Client brought this turbo in as it needed some TLC. After discussing options with the owner, we decided on a single stage correction with full interior detail. A two stage would have made it perfect, but the swirls were light and I was confident that a single stage would leave the car looking pretty much perfect, even in direct sunlight.
Engine, jambs, trim etc cleaned with Exclusive APC at 3:1
Inner fenders and suspension cleaned with Exclusive APC straight
Top cleaned with Exclusive APC at 3:1
Washed with DP Extreme Foam and Megs MF wash mitt
Decontaminated with IronX
Polished with PC/ B&S Yellow/ Menz Power Finish
Wheels cleaned with Exclusive Tire and Wheel Cleaner straight and sealed with Blackfire All Metal Sealant
Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
Interior wiped down with AG Interior Shampoo
All leather cleaned and conditioned with Exclusive Leather Cleaner and Conditioners.
Prewax cleaner was Werkstat Prime Acrylic
LSP was Raceglaze Black Label.
Total Time - approx 21 hours over 3 days.
All the calipers were quite dirty.
Mud? In the fender of a Porsche? WTF?
Brake dust buildup around wheel nuts.
Wheel weight residue was everywhere. More on this atrocity later.
Some wax residue on the third brake light.
Jambs were a little dirty as well.
Why do all Porsches seem to have this buildup of crud in the key hole area?
Motor wasn't bad, just a little dusty.
Fuel filler area wasn't bad either.
After washing and spraying with APC/rewashing to get rid of old protection. Water is sitting on the paint and not beading or sheeting. Perfectly clean.
IronX at work
After washing, ready for correction work.
With the wheels removed to clean the suspension and inner fenders, you can see the amount of brake dust build up on wheel barrels.
Inner fender before detailing....
and after. Werkstat Satin Prot was used to dress the inner fenders. Normally I won't dress these, just clean them but these were sandblasted pretty good from the 305 rear tires.
PTG reading. Not exactly confidence insipring given the paints condition.
This seemed to be consistent over the car.
50/50 on test panel
Drivers side rear 1/4 before....
Rear bumper before...
after BS Yellow / Power Finish
and then BS Yellow / Fast Gloss 500. It would take PFW / FG500 on my Flex rotary to clean this up.
Drivers side door 50/50
Deep scratch under rear spoiler. Due to it's depth and where it was, I decided to leave this be as it was out of sight and couldn't be safely removed completely.
50/50 on hood.
Rear bumper before....
and after Flex 3403/ PFW / Menz FG500
Under hood was a bit dirty but cleaned up easily with Exclusive APC and was dressed with Carpro PERL mixed at 1:1
As the car is driven lots with the top down, the interior was quite dusty. Not soiled mind you, just really dusty.
Rear seats were removed for cleaning and conditioning allowing access to the garbage underneath.
Cleaning the window channels
Something was stuck in the ashtray...
After polish, before LSP
Under the top was very dusty.
Near side has been wiped down.
Exhaust before.... ( this photo isn't dark, the tips were actually that dirty )
and after. Tips were cleaned with 0000 steel wool and Optimum Metal Polish ( old version )
Used AG Intensive Tar Remover to get rid of all the unsightly weight residue.
This wheel actually had 5 different weight residue locations, not including where the weights actually sat.:shakehead:
After applying Blackfire All Metal Sealant to wheels.
Water beading on calipers. Very nice. Calipers were also given 2 coats of BF AMS.
Torquing wheel nuts to factory specs. Newbies, if you don't have access to a torque wrench, DO NOT REMOVE WHEELS. Overtightening wheels can lead to warped rotors and other damage.
Sun shots before LSP applied.
Raceglaze Black Label drying.
Thanks for looking.