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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: The old beater washed & waxed for Classics @ the Castle Reply with quote

We all like a few pics so here are some of mine! I gave the car a coat of Autoglym Wet Wax the other day as attending Porsche Classics at the Castle tomorrow. It's quite a nice product as can be applied to a wet vehicle and buffed off. I sprayed it directly into the bucket with some Autogym Bodywork Shampoo to create a cunning concoction that both cleans and shines..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very good chum. The juxtaposition of it on the petrol forecourt looks great Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers chap. I too like that pic; it's one of those 'just so' angles on the 993 (probably more so on a NB coupe). I was queuing up to pay for fuel and took a quick snap. Also it was one of those fresh overcast days which the Aventura colour just adores.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad That's just annoying.... makes mine look like a pile of sh*t! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: The old beater washed & waxed for Classics @ the Cas Reply with quote

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................ attending Porsche Classics at the Castle tomorrow.



20+ x other 911uk'ers going if you want to say hello. 12 noon at the Castle steps. A couple of beardies are already on the list.

see => http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119365&start=80&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a 25 bagger if ever I saw one.

Now you've done the car, do the drive as I've got the same problem despite using Dansand that 'guarantees' no weeds Rolling Eyes
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Tycho
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m also a fan of Autoglym Aqua Wax, just ordered another bottle this morning. I use it (in between waxes) as a spray on the wet car as I dry/buff. How much do you put in the wash bucket & do you still spray it on the panels?
 
  
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MattyR
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tycho wrote:
I’m also a fan of Autoglym Aqua Wax, just ordered another bottle this morning. I use it (in between waxes) as a spray on the wet car as I dry/buff. How much do you put in the wash bucket & do you still spray it on the panels?


Hey mate, I put about 15 squirts into the bucket along with two glugs of the shampoo. I know, quite the alchemist!..

I don't bother applying neat afterwards as, like you, its more of a maintenance thing in between a proper wax (normally DoDo Juice- Hard Candy).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: The old beater washed & waxed for Classics @ the Cas Reply with quote

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MattyR wrote:


................ attending Porsche Classics at the Castle tomorrow.



20+ x other 911uk'ers going if you want to say hello. 12 noon at the Castle steps. A couple of beardies are already on the list.

see => http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119365&start=80&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=


Many thanks. I thought there may be some chaps convening but hadn't checked.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car is looking fantastic Matty! Thumb

Going to look into those Autoglym products - the combination of those has really made the paint pop, thanks for the info.

Hope the weather holds for tomorrow Question
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MilSub wrote:
Car is looking fantastic Matty! Thumb

Going to look into those Autoglym products - the combination of those has really made the paint pop, thanks for the info.

Hope the weather holds for tomorrow Question


Definitely worth a punt as they are quite commonplace, fairly inexpensive and provide a good balance of 'bang-for-buck'. There's nothing more annoying than running out of some mail-order only wonderwax. At least with the Autoglym range one can pick the products up anywhere. The BP garages with M&S food concessions carry them, which is handy i.e. the bird dropping wipes!

Weather WILL hold for tomorrow. Looks a bit moody but that's Aventura's best mate.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I will try your method next time. I have been using Supernatural Hybrid & topping up with Aqua Wax.
Your reference to alchemist made me smile. My late father was an industrial chemist, I remember as an impressionable early 20x year old boy racer buying some expensive potion to clean my Ford (think it was an XR3i). He watched me working on the car, asked me what I was using, just took one sniff of the product & then told me what was in it & he could mix me a up a batch for nothing. Thirty plus years on, good times!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She looks gorgeous MattyR, and one of my favourite 993 colours too Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking sharp! Cool Well done on not selling up, too! Smile

Despite mine being a C4 and have relatively new clear corners, your pic does a great job in persuading me to get a set of ambers - compliments the Aventura paint very well.

MattyR wrote:
Weather WILL hold for tomorrow. Looks a bit moody but that's Aventura's best mate.


...and if it doesn't you can show us how well those Autogym products promote water beading Very Happy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tycho wrote:
Thanks, I will try your method next time. I have been using Supernatural Hybrid & topping up with Aqua Wax.
Your reference to alchemist made me smile. My late father was an industrial chemist, I remember as an impressionable early 20x year old boy racer buying some expensive potion to clean my Ford (think it was an XR3i). He watched me working on the car, asked me what I was using, just took one sniff of the product & then told me what was in it & he could mix me a up a batch for nothing. Thirty plus years on, good times!


Your welcome chap; great story that Thumb I do like the old XR3is. In red naturally!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
She looks gorgeous MattyR, and one of my favourite 993 colours too Mr. Green


Thanks gents your comments are very kind. In truth she's a 156k lady of particular qualities. Very presentable and waxes up nicely. I think Aventura is a very photogenic colour and suits the 993 body style particularly well.

Anyways, take a gander at the pics attached. There were some stunners attending Classics at the Castle this year and as a result I now have a hankering for a 356b coupe. Too expensive though but hopefully one day aye..

What struck me about the event, as it was my first time visiting, was that it was well organised and low key. Just a wander around with a beer and have peruse. Such a lovely afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a few more
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
Looking sharp! Cool Well done on not selling up, too! Smile

Despite mine being a C4 and have relatively new clear corners, your pic does a great job in persuading me to get a set of ambers - compliments the Aventura paint very well.

MattyR wrote:
Weather WILL hold for tomorrow. Looks a bit moody but that's Aventura's best mate.


...and if it doesn't you can show us how well those Autogym products promote water beading Very Happy.


I too like the clears and I have considered updating. But the ambers do have a certain charm. I think I prefer ambers on darker colours with lighter shades being more complimented by clears.

No rain I am happy to report but the wet stuff is forecast tomorrow and I am using the car to nip into London. So that recent application of wet wax should work it's magic.

On the selling front, it was tricky but selling has been put on the back burner indefinitely. I feel that I have some unfinished business with the car and want to complete that list of jobs we all have before offering her up for sale again. I have also been using the car considerably more over the last few weeks and enjoying it hugely. A trip to the shops, the odd commute into London, a 300 mile round trip to Cheltenham. Sterling.

These cars are so capable and imbue with confidence. I was speaking with a '71 911 owener today. He sold his 993 C4S around six months ago and misses it hugely. His main gripe was that he no longer has a classic 911 whereby he can cruise along at speed in relative comfort and silence (well not silence but the sound is atleast softer). He also doesn't like sticking his two children in the back due to spacial constrictions and the safety side of things bothers him (I guess crumple zones, ABS and the like).
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