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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    throt:
     

    Thanks, buddy. All okay here.Smiley.

    Hope you and yours are good too.Smiley.

    All good on my side , thanks ! Smiley


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Hi Throt good to see you back!


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    throt:

    Hiya Guys,

    lexs, last time I was on here it was yellow. indecision.

    Great work as usual...kiss .

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    Hey throt, great to see you back Smiley.   Yeah this car came available and couldn’t pass up the chance.  

    Now the car is all taped up and ready for polishing.  Front of car is ppf’d so no polishing required there.  

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    Why I’m doing all this, the paint is all swirled out.  In bright sunlight it’s just too crappy looking for my tastes.

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    Box o’ pads ready for action.  The wool pads are a new addition for me.  Interested to see how they cut in comparison to the microfiber pads.  Will try them out first for the step of compounding to get out the deeper scratches and swirls.

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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    This is reallllly out of my world, though fascinating ! Keep them pics coming !! Smiley


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Trying to grasp the hobby, but thanks for sharing! 


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

     
    Porker:

    Trying to grasp the hobby, but thanks for sharing! 

    My buddy and I joke it’s more of a sickness than a hobby.  I wish I could go back to ignoring the swirls, but once seen can’t unsee them.  Compounding done, here is a before and after pic.  

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    Here are the two polishers I use, obviously use the smaller (3” pad vs 5” pad) one in tighter areas.  I didn’t like the wool pads so went back to microfiber.

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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Yesterday I was looking at an UV  GT3 RS for sale at my dealer  . It was exposed in the sun and all I could see were all those swirls and thought I am glad I did not go for that color at the time as it needs someone like you to own it . 

    When clean and polished it is stunning , but it needs to stay that way !


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    I'd say swirls are not a question of how clean or dirty a car is, but how good or bad the maintenance of the paint has been before. Professional paint correction and conservation pays out from the very first day. kiss


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    @ lexs4; I absolutely do not share your hobby of cleaning cars, but I do understand why it gives you so much satisfaction. Your passion shows in your threads and I hugely enjoy reading them. Keep up the good work man! Thanks for sharing wink


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Good to see someone wash their GT3!  kiss

    Sun went 6K in his New Zealand GT3, never a wash except provide by God in rainstorms, and Sky is no better with his USA GT3cool


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    watt:

    Good to see someone wash their GT3!  kiss

    Sun went 6K in his New Zealand GT3, never a wash except provide by God in rainstorms, and Sky is no better with his USA GT3cool

    Ha!  I'll take one for the team and keep washing mine Smiley  

    Recently someone posted a pic of me in my car going through a drive thru on a local car facebook page.  It was after a car show and I was hungry what can I say.  People were up in arms that I could be so crazy.  So I shared one of the pic's of your GT3 with 3 labs in it (hope that was okay) and mentioned it's just a car.  That shut them up!


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Gnil, the-missile, lexs,

    Cheers, guys.indecision ..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    I have not washed any car for 7 months smiley


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    SciFrog:

    I have not washed any car for 7 months smiley

    This is what kids are for... Smiley Smiley


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    SciFrog:

    I have not washed any car for 7 months smiley

    Same here indecision


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Just washed the Audi belonging to a girlfriend (dinner is sorted now). OPC took care of the GT4 while it was there for a new gearbox. That should last a season...


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Again a GT4 with a broken gearbox? Oh my...angry


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    You guys are killing me.  If it makes you all feel better, I never clean my mountain bikes.  My favorite single speed hasn’t been cleaned in years...so it’s only cars I’m crazy about.

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    And speaking of cars, after applying AMMO reflex and skin, then coating glass with Griots glass sealant she’s done and ready for the road.  You can make any car look good in pics, but she looks much better than before.  Click on pics for full resolution.  Gratuitous product placement photo for Instagram included angry  First track day is not till June so she’ll be nice and rubber free for a while indecision

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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Looks fantastic! even the insides of the wheels are clean no


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    I guess now she's cleaner than she came from the factory smileykiss


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    A masterclass there, lexs kiss...


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Thanks, for sharing your obsession - car looks great. So, ..... as I am completely lost with this detailing project, is there a review / renew  routine for you or is the next "stop" up and until the car is "dirty" (whatever this means in "your" language Smiley) SmileySmiley


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    You are admirable , as even after you have spent numerous hours cleaning every part of your car, you still will take it to the track to end up covered with rubber marks  

    As to the bike, please give it a wash indecision Mine does look like yours ....... not been washed for the last 15 years angry


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    d997h:

    Thanks, for sharing your obsession - car looks great. So, ..... as I am completely lost with this detailing project, is there a review / renew  routine for you or is the next "stop" up and until the car is "dirty" (whatever this means in "your" language Smiley) SmileySmiley

    Smiley


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    d997h:

    Thanks, for sharing your obsession - car looks great. So, ..... as I am completely lost with this detailing project, is there a review / renew  routine for you or is the next "stop" up and until the car is "dirty" (whatever this means in "your" language Smiley) SmileySmiley

    Ha!  So going forward I will just do a typical (for me) wash every 2-4 weeks.  Then after any track days I'll do a more thorough cleaning to remove the rubber stuck on the car and probably a re-application of AMMO Skin only.  There should be no need for polishing at that point.  In the spring I'll again do an application of AMMO Reflex and Skin, hopefully, I won't have to polish again assuming my washing technique is okay and the paint isn't swirled out again. 

    Applying AMMO Skin (which is a sealant) is a lot like applying a wax.  First I wipe down with Gyeon Prep after a wash.

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    Then apply Skin to an applicator pad and wipe onto the car.  Once I've done a body panel, say the roof, door, etc...I wipe it off.  Let it cure for 24 hours and that's it, pretty straight forward.  I've done ceramic coatings in the past and may revisit them again in the future.  But for the moment I prefer the AMMO products as they give a more natural paint look vs the more synthetic look of a ceramic coating.

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    And who says you can’t daily a GT3RS?  The perfect car for a trip to the range after work. 

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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    lexs4:
    d997h:

    Thanks, for sharing your obsession - car looks great. So, ..... as I am completely lost with this detailing project, is there a review / renew  routine for you or is the next "stop" up and until the car is "dirty" (whatever this means in "your" language Smiley) SmileySmiley

    Ha!  So going forward I will just do a typical (for me) wash every 2-4 weeks.  Then after any track days I'll do a more thorough cleaning to remove the rubber stuck on the car and probably a re-application of AMMO Skin only.  There should be no need for polishing at that point.  In the spring I'll again do an application of AMMO Reflex and Skin, hopefully, I won't have to polish again assuming my washing technique is okay and the paint isn't swirled out again. 

    Applying AMMO Skin (which is a sealant) is a lot like applying a wax.  First I wipe down with Gyeon Prep after a wash.

    1554131161330prep3.jpg

    Then apply Skin to an applicator pad and wipe onto the car.  Once I've done a body panel, say the roof, door, etc...I wipe it off.  Let it cure for 24 hours and that's it, pretty straight forward.  I've done ceramic coatings in the past and may revisit them again in the future.  But for the moment I prefer the AMMO products as they give a more natural paint look vs the more synthetic look of a ceramic coating.

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    You are soooooooooooooooooooo out of my (cleaning) world, BUT I do enjoy your reports - keep them coming ! SmileySmiley


    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    Surprisingly I'm impressed with the result. A labor of love.kiss

    But I can't help but to feel you must stress out driving the car because it's exposed to the elements. All that work for naught.surpriseindecision


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    Re: New to me 991.1 GT3

    nberry:

    Surprisingly I'm impressed with the result. A labor of love.kiss

    But I can't help but to feel you must stress out driving the car because it's exposed to the elements. All that work for naught.surpriseindecision

    Thanks Nick Smiley Well living where I live I accept it's going to get dirty, just means I get to wash the car again which I do enjoy.  Since people seem to like it, I'll chronicle a typical 'maintenance' wash of my vehicles.  This time using the Macan.  First post will be wheel cleaning (which takes as long as washing the whole car) and tomorrow I'll post washing the car.

    First off, I rinse off the wheel / wheel well.  And scrub the wheel well to try and get any debris out of there.

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    Next is to spray on wheel cleaner.  They recommend letting it sit for a little bit, but I just go ahead and start cleaning, starting with the barrels of the wheel.


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    Then clean off spokes and face of wheel.  Making sure to get the lugs / bolts and behind the spokes of course.


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    Then rinse off again before spraying on rubber cleaner onto the tires.  I clean the tires every other car wash.  This just helps with keeping them from getting that dingy brown color.

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    Spray off the tire / wheel again and that is it for cleaning them.  Not many steps but it does take quite a bit of time.  Oh and mustn't forget the exhaust.  Rinse it off, spray on same cleaner as used on the wheels and scrub clean.  Then rinse.

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    Here is a pic trying to capture the before and after.   I used the flash as it was dark and it shows how much brighter then wheel is than before.

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    That was painful to post with the strange orientation of photos that can happen here.  So hopefully you all got something from it.  Like I said, will post the actual car washing procedure tomorrow.


     
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