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JeanClaude 02-11-2013 04:49 PM

You want heavy paint restoration? I have it for you right here!
 
This video compliments these photos well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpbc...ature=youtu.be

Straight forward project. 997 Carrera with nightmare paint getting 40 hours of correction. The pitting on the hood was pointed out to the owner but he was not concerned with it. Beyond that, there would be no guarantee that it could have been cleaned up. The paint was measuring thin in spots on every panel. The paint measured from 80-115 microns all over the car.

The owner had applied some real junk on the tires. Some kind of Armor All rubberizer that was layered onto the tires. To remove it I had to use some high pressure water to cut it apart.

Nasty weather to start the preparation under.

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The following shots are befores, 50/50s and afters.

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Cranking it out

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Correction up to the edge

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The next 2 shots only show off the attention to even the small areas like that space between the headlamps and the hood. Every inch of the fenders were given a ton of attention.

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Chappy76 02-12-2013 07:12 PM

Nice!!!

Spoonman 02-12-2013 07:22 PM

Give me paint resto

JeanClaude 02-12-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spoonman (Post 6431272)
Give me paint resto

Resto on the way brotatoe.

Spoonman 02-13-2013 06:40 AM

Haha great job seriously. I need that, then a vinyl wrap :/

chadderkdawg 02-13-2013 06:50 AM

Looks great, and even more impressive that it was done in a regular old garage with poor lighting!

JeanClaude 02-13-2013 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chadderkdawg (Post 6433165)
Looks great, and even more impressive that it was done in a regular old garage with poor lighting!

The garage lighting was bad, but I keep some intense halogen lighting as well as some LED lighting that I work by.

Chris(NJ) 02-13-2013 03:41 PM

Nice work! Needs a good photoshoot now

KJaikaran 02-13-2013 03:45 PM

nice, from the pic it looks like your using the porter cable buffer...

Juggernaut 02-13-2013 03:47 PM

Looks good. Bet it was $$!

JeanClaude 02-13-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KJaikaran (Post 6435848)
nice, from the pic it looks like your using the porter cable buffer...

I have 2 flex 3401s 2 GG DAs and a Makita rotary. I focused on the heaviest damage with the Makita and a wool pad while my assistant did some of the lighter correction.

JeanClaude 02-13-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juggernaut (Post 6435858)
Looks good. Bet it was $$!

$xxxx

Dadic 78 02-27-2013 07:01 PM

40 hours of work, insane! Can I ask what that kind of work would cost?

JeanClaude 02-27-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dadic 78 (Post 6511450)
40 hours of work, insane! Can I ask what that kind of work would cost?

$1300+
Sounds like a lot. But it absolutely increases the value of cars substantially. In this case, his car now has one of the best factory finishes in the state. When he decides to sell it, if maintained well, it will look very close to how it does now and will sell for much more and far faster than before.

This is one of those cases when it really is an investment and not just a luxury.

Dadic 78 02-28-2013 06:54 PM

I agree with you, 100% Especially on a high-end vehicle like that, it will absolutely help with resale, and the overall enjoyment of the current owner. Nice work!

JeanClaude 02-28-2013 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dadic 78 (Post 6516855)
I agree with you, 100% Especially on a high-end vehicle like that, it will absolutely help with resale, and the overall enjoyment of the current owner. Nice work!

This is true for even every day vehicles.

For stock-like trucks, the honey spot for making money investing in paint is closer to $500. When your paint looks better than every other truck someone is looking at, it's obvious to the buyer and he will want the cleanest paint. Paint and then fabric. Those two surfaces cost a lot of money to fix and if they look amazing, the choice for a buyer is easy. ;)

spiralout462 03-07-2013 02:15 PM

Nice save!! I hear the Porsche paint is generally super soft. Is it softer than Toyota? Generally speaking of course.

xyourlocaldjx 04-02-2013 11:25 AM

Probably being a jerk here, but that person doesn't deserve to own that car... or any car over $15k. Boggles the mind on how people treat their cars. again this is my personal opinion... =)

great work on the car!

JeanClaude 04-05-2013 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spiralout462 (Post 6553067)
Nice save!! I hear the Porsche paint is generally super soft. Is it softer than Toyota? Generally speaking of course.

Generally, yes.

JeanClaude 04-05-2013 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xyourlocaldjx (Post 6682410)
Probably being a jerk here, but that person doesn't deserve to own that car... or any car over $15k. Boggles the mind on how people treat their cars. again this is my personal opinion... =)

great work on the car!

Thanks for the kind words.


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