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    Default Porsche 993 Carrera S - Corrected by Oakes Detail

    This 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera S came in with 113,000 miles on it, and to be honest, they weren't showing. I spent some time performing rock chip touch up in a few areas of the car, then paint corrected the entire exterior, while also performing leather and wheel treatment. I carefully combed over this 993 to make sure it looked better than it 113k miles ago, check out the rest of the write up to see how it was done!

    As it arrived, with another 993 alongside.




    I used Sonax Full Effect to remove the brake dust inside the barrels, love this stuff! Side note, the lemon scent claim is about as accurate as free falling bomb.






    The vehicle was completely masked off, which is a bit tricky on most 911 chassis Porsches. As most of the rubber trim as almost no solid edge to guide the tape easily. So masking this car was a near two hour process in itself, as well as two full rolls of Meguiars tape. Also devised a super expensive, extremely tricky way to cover the engine compartment under the deck lid vent....



    After that financially and physically draining ordeal, I inspected the paint and took readings, which were consistent throughout the car reading in the low to mid 100 micron range. The paint damage aside from the rock chips was also fairly "minimal" for 113k miles, much to my surprise considering the paint isn't the hardest.

    I won't bore you with dozens of before photos, but rather before/after photos of the same panels immediately after each other. Starting with the roof:




    Driver side C pillar, with the notoriously easy to work with water drain:




    Driver Side Rear Quarter panel, love those curves.




    Not sure how to describe this accurately, which I'm assuming would be considered the cowl:




    Paint correction on the trunk.


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    Arctic Silver is definitely one of those silvers that really pops! As you can see in these reflection photos following below, which are the result of
    Meguiars 105/LC Purple Wool
    Meguiars 205/LC Foam Orange
    Menzerna 106/LC Foam white
    Paint was cleansed with IPA and P21S Paint Cleanser
    Sealed twice with Menzerna Powerlock. I will let the visuals do the talking from here!









    Some full body profile photos, hopefully the rear end shots are still safe for work, Sir Mix a Lot claims it might be risky!











    Thanks for looking! Any and all sarcasm that may or may not have been picked up in this write up, is exactly that. I take all my work very seriously, I just like to put a twist on explaining it sometimes! Enjoy!

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    Great work!

    Nick
    Murcielago & C5

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    wow great job

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    Never thought silver could look so good!

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    That looks really great. There is nothing like a good detail, especially one of yours. Seen quite a few of your details on Autopia and they always look amazing. How do you detail the slats on the pop up spoiler?

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    Car looks great guys! Better than new for that 97!!!!

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    beautiful, i have always had a soft spot for those cars.

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