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CarreraMonkey
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2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Guards Red 997 Spring detail Reply with quote

Ok, so I still haven't done any paint correction on the Guards red 997 and the paint has taken a lot of grief over the winter - however that's the downside of driving that bad boy everyday. Cool

I've been flat out busy for about 6 weekends, but this weekend was perfect - weather was dry and cool, wife is away and the kids are glued to the PS4.

So after a good pre-soak, 2 bucket wash, decontam, clay, rinse and dry, I was expecting the paint to be clean. But it still had some tar left over. So I buzzed around every panel with BH cleansing fluid. I have to say, this is now a favourite product as it left every panel perfect. Even mark's that had resisted previous decontamination and claying were gone.

After that it was time for a coat of BF GEP, followed by a coat of AFPP. Things were looking up..

Left to cure for a few hours ( I know it should be longer, but we're talking tenths really..) I applied 2 coats of BF Midnight Sun.

So here you are folks - my exhausting 'wet ice over fire' version of my C4S. Hope you like it and believe me, the effort is worth it!







The damn thing is sat outside right now glowing in the sunset. Rolling artwork!
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another stunning job, daily driver !!! Puts me to shame😊
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbspeedster wrote:
Another stunning job, daily driver !!! Puts me to shame😊


Too kind mate.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gooks great, awesome job thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Matt it's looks fantastic mate. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning as others have said and I love the subtle black accents.

I think all red tail lights might make her look even more special. Amazing in guards.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Great work Matt it's looks fantastic mate. Grin


Some credit! I'll take that one Kev.

Des and Apollo - thx.

New boots next (mine are 'track tyres') so will get the wheels painted black at the same time. Then maybe red lights. Need to be 'the right ones' though.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then maybe red lights. Need to be 'the right ones' though.


I bought those for my turbo and they are much better looking than the after market LED ones people fit on the Gen1.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
CarreraMonkey wrote:
Then maybe red lights. Need to be 'the right ones' though.


I bought those for my turbo and they are much better looking than the after market LED ones people fit on the Gen1.


+1 have to be the OEM all red if at all. Look especially nice on red and black cars in my view.

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edited t say I'd personally leave the wheels silver personally or if you want black go for the fuchs as they have a beautiful silver dish or lobster claws with black centre and silver rim. The silver wheels on it now really suit the car
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're all good boys and girls, I'll show you my poilished airbox tomorrow..

Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Matt, see you at the simply porsche weekend mate . Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thumbsup when can you do mine? Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
If you're all good boys and girls, I'll show you my poilished airbox tomorrow..

Surprised


I've been very good Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
CarreraMonkey wrote:
If you're all good boys and girls, I'll show you my poilished airbox tomorrow..

Surprised


I've been very good Mr. Green


Photobucket is playing up at the moment, but here it is as an attachment. I've never seen beading on an air filter before Very Happy

Edit: file too big. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
KJD wrote:
CarreraMonkey wrote:
If you're all good boys and girls, I'll show you my poilished airbox tomorrow..

Surprised


I've been very good Mr. Green


Photobucket is playing up at the moment, but here it is as an attachment. I've never seen beading on an air filter before Very Happy

Edit: file too big. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 'sparkling clean box'. Laughing



I know... I'm blushing.. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need another red porsche in my life.... thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great, all ready for summer Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peachy Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! Rich at polishedBliss tweeted a picture of my car as an example of what 'wet ice over fire' can look like.

Love that! Cool
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