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markturner1960
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2003 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: One mans obsession with dirt.....or lack of it... Reply with quote

While I wait for the nasty salt and mud to disappear from our roads, the GT3 is in the workshop getting some TLC and attention. She had not had a proper going over since the summer road trip .

Last time I cleaned the underside, I used a clear coating to cover everything, however, it has turned an unsightly yellowy milky colour, so I have decided to remove it, using my trusty soda blaster and this time, just use lots of Boeshield T9 and WD40 on all the Ali, which will be rinsed off and re applied regularly.

She has come up pretty well, however, I feel I am in for some painting costs as the cills are completely peppered by grit from the wheels and my front bumper is now pretty chipped after the iberia track day sortie......

I am also going to get the coolant hoses welded and all replaced along with the water pump in the next few months, up at Fearnsport I think......

As that's an engine out job, I will also get them to completely clean and polish the parts of the engine I can't reach from underneath as well as all the underside areas, hidden by the engine......




















Oil and filter change next job.....
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow 👍👏
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow Bow Bow
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's clean !!!

I hope you enjoy getting it dirty again.... Thumb
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are therapy groups for your kind. Thumb

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APL911
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s cleaner than the body of my car!
 
  
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is jaw dropping! How many hours work?!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Medical like cleanliness. Thumb

Can I ask just how old the car is?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe you accept that rust on the internal vents of your discs.......ought to be prosecuted!! Grin Wink

Seriously........mint undercarriage.......impressed Mark, seriously impressed thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy sh*t that's clean!!

Who carried out the cleaning for you?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive, that puts many manufacturers prepped race cars to shame Thumb
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMFG Surprised

A 15year old car!

GoodJob

Salut Salut Salut Salut Salut

How many miles?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great car, great work! Thumb worship
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markturner1960
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2003 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do all the cleaning and restoration bits myself, I am lucky enough to have space at my business where I have a 2 post lift and indoor storage for the cars..... This clean took me about 4 days in total. Its very messy using the soda blaster, fine white dust everywhere.....but it really works in getting stuff off....

Despite what it looks like, the car gets plenty of use, did 5000 miles last year, including one Pyrenees road trip, a trip to the Evo triangle, several sunny Sunday morning blasts, at least 5 track days including Estoril, Portimao and Jerez as well a few meets etc......

She is now on 40,000 miles. I am just one of those people who cant stand dirt, corrosion, and imperfections on my cars, and I do believe that the car should be used as it was designed. However, I do of course avoid driving in the rain wherever possible and of course not in winter......
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously impressive!

Which soda blaster do you use? Been thinking of getting one for a while now, you may have just tipped me over the edge!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Seriously impressive!

Which soda blaster do you use? Been thinking of getting one for a while now, you may have just tipped me over the edge!


+ 1
You’ve set the Barr now !!
I’m defo up for trying to get mine like this Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. I'd love to do that but.. A. I'd never want to drive it B. The dream crusher would divorce me.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow wow wow Surprised

Have thought about using a steam cleaner to do the underside of mine.....
What the advantage of the Soda blaster?!! Dose it result in media/dirt all over the place? And is it safe on all finishes/paint?.... (not thinking about the bodywork!)
 
  
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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Looks amazing!

Inadvertently, I think your post has answered a question I couldn't get an answer to... thank you! I was trying to find out the length of the rear drop links and yours look exactly the same as the ones I have. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark
You need help Surprised believe therapy in the form of more Trackdays could help you with this obsession

Laughing
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