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

    I know, this update seems like cheating... But I needed an easy day today. Decided to clean the rear glass. Wiped it down and washed it. It still felt like sandpaper! Went over it with the clay bar and it worked like a charm. Slick and smooth! Then I did a pass with the Ultimate Compound to get any old water spots off, etc... WOW. It's 30+ year old glass, but what a difference. I'll do a final cleaning once I get further along. I'm open for suggestions for sealers. I'd love it to be something I can use on the whole car. At the moment, I've been considering: Meguiars Ultimate liquid wax,
    M21, or
    Klasse high gloss sealant. I don't know if any of those is better than another for single stage paints. Opinions welcome!

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    Before:


    After!

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

    I see, I see, I see.
    Since I own a nearly 50 year old vehicle, I get to make a couple recommendations.
    See those little pieces under the glass? They hide until you buy and install expensive replacements. Then they either mysteriously appear the next day or rattle constantly somewhere you cannot find. Ask me how I know.


    Take small baggies, like snack size or sandwhich size. Put the bolt/screw/attachment into the baggie. Write what it goes to on a 3M PostIt Note and stick it inside the baggie. Close the baggie.
    Take the baggies and put them in small clear plastic boxes about 2 to 6 quartz. Close the lid.
    With 3M PostIts, you can reuse the baggie. You can even cross out the content name and add a second name.
    You can get the storage items at the $ store.

    Buy a $3 magnetic dish from HF and keep it and your labeled baggies about 3 feet from you when you take stuff off the car. ASAP or sooner, put them into the dish, then label them into the baggies.

    Does that sound a little frugal?
    You bet. Car guys/girls/bears need our coins for wider, stickier tires.

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

    Heh, Old Bear: I can completely understand your concern. Thanks for the tips. It's funny, but cleaning the glass exposed my "dirty laundry" (and the steering wheel). :-)

    Another weekend update:


    It's been a few days since I've posted. Lots of life happening at the moment. But I've also tried to stop posting every little detail/step. :-) Today's update is showing the progression on the driver's side. I was able to clean/clay the remainder of the rear quarter panel, rocker panel, and driver's door. The quarter panel stone protection was removed (took me a whole evening), and I
    compounded the rear quarter glass.
    The front fender is a lost cause (will explain later, failing clearcoat bad respray, etc...). So when I'm done with the parts I've prepped, this side is done! In the 1st pic, you can see I've completed the cut pass on the rear quarter panel and the M7 coats on the front door/mirror/rocker. It's amazing what flaws flat paint will hide. You can see the large chip in the rocker, there are multiple deep scratches, and a hideous mark where the car was hit with an egg in the past! (Last pic of the bunch) I'll probably try some touch-up and the squeegee method on that one in the future. I also found a large dent in the rocker panel. The 2nd pic is a different angle of the finished quarter panel. It came out pretty nice considering the hassle it was to remove that original stone guard. I'll try and compound the driver's door tomorrow, but it's going to take a while with that mirror and the door edge. Slow, but steady progress is being made! Also, if anyone out there has a driver's fender in original red paint (or knows a source for one), I'm starting to look now! Thanks!

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    Finished the ultimate compound on the quarter panel


    Different view.. Look ma, no more stone guard!


    A great find.. Egg damage!

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

    I may have mentioned this before, but it's really starting to have the deep looking red that made the 80's exotics so sexy. That deep, wet looking red!
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