Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Porsche 911 Turbo 996 Premium Detail

Here's a quick look at a stunning 996 turbo we worked on last week. We performed a full correction on the paint to get it as close as possible to perfection. Here's a quick summary of the process used on this one-of-a-kind beauty.
Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Here is the typical correction achieved.
Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

After all the machine polishing was completed, we rolled the car outside into the South Carolina sun to get a good look at the paint in the sun for inspection. We washed the car here again to remove all polishing residue and to clean the wheels, jams and moldings.
Porsche 996tt GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

GuruWax Premium carnauba wax was applied by hand using a premium microfiber applicator to get a nice consistent thin coat.

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

GuruWax is a pleasure to work with. Smooth, easy application and removal that leaves a deep rich glow.

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

And the results...
Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

Black Porsche 996TT GuruWax

7 comments:

Custom Carolinas Vehicle Wraps and Graphics said...

Hey Dan! Nice work!
I was wondering, can the average person actually do the kind of work you demonstrated, or is that kind of detailing best left to experts like yourself?

People "in the business" already know that Guru Wax, your techniques, and products are the best of the best for their luxury car...or, any vehicle, for that matter.

But can a "lay-person" get the same kind of results from your products and polisher?

What's your opinion on this: Let an expert do the detailing...or can the average Joe learn to do it effectively for himself?

Thanks!
Derek Canaday, Owner
Custom Carolinas Vehicle Wraps and Graphics

Dan Ponjican said...

Derek,

Thanks for the comments. We are very proud of our products and our work.

Car care and auto detailing and a very complex industry and some even consider it an art. What it comes down to is the end customer's expectations. If a customer owns a luxury or an exotic that has damaged paint, he may be looking for a master level auto detailer to correct the damage and bring the paint back to 90-100% perfection. This is the kind of skill set that is highly desirable and often left to the industries best. Reality is, this is less than 1% of the car care market. Many customers have cars that are daily driven who can live with some defects and are looking strictly for the best they can maintain as a DIYer. Our products are geared to achieve a specific result but products also depend on the skills of the user.

GuruWax will not bring a car with heavily oxidized paint and deep scratches back to showroom finish in itself. But you won't find a better product to maintain a showroom finish or a freshly polished paint job.

We look to offer great products that make the process of detailing as easy and effective as possible. That is why we are a fan of kits like the SYSTEM ONE Pro Kit. It allows absolute novices achieve great polishing results without have 20 years of body shop experience. Yet, in the hands of a pro, the same product will achieve concourse level reflections and shine on a car.

We like to consult each customer on a case by case basis to recommend the right products or even services to make your experience the most satisfying and rewarding possible.

Ace Car Reconditioning said...

This is a great documentation of paint perfecting.

I've seen lots of write ups on sites like autopia, but they're only effective when the lighting and photography are of professional quality.

Your photos clearly show the damage to the Porsche's black paint, and clearly show the improvement as well.

For those who haven't seen paint perfection in person, your write up is convincing evidence that it's truly worth the money owners spend on it.

Greenville Detailing said...

I also like the system one kit. It really simplifies things, and I think even pros could benefit from it. How many pros have pads, compounds, polishes that they NEVER USE?

One product, two pad surfaces...done.

Martivic said...

that was a nice job!

Healthy Human said...

Nice Detail Dan.

What buffer didi you use? Rotary? PC? Flex DA?

Dan Ponjican said...

We used a Makita 9227 Buffer