Porsche 991 Carrera 2S

The New Porsche 991 Carrera 2S – Gtechniq New Car Protection Detail .

The customer had been reading up on the Gtechniq products and was keen to get his new purchase protected straight away. The car had been used over the weekend since collection and had picked up a bit of dirt, mainly in the arches and wheels. What was apparent though, were the swirl marks from the dealerships valeting.

First job, a good thorough rinse to remove as much loose dirt as possible. Starting with the Wheels, tyres and arches. Wheels cleaned with Maxolen Wheel Cleaner using Wheel Woolies and a lambswool mitt. The wheels were then cleaned with Maxolen Tar Remover and Iron X to remove and bonded contaminants. The tyres and arches were cleaned with an APC.

The car was then snow foamed with Maxolen Active foam to soften and remove as much dirt as possible. While the snow foam was left to dwell, the usual areas such as badges, lights, window rubbers etc where cleaned with a detailing brush. The car was then rinsed again, before being washed using the two bucket method, a lambswool wash mitt with Gtechniq G-Wash. After another rinse, it was onto the decontamination stages.

Any tar spots or remains of any transport wax were removed using Maxolen Tar remover. The car was rinsed again, before being treated with Iron X to remove any fallout. These two stages had done their job as there wasn’t anything being picked up on the clay bar. The car was then finally rinsed, before being carefully dried luxury drying towels and the Metro Vac Air Dryer.

With the car now clean, I started to inspect the paintwork using a sun gun. You could immediately see the swirls marks inflicted by the dealerships valeting and there were also some deeper marks on the engine cover slats. The paintwork was assessed and paint thickness was measured around the car. All panels were around 100-120µm with the roof being higher at 300µm. Testing a couple of combinations, I settled on the Meguairs 105 on a finishing pad, this had just enough cut to remove the swirl marks. For the deeper marks on the engine cover slats I used Scholl S17 on a spot pad, then 105 to refine. With the car now looking as it should it was given a full wipe down with 7010 to ensure all the panels were perfectly clean, ready for the application of the Gtechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer. C1 was applied to the paintwork, headlights and tail lights.

Returning the following day I started with the glass. This was polished and then wiped down with IPA to ensure it was perfectly clean. I then wiped over the wheels with 7010, before applying Gtechniq Exo to the wheels. The paintwork and glass were also coated with Exo.

The arches were arches dressed with Maxolen Bluestar and the tyres dressed with Gtechniq T1 Tyre and Trim. The exhaust were also polished and sealed. The plastics in the engine bay and boot were protected with Maxolen Bluestar.

Next the interior and boot were vacuumed and dusted throughout. The mats were removed, cleaned and treated with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric. All of the leather, seats, steering wheel, dash and door cards were cleaned with Swissvax Leather Cleaner. The leather was then wiped down with a clean, damp microfibre before being protected with Gtechniq L1 Leather Guard. All of the carpets and boot carpet were also treated with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric. The glass was then cleaned and polished inside.

Since detailing the 991 I have also detailed the customer’s new Porsche Cayenne.

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