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    An early start todau, up a 6am, and get ready and met up with Bryan at 7am for the drive through to detail this lovely car - a metallic black Porsche 911 GT3.

    The car on arrival looked pretty clean:



    A quick discussion with the owner revealed that he uses the two-bucket method and a washmitt when washing the car, os the correct care regimes were in place. :thumb:

    First off, Bryan cleaned the wheels are arches. Wheel were cleaned first with Meguiars APC and then with Chemical Guys Blue Rim Cleaner. They were then rinsed with the Karcher and dried. The arches were cleaned and then dressed with Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care. Once complete it was onto the bodywork.

    First off, this was foamed with Autoglym Powermax3 TFR:



    Then this was rinsed off, and then the car washed using the two bucket method with Autobrite Luxury Suds and dried off with a meguiars Water Magnet using Meguiars Last Touch as a lube.

    Assessing the paint for bonded contaminants revealed there was very little there - clearly this car was well cared for and lived in a garage, as only mild contamination was there. So, we clayed the car using Sonus Green UltraFine Clay with Meguiars Last Touch as the clay lube.

    Once clayed we could then asses the condition of the paint. The first thing that became immediately obvious was a large area of hologramming on the driver's side rear-three-quarter, clearly the result of previous machine polishing at come point. Under the Brinkmann the hologramming was clear to see, and fairly severe as hologramming goes:





    and it was clear in the sunlight which was how I first spotted it:



    However, across the rest of the car, the excellent care regime in place was proving to be effective, only very mild isolated swilrs on the car, which may well have been dealer inflicted when the car was new...





    Given the lightness of the swirls, I first of all decided to try out a light abrasive combination on a test spot. Porsche paint, like other German paints, has a reputation for being hard but I always believe in working up through the abrasive levels on a test spot to make sure you sont end up removing more paint than is necessary. So, I trialled on Menzerna Final Finish PO106FF on a Meguiars W8006 polishing pad, applied using the Makits 9227 rotary. Spread at 600rpm, two passes at 1200rpm and then eight to ten passes (yes, that many! thoroughly break the polish down) at 1500rpm before making two final passes at 900rpm to refine the finish. The result:



    Swirl free. So this was the decided on combination for the whole car, applied as above. As I worked round, after each section I carefully assessed the finish with the Brinkmann to check the clarity.

    This combination also proved effective on the region of the hologramming, now with proper bright sunlight to highlight the fact the holograms have been removed:



    While I worked around the car with the Makita, Bryan cut in by PC using a 4" Sonus SFX-2 white pad and PO106FF the awkward areas that the bigger rotary pad would not reach.

    Bryan then applied Smartwax Rim Wax to the wheels, and Meguiars Endurance on the tyres:



    Once the car was fully prepared, it was time to choose with the owner the LSP. After discussing the LSPs we could apply, we decided to go for Zymol - HD Cleanse followed by Destiny.

    Bryan and I then applied the HD Cleanse, using a Meguiars foam applicator in straight lines with firm presure, leaving around half a miniute and removing with a Meguiars Ultimate Wipe. After this stage, the paint was taking on a lovely glossy and wet black look. The the Destiny - Bryan applied this by hand, and I followed round with a Zymol Wipe (microfibre) removing the residue after it had a couple of minutes to stand. Using this "two-man" method, Bryan could then keep his hands moist with the carnuaba without losing any to the microfibres.

    Glass was treated with Autosmart Glass Cleaner, rubber and plastics to Meguiars #38.

    Now, the afters:























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    I'm almost speachless. That is simply one of the greatest cars ever, and you've just made it extra gorgeous!!
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    Beautifull car... those are great lookin rigs!

    Very nice work! Id love to detail one of those.
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    Great Job!! Car looks great, but it's also good dto know the owner is aware of proper washing methods

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    Wow! Great work.
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    that has got to be the best paint I have ever seen. Great Job

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    Nice job there.
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    GT3 = yum

    nice work

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    I wish i had a black car

    Looks great.
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    Re: Porsche 911 GT3 (Black)

    Did the owner consider Meguiar's products as LSP? I've grown up knowing that Zymol is a good brand, but my Dad would then immediately turn to the Meguiar's bottle and grab one or two.

    Great results none the less! I would be immensely privileged to work on such a vehicle.
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