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    1986 Porsche 944

    I just bought this car, and it was swirl city. It's 23 years old now, and as far as I can tell has never been garaged. The PO lived in the city and had street parking, so I know that it hasn't been garaged for at least the last 4 1/2 years, and the first owner was a school teacher who probably never took much care of the finish either. There are still some more serious defects that I just didn't have a chance to deal with completely today, but I'll get to them eventually (I hope). There are still some rather severe waterspots, bird etchings, and RIDS, but about 95% of the swirls are gone!
    Process was M83 on a W6006 pad used at speed 3-5 on the G100 DA. That was followed with M7 applied by hand, and finished up with Gold Class Paste.
    Just after washing:

    Swirl pictures:


    This one really shows the condition of the paint:

    This one too:

    Bird etching on the hood:

    RIDS on the hood:


    The roof was chock full of bonded contaminants...the car has likely never been clayed in 23 years of ownership. This is the clay after a section of roof about one foot square:


    And some afters:

    gee...you cant tell where the masking tape was, can you?



    I brightened this shot up to show the reflection better in my dark garage:


    Little bit better




    Hood reflecting the rainy outside world:



    The M7 REALLY made a difference on this paint, it was well worth the extra step. It usually isn't for me, but it dramatically darkened the black paint on this Porsche.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Great work, 98% correction is better than no correction at all.

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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Quote Originally Posted by Caress Detailing View Post
    Great work, 98% correction is better than no correction at all.
    My thoughts exactly. This poor car had been taken through a tunnel wash every month for at least the past 4 1/2 years by the PO...
    I didn't think I was really making any progress until I peeled the tape off the seams, then I almost fell down!
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Expecting to be able to achieve 100% correction on a 23 year old car that has been driven is not reasonable. Aside from the RIDS and pitting (out of your control), it looks absolutely flawless. Stunning work, well done!
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    Great save. That is a huge improvement. It looks great.
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Looks great considering the model.
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post
    Expecting to be able to achieve 100% correction on a 23 year old car that has been driven is not reasonable. Aside from the RIDS and pitting (out of your control), it looks absolutely flawless. Stunning work, well done!
    I know that it's unreasonable, doesn't make me want it any less
    The RIDS on the hood pass the fingernail test, so I will be able to remove them with enough time...I'll probably go wit UC to remove them and polish out the hazing and bottle-of-rocks syndrome with M9 or even scratch x. Should work out. If not, then I have reduced RIDS .

    Thank you all for the kind words! This is really my first successful polishing, so it makes me feel good :-D
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Great work Justin.Excellent if was your first big job.


    Came really nice for a 23 year old car.

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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Looks great! Nice job!

    How many clay bars did you go through?
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    Re: 1986 Porsche 944

    Quote Originally Posted by CieraSL View Post
    Looks great! Nice job!

    How many clay bars did you go through?
    1/3 of a clay bar . I'm cheap. I had one bar left from one of the smooth surface clay kits, broke it into three pieces. I'll probably use the other two when I finish the car up. It's all in knowing how to be a poor college kid
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