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Old 06-24-2020, 03:03 PM   #1
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So, the paint on the Turbo is awful. My wife doesn't really care, and it's a car with 100,000 miles, dozens of track days, several cross country trips, and a 180MPH visit to the Salt Flats.

I've previously tried to make some headway on it with my go to of porter cable orbital, aggressive pad, and Meguiar's M105. That did *not* produce good results.

After a pass with ClearCut, the paint is starting to *almost* look tolerable.

So far, *highly* recommended.

As a *huge* bonus, it seems to interface *really well* with Dr. Colorchip touchup paint. With the microfiber/wool hybrid pad that I'm currently using, it'll strip the excess touchup paint off while leaving the excess in the chip. Which is brilliant, because I get to skip all the annoying work that's normally involved in using Dr. Colorchip.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:33 PM   #2
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Hereís a before and after shot.

Note that the panel still requires further work (ClearCut and a wool pad are not a good final compound), but it conveys pretty well just how much had to be done. The paint on this car will never get to great, but at least we can get to acceptable.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:58 PM   #3
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That's pretty good improvement.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:14 PM   #4
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Those pictures are bugging me out I can't tell what part of the car I am looking at ... also is the paint black or is that some background reflection.

For some reason I always thought your Porsche was white.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:17 PM   #5
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Those pictures are bugging me out I can't tell what part of the car I am looking at ... also is the paint black or is that some background reflection.

For some reason I always thought your Porsche was white.
Kobi *also* used to have a white 993 C4. In retrospect, I wish I'd bought it off her, even if it would have been a bit weird driving her ex-boyfriend's car. The Turbo is very much black.

This picture is of a part of the driver's side rear fender.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:19 PM   #6
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That's pretty good improvement.
Particularly considering that the "before" picture was previously polished by me. It's not going to be possible to get *all* the scratches out, but I anticipate getting it a little bit better and blacker with followup treatments.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:53 PM   #7
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Actually not terrible as is on the passenger side.
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Particularly considering that the "before" picture was previously polished by me.
Yikes! OK, that's excellent improvement then.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:23 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:44 PM   #10
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back to the driverís rear panel with some finishing compound on a less harsh pad. iíll be honest. this is way better than i thought it would be.
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