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    Boxster Makeover

    This last weekend while I was waiting for my 997 to get a new engine, I was fortunate to be able to work on a friend's 987 black Boxster and detail it for her. Using a xenon spotlamp, you can see the swirls marks on the surface of the hood.

    Boxster Makeover

    First step was to wash the car:

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    I used Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car wash using the two bucket method. The two bucket method uses two five gallon buckets with grit guards at the bottom of the bucket. One bucket is clean water and the second bucket has the soap. I used a lambskin mitt. The wheels are washed first and then you start at the top of the car and work you way down. The soap is rinsed after each panel is washed.

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    The car was then clayed to remove all surface contaminants.
    http://meguiars.com/?auto-detailing-clay/Smooth-Surface-Clay-Kit

    Afterwards, in preparation for the next steps, all sensitive areas were taped or covered.

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    Meguiar's Dual Action Cleaner/ Polish #83 http://meguiars.com/?pro-cleaner-polishs/Body-Shop-Professional-Dual-Action-Cleaner-Polish was applied using a dual action buffer.

    This shot is of the front hood late at night after #83 was applied.

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    The next morning Meguiar's #80 Speed Glaze http://meguiars.com/?pro-cleaner-polishs/Speed-Glaze was applied followed by two coats of Meguiar's #26 Yellow Wax http://meguiars.com/?pro-liquid-car-waxes/Hi-Tech-Yellow-Wax.

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    This final picture shows the front hood in direct sunlight. No swirls, no holograms, just a beautiful shine that only black Porsches can produce.

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    WOW... but you say "lucky enough"... seems like an awfull lot of work to me!
    LOL, and after this, the two of you married?
    -Joost-

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    Joost said:
    WOW... but you say "lucky enough"... seems like an awfull lot of work to me!
    LOL, and after this, the two of you married?
    -Joost-



    At least it must be real love
    Great job The pre vs. after pics are amazing

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    Looks good, my midnight blue 05 had some swirling after a year, but not nearly that bad. It looks like your friend frequented drive-through car washes followed by crew-drying with dirty towels. Those dark colors look great but are high-maintenance.

    Your friend must have been ecstatic. Hopefully your story had a "happy ending".

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    I have 2 hopes for you:
    a) I hope she's HOT!
    b) With all the work you've put into this car, I hope that the PAYBACK from her is just as nice...

    Otherwise, you're just the "sucker male friend" where she gets "boyfriend benefits" without actually giving "girlfriend benefits"...

    But if those swirl marks from the 1st pic are actually gone, either way, what a spectacular job on the car!

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    vtrader, kudos and remarkable job. Never ever seen a makeover that was done so well. How did she really do it in the first place? Was it a 2005? It would be hard for me to fathom how she would have had it done to that degree in terms of spider webbing her car. I now feel that my canvas top is wearing a bit (4 months only...) from all the folding and I haven't done anything to condition it. I find the canvas top to have 5 or 6 threadheads coming up. Any input on how to fix those? Was thinking about nibbing out using a nailclipper but maybe better left untouched. Your inputs would be great.

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    Nice Work!! But all that work for what though? What are her methods of washing and paint protection? If she isn't taught some basics this will only be happening again soon I would imagine?!

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    wow
    would you be able to come to canada? i will let you clean my car

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    Looks great! And a few hours waxing can be a very small price to pay, here's proof!


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    Where is this shot from - Redline the movie?

    haha

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    ajcastaneda said:
    Where is this shot from - Redline the movie?

    haha



    Nah, just an average day at my crib. You might like this pic, I have Adriana trained very well to always get in carefully so she doesn't scratch the door sill.


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    Quote:
    Joost said:
    WOW... but you say "lucky enough"... seems like an awfull lot of work to me!
    LOL, and after this, the two of you married?
    -Joost-



    I think you mean "after this, are the two of you divorced!"

    If they're not married, I hope he's getting an appropriate reward for his efforts.

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    Nah, just an average day at my crib.



    Yeah...SURE... If it's for real, take a pic of her with the latest newspaper!

     
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