Project IS-F gets an Amazing Facelift with Wicked Auto Detailing

A thickness gauge was used to measure the paint film thickness to assure that the paint was not at risk of burning through during the correction process.

The front of the hood where the most serious damage was was 190 mils, the same as the rest of the car.  This was good and not a bad thing after 10 years of daily use.

The first step in paint correction was to thoroughly wash the car to remove any dirt that could lead to scratching during the process.

Wicked has a Culligan deionizing system to treat its wash water.  Deionizing removes any minerals that could cause spotting.  It also softens the water making it better to dissolve dirt and other contaminants on the surface of the car.


  1. Wow! Huge transformation, I removed some clear bra sections off of my Scion FR-S and it was such a PITA. Here in Florida, like California we get year-round sunshine which really puts a beating on clear bras, paint, and pretty much anything it reaches. Mike, do you think Toyota/Lexus put in any extra work into the paint on this car being that it was a special edition? I know they recently have shown the paint process on limited colors (that fancy blue I can’t remember the name of) so I’m wondering if any technology similar to the Euro luxury brands was applied.

  2. Great thoughts were stated here, and they were not so difficult to understand. I wish people would be using these ways to solve their this issue. I am very hopeful.

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