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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Clay bar and plans for Rufus! Reply with quote

Got me self a clay bar kit, so Rufus will get treated to that very soon.
Any tips on that? I think also, that I need to start using a proper car shampoo ?
I’ve been using a small amount of fairy liquid, in a bucket of hot water but the wipers seem to judder and squeak. This happened with new blades on the 996 and just started on Rufus, so if anyone has any recommendations on washing, I’m all ears!
Whilst the questions are flowing, what’s the best way of updating my sat nav to Bluetooth and where can I get the Gundo hack! ?
I’ve got plans to tidy the temp and fan buttons (Why are they made like that!?) and somehow de-stickyfi the control buttons for the radio.

I want to add a grill kit to protect the radiators and I read somewhere that someone trimmed the shrouds? So that that small items that get through the grill can wash out.

Had a nice little blatt out on Monday with the wife, she loved him so much she drove him back! *****.

Going to meet Chris Denning on Friday to start a maintenance plan, sounds like a nice bloke..

More questions and photos will follow!


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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rufus’s first proper run out. thumbsup
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Rufus’s first proper run out. thumbsup

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Robertb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on your clay bar kit, you will either need a lube such as auto finesse glide, or you can dip the clay in the bucket of car shampoo, and lube the panel with a sponge and shampoo as you clay. Watch some videos on YouTube.

You can clay the glass too which will help with the juddering though you may need new blades.

Get some proper ph neutral car shampoo. Fairy liquid is not ideal as it will strip the wax.

Member Hertsdriver recently had his buttons de-stickied... check out his ownership thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Clay bar and plans for Rufus! Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Got me self a clay bar kit, so Rufus will get treated to that very soon.
Any tips on that? I think also, that I need to start using a proper car shampoo ?
I’ve been using a small amount of fairy liquid, in a bucket of hot water but the wipers seem to judder and squeak. This happened with new blades on the 996 and just started on Rufus, so if anyone has any recommendations on washing, I’m all ears!


Surprised Shhh, shhhh, don’t let anyone else on this forum hear about your sinful antics with Fairy Liquid. You bad man. Next thing you’ll be telling all and sundry you haven’t been using the hallowed two-bucket method. Or that you’ve forgotten to don your lambs wool wash-mit?.. And you do know what a Wheel Woolie is, don’t you?

All in good jest my man, but if you want to enter the dark underbelly of car detailing, it’s all here: https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/

Have a read. But be warned; you may not return the same man you once were. It’s a disease.
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one gents!

Did I say Fairy liquid? I meant of course Ph neutral car shampoo. Dont know
I’ll check the link out now.
Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven’t already, then invest in some Autosmart Tardis.

Wash the car, then use Tardis to remove any obvious tar spots. Then clay bar it. The clay removes all contaminants but if you don’t do the Tardis stage the clay can pick up a bit of tar and then you scratch it all over your paint until the next time you turn your clay to a fresh part.

You can also add in a fallout remover stage after the Tardis. Basically the same, but instead of Tardis you’re using Iron X or similar. I generally just wash then Tardis, then clay, then machine polish.
Iron X is good on wheels though.

Good luck. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Clay bar and plans for Rufus! Reply with quote

MattyR wrote:
Stoddy wrote:
Got me self a clay bar kit, so Rufus will get treated to that very soon.
Any tips on that? I think also, that I need to start using a proper car shampoo ?
I’ve been using a small amount of fairy liquid, in a bucket of hot water but the wipers seem to judder and squeak. This happened with new blades on the 996 and just started on Rufus, so if anyone has any recommendations on washing, I’m all ears!


Surprised Shhh, shhhh, don’t let anyone else on this forum hear about your sinful antics with Fairy Liquid. You bad man. Next thing you’ll be telling all and sundry you haven’t been using the hallowed two-bucket method. Or that you’ve forgotten to don your lambs wool wash-mit?.. And you do know what a Wheel Woolie is, don’t you?

All in good jest my man, but if you want to enter the dark underbelly of car detailing, it’s all here: https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/

Have a read. But be warned; you may not return the same man you once were. It’s a disease.


OP, have a browse through here;

http://www.911uk.com/viewforum.php?f=16
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. Looks amazing.
 
  
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
If you haven’t already, then invest in some Autosmart Tardis.

Wash the car, then use Tardis to remove any obvious tar spots. Then clay bar it. The clay removes all contaminants but if you don’t do the Tardis stage the clay can pick up a bit of tar and then you scratch it all over your paint until the next time you turn your clay to a fresh part.

You can also add in a fallout remover stage after the Tardis. Basically the same, but instead of Tardis you’re using Iron X or similar. I generally just wash then Tardis, then clay, then machine polish.
Iron X is good on wheels though.

Good luck. Thumb


Great advice. I was astonished by how much tar and iron these treatments removed, made claying the car a much easier process.
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Hans Gruber
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to meet you today Stoddy and Rufus on the way to Wales.

Car looks great but stay away from fairy liquid!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the red and gold....enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Gruber wrote:
Good to meet you today Stoddy and Rufus on the way to Wales.

Car looks great but stay away from fairy liquid!!


And you man! Always good to meet a fellow Porsche fan! Don’t worry, I’m killing all the fairies I can at the moment. 🤫
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the tips and links folks, love this forum! ( and compliments of course😬)

I’m totally in love with this car, every Drive, I get to know it a little bit more.
Met Chris Denning the other day, what a gentleman! I’m going to start a service plan with him in the new year.
Question, slightly rattily sunroof, any suggestions? And my near side driving light seems to have some condensation on the inside?? I haven’t investigated yet but will after Christmas.
Really fancy a sports exhaust, so have been watching closely on the other thread. Are the Top gear switcheables easy to install? Also, really keen on a rear wing but all in good time I guess!

Looking forward to some Welsh road driving early in the new year for any South Wales/ Gloucester regional types!?

Ooh, Got some car shampoo too.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ishay wrote:
You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...


I think Stoddy is well on the way to Obsessive Compulsive Detailing, and will soon be equipping himself with a unicorn-hair washmit.

My biggest worry is the rear wiper, which has been left standing up... it's easy to knock it back flat and for the blade to spin round and scratch the C pillar... I know from bitter experience. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Ishay wrote:
You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...


I think Stoddy is well on the way to Obsessive Compulsive Detailing, and will soon be equipping himself with a unicorn-hair washmit.

My biggest worry is the rear wiper, which has been left standing up... it's easy to knock it back flat and for the blade to spin round and scratch the C pillar... I know from bitter experience. Sad


I didn’t think the 997 wiper could do that? My 996 came with those scratches already done. Took me a while to work out where they’d come from, till I did it myself! frustrated
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ishay wrote:
You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...


Oh blimey, what’s up with the sponge? Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Ishay wrote:
You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...


Oh blimey, what’s up with the sponge? Dont know


Congrats on your purchase! thumbsup

Sponge = scratchalicious wack

Take a look at Jon's Forensic Detailing channel, loads of really useful insights on looking after your car and no paid for advertisements! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xain_ryPN0

The winner of their testing on wash 'media' was the chenille wash mitt style product like below. Enjoy the ride!

Merry Xmas!
 



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Ishay wrote:
You got the shampoo but somebody will be along in a minute about the sponge...


Oh blimey, what’s up with the sponge? Dont know


Im sure its fine... just stick it in a cool wash regularly to get the grit out.

I see my neighbour washing her car with a washing-up sponge and kitchen jug full of water and wonder if we overcomplicate things.
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