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    Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    Have waxed my 997 Carrera S for the first time, utilizing the Meguiars TechWax Liquid wax. Looks fantastic. Car is Cobalt Blue. However, have the 3M Invisible Bra, which the dealer indicated I can wax over as well. After 1 week there is a noticable difference between the metal hood and the 3m film; a distinct and noticable difference. 3m film has several waterspots which don't seem to want to come out. I know you are going to get a difference in finishes here, but the contrast is very noticable. Any suggestions from other 3M clear bra users or detailers.

    PS, highly recommend the 3M invisible bra. There is nothing worse than rock chips on the front of a new car.

    Thanks for your response.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    I had the dealer put on the 3M "invisible bra." At first, mine showed lots of swirl marks - the metal surface showed none. Instead of wax, I have used Rejex, which makes it easier to clean the brake pad dust off the wheels and also makes it much easier to wash off bug juice and bird droppings. Rejex is not a wax, but it does cause water to "bead" like wax. Now, the swirls are not showing. I have a few places where the application didn't go too well, but they are so small as to be almost unnoticeable.

    Jim

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

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    997boy said:
    Have waxed my 997 Carrera S for the first time, utilizing the Meguiars TechWax Liquid wax. Looks fantastic. Car is Cobalt Blue. However, have the 3M Invisible Bra, which the dealer indicated I can wax over as well. After 1 week there is a noticable difference between the metal hood and the 3m film; a distinct and noticable difference. 3m film has several waterspots which don't seem to want to come out. I know you are going to get a difference in finishes here, but the contrast is very noticable. Any suggestions from other 3M clear bra users or detailers.

    PS, highly recommend the 3M invisible bra. There is nothing worse than rock chips on the front of a new car.

    Thanks for your response.


    I use Zaino on my Artic Silver Metallic - works great.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

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    997boy said:
    3m film has several waterspots which don't seem to want to come out.



    I also have the 3M clearguard film, and I've recently noticed some spots too. They are kind of a very light white color. I've had my car and the 3M for 18 months, and have only recently noticed. I tried to use a clay bar but that didn't work. I might try using Griots rubber and vinyl cleaner to see if that helps.
    I wash my car by sections and water off the soap as I go, and when clean, I move it into the garage to dry, so I don't think it's typical water spotting caused by the sun.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    also a 3m film believer on 4 vehicles applied over 2 years. any irregularities in the application seem to be accentuated by the darkness of the color. after trying a variety of stuff including 3m" fill n glaze" on swirls, i've gone with maguires " plastix " which is formulated for clear plastic and not for use on painted surfaces. i've been happy with the results.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    Quote:
    997boy said:
    Have waxed my 997 Carrera S for the first time, utilizing the Meguiars TechWax Liquid wax. Looks fantastic. Car is Cobalt Blue. However, have the 3M Invisible Bra, which the dealer indicated I can wax over as well. After 1 week there is a noticable difference between the metal hood and the 3m film; a distinct and noticable difference. 3m film has several waterspots which don't seem to want to come out. I know you are going to get a difference in finishes here, but the contrast is very noticable. Any suggestions from other 3M clear bra users or detailers.

    PS, highly recommend the 3M invisible bra. There is nothing worse than rock chips on the front of a new car.

    Thanks for your response.



    My car also has spots on the 3M and I found out from my dealer that if I don't remove the dead bugs ASAP, it will stain the 3M. Hope that helps.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    What does the manufacturer recommending using. Do they say you can wax it with the same wax at the rest of the car or do they recommend applying a different product to the clear bra area? I got the clear bra and have not waxed the car yet.

    Re: Porsche 997 Carrera S Waxing/3M Film

    You wax it like it was paint, however, you should first tape the edges with a quality body shop (thin) masking type tape. This will keep the wax from collecting in the film's edges.

     
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