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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKer View Post
    Love it. Love those wheels!
    Heh! They are the most polarizing feature of the 944 Turbo. You either love them or hate them. :-) I'll add a caveat though. In 1986 (the year of my car) they made these in a staggered (16x7 and 16x8) with a low offset fitment. This meant they had some "lip" to them (especially in the back). If you look at all the later cars they look completely different with the high offset and no lip to speak of. I HATE the later offset ones and really like the early ones. As with everything on the cars we enjoy, it's more complex than most realize. As a side note: When is the next update on the Explorer?!

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Sorry it's been a while... There's been progress, just not a lot! Today's update is a duplicate of one from a couple of weeks ago. The lower rocker panel trim was damaged by someone not raising the car properly on a lift. To repair this, I had to pull the trim off, release the bend using a heat gun, and re-bend the metal bracketry. Then, a couple of reinstalls (to get it right) and it's back to normal! That should be the last of that type of job in this post hopefully. :-)


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    Quite bent "before"


    Much better "after" (even the fender is a better color)

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    So...

    Anymore progress????
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKer View Post
    So...
    Anymore progress????
    I thought you'd never ask!

    I'm still here and still working on the car. Life gets in the way sometimes though. I'm still looking for an original red fender if anyone knows of a source, please PM me. I'm also looking for suggestions for a LSP. My goal would be to finish out the cut process and then do the car in panels: - polish, LSP, next panel - polish, LSP, etc... this way no polished panel needs to sit unprotected with my SLOW process. Suggestions are welcome!


    Today's work:


    Passenger's side door + mirror. I've been treating it the M7 for a while and finally got around to compounding it out tonight. It made a nice change. :-) Sadly, it revealed a dent in the door that I didn't even see before because the paint was so flat. I may be able to do something with it though in the future, so I'm not too worried.

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    1 more panel and it should be all RED again! YAY!

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Very good!

    To source what your looking for, I imagine you might have to look at Porsche specialists. I wish you luck!

    A good body-shop should be able to repaint and blend an original fender if you're just concerned about paint issues. I had a medium sized spoiler done for $150. A panel shouldn't cost over $300 I'd imagine.
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Well, the day has come.... Today's update is the LAST panel to actually get a compound cut!


    It took me a few evenings longer than I expected because I had to remove the large, old, dried-out paint protection film in front of the rear wheel. With that gone though it was just the normal steps I've outlined before. Before long, the last panel on the car was RED! YAY. :-) Now I really need to decide on the LSP so I can order it. Then; start actually polishing some panels and getting final protection on them.

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    After: I'm still not happy that the previous owner burned-through the edges of the gas door.... but it's such an overall improvement!


    A poorly lit shot of the completed passenger's side. I am excited to get this done, out in the sun and some real "after" shots.

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    nice! so what's next?
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKer View Post
    nice! so what's next?
    Heh! It'll actually get protected after another polish pass. I still haven't decided on an LSP. It'll only move forward when I choose and get it in-hand.

    Hey Meguiar's staff: Convince me to use the Ultimate Paste wax or another Meguiar's product by sending out a sample! :-) I promise I'll post about it! (was worth a try I guess)

    GLOCKer, I'm looking for more updates on the Explorer too! Consider calling the insurance company to get the rearview mirror reaffixed. They may cover it as a safety issue.

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowcorrado View Post
    Heh! It'll actually get protected after another polish pass. I still haven't decided on an LSP. It'll only move forward when I choose and get it in-hand.

    Hey Meguiar's staff: Convince me to use the Ultimate Paste wax or another Meguiar's product by sending out a sample! :-) I promise I'll post about it! (was worth a try I guess)

    GLOCKer, I'm looking for more updates on the Explorer too! Consider calling the insurance company to get the rearview mirror reaffixed. They may cover it as a safety issue.
    HA! That damn mirror is giving me fits.
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Wow that Paint Protection looks like it would not be fun. Extreme Makeover is coming out great.
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