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    Had the car 7 days now...

    I have had my new 997 for seven days now (only able to drive it 3 days because of the rain) and its time for its first bath. What is the best way to clean the interior windows and what is the best tire dressing?

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    Interior windows: porsche interior glass cleaner. Not sure about the 997 but 996 might a film on inside of class that you have to be careful with; hence the "special" cleaner.

    Use microfiber cloth: nothing else will do if you hate hazy glare when the sun is low and in front of you.

    Tire dressing: I hear you should avoid silicone-based products on tires and rest of car

    Carcareonline.com has good library of advice.

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    vtrader said:
    I have had my new 997 for seven days now (only able to drive it 3 days because of the rain) and its time for its first bath. What is the best way to clean the interior windows and what is the best tire dressing?



    C'mon for gods' sake this is not a corvette or a viper . Porsches are meant to be driven in the rain too.

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    vtrader said:
    I have had my new 997 for seven days now (only able to drive it 3 days because of the rain) and its time for its first bath. What is the best way to clean the interior windows and what is the best tire dressing?



    If I recall you have seal grey exterior. No need to wash it. It looks better dirty.

    However I will acknowledge what is under the skin is an excellent performer.Too bad it's style reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day.

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    Nice. The guy just bought his car and you're making him feel really good about it. You must have had parents who believed in positive reinforcement while you were growing up.

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    SoCal Alan said:
    Nice. The guy just bought his car and you're making him feel really good about it. You must have had parents who believed in positive reinforcement while you were growing up.



    If you have been following this site you would know this is a running joke between him and me. Also, I am confident of my decisions and do not reinforcement.

    BTW for cleaning interior windows the best cleaner is the Porsche interior glass cleaner. It comes in a small black bottle and is around $5. I use it for my Ferrari.

    For tire dressing the 3M product is the best I have used. Not to reflective and if applied right does not splash on to the car.

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    vtrader said:
    I have had my new 997 for seven days now (only able to drive it 3 days because of the rain) and its time for its first bath. What is the best way to clean the interior windows and what is the best tire dressing?



    Let me deliver the "official story": no "tire dressing" stuff recommended by Porsche due to possible tire damage and/or accelerated aging/degradation. No kidding.

    Be a clever Porsche owner (like I am... ) and let others do the job. Look at the picture, you can learn from it.

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    RC!!! hahahahaha... Where is the picture I asked you for in the ferrari forum?? Beauty and the Beast?

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    If you drive the car for real - your tires will wear out and be replaced LONG before ANYTHING you put on them will do any damage !!!

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    child labour? RC, you evil man!

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    muhri said:
    RC!!! hahahahaha... Where is the picture I asked you for in the ferrari forum?? Beauty and the Beast?



    I suppose you mean this picture.
    Well, she is in love, what can I say...
    BTW: she's only 3 years old, seems that she really appreciates beautiful things...

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    Moogle said:
    child labour? RC, you evil man!



    I'm even worse...

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    RC, is your car Basalt Black or Midnight Blue?

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    i think its flat black., thats one of the 'launch cars' , right?

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    Ha, i see you in your bumper

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    Groit's Garage has excellent window cleaner wipes--they get the glass squeaky clean, and you don't get any overspray on the leather dash, doors, etc.
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=H11192

    Their lint free towels are also great:
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=H14910

    And this items helps you not feel like a contortionist cleaning the inside of the rear window:
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?SKUupsell=90247

    For tires, I don't like a shiny finish, and have been using 303 Protectant for years. Non-silicone, matte finish, and lasts several washings:
    http://www.performanceproducts.com/Produ...;producttype=10

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    Max, why heed Porsche recommendations on glass cleaners but disregard them on engine break in? I don't get it?

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    rc ,very nice pictures ,i was looking at them while my 2 childrens were next to me,they saw them too ,it gaved me some nice ideas...
    i looked at them and they understood what to do next sunday

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    MaxErnst said:
    Interior windows: porsche interior glass cleaner.



    What is the Porsche interior Glass Cleaner? Who sells that? Thanks.

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    ADias said:
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    MaxErnst said:
    Interior windows: porsche interior glass cleaner.



    What is the Porsche interior Glass Cleaner? Who sells that? Thanks.



    Here is one local company:
    http://www.drivewerks.com/catalog/shopcart/CARE/POR_CARE_PORCAR_pg15.htm

    Stopped by McKenna this morning and they were out of stock.

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    Yep RC, I meant that picture - do you have it in higher res?

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    ADias said:
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    MaxErnst said:
    Interior windows: porsche interior glass cleaner.



    What is the Porsche interior Glass Cleaner? Who sells that? Thanks.



    It's a 4 ounce spray bottle of stuff. Put it on a microfiber cloth and it cleans nicely.

    Check into this, I'm not sure about it: the inside of some windshields are vulnerable to marring. I'm guessing this is why Porsche sells their "own" stuff.

    autopia.com (?)
    carcareonline.com
    Suncoastmotorsports.com

    your local dealer fer sher.

    Sorry, I'm not at my computer so not sure of the exact links.

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    Thanks, Max

     
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