The other week I had a local job in Milton Keynes for this 911 – the owner told me that the vehicle had been in storage for the past 4 years and required some attention before he sold it on.
The plan was to fully cleanse and decontaminate the vehicle, followed by a much needed 1-step enhancing machine polish and protection from Valentines Concours Wax…
The package performed on this vehicle was Gold.
Looking rather grotty and neglected…
Almost a film of dirt over the entire front bumper with cob webs to boot!
First step was to gives attention the the wheels.
I desperate need of some detailing – the plan was to treat the alloys to a non-acidic wheel brightener and a liberal coating of a high durability wheel wax; the tyres & arches also received attention.
Next up was the exhaust:
Looking very tired – wire wool with the help of degreaser was set upon the tips, followed by a metal polish and later protected.
Unfortunately some pitting remained to the chrome finish but a vast improvement!
The vehicle then received a very thorough cleanse including the 2 bucket method and snow foam – here was what the clay removed from the bottom of the sills:
This was even after detarring! Serious levels of contamination was discovered and removed ready for machine polishing. Paint thicknesses were taken and the vehicle was masked up ready to polish:
Drivers 3/4 Panel Before
Drivers 3/4 Panel 50/50
A shame about the dent caused during its life in storage
Drivers 3/4 Panel After
Drivers Door Before
Drivers Door After
Drivers Pillar Before
Drivers Pillar After
Drivers Wing Before
Drivers Wing After
Passenger Wing Before
Passenger Wing After
More Post-Correctional Photos
Some deeper random deep scratches remained but the majority of the swirls and holograms were removed by this 1-step polish. The finish was then protected with Valentines Concours Wax – glasswork was treated, as were the plastics/rubbers.
Obligatory thumbs up:
It was an absolute pleasure to bring this beautiful 996 back to life after it’s long storage period! A big thank you to the owner and the hospitality provided.
Thank you for looking and reading as always…