

Detailing it.

Lamborghini Miura

 

Half way there.

V12 Engine Closeup

Reverse angleLamborghini Miura

 

And finally

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura V12

Lamborghini Miura Detail

 

Then moved to the front part of the car

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

which eventually was turned into this

Lamborghini Miura Engine

Lamborghini Miura Engine Bay

Lamborghini Miura Bonnet

 

The interior was also fully treated by nurturing and softening all the leather twice

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura Handbrake

Lamborghini Miura Seats

 

A final clean was then given to the paint for a final inspection before the LSP

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Bertone on Miua

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

And now the LSP. For quite some time I was actively involved along side with BMD in making a carnauba based wax that I could use for my Councours events as I did in the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este with this beatifull 540K.

Mercedes 540k

But I did not stop there. With more testing and with a trial and error approach more than 10 different samples were fully evaluated in order to create a real bespoke wax that I would be proud to use on such unique sample of automotive history.

Detailing Products

Black Magic Detail

Lamborghini Miura Door Jam

Three layers of a special BMD wax brought us to this. Please enjoy

Lamborghini Miura Arch

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

At Concours d'Elegance

Lamborghini Miura Front

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

 

Along side the Lusso, the second best Glamorous Supercar (Class B) also detailed by Spyco.

Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari Lusso

 

And finally... on to the red carpet for the BEST OF SHOW award.

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura Rear

 

Awards:

- BEST OF SHOW - Class B - Glamorous Supercars winner

Thank you all very much for your time.

Kind regards

Kostas

Spyco Shines

Agia Paraskeui, Athens, Greece

+30 698 418 1173


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