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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks amazing - well done
Colour really suits the 996 too
& those wheels worship

Great result thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Some pictures at long last.... in a couple of different lights and angles, I had to drive quite a way to get good light.




Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing

Hats off, good job and mad skillz!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks amazing, totally spurred me on to get mine done now.

I was contemplating doing my wheels same colour as well.

Spot on for doing a road trip this time of year as well up here.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work. Targa looks fab! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing


Yeah, but I also needed milk.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
That looks amazing, totally spurred me on to get mine done now.

I was contemplating doing my wheels same colour as well.

Spot on for doing a road trip this time of year as well up here.


In truth if I had the time before taking it out the wheel colour would have changed, I want them silver and I have 911R style decals for the sides. Silver stripes with yellow PORSCHE writing, silver matching the wheels (when done) and yellow matching the calipers Dont know

In my head it looks good although it might be a shame to ruin how it currently looks.

Road trips are to be done in all weather conditions?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, looks fab! Cool Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning Chris thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit, with the earlier photos I was worried it was going to look, er terrible... but now its all done it looks ace! Well done!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Y2K wrote:
Eilean Donan is a long way for good light Laughing


Yeah, but I also needed milk.



Grin

Car looks ace. The new stripes and wheel colour change should top it off nicely. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put the wrap through the ringer over the last couple of days with snow, ice and salt battering the car and I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt, I think previous stone chips have let the weather get behind it, so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better. In general though I'm happy its mostly holding up so well.

I'm also surprised how just different light makes the colour change so much.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt
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so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better

Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colour looks fantastic and well done for having a go at that yourself! I’ve done decals on the motorbikes and once decided I was going to wrap some panels, three hours later they were getting painted!! Damn frustrating stuff
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
I do have a bit of lifting on the front wheel arch edges of the side skirt
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so one more panel to re do but will require prepping and sealing a bit better

Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb


I was told it was the same as Acrylic Lacquer so have used that on most exposed edges but only once the vinyl was stuck down, I sealed the edges with it. I just think the surface was a little rough and hadn't sealed very well, no major problem as anything else I have to re-do won't take long.

jond58 wrote:
Colour looks fantastic and well done for having a go at that yourself! I’ve done decals on the motorbikes and once decided I was going to wrap some panels, three hours later they were getting painted!! Damn frustrating stuff


A bit of practise and patience is the key
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Chris993C2 wrote:
Might be worth getting a tin of 3M Primer 94... Thumb

I was told it was the same as Acrylic Lacquer so have used that on most exposed edges but only once the vinyl was stuck down, I sealed the edges with it.

Admittedly I've only ever used Primer 94 as an adhesion promoter with VHB tapes (ie: 3M 4611F), but it makes a huge difference to how well things stick.
Plus it smells divine... Cloud 9
 
  
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