GlossWorks Detailed: 1973 Fiat 500
GlossWorks was contacted recently to perform a Paint Correction Detail on this classic Fiat 500 for the guys at Absolute Results Productions. This beauty was built in Italy in 1973, was sourced from the States and recently imported into Vancouver. Upon inspection, it was obvious that the car has seen better days. Years of driving and improper maintenance had led to the accumulation of swirl marks and scratches on the exterior, as well as some dents along the way.
Upon arrival at the office where the car is currently stored.
The interior was the first order of the day. Not too much had to be done in the cabin as the carpets and seats were in pretty good shape.
Haven’t seen a center console like this in forever!
Making sure to clean up all the dirt on the carpets under the seats.
Leather after being cleaned and conditioned.
Love the color-matched fibers in the floor mats.
Walked around the car to inspect the defects.
Lots of swirls built up over the years from improper washing techniques.
Started machine polishing on the hood to remove the top layer of defects.
Opened up the overhead door to inspect the hood in the sun. Looking much better after majority of the swirls were removed.
More swirls on the front fender.
Swirls and scratches found all over the car.
Front fender before.
Front fender after polishing.
Front bumper before polishing.
Front bumper after polishing.
Light swirls on the front door.
Defects removed and gloss significantly enhanced.
50/50 shot of the door. The closer side has been polished, while the other half shows the original defects.
Another 50/50 shot of the passenger side door. Notice the richness in the red on the polished side.
Quarter panel before.
Quarter panel after.
Taillights were pulled to get better access with my polisher.
Lots of dirt and defects were visible once the taillight housing was removed.
Surrounding area all cleaned up and polished.
Swirls were found even under the license plate.
Rear hatch before.
Rear hatch after correction.
The emblem was very faded and had lots of wax residue built up from previous detailing.
Wax residue removed and emblem was cleaned and reconditioned.
After all the polishing was complete and the paint protected with a sealant, it was time to pull her outdoors for inspection.
Loving her new glossy shell!
Thank you for looking!