Even better, waxing your car means you get to carefully inspect every bit of the paint surface. So because I have paste-waxed every car I have ever owned, I have a pretty good idea which manufacturer has produced the best paint job. In my case, the answer is Lexus. The paint job is just stunningly good. And a story in the Lexus magazine tells us why.
|After six hours of rain|
The Takumi Files: Mirror Man
BY BRIAN GILL AND TONY MIDDLEHURST
EVER NOTICE HOW members of the most elite superhero clubs never seem to have an ego? Take the Jedi Council or the Justice League of America. These guys and gals are the best at what they do, but they never seem to let it get to their heads. They go about their jobs with confidence and wisdom (unless, of course, they turn evil), as if they were born to change their worlds.
And so it is with Kimihiro Sakakibara, a confident, modest man of 48, who, after nearly 30 years of proving his skills on the floors of Lexus plants, has been inducted into the Lexus group of 10 “masters.”
For anyone still unfamiliar with the term, Lexus Takumi are the automotive equivalent of a 10th Dan black belt. Each of the ten Takumi specializes in a key area of the vehicle—and each commands enormous respect in the Japanese auto world.
Sakakibara’s specialty is paint, specifically that multilayer, high-tech, deep-luster finish of a Lexus that requires a combination of art and high science to make perfect. more