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    Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    Photoshoot in College Point, Queens NY
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    Polishing older single stage paint can be tricky. If you don't cover the edges with tape it will get you in big trouble. I found a few burn marks & tried to touch them up the best I could.

    I was able to remove all of the swirls & finish down hologram free in 2 steps with the Dewalt DWP849X + Makita 9227C Rotaries. Some deep marks remain but it was not smart to go fishing for them with anything more abrasive than Meguiars M205 Polish on 6.5" & 4.0" green BS pads. The paint transfer on low speeds was enough to make me nervous. The next step was done with 3MUF Polish on black BS pads. I was still getting some paint transfer on these very soft pads. For protection I gave this German beauty 3M Performance Finish on her paint & lights!

    Others: Exhaust Tips polished with #0000 steel wool then Ardex Metal Mania. Wheel Lips polished with Ardex Metal Mania. Tires were treated with Optimum Opti-Bond. Head & Tail Lights were rotary polished with green/M205 + black/3MUF + 3MPF.
























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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    I will close the sunroof to seal the tape around the felt & rubber. 3/4" masking tape + 1/4" fine line tape were used.







    The hood was polished & put up & out of the way. This pic shows how much paint transfer I was getting! Look at that layer of red!


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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life



    Lots of TLC & time was invested on the rear of the Porsche.







    I'm in THE ZONE!



    Qtips + M205 got what the 4" green pads couldn't get. A wedge of black foam + 3MUF was then used by hand.




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    Hunting for MILFS & restoring guards red single stage paint with my two favorite rotary weapons of choice!



    MILFS = Many Irritating Little Friggin Swirls.Thanks to Yvan Lacroix for that one!



    I was still getting some transfer with a black BS pad + 3MUF but that's ok, it's almost done!




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    Stop for a "Victory" pic before one last shot by the brick wall. =)





    I hope you enjoyed this writeup & appreciate the hard work taken to make it to the finish line!
    Thanks!

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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    WOW!!! Props for doing the job in cons too!

    Great stuff here that red looks amazing in the afters. Great work as always.

    I like how you become an asian guy all of a sudden then go back.

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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    What happened to the lettering on the door and side panels? How did you remove that?

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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    Beautiful work - that's how Guards Red should look!

    Quote Originally Posted by s word View Post
    What happened to the lettering on the door and side panels? How did you remove that?
    It was just a vinyl decal - peel it off and buff out the area along with the rest of the car and any shadow of the old decal is eradicated.
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    Re: Big "A" Detailing 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Polishing Guards Red SS Paint Back to Life

    COOLIO!!!
    Great job and nice write up!
    Love your pics!

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