I've built my fair share and it takes time. I built other peoples maybe more anal than I build my own. Cleaning takes forever and I always tried to convey that to customers, but not sure they ever really understood just how much time it takes. Then there is the assembly process, it takes forever and a focused mind to do it right in my opinion. That being said, I don't miss this kind of work. :biggrin:
My shop had some specialized hot water pressure cleaner that cleaned the parts as if you loaded your dishes in a dish washer.
The Pirelli Pzero Nero GT tires do very well in the rain. The major problem with them is the cracking at less than 45F (glass transition temperature). So, I spent the day cleaning this car and it just went into its storage bubble for the next few months....rain putting kybosh on fall colors drive today..