Jaguar F-Type R Coupe – 2-Stage Gloss Enhancement
2015 Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Litre Supercharged AWD Coupe finished in Metallic Black
The Jaguar F-Type is a two-door, two-seater sports car, first manufactured in 2013 as the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type. Jaguar distinguished the F-Type R Coupe from the rest of the lineup by adding more aggressive bodywork, lots of carbon fibre, and R badges placed on the front grille and the rear end. Under the bonnet, you’ll find a 5.0 Litre V8 that delivers 550 BHP and 502 lb-ft of torque resulting in a 0-60 time of just 4 seconds.
This 2015 example purchased recently by a returning customer presented with various paint defects including heavy wash swirls, a multitude of fine surface scratches and a poor attempt at ‘touching up’ on the A-pillar which was wet sanded back using a RUPES iBrid Nano in DA mode with P2000 and P3000 sanding discs. The positions of the existing badges were marked using Kamikaze Collection 6mm Kabuki Detailing Tape and then carefully removed using a heat gun and tar and glue remover.
The metallic black paint was unusually soft, indeed so soft that the cutting stage was carried out using Menzerna Super Finish 3500 on RUPES Yellow Polishing Pads and then refined using Menzerna Super Finish Plus 3800 on RUPES UltraFine Finishing Pads. Both stages were completed with a RUPES LHR 15 Mark II and LHR 75E Mini for the curved areas.
The paintwork was treated with Nanolex EX, a slow evaporation residue remover to eliminate any polish residues and new black chromed badges fitted prior to the application of ENREI, Kamikaze Collection’s flagship two-step ceramic coating, combining state-of-the-art technology and the latest in innovative glass coating components. No. 1 Base Coat provides a uniform layer with a high chemical affiliation for the No. 2 Top Coat. An innovative mix of organic and inorganic layers creates an enhanced number of chemical bonds that provides ENREI with industry-leading longevity.
If you’re considering having your vehicle’s appearance cosmetically enhanced and protected, or would like to discuss the most appropriate detailing treatment for your vehicle, call 0333 800 8004 or complete the online enquiry form here. UF Studio will provide a bespoke, no-obligation quote via email.