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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Roof is coming out well for what it's been through!
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    I simply can't believe that "I" am able to make such a change on this car. I am not a professional, I don't have the best tools and I don't have any professional training.
    The forum member Dog Lover has a great tag-line, something to the affect; The Titanic was built by professionals and The Arc was built by a hobbyist.. Your doing an amazing job!!


    The roof looks great!

    I know you've been using UC up until this point, you stated you were going to go over the car one more time with UC? IMO, I would use 205. The polishing oils in 205 are amazing, and Porche's love 205!

    Can't wait to see this in daylight!

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    I know, this update seems like cheating... But I needed an easy day today. Decided to clean the rear glass. Wiped it down and washed it. It still felt like sandpaper! Went over it with the clay bar and it worked like a charm. Slick and smooth! Then I did a pass with the Ultimate Compound to get any old water spots off, etc... WOW. It's 30+ year old glass, but what a difference. I'll do a final cleaning once I get further along. I'm open for suggestions for sealers. I'd love it to be something I can use on the whole car. At the moment, I've been considering: Meguiars Ultimate liquid wax, Klasse high gloss sealant, or M21. I don't know if any of those is better than another for single stage paints. Opinions welcome!

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    After!

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Great thread and nice work. I've always had a soft spot for those, my dad had one same year and color. Still a great looking car today.

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Huge difference with clean glass!!!
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    This project is fantastic. I cannot wait to see how it ends up once completed.

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Another weekend update:

    It's been a few days since I've posted. Lots of life happening at the moment. But I've also tried to stop posting every little detail/step. :-) Today's update is showing the progression on the driver's side. I was able to clean/clay the remainder of the rear quarter panel, rocker panel, and driver's door. The quarter panel stone protection was removed (took me a whole evening) and I compounded the rear quarter glass. The front fender is a lost cause (will explain later, failing clearcoat bad respray, etc...). So when I'm done with the parts I've prepped, this side is done! In the 1st pic, you can see I've completed the cut pass on the rear quarter panel and the M7 coats on the front door/mirror/rocker. It's amazing what flaws flat paint will hide. You can see the large chip in the rocker, there are multiple deep scratches, and a hideous mark where the car was hit with an egg in the past! (Last pic of the bunch) I'll probably try some touch-up and the squeegee method on that one in the future. I also found a large dent in the rocker panel. The 2nd pic is a different angle of the finished quarter panel. It came out pretty nice considering the hassle it was to remove that original stone guard. I'll try and compound the driver's door tomorrow, but it's going to take a while with that mirror and the door edge. Slow, but steady progress is being made! Also, if anyone out there has a driver's fender in original red paint (or knows a source for one), I'm starting to look now! Thanks!

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    Finished the ultimate compound on the quarter panel


    Different view.. Look ma, no more stone guard!


    A great find.. Egg damage!

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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    It is amazing what can be 'hidden'. Progress is really coming along nicely, even with your 'set backs' that you are discovering. Keep up the great work!
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Your saving an oldie but goodie. Itís amazing what a few good products and your patience have been able to achieve. Canít wait to see the finished product.
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    Re: In-Progress: 1986 Porsche 951 (Guards Red)

    Just read through this thread. Amazing work man. Keep up the progress and Iím sure I speak for most when I say, I enjoy the details on every step. As a newby myself and detailing not being my job, I enjoy the tips and tricks for my projects as well!! Keep up the great work. Canít wait to see the finished product!


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