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Detailing for McLaren Glasgow…

July 31st, 2015

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Several months ago McLaren Glasgow contacted us and booked our services to prepare some of their cars for a display stand at this year’s SpeedFest motor show at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford on Sunday 5th July. On the list of mightily impressive and rather expensive cars to be prepared was a Maserati Gran Turismo, a Bentley GT3R (one of only 350 worldwide), a prototype of the brand new McLaren 570S, a McLaren 650S and last but certainly not least a McLaren Special Operations (MSO) P1 in Musgravite Black, which is a jaw dropping colour that simply has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

In the twenty four hours running up to the show all of the cars were given a fairly basic detail (wash, dry, quick detail, dress tyres, clean glass) compared to our usual service standards (as much as we’d have loved to, it just wasn’t feasible on this occasion to spend a day or more on each car!) but as the sun rose on the day of the show this proved to be sufficient to make them look perfectly presentable for the event. This was a relief, as they attracted a lot of attention during the show, especially the 570S and P1, which were surrounded by a crowd two to three rows deep for much of the day!

Fortunately the sunny weather held out for much of the day, which resulted in a record attendance figure for the show and no doubt made the event more successful for the McLaren Glasgow team. Speaking of whom, working with dealerships can often be extremely frustrating, but it was incredibly refreshing to work with a group of passionate, down to earth, yet highly professional individuals who clearly love what they do – a big thank you to McLaren Glasgow for getting in touch and entrusting us with their cars. Finally, many thanks also to Clark’s brother Murray for capturing the following images for us; he’s a really talented photographer, and you can check out more of his work here – Murray Aitken Photography & Design.

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

Event Detailing for McLaren Glasgow at SpeedFest 15

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5 Responses to “Detailing for McLaren Glasgow…”

  1. Joe Huntley says:

    Simply stunning, what an opportunity.

  2. Andrew Gibson says:

    Wow, what a great day to work on these machines. That P1 is something else, I don’t think you’ll see a nicer one than that. When will we be seeing the ‘PB Detailing Watering Can’ appearing for sale on the website lol!

  3. David says:

    The colour of that McLaren is just something else isn’t it? That colour would make me want to spend a week polishing it then sit back and just look. Awesome car too!

  4. Lazlo says:

    Hi guys, nicely done. I’m wondering what would you have done had you been given more time? From the pictures the paint looks in good shape. Also what did you use to treat all that yummy carbon? Off topic but I wanted to ask how you guys did on that website award you were in the running for? I did vote you fine chaps! All the best and regards from South Africa!

  5. @Joe, @Andrew, @David – Cheers chaps, we’re glad you liked it!

    @Lazlo – We came a strong second in the AA Blog Awards, which isn’t bad given the strength of the competition we were up against – thanks for voting for us! With regards to your questions about the P1, the paint was okay but still suffering from a moderate level of swirling and buffer trails/sanding marks from the factory, all of which were fairly noticeable at certain angles. If we were given the car and told to make it perfect then we would likely spend at least 50-60 hours in total correcting every single panel. In readiness for the show the carbon fibre was just given a quick detail with Auto Finesse Finale.

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