Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 24
997 : 2004- 85
996 : 1997-2005 42
993 : 1993-1998 6
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 15
Cayman : 2005- 14
Cayenne : 2003- 6
Macan : 2014- 0
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 0
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
CarreraMonkey
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 2000
Location: Silverstone (ish)

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Some detailing fun I had recently.. Reply with quote

OK, so it's not a Porsche, so I hope the mods leave it on anyway, as I know a few of you are becoming detailing perverts. Laughing

A few weeks ago I went down to the Le Mans classic with a pal in his MK3 GT40 replica. He'd bought it after the previous Le Mans classic where we were totally in awe of the real GT40's. It's a bit of a shed, but, it's got a 5 litre Ford Windsor block in it and is as scarey and horrible to ride in as the real thing! Cool

Its been sat in his workshop for a long time and was looking like a barn find! My job was to get it ready for Le mans. So at 09:00 on teh saturday morning I reversed it out of the unit and into the sunshine to view the task in hand. It was filthy!!






So the first job was a thorough snow foam and a long time for it to dwell.



And after a gentle rinse it already looked better.



Next job was to wash the wheels. I gave each one a blast with neat APC, a good tickle with the detailing brush, a rinse and then a coat of Trix. Here you can see what happens to Trix when its left for a while, the iron that is removing starts to cause purple streaks


_________________
Laters Taters!

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
CarreraMonkey
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 2000
Location: Silverstone (ish)

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next up was to wash the car. Just did it with the standard 2 bucket / 2 mops process (with grit guards in the bottom of the buckets. I used double the quantity of shampoo as I wasn't sure how much crap was still on the paint and I wanted greater lubrication when washing.



Then i patted the car dry, before giving the entire body a coat of trix and gently working it into the paint with a very soft MF cloth. You can see how it clings to the paint in the picture below.



It needed a really good rinse and I actually washed the car again to ensure it was clean!



By now the true state of the paint was visible. It was pretty shagged! Being Fibreglass it had chips and stars etc. I wasn't interested in doing any paint correction - for this car, the paint damage represents patina. Smile

Back inside the unit I gave the paint a going over with the clay mitt and quick detailer, so it was perfectly clean now and actually looking a little better than I was expecting.



Which was further improved after the car was treated with a coat of Blackfire Gloss enhancing polish.


_________________
Laters Taters!

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
CarreraMonkey
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 2000
Location: Silverstone (ish)

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next activity for the day was to apply a coat of Blackfire AFPP for the final layer of protection.




And then a set of race decals to finish off the session!! Cool



My son was rather impressed by the finished job!!



And so began an insane adventure that saw us with a pretty broken car about 30 minutes after the above picture was taken... but that's another story for another day... puh
_________________
Laters Taters!

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 14301
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That made a huge difference to the way it looked , rather nice and the sweet sound of that Windsor block very similar to the Cleveland block they were both used in the MACH1 Mustangs Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
KJD
Suzuka


Joined: 18 Feb 2015
Posts: 1202
Location: Monmouthshire


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, looks really cool .
_________________
Arctic Silver 997 Manual Carrera 2s
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
ragpicker
Estoril


Joined: 14 Apr 2013
Posts: 3636
Location: North East England


PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can't leave it like that! What happened?

Also, any vids of the engine so we can hear it in action?
_________________
996 turbo - slightly modified....
986 S - usually in pieces: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=112626
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
CarreraMonkey
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 2000
Location: Silverstone (ish)

2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, don't have any decent video footage. Need to get some.

Just this short clip of an early test run..

And you want to know about the rest of the trip? It really was a battle against the odds , for most of the weekend!

I need my laptop to tell that story, a phone just won't do...
_________________
Laters Taters!

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum