Formula One Lotus 87B


In Febuary of this year Perfect Car Care were extremely priviledged to be asked to prepare this infamous, JPS liveried, 1981 Lotus 87B driven by ex-world champion Nigel Mansell, in preparation for show at the NEC classic car show on behalf of Silverstone Classic. As with any classic vehicle preparation, careful cleaning and preservation of patina is always important so the correct use of techniques and products are important to prevent any unnessary damage and leave the car looking its potential best. Having been previously poorly prepared, run (this is a fully working vehicle) and then stood for some time, removal of any surface dirt was carried out in sections and panels were removed and cleaned off the vehicle where possible to prevent any water ingress. The exterior surfaces were then all treated with the range of natural Swissvax products that helped remove any stubborn contaminants along with old sticky silicone based products leaving it looking in fantastic condition and ready for display. This was only a light preparation and with more time the finish could have been further improved but as this is a running vehicle and is used in the Masters events this level of treatment was perfectly suitable.




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