Upon arrival, we were presented with swirls, scratches, water marks, dirt, everything you don’t want on such a fine car!
Starting by removing iron fall out:
Then a foam bath:
Working on the wheels:
And taken off:
Attacking the undercarriage:
And touching up some stone chips:
The wheels were a mission. We spent 5-6 hours on the wheels alone!
We used clay to remove contaminants:
Along with a plastic razor blade:
Side by side:
The Porsche paint was one of the most challenging we have worked with, it was super hard, and almost nothing removed the swirls. After hours of testing we hit upon a combination that worked, and the long, slow, detailed process of correction began.
Washing and drying pads as we go:
Headlights like new:
And being careful to make important areas:
Having the car up on stands makes it a lot easier to work on, especially as its so low!
After a single stage, looking a lot better, but some light swirls still remain:
After correction, the car really was glossy!
Wheels were also polished, and touch up paint applied where needed:
Bolts were soaked in OPC:
Wheels back on:
And torquing to the required spec:
Time for Opti-Coat!
And now time for bed! Stay tuned for part two!