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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Today's work Reply with quote

I had a few jobs to do around the house today, but they took an unexpected back seat to 911 cleaning time. I had to move the 911 out of the garage for a couple of hours on Thursday whilst I did some building work. During that time it rained and got covered in crap, so decided to wash it before putting the cover back on.
Started on the inside as it was a bit dusty and had been a while since I cleaned the glass in the back. I'm no giant, but it's tight back there. Wiped down all the leather and plastics, then have it a good vacuum. Scrubs up alright.
Washed the car and then found my misplaced Clay bar. Happy days, and thought, righto, might as well. The first time I clay barred the car, every panel was filthy. I generally do it every 6 months, but it's probably been a year this time. Interestingly, the left side of the car was worse than the right. I'm assuming as that's where most of the muck accumulates in wet weather. The smoothness of the paint when it's done right is rather addictive. Makes the next stage of using the Autoglym Super resin polish significantly easier too.
I finally used another product that makes the paint hydrophobic and super smooth. Not having a rear wiper, I use RainX on all the glass excluding the front. I don't like the chatter of the wiper when it's wearing thin, and you only know about it when it rains. Generally get home, say I'll do it later to only be annoyed the next time it rains when I haven't done it.
I'd normally take a few pics, but in the dull grey light, on a silver car, it's futile. So its back on with the Porsche car cover and feel rather satisfied with my work.
Now that I've done that job, next is to paint the disc hats and wheel bolts silver as they're not looking their best. Whilst the wheels are off I'd like to give the wheel wells a good clean.
All done to the soundtrack of my fave tunes playlist. A rather nice way to spend a Sunday I say.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Today's work Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I had a few jobs to do around the house today, but they took an unexpected back seat to 911 cleaning time. I had to move the 911 out of the garage for a couple of hours on Thursday whilst I did some building work. During that time it rained and got covered in crap, so decided to wash it before putting the cover back on.
Started on the inside as it was a bit dusty and had been a while since I cleaned the glass in the back. I'm no giant, but it's tight back there. Wiped down all the leather and plastics, then have it a good vacuum. Scrubs up alright.
Washed the car and then found my misplaced Clay bar. Happy days, and thought, righto, might as well. The first time I clay barred the car, every panel was filthy. I generally do it every 6 months, but it's probably been a year this time. Interestingly, the left side of the car was worse than the right. I'm assuming as that's where most of the muck accumulates in wet weather. The smoothness of the paint when it's done right is rather addictive. Makes the next stage of using the Autoglym Super resin polish significantly easier too.
I finally used another product that makes the paint hydrophobic and super smooth. Not having a rear wiper, I use RainX on all the glass excluding the front. I don't like the chatter of the wiper when it's wearing thin, and you only know about it when it rains. Generally get home, say I'll do it later to only be annoyed the next time it rains when I haven't done it.
I'd normally take a few pics, but in the dull grey light, on a silver car, it's futile. So its back on with the Porsche car cover and feel rather satisfied with my work.
Now that I've done that job, next is to paint the disc hats and wheel bolts silver as they're not looking their best. Whilst the wheels are off I'd like to give the wheel wells a good clean.
All done to the soundtrack of my fave tunes playlist. A rather nice way to spend a Sunday I say.


Thumb But how can you just clay Grin The satisfaction of giving a go over with the DA polisher is amazing. Herman White is first on the agenda when I get home. Re the hats, what paint do you use, I like that idea, perfection is required. But with the wheel off, arches clean is surely required ✅


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused

1. Car out of garage.
3. Car cleaned.
4. Car put back in garage.

What happened to 2 Question

You know, the bit involving a bit of Drive

Perhaps you'd be better off with a 993. Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Confused

1. Car out of garage.
3. Car cleaned.
4. Car put back in garage.

What happened to 2 Question

You know, the bit involving a bit of Drive

Perhaps you'd be better off with a 993. Grin

Did the driving on Sat Thumb Even had the pleasure of running into one Zingari and his new Italian.
My car is far from a garage queen, although do enjoy giving it a good clean.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Today's work Reply with quote

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FZP wrote:
I had a few jobs to do around the house today, but they took an unexpected back seat to 911 cleaning time. I had to move the 911 out of the garage for a couple of hours on Thursday whilst I did some building work. During that time it rained and got covered in crap, so decided to wash it before putting the cover back on.
Started on the inside as it was a bit dusty and had been a while since I cleaned the glass in the back. I'm no giant, but it's tight back there. Wiped down all the leather and plastics, then have it a good vacuum. Scrubs up alright.
Washed the car and then found my misplaced Clay bar. Happy days, and thought, righto, might as well. The first time I clay barred the car, every panel was filthy. I generally do it every 6 months, but it's probably been a year this time. Interestingly, the left side of the car was worse than the right. I'm assuming as that's where most of the muck accumulates in wet weather. The smoothness of the paint when it's done right is rather addictive. Makes the next stage of using the Autoglym Super resin polish significantly easier too.
I finally used another product that makes the paint hydrophobic and super smooth. Not having a rear wiper, I use RainX on all the glass excluding the front. I don't like the chatter of the wiper when it's wearing thin, and you only know about it when it rains. Generally get home, say I'll do it later to only be annoyed the next time it rains when I haven't done it.
I'd normally take a few pics, but in the dull grey light, on a silver car, it's futile. So its back on with the Porsche car cover and feel rather satisfied with my work.
Now that I've done that job, next is to paint the disc hats and wheel bolts silver as they're not looking their best. Whilst the wheels are off I'd like to give the wheel wells a good clean.
All done to the soundtrack of my fave tunes playlist. A rather nice way to spend a Sunday I say.


Thumb But how can you just clay Grin The satisfaction of giving a go over with the DA polisher is amazing. Herman White is first on the agenda when I get home. Re the hats, what paint do you use, I like that idea, perfection is required. But with the wheel off, arches clean is surely required ✅


Mate I've never used a DA. Always dine it by hand. Love to see the before and after when you've done yours.
As for the pain, I remember being guided along the hammerite grey route as it's close to the original Porsche colour rather than a bright silver that are available.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:

Did the driving on Sat Thumb Even had the pleasure of running into one Zingari and his new Italian.
My car is far from a garage queen, although do enjoy giving it a good clean.


And what a surprise when you parked in that empty space behind me!

I find a Boy's Scout is good for cleaning the inside of the back window - don't see many about these days though. Janette Krankie could be worth a shout when's she back from India Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to Google Janette, but she looks ideal.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a couple of local girl guides for doing my interior although they insist I go topless when they're doing my rear Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had to Google Janette, but she looks ideal.


Fandabidozi Thumb

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Today's work Reply with quote

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All done to the soundtrack of my fave tunes playlist. A rather nice way to spend a Sunday I say.


Always on the lookout out for some new sounds and interested to know whats on people Playlists?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres some threads on here about it if you search.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Today's work Reply with quote

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FZP wrote:
All done to the soundtrack of my fave tunes playlist. A rather nice way to spend a Sunday I say.


Always on the lookout out for some new sounds and interested to know whats on people Playlists?

If someone can tell me how to export title and artist from a YouTube playlist, I'll bung it up here. I can only see how to publish the link.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Theres some threads on here about it if you search.


There are indeed Alex, and as a result of some of your previous recommendations I now have Benjamin Schoos amongst others on my playlist.

But still always interested to here other peoples choices as I find its a good way to listen to tracks that I wouldn't normally choose.
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My money is on Alex having "Pull up to my bumper baby" on his list Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My money is on Alex having "Pull up to my bumper baby" on his list Grin


Yep - big Grace Jones fan. Larry Levan mix of pull up to the bumper is sublime.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You Guys need some Dead Daisies in your life..... Very Happy

They make tracks not tunes so I guess it’s not for you Question
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