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    1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    1986 Ferrari Testarossa
    Rosso Corsa/Black
    Monospecchio/Flying mirror
    29K miles
    4.9 Liter flat 12
    390HP
    180mph Top speed


    Client has this vehicle up for sale and was also looking to take it to our local Cars&Coffee, Cars&Coffee239. Wanted a 'quick' cleanup. Nice example, clean, original, honest car. Single stage paint was a treat to work with!

    The ‘details’:

    McKee’s37 N914 waterless wash.
    Medium clay bar/Dodo born slippery lube.
    Defelsko PTG’s/Scangrip lighting.
    Hercules FR polisher (first hiccup with this machine-power cable appears to be either broken/or coming loose-I need to open it up to see what’s going on and perhaps get another one under warranty hopefully)
    LC pads.
    Rupes UNO one step.
    Adam’s glass cleaner.
    Adam’s graphene tire dressing.
    Metro vacuum.
    Adam’s quick interior detailer.


































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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Stunning results, that red is glowing, but I have to say, they are not a pretty car, personal opinion.

    I had to do some googling as well, that mirror sticking out looks bizarre, I've never noticed that on Testarossas before, but I see that some have "normal" type mirrors, some have one high sticking out, others have two high ones. I see the need for it though, with those super wide hips.

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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Thank you!!! Yes, they switched to 2 'normal' mirrors mounted lower later on. This model is allegedly more desirable to collectors...
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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Magnum PI

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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

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    Magnum PI
    That's a 308, not a Tessarosa1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Scott, the paint looks like it's plugged into an outlet1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Btw I posted some of usual FuelFed pics and there were a pair of GT3's there from Florida, one a GT3 while the other was a GT3RS Weisn (not going to try and spell it)

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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    A Testarosa from that generation was a poster on my bedroom wall for over a decade until I moved out on my own. I still have a scale model on a shelf in my home office. Love the look of that car.

    The single stage paint was a surprise. I thought by that time Ferrari would have been using a clear coat. What was it like polishing out the all those side strakes?

    Oh...and the car looks amazing! You rolled back the clock back to factory fresh with all your hard work.
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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    Thanks everyone!!

    Strakes are the most time consuming part--majority done by hand. Yep, the other Rarri's of that era that I've done were all SS paint.

    Appreciate the comments!!!
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    Re: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 2nd one!

    I'm with Big Dave, that car is not my cup of tea; however, you did an amazing job as always

    Curious about the pads you used, how clean were you able to get them?

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    thanks chill. i have learned to just pitch my pads after SS use. used about 1 pad per panel.
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