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      08-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Bringing a 24 year old Porsche 911 back to life!

Detailer's Domain: 1989 Porsche C4 - Getting it right for the new owner

The new owner found this gem in the mid west, the car had not been touched for 4 years.

This 1989 Porsche 911 C4 was at the shop for a few things including install new wheels, mount and balance new tires, H&R coilovers, clear corners new steering wheel, seals, fluids you name it we got it done.

I believe we put over 60 hours into the complete restoration less the mechanical work.


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Adam's Car Wash
- Decon with Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Compound - Adam's Paint Correcting Polish
- Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
- Last step - Sonax Polymer Net Shield
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

- Complete interior steam cleaned
- Complete interior vac
- Vinyl/Plastics cleaned up
- Leather cleaned and condition

- Clean
- Dress

Links to products used -

Adam's Car Wash
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Stoner's Tarminator
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Adam's Paint Correcting Polish
Sonax Perfect Finish
Sonax Polymer Net Shield
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
Adam's Metal Polish 1
Adam's Metal Polish 2

1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Rapid S
Adam's Leather Conditioner

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out Spray

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR75
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Adam's Orange Pad
Meg's MF Cutting Pad
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

For those of you that can't wait here is the video - read below for the complete story.

Some teasers of the process......

Click here to view the complete write up
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      08-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Wow I love all your work. I've gotta come buy and get some supplies.
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