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    Paint quality?

    Think we may have had a post about this already, but its my turn to rant now!!!!

    Does anyone else think the paint quality on the 2005 cars is crap??????

    Ive got a black 05 987s with just over 9000 miles on it and its covered in scratches!!!!! The usual stone chips are fine but there are little scratches all over the feckin car!

    Now I know its a black car and all but Ive had black cars before, in fact a 89 Ford escort and that had hardly any scratches and was 6 years old when I had it!!!!

    Also my girlfriend has a 2005 Audi A3, in black and I washed it this weekend after mine and its hardly got a scratch on it!!!!! Perhaps the layer of dirt has protected the paint (She has only washed it once before!!!)

    Is there anything that can be done about this??? Complain to porsche perhaps??? Although I doubt they would do much about it!!!!

    Re: Paint quality?

    Porsche paint has gone very soft in recent years - black shows it up all the more. Water based paints just aren't as resilient as the old solvent based ones. Porsche has used water based paints for 10 years or more, but certainly they do seem to be getting softer and softer

    Sounds like you need a machine polish and prep from someone like John Drake www.johnswax.co.uk

    Re: Paint quality?

    I agree, paint quality on my Cayman S is very poor. Looked good at first, but was very quick to scratch and has very poor reslience to stone chips. Previous 986 Boxster S was better, but not by much. My old VW Corrado, by comparison, was pretty much bullet proof (although possibly not as environmentally friendly).

    Re: Paint quality?

    Porsche Dubai include a paint protection product with their new cars, It's called ProTech. Once the car has been treated you have to wash the car slightly differently to how you normally would. My car is four months old, but looks the same as it did in the showroom. Believe me the climate and desert here isn't very kind to cars, so I can really vouch for this system. ProTech have a treatment and wash facility at the Porsche service centre here, they obviously approve of their product. check it out at www.protech.mc

     
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