Porsche Boxster S – 02 plate, ~50k miles.
Enhancement and Protection – Pre-sale
After being contacted by the owner a couple of weeks back, we were finally able to come to an agreement with the dates.. Wednesday evening, the car was brought up to me and locked away for the night to allow an early start on Thursday.
It had recently came back from the bodyshop; I was amazed at the state of the interior. Everything the painter/bodyshop touched, he/she left white, dusty finger prints. All over the door cards, leather, bolsters, CD unit, window switches… everywhere!? The outside wasn’t much better either.. Some impressive trails on the bonnet and a bit of splatter here and there. Hey-ho…
Process & Product
1. Sills/shuts/boot compartment(s)
2. Wheels, tyres & arches
3. Convertible hood
4. Pre-wash/wash stages
6. Single-stage minor correction
9. Exhausts / Seal Wheels / Dress tyres
• AS G101
• Megs SDG / WB / LT
• 303 Convertible hood cleaner
• DoDo Juice Supernatural Shampoo / Limeprime
• Poorboys Black Hole
• Victoria Concours
• Sonus Green Clay
• Megs Endurance Gel
• ChemicalGuys JetSEAL
Looks clean from a far, sure, but get up close and personal, and you’re greeted with a whole arrangement of swirls/defects to tackle. Still, promises to be a nice turnaround. You could see the ghosting swirls without direct sunlight.. That’s always bad news!
First of all, I kitted up and looked at the sills/shuts/gaps
All cleaned up with G101 and a SV style brush. Rinsed, wiped dry with a few MFs.
Door sills were again, soaked in G101 and later agitated.
Arches filled with G101. Super-degreaser on t he tyres. G101 on the wheel facing. Wheel brightener into the rim and Degreaser also on the callipers.
Heh, that’s the one thing I hate about the EZ-Wheel brush. The splatter! The above pic was taken at the very end of the day.. Previously, I had spoken to several passers-by and handed the car back over to the owner without them saying a word. D’oh!
Still, atleast the wheels were all now nice and clean..
(some deep pitting on the inner-rims remained)