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infrasilver
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm also looking at practicing on my 944 as this would look good in Orange I'm thinking.



2 things.

(1) Won't that clash terribly with your lid?

(2) You say "my 944" ........... Scratch Chin What does the other regular driver of the car think of the idea? Wink


My lid is Cadiz Orange and is the exact colour of a previous car and I'll be getting as close to that shade of Orange as possible.

What other regular driver Dont know


The one that obviously doesn't read this forum. Hand


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 15 metre's of blue plastic arrived today, I have started prepping the paint and will start removing parts over the next few days and then see how I get on with this and hopefully start fitting before the weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a bit like this. thumbsup




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So theyre not *quite* correct, and I apologise for the rush job but the only tools I have at my disposal are not my usual bag...!
 



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally this is my preferred one, and I think your other driver might agree. Its a lovely official rare shade of Red Smile
 



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you will but can you give us a photo shoot of your progress please, we're very interested in the process.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Looks a bit like this. thumbsup





And that is Club Blau and is the colour I really did want even over Voodoo or Nogaro, although again very similar. I've searched the internet for hours for the paint code over the last years or so but it's such a big secret it's not available and PCNA won't release it. I was planning on a full colour change to Club Blau if I could find the code.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eabeukes wrote:
So theyre not *quite* correct, and I apologise for the rush job but the only tools I have at my disposal are not my usual bag...!


Spot on and it highlights how well the 996 can take bold colours. I think Guards Red next, then maybe Yellow.

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I'm sure you will but can you give us a photo shoot of your progress please, we're very interested in the process.


I'm sure there will be some pictures along the way.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And that is Club Blau and is the colour I really did want even over Voodoo or Nogaro, although again very similar. I've searched the internet for hours for the paint code over the last years or so but it's such a big secret it's not available and PCNA won't release it. I was planning on a full colour change to Club Blau if I could find the code.



This might explain why they're so precious about it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some owners are even struggling to get a touch up paint for stone chips apparently.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine nearly 3 years ago the usual silver all black interior car as it was cheap at the time but def not the colour I wanted. So I looked at a respray in red but the costs involved for a decent job were pretty steep and I went down the wrapping route and ended up with a matt red.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vis a vis the colour; does it reveal itself when scanned by a body shop paint scan tool?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...really like the dark orange colour, very cool in a classic old school Porsche way...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vis a vis the colour; does it reveal itself when scanned by a body shop paint scan tool?


Probably but none of the 60 owners seem keen on letting the cat out of the bag.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been prepping the paint for days now, I keep trying bits of wrap on the panels that are blemished and I can see the blemishes through the wrap so I'm actually prepping it as though I am prepping it for a respray which is obviously taking longer than I wanted, as all things seem to do.

I started by making a template before removing the Targa badge so I know exactly where to put it back.



These are all the tools I bought for this job.



But today I got bored of prepping and wanted to see some wrap going on and I thought the easiest thing to do would be the bonnet.



I laid it by myself as I had done before but this wrap is a pain as its thinner and it tore when I tried to move it around, I think I needed a second pair of hands and more heat to lay a large panel.



I salvaged what I could and had a go at the easiest part of the car, the fuel flap.



Then using larger bits salvaged from the bonnet I tried the door mirror, the hardest part on the car. This was my first attempt and it was so close to being good but there were a few little creases in it and it hadn't quite stretched right, I wasn't happy so pulled it all off again, this was done in two pieces but I think it does need to be done in three pieces, I'll have another go at this.



I think the next step is to have a go at a door or a smaller panel that is easier to lay the wrap on.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be terrified of pulling my paint off, hats off to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I can't be bothered with all this DIY, I'd sooner get someone to do it for me rather than challenge myself, learn something and then share my mistakes to the world whilst doing it."

Said Chris - never!

Chris you are truly an inspiration to all. worship
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a crack at the door today, heating the garage for longer beforehand and using more heat on the material I had more success. I also worked out that the wrap doesn't stick to masking tape so when pulling the wrap up to preposition there isn't a sharp snatch when pulling on it, which is the reason it was tearing.

The masking tape around all the edges also allows me to cut the wrap on the opposing panel so there is excess to fold around the panel and not have to worry about marking the paint with the blade, result. I just lift the wrap up for the final time to remove the tape and finish the edges off.

Will finish the door tomorrow but I now have a better feel for how to handle the wrap and how much heat to use.




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