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bludger
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
There's a good thread on P/H's about the PPF film. The author tried all the types of film on the market and came to the conclusion that, in his opinion, the Xpel was the easiest to apply, had little or no flaws in the film and the most resistant to damage, it self heals.
I priced up the supply only of a kit to do the front of my 997 and it was over a $1000!
It seems there is a bit of a closed shop in the UK for buying the film and the kits.
I know there seems to be a 'black art' to applying the stuff but some of the pricing is eye watering!


I had quotes for Xpel from Wrap Capital in Exeter which seemed reasonable. Happy to PM prices if anyone is interested.

Descriptions of the different levels/ stages on their website......
http://wrapcapital.uk/index.php/ppf/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
There's a good thread on P/H's about the PPF film. The author tried all the types of film on the market and came to the conclusion that, in his opinion, the Xpel was the easiest to apply, had little or no flaws in the film and the most resistant to damage, it self heals.
I priced up the supply only of a kit to do the front of my 997 and it was over a $1000!
It seems there is a bit of a closed shop in the UK for buying the film and the kits.
I know there seems to be a 'black art' to applying the stuff but some of the pricing is eye watering!


Xpel is the most resistant to stone chips however Suntek gives a better Finnish (less orange peak effect). Most of the professional outfits for xoel to the most prone areas such as bumpers etc and suntek to the bonnet, roof etc

Can send you a contact for getting the whole front end of your car done for around £1000. Based near Portsmouth
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcx wrote:
Looks lovely all lit up. Not been out in the dark in mine yet Smile


To be honest you can get a very very good front end respray for a grand !!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to derail your thread but since I said yours looks a lot like mine, I may as well post some pics, hope they work.. Smile





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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

m119cars wrote:
Boba fett wrote:
mikeluke wrote:
Now you are just making me jealous.....


All the drama - manual, Mezger and cheaper !!




Hmmmmm, bit like the Minogue sisters I'm afraid, yours is Dani, the TTS is Kylie.

Kylie is just better at everything!



Grin Funny, thats not a good comparison for me, as I much rather do Danny
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning car..well done you for adding miles to it and enjoying it

With all the turbo cars always keep it under 2500rpm until it's warmed up before opening the taps @any mileage
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome looking car. Have to agree re: gen 1 to gen2. So much real world difference. I came from a gen 1 manual to a gen2 pdk and will never look back! The box is stunningly responsive in sport and the power is addictive.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for all the great advice. The PPF film on my car is expel andnit is holding up well after 5 years.
I'm definately a fan of PPF rather than resprays, its nice to keep the factory paint on.

Roger, amazing you have a Black Aerokit'd 997.2 , You're right, it is very similar to mine. I love the yellow seat belts on yours.

Here's another recent picture of mine in my work car park after a lovely 25 mile commute to work down the M3 and through some very fast Surrey B roads close to Mclaren.

I often see their test cars on my way to and from work.

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I love the yellow seat belts, don't see them too often at all, I think they look great alongside the PCCB's yellow calipers.

I've got the yellow dials/chrono clock too, IMO work really well on a black car, a nice little touch along with the carbon to brighten up the interior and
make it a bit more special.



Your cars looking good thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been doing some enjoyable winter driving since getting the car serviced at Porsche Bristol. Just a minor service that wasn’t required because I don’t like the idea of not changing the oil every twelve months.
Bristol OPC service dept did a brilliant job as usual with great customer service. Here’s a pic of the car out on a sunny winter blast.

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlson wrote:
Been doing some enjoyable winter driving since getting the car serviced at Porsche Bristol. Just a minor service that wasn’t required because I don’t like the idea of not changing the oil every twelve months.
Bristol OPC service dept did a brilliant job as usual with great customer service. Here’s a pic of the car out on a sunny winter blast.


Are you in the Bristol area or do you travel? I have only ever used Bristol OPC for parts but they are great in this department.

Will 997 soon move into OPC Classic servicing pricing does anyone think??
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Little update,

My 2012 997 Turbo S has just covered 15K miles. It has been used all year round and detailed once per month, for a year by Topaz and laterly by Design by Detail.

It hasn't skipped a beat and has been an absolutely superb daily driver. I have ignored the two year wait between services and i take it to OPC Bristol annually for a minor service, apart from this cost so far it has not cost anything additionally.

I've just taken it in for a major service and i'm changing the original Bridgestones despite having some tread left on them, i feel at 6 years old its time. I've also opted to keep the car under porsche warranty for another two years as i'm keeping the car. I did have a little look at a 991.2 Turbo S, but frankly i felt that for the additional cost involved i wasn't getting enough of a step upwards in performance. I've never been at a stage when the 997 was lacking in performance in any way. It still takes my breath away when i open it up.

OPC Bristol have continued to provide excellent customer service and i am very happy with the way i am treated.
 
  
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