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    Brand New Cayman GT4

    This gentleman had done considerable research before contacting me, on both CQF and myself as a detailer. He booked this job several months in advance for a wheels-off Finest detail. He was also driving from an hour away to come see me. Needless to say, I was excited and was looking very forward to doing this job. The car arrived and it is mint (as expected). It also has the ceramic rotors and special wheel package. I'm told the wheels/brakes are a $20,000 option. He was very concerned about them not being damaged. You'll see what I did to ensure their safety. The only bummer about this job was the fact that most of the car had already been wrapped, so I wouldn't really get a chance to make that much difference in the paint. The doors weren't wrapped and some parts at the back, but everything else was. Anyway, here it is as it arrived:























    First up was to wash the wheels. With the ceramic rotors, there was no brake dust to have to clean! What a joy that was. I cleaned the barrels with Zep Citrus and my Daytona wheel brush with Megs HW soap. The faces got the same. The wells were cleaned with LATA and the tires with Zep 505.

    The car was then washed with Megs HW.


    Now it was time for the wheels. The customer provided me with the correct torque specs and he also had these very cool extension rods that screw into the lug nut holes to ensure the wheel barrel did not strike the rotor or caliper during removal. I also placed terry towels on the rotor and caliper for extra care insurance:





    Each wheel was removed and was intensively cleaned again and then treated to a double coat of CQF. The wells were also intensively cleaned and I treated him to a DLux application to the plastic therein. The calipers were also re-cleaned and double coated. Each wheel was then re-installed and torqued back to spec. Here's a few shots in progress:























    The paint that wasn't wrapped was polished using Essence with a white CarPro Gloss pad using my Flex 3401. There were a few light marks in the back that were corrected using M100, but not many. I then coated the paint, head and tail lights and side glass with 2 coats of Finest. The rear and front glass got Fly-By-30 (again, my treat). The trim was coated with DLux.

    Here she is all done:





























    I just loved the yellow calipers on this car!!
























    Thanks for looking. It was an honour to work on such a gorgeous thoroughbred car as this. Comments always appreciated.

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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Very nice job! Great level of care and attention to detail. The Cayman GT4 is one of my favorite current production cars. I'd take one over many 911s (of course with those wheels and brakes one might not even know it's a Cayman ) Keep it up!

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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Excellent work Richy and beautiful car!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Such a bad ass car!!! One of my favorites. Nice job!
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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Quote Originally Posted by haris300 View Post
    Very nice job! Great level of care and attention to detail. The Cayman GT4 is one of my favorite current production cars. I'd take one over many 911s (of course with those wheels and brakes one might not even know it's a Cayman ) Keep it up!
    Thanks kindly! It didn't even look that much like a Cayman with that big wing on it. The interior was gorgeous on this beast too. Just an awesome car all around!

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankS View Post
    Excellent work Richy and beautiful car!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks very much Frank! It was truly an honour to work on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    Such a bad ass car!!! One of my favorites. Nice job!
    Thanks very much bud!

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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Outstanding job Richy !!!
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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Seriously awesome car and incredible work as usual Richy !!
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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Awesome pics and work!

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    If Trump becomes President, and I am forced to move to Canada, and I get rich somehow, and decide to have someone else detail my cars, Richy will be the guy who does it!

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    Re: Brand New Cayman GT4

    Great job as usual bud. Never a bad day when you're detailing a Porsche.

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