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McLaren F1 detailed dry ice

At the time the McLaren F1 was a revolution in the automotive worlda supercar in every sense of the word and with a performance that for many who


At the time the was a revolution in the automotive worlda supercar in every sense of the word and with a performance that for many who tried it and bought it would never be surpassed. This may have happened but what will never be surpassed is its iconic status, and in Hagerty’s most recent video they give it a cleanup worthy of this piece.

And it is not for less because although the McLaren F1 is already a special car due to its limited production of just over 100 units, the protagonist of the video is even rarer as he is one of those who wears a factory installed aerodynamic kit. Tim McNair, who presents the first video of the new series Beyond The Details de Hagerty on Youtube, shows us some of the processes used to detail it.

McLaren F1 High Downforce kit, Hagerty

Although not a new technique, the use of dry ice in jets (dry ice blasting) is a non-invasive process that allows efficient removal of all dirt of delicate surfaces. In this case, McNair is focusing on the inside of the fenders and brakes, then moving on to processes to literally clean every last bolt.

McLaren F1 High Downforce kit, Hagerty

Surely for many such a process will not make sense, it will be a waste of time and a conventional wash, if anything with some ‘generic’ detail, will be more than enough. But we are talking about a McLaren F1, an unconventional car, ‘generic’ and deserve something that is barely enough.