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    Porsche 996 Turbo

    Here we have Amir's recently acquired Porsche 996 Turbo, with a few extras of course The car is now producing a monsterous 650hp at the wheels!

    The car came to Invisible Touch to recieve a stage 1 paintwork enhancement with 2 applications of protection and a caliper refresh. This was the car on arrival...

















    Firstly the car was jetwashed and then many areas cleaned with APC and fine brushes were washing alone would not reach













    It was then snow foamed before being washed by 2 bucket method using Shampoo Plus



    Then dried and taken inside for paint thickness readings. Many readings were taken per panel, the higher numbers showing clear evidence of previous paintwork















    The paintwork was then inspected under halogen and LED lighting











    Polished with the Makita rotary, 3M polishing pad and backing plate using Meguiars 205 as the primary polish, with a small amount of #83 to give a little more bite




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    Proceeding around the Porsche











    Onto the beautiful carbon spolier









    Once all polishing was complete, i turned to the calipers. As quite often seen with these, the lacquer was beginning to peel. Several options were available to this from rubbing them down to remove the peel thus creating a good key and then hand finishing, to completely stripping them and powder coating. If the latter was chosen it would obviously make perfect sense to also use a rebuild kit in the process. As they were functioning fine, the first option was chosen













    New Porsche decals were also applied





    Although soon to be replaced, whilst the wheels were off they were given a good clean inside and out. Being on the ramp and having a good view underneath, it would have been criminal not to give the stunning exhaust system a really good polish. Sadly i forgot to take finished pics of it!







    The paintwork was fully wiped down with IPA to remove polishing oils allowing the finishing products to bond better, increasing their durability. After discussing options, it was chosen to firstly apply 1 layer of Collinite. This was buffed off and left over night to fully cure



    The following day i applied another layer of Swissvax Best Of Show



    Glass was polished, plastics and tyres dressed. The interior was hoovered and dusted. These were the final pictures












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    Hope you enjoyed the read...

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    Mega!

    These are gona be a real pain for me on the road, becoming so cheap!

    Great thread Skillz!

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    No probs Dan!

    I've got a 1300WHP Supra coming up in a bit as well, you should see the turbo on it!

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    The carbon bits look crap, so does the interior!

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    Do want! Hellish fast car for the money these, and I actually love the rear wing. WANT. Oh yeah, good job on the detailing paintworks had a tough life on that!

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    Agreed I'm a lover of the 996 turbo, a lot of car for the money and very fast


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    It needs phatter wheels taking a second look.

    Think the wing is abit of a limp effort, bit of a soggy willy draped accross the back!

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    Smashing car!

    Like many cars of this status, buying is the easy bit. Running, tuning & looking after it like it deserves takes a bank balance most of us can only aspire to.

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