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      11-30-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Alright I have to say when I got the call from my customer on this one I was very excited []

The Porsche Carrera GT! Red on Black! 5000 miles in pretty good shape, it needed a very thorough claying, and had some swirls and light scratches that needed to be polished out, and off course the Swissvax Treatment! The interior was cleaned up and the engine was wiped down.

Time: about 8 hours (2 in the crew)

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Adam's Car Wash
Adam's Clay Bar with Adam's Detail Spray as lube
Adam's VRT
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Undercarriage
P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
P21S Autowash
Menzerna 106
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Swissvax Concorso
Einszett Leathercare
Einszett Cockpit
Einszett Glas Polish

Tools:
3m Sun Gun
Metabo 12-175 with Green and Blue E2K pads
Karcher pressure washer
Tons of towels

Procedure:
Exterior:
1. Rinsed down the wheels
2. Sprayed down the wheels with some P21S Wheel Cleaner
3. Sprayed down the wheel wells and tires with P21S Autowash
3. Brush and cleaned the wheels and tires with a Boar's Hair Brush and Spoke Brush
4. Rinsed down the wheels, tires, and wheel wells
5. Rinse the car down
6. Used Adam's Car wash (the water pressure was pretty bad so we opted on not using the foam gun)
7. Rinse car off throughly with a Karcher pressure washer
8. Brought the car in and proceeded to clay the car using Swissvax Paint Rubber(yellow/ super fine) and Detail Spray removed the excess detail spray
9. Masked the car and taped off the clear bra sections.
10. Used the Metabo with Menzerna 106 to polish out all the imperfections. (blue pad) a few passes per panel at 1500 rpm (Metabo rotary)
11. After each section was corrected I buffed off the excess polish with a MF Buffing Towel.
12. Spritzed some Menzerna Top Inspection before another look with the 3m Sun Gun.
13. Applied the Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and removed with MF Buffing Towel
14. Applied the Swissvax Concorso by hand and remove with MF Buffing Towel
15. Cleaned up the windows with Adam's Glass Cleaner (interior/exterior)
16. Polished up the glass with Einszett Glas Polish applied by hand removed by hand
17. Dressed the tires with Adam's VRT
18. Dressed wheel wells with Adam's Undercarriage Spray
19. Used Adam's Detail Spray to clean off the wheels.
20. Used the Adam's Detail Spray for a final wipe down and inspected the car.

Interior:
1. Vacuumed the Interior
2. Wiped down the door jambs with Adam's Detail Spray
3. Cleaned Windows with Adam's Glass cleaner and then polished with Einszett Glas Polish
4. Interior cleaned with Einszett Cockpit on the dash and everything else that was not leather
5. Cleaned and Conditioned the leather with Einszett Leather care

Engine:
1. Wiped down the dust with a MF towel misted with Adam's Quick Detail Spray
2. Rubber and plastics treated with Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior Before:





Me brushing away:


Interior After:






Engine:


Before shots:






Dirty wheels (ceramic brakes create very little brake dust)




P21S wheel cleaner gel in action:





Vacuuming out the vents (lots of loose road debris in there)


Washing:

First shot little to no pressue


Washing the car down:



Final rinse:


Swissvax Paint rubber (claying):


Dan from Concierge Motors attention to detail


Masking away:



Imperfections it hard to tell but its there:



After Polish:






After Swissvax Cleaner Fluid:


Concorso:


Concorso applied:


Dan removing the Concorso:


Tons of Afters:
























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      11-30-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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Very nice job. Carrera GTs are just amazing.

I saw one in pieces once when the clutch was being replaced. It is just a work of art.
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      12-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Red stitching! Beautiful. I am surprised that it is a partial clear bra on the front for a CGT though.
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      12-01-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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wow thats one gorgeous car
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      12-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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truly an amazing car. great job on the detail!
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      12-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #6
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Great work as usual! What a gorgeous car...
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      12-03-2008, 12:31 AM   #7
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Nice work... Don't flame me....I honestly find the side view of this car ugly....looks like the back just got cut off and the gear shifter is up where the a/c should be..reminds me of my friends matrix. Let the flames begin.
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      12-03-2008, 08:30 AM   #8
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Great job. The car is certainly polarizing. I am not sure on it, I like the 911 shape better but this certainly is exotic.

Not sure on the shifter location either
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      12-03-2008, 09:17 AM   #9
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Awsome job. Amazing car, by far my favourite exhaust note.
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      12-03-2008, 10:13 PM   #10
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Great job. The car is certainly polarizing. I am not sure on it, I like the 911 shape better but this certainly is exotic.

Not sure on the shifter location either
Yes I'm not the only one
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      12-04-2008, 01:50 AM   #11
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The guy has a Carrera GT and lives in an apartment complex? Wow.
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wow ... i love it even dirty
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      12-04-2008, 02:22 PM   #13
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Man - thats what I call a gorgeous car!
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good job phil~
I always use concorso on my car as well
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      12-09-2008, 03:19 AM   #15
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awesome job and awesome car.
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Nice job, thanks for the walk-through.
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Nice work... Don't flame me....I honestly find the side view of this car ugly....looks like the back just got cut off and the gear shifter is up where the a/c should be..reminds me of my friends matrix. Let the flames begin.
I agree but that is basically the only angle that doesn't look good imo. Still an AMAZING car obviously
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