Probably one of the hardest decisions for any enthusiast with an exhaustive collection is to keep them original or to restore them.

I use the term "restore" loosely because every gearhead seems to have a different idea of what a restore really constitutes.

And although I doubt I will ever get the chance to have a restorative detail done on my personal F40 -- I'd never fit -- I will say that this has to be one of the most impressive projects undertaken.

Follow along below as one of the top detailers in the biz does some unbelievably patient work, and puts in 60 hours of painstaking labor to get this F40 back to its best possible condition.

Remember, the F40 is an incredibly difficult car to work with due to its paint being so thin.

**Make sure to click "Read Article" and get a look at the before/after pictures...

An excerpt from one of the most intense details I have ever seen:

...When a professional detailer is commissioned to perform paint correction on an F40, or any highly collectible vehicle for that matter, it is imperative that the goals are to make the vehicle look much better while at the same time preserving the history. The level of expectations should be thoroughly discussed and agreed upon by both the detailer and the owner of the vehicle, and they should be realistic as well. These expectations will be based upon the current condition of the vehicle, the types of defects that are present, and where the defects are located. There are so many (thinly painted) edges, corners, and tight areas that present a high level of risk when doing paint correction on an F40. A highly skilled detailer will know how to evaluate the defects and risk factors, and will know when to say when...

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