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      08-18-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Porsche 911 CS New Car Correction

New Porsche 911 CS Correction.

I got a call from my customer telling me he just got a new 911 CS and asked me to take a look at it, I guess to my surprise I got a pretty swirled/hologram imperfect new 911! It always surprises me that dealers selling cars can do this, I feel its the dealers' job to present a perfectly prepped new car to a customer in fact they should do this for pre-owned cars as well.

Enough ranting, here is the write up.

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meguiars M105 with an Uber Yellow, Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with an Uber Green and Menzerna PO85RD with an Uber Blue)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Menzerna Power Lock
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Engine Cleaned up and dressed

Products used:
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Lusso Auto Bathe
P21S Total Auto Wash
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse
Einszett Spray Wax
Meguiars M105
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna PO85RD
Menzerna Power Lock

Sonax Wheel Cleaner
Swissvax Pneu

Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

Infratech 5300
Fenix TK11
Fenix TK40
Flex 3403
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Cam Spray Pressure Wash and Foam Canon Attachment


The paint imperfections!


Dirty wheels

Sonax in action

Clean wheels

Before shots of the engine

Cleaned up

Einszett Vinyl Rubber Care was used to dressed the engine

After shot of the engine

Sorry no foam actions shots



Paint Depth Measurements

Corrections shots (50/50)

Rear fender (50/50)


Final Rinse before Power Lock

Menzerna Power Lock

Power Lock was applied using a Porter Cable 7424XP

Removing Power Lock

Before exhaust tips

After tips where cleaned up

Swissvax Autobahn on the wheels

After shots

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      08-18-2010, 12:55 AM   #2
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Great Turnaround!
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Great job. I can't believe how bad of shape the paint was on a brand new Porsche!
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      08-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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80 microns on the roof???

Dont most new cars come with 130+?
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sick ride, good job as usual
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As usual, a phenomenal job on my favorite car!
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Great job, looks new again.

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      08-21-2010, 05:53 AM   #11
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Very nice job!!

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I still don't understand, was this Porsche brand-new or not ? I would say no...
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      10-19-2010, 03:20 PM   #13
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DAMN i gotta visit you guys in the spring... beautiful work phil!!
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