• This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care

This in-depth detailing video of a Mazda RX-7 is a car guy’s wet dream

Auto Finesse has been in the business of detailing cars since 1999 and their YouTube videos have always given us a detailed glimpse of how they go about each project they tackle. Having their own brand of quality products, what better way to test their effectiveness than to see them applied on some of our favorite cars? In this case, the detailing academy is “turning back the hands of time” on this stunning Mazda RX-7 FD.

This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care
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The first order of business is to jack the car up, remove the wheels, and clean the engine bay. This includes removing and disassembling the air filter. The inner wheel arches are being thoroughly cleaned, while the wheels are being brushed and polished.

Shower time

This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care
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The car has gathered a lot of dirt along the exterior, so washing the car with shampoo is the logical next step. Seeing how the people at Auto Finesse are carefully applying the water and shampoo, while wiping all exterior surfaces with microfiber towels may cause drooling for some car enthusiasts keen on keeping their car in showroom condition.

Having the car thoroughly washed and brought inside the workshop, the lighting reveals just how tired the paint really is. Once again, the car’s wheels are being taken off, but that’s not all. All the trim pieces have been taken off for refurbishment and the areas around the glass are being taped. You can clearly see how much dirt has been gathered under the hood pins and rear wing mounting points, after their removal, which gives you some idea of how much dirt a car can gather in certain areas.

This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care
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The same goes for the pop-up headlights and taillights of the RX-7. After their removal, we see a lot of built-up dirt in the housing areas, which is quickly dealt with. The multiple paint swirl marks vanish once the guys from Auto Finesse bring out the rotating pads.

Once the outside has been taken care of, the dedicated team moves to the inside of the car. They spare no effort in making the interior nice and shiny, applying special conditioners for the door panels, dashboard, and leather bits. The seats and floor mats are removed and thoroughly cleaned, and restored to their original glory.

This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care
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Once the exterior and interior of the car have been put together, the Pros from Auto Finesse tackle the engine bay.

Most mechanics would say that an engine bay doesn’t need to look shiny, but you have to admit there’s a certain satisfaction seeing all the brushed metal pieces nice and tidy.

The final touches include spraying the tires and seats with dedicated conditioners, as well as waxing the front splitter and side skirts while installing new “Mazda” emblems. Of course, the whole process is a lot more time-consuming than the 10-minute video leads you to believe, but throughout the intervention, the team at Auto Finesse show absolute commitment and professionalism in giving the iconic rotary sports car some much-deserved love.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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