Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    997 Professional Detail

    Just had my car detailed by Mark and wanted to share it, the finish is now fantastic to say the least and it was a pleasure to watch Mark work .

    Mark arrived at 8.00 am and I was still washing the car, the neighbours must have thought I had gone mad as I was out there at 7am in the dark washing the car in preperation for Mark's paint correction process.

    If any of you are considering this I highly recommend Mark ,he is a master at this and a great bloke too, he can be found at

    www.theshinefactory.co.uk

    Now in Marks words:

    Arrived slightly early today and the owner Tim was giving the car a careful wash, two bucket method, mitt, grit guard and megs water magnet. As a result the paint was in pretty good shape, just some minor cobwebbing from the dealers.

    It was also a chance to try my new camera out, I went for the panasonic lunimix 'rangefinder' style camera with leica lens It shoots in widescreen. All shots taken 'wide open' at f2.8 iso400.

    Process

    Clay: Sonus Green
    Polish: Menzerna Intensive Polish 3.02 at 1200rpm megs polishing pad
    Polish: Menzerna final finish at 900-600rpm megs finishing pad.
    IPA wipedown
    Zymol HD Cleanse
    Zymol Atlantique by hand
    Megs last touch final wipedown
    Megs glass cleaner
    Brilliant Chrome polish on exaust tips by Tim
    Wheel wax on wheels by Tim
    CG extreme liquid dressing on tyres by Tim

    No befores as light swirling and very heavy flake made it hard to photograph.

    Bonnet after polishing alone



    Some Brinkman Shots






    Some During Shots














    And some afters !










    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Looks awesome!

    I think I need to find a detailer like that in the Philadelphia area to care for the black TT!

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    thuggy,
    Let me know when you find one I am right across the river in Voorhees.
    Car looks fantastic.

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Very nice.

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Silver_Surfer, is your detailer Mark Underwood aka Wax Wizard ?

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Haku his name is Mark Brazendale, his website is

    www.theshinefactory.co.uk

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Nice. Very nice. I use a guy from Scotland who uses Swissol/Swissvax or what ever it's now called! He is superb. http://www.jac-in-a-box.com/

    Just needs to slow the shutter speed down just a tad or lift the ISO up a bit as the pics are a bit dark.

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Superb job. It's worth every penny since I'm sure you can really tell the difference. Great pics - thanks for sharing

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Looks great.

    One problem though: I feel a truckload of sympathy for you the first time when you have to drive it and it's raining and crummy outside (happens alot in winter).

    My advice for when the time comes: Like a Bandaid stuck to a hairy arm: JUST RIP IT OFF!


    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Quote:
    ResB said:
    Nice. Very nice. I use a guy from Scotland who uses Swissol/Swissvax or what ever it's now called! He is superb. http://www.jac-in-a-box.com/

    Just needs to slow the shutter speed down just a tad or lift the ISO up a bit as the pics are a bit dark.



    It was nearly dark thats why, he had the ISO on Max, they were taken around 5pm so it's amazing they came out as well as they did.

    In fact in the last pic you can see the orange glow from a street light in the door panel. It really was dusk when the outside pics were taken. Saw it in sunny weather for the first time today and it looked even better. Well worth the money IMHO

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Quote:
    Silver_Surfer said:
    Quote:
    ResB said:
    Nice. Very nice. I use a guy from Scotland who uses Swissol/Swissvax or what ever it's now called! He is superb. http://www.jac-in-a-box.com/

    Just needs to slow the shutter speed down just a tad or lift the ISO up a bit as the pics are a bit dark.



    It was nearly dark thats why, he had the ISO on Max, they were taken around 5pm so it's amazing they came out as well as they did.

    In fact in the last pic you can see the orange glow from a street light in the door panel. It really was dusk when the outside pics were taken. Saw it in sunny weather for the first time today and it looked even better. Well worth the money IMHO



    Fair play to ya. Most of them were in the garage also which will have made it worse. If you look at my sig pic, that was taken at 5:45 on Sunday, however it was outside.

    Looks mint which ever way you look at it.

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Silver_Surfer, what was the charge for that detail?
    I can't see prices anywhere...

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Thank you all for your comments guys

    ResB - yeah the camera was pretty much at its limits taking those low light shots

    wtsnet - you have pm

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    Could you also PM me the prices please...

    Many thanks.

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    All I can say is that he has done a very good job.. A long while ago I used to be part of a in-house team that prepared BMW's for road-shows/ press and customer photos..and well, thats a porsche I wouldnt hesitate to get up on the stand! Only problem is that you become paranoid over everything shortly after; mud, stones, fingers etc! I spent about half a day preparing a Z1 and then Jeremy 'fat fingers' clarkson and his wife put their grubby mitts all over it! Thank god for moderately resistive show polish! (I think we were using Permaguard products) My advice...lock the porsche away, underground..forever!

    Re: 997 Professional Detail

    The detail was Pounds200 and money well spent for the end result and a finish that should last months with some basic upkeep

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 3/4/24 2:37 PM
    Enmanuel
    604357 1769
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 2/19/24 11:51 PM
    Wonderbar
    384277 564
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 5/12/23 12:11 PM
    W8MM
    252635 288
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS - 2022 2/22/24 5:12 PM
    GT-Boy
    215169 291
    Porsche Sticky The new Macan: the first all-electric SUV from Porsche 1/30/24 9:18 AM
    RCA
    46587 45
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Taycan 2024 Facelift 3/4/24 9:03 AM
    Der-Schwabe
    2443 26
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 2/1/24 7:01 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    844460 1364
    Porsche 992 GT3 7/23/23 7:01 PM
    Grant
    735258 3868
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 4/6/23 7:43 AM
    crayphile
    445609 1276
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 2/10/24 4:43 PM
    nberry
    372531 1526
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 7/3/23 12:30 PM
    Porker
    356895 797
    Porsche GT4RS 2/22/24 5:16 AM
    tso
    344490 1424
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 12/13/23 2:48 PM
    CGX car nut
    340836 2401
    Lambo Aventador and SV 3/30/23 1:59 PM
    CGX car nut
    277297 724
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 4/21/23 8:09 AM
    the-missile
    262433 550
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 3/1/24 4:20 PM
    blueflame
    259575 651
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 10/19/23 7:06 PM
    CGX car nut
     
     
     
     
     
    235460 812
    Others Corvette C8 10/16/23 3:24 PM
    Enmanuel
    217168 488
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/30/23 6:59 PM
    mcdelaug
    211679 346
    Lotus Lotus Emira 6/25/23 2:53 PM
    Enmanuel
    161235 101
    Others Gordon Murray - T.50 11/22/23 10:27 AM
    mcdelaug
    140961 387
    Porsche Back to basics - 996 GT3 RS 6/11/23 5:13 PM
    CGX car nut
    111916 144
    AMG Bought a muscle car... 3/26/23 3:31 PM
    WhoopsyM
    109724 303
    Ferrari [2022] Ferrari Purosangue (SUV) 4/15/23 5:20 AM
    watt
    105923 141
    Motor Sp. 2023 Formula One 12/19/23 5:38 AM
    WhoopsyM
    96466 685
    Others Valkyrie final design? 4/28/23 2:45 AM
    Rossi
    95931 219
    BMW M 2024 BMW M3 CS Official Now 12/29/23 9:04 AM
    RCA
    93697 303
    Porsche 2022 992 Safari Model 3/4/24 7:11 AM
    GnilM
    77628 230
    AMG Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758 2/23/24 10:03 PM
    blueflame
    73927 297
    Porsche 992 GT3 RS 3/3/24 7:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    51104 314
    133 items found, displaying 1 to 30.