Porsche GT3 First Wash & DriveJun 06, 2021
What's up guys? In today's episode, we're working on not one, not two, but three new 2018 9 9 1.2 gt3 now, these two in particular came from Rhode Island and this one here, the chalk white came from Florida. up here now you might be wondering why you are detailing and brining new cars well its pretty interesting they all left the factory at the exact same time so for me from a nerd perspective i actually want See what's different or what's the same in all three and I think it's going to be a lot of fun so we'll go over that number two we'll focus on interior glass one member new cars kinda annoying there's yellow dirt that's on the inside of the windshield, so I'm playing around with some techniques.
I'm not exactly sure if I'm in love with them yet, but I hope you can participate in the comments and see if they have something more than you. do on the inside glass plus we're going to be putting a ful I cleaned up the bra here and of course I did a paint correction and a lot more to get it closer to this episode of trying to protect Jimena and here it's such a killer blue yeah You are not familiar with the new GT3, watch any car review video. or read any article and you'll quickly understand why this thing is a beast the old 3.8 liter has now been replaced by a 4.0 that goes from 475 horsepower to now 500 but the six speed manual transmission is what makes this a popular item as the previous gen didn't come with this option whatever transmission you get who cares it's a gt3 and they're awesome especially if you
drivethem hard now just so we can get to the part quickly of painting comparison of the episode.
This is what I did on all three gt3s when they got out of the truck before evaluating or comparing paints in the shop I
firstconcentrated on the wheels by pre-rinsing them with water, then added a bit of prune and then used Brute wheel soap and water on the aerator along with wheel brushes and
washgloves the reason i said don't use a foam gun here is that you might hit the paint and let it dry before i could finish the full job on the new wheels again. Moving on to the next wheel once I was done with all the wheels I lightly sprayed plum again on the painted undersurfaces, nose and trunk to release any brake factory or rail dust that may have accumulated throughout your ride to the United States. yourself, yes you can use certain wheel cleaners that contain sodium thiopental, so do it for the paint as it will also interact with the iron particles.
Again, I chose this over tinkering with a new car in my attempts to stick to the idea of less aggressive. technique
firstif the iron was not removed by this technique and then a metallic sound is needed, then so be it, but in this case, after sitting for about two minutes and without drying, the light iron deposits were eaten away and removed with a pressure
wash. er during pre-rinse for its first full wash I called the paint with raw and enhance in a 50/50 mix for that extra touch now in the future I will use foam and enhance to maintain and protect the car however, here I wanted a stronger cleaning to see the true state of the paint: shake the foamy paint slightly.
I used the technique that has worked since my first video five or six years ago now instead of using wash mitts and multiple Reed unk and dirty water use a clean microfiber towel on all four sides and when dirty just grab another microfiber towel clean microfiber and move on, yeah sure you'll use a few more towels but it's 100% clean no cross contamination. I usually reserve this technique for super rare cars, soft paint, or black paint. but now i find myself using it more and more these days instead of the traditional wash mitt. I encourage you to prime microfiber towels with soap and water first, if possible, it tends to slip or float on paint. it is easiest when filled with soap and water;
Similarly, a small interior brush can be useful in tight spaces and once you are done with light agitation, give it a final rinse and dry with a damp but non-hambohydrate microfiber towel for this initial inspection and possibly polishing afterwards. . I took the cars inside to inspect the paint. Okay guys, start the third day. I want to give you a little summary of what's going on here. I called Dan from turn seven. You know who it is because we hit a little hitch the car over there Dan is behind the pan camera over there the gt3 and chalk white I got my guys helping me on that side of the car because we saw something I wasn't sure if I liked it or no, if I'm not 100 percent, I just ripped it out and we're redoing it, so it slowed us down a little bit, he called Danny to help me polish this one, we're almost done, we took the nose off. and the headlights are off but what's interesting is the three wings t its this rear lid here they all have pigtails on them to varying degrees so i would say chalk white is the worst i would say this is the second worst and that's actually not so bad now take that put it aside look at the painting the painting is in different condition this is the best painting i have seen so far that is the second best and this is the worst if i turn off my light real quick and show you the painting in at some point in your life sitting outside or something I don't know I don't know if you can see that or not but this needs to be compounded and polished so the quick summary of day three is polish polish polish polish and then the three wings needed to be almost sanded and compounded and polished so there's some cool stuff going on because I've never had three cars leave the factory at the same time and go into the shop at the same time so that's cool right after of this, we are going to work Now once the clear bras are done we're going to work on the inner glass and I'll show you a few steps on how to make that less torturous. m100 and a microfiber cutting pad next we followed up with the three inch on the larger areas and finished with em 205 on the three inch foam pad once again the paint was relatively smooth on all three rear decks and they cut well and finished easily.
My guess is that pigtails were present on all decks because the shape and tight workspace didn't allow for the best sanding position or line of sight for the factory worker, but again, that it's just a guess with full wings, the owners asked me. remove all the badges before the clear bra and more importantly they preferred the 997 gt3 badge which is a bit bigger than the gt3 that comes with the car so i will install the bigger one at the end of the detail as i have done in previous videos i used fishing line and ran it behind the badge and they came off abnormally easy maybe it was because they were installed a few weeks ago but either way it took less than 20 seconds to get them off the paint then i gently peeled the 3m remaining double sided tape and I was done, no adhesive remover needed and it was literally that painless.
Next, we begin the restoration on the paint of all the cars, except the spoiler and the rear hood. To do this, I'm testing the new buff. Brite polishing light that attaches directly to your polisher and threads designed for its side handle, directly illuminates the surface you're working on and obviously stays with the polisher as you move it back and forth, so it's certainly convenient , however, I found it. sometimes it's a bit cumbersome to work around the light on both sides of the handle, I'd say one side might be best rather than having to get used to the new dimensions of the polisher and tr Trying to avoid hitting or scratching the paint is also something To consider for me, more testing needs to be done before I can decide if it's something I'm going to use in the future, for now I'm sticking with one handheld light and one. in the angled distance to complete these gt3s during the blue mexico buff i noticed three spots on the
drivers side rear quarter that were unique among the gg threes ok so im trying to keep you posted as part of this little documentary, so to speak, I've polished the door and most of the hood, and we're working on the roof, and we're going through the whole process like we normally would, but I want to stop once in a while when I see something that's kind of fascinating, albeit Less for us nerds looking at this anyway you see these three pieces of tape it looks like from the factory there's a little one or two inch that they maybe deliver or something so I'll just zoom in and show it to you but i haven't. compound or polish done something to this panel but as i was inspecting and checking it i thought i know i called dan like i heard dan and we sanded this little spot here it is oh no we didn't say anything like a clow and i found two more and then we know we look at it and think to ourselves oh wow this looks like this particular panel must have had some kind of paint defect and they sanded it down but they didn't actually go through the process to refine it we all know that in the details from a detailed perspective it's much harder to fix it's kind of easy to sand it's kind of easy to refine that's where the money is made, so to speak, or the last ten percent or whatever you want to call it again and then we'll go over the trunk lid, we've talked about that a lot but I can tell you right now that that's being painted or fabricated or built or something in a completely different factory I guess or a different method because in each of the I know there's also some Kind of a refinement issue so I'll keep going but any time I find something interesting or noteworthy I get on camera and show you guys after I made up and polished those pigtails I wanted to see if the paint thickness on the cars was similar or very different now that the door frames were consistent around four Mills while the paint was around five so there really isn't a huge difference in thickness consistency around the cars but the quality of the The finish or refinement process may vary because the same as compounding and polishing is probably done by humans rather than machines, so it's not unlikely that there will be variation in finish when you're done. it's a clear broth we don't have, right?
What does that say? It says six, okay, so it's six thousand. elve point five so I'm basically doubling the thickness if you like so essentially there's another six mil of plastic or a clear bra on top of six mil of paint so you doubled your protection for lack of a better word but that not in fact true you just put six mils of clear stock on top of six mils of paint which I think is pretty good ok so we just measure the paint on the gt3 and the clear bronze shows the difference about 6 7 millimeters or and it has a now I want to show a little example this thing has been repainted but it's irrelevant to this demo so I'm going to put that gauge paint here it's 12 right now I'm going to put the vinyl wrap on and it's 13 so that's about a million and a half difference obviously and clear bras really focus on protection so if you're going to get a rock job a, hey, I'm going to drive my car.
Maybe they'll send me the rock. really to change it look at this thing it's crazy it has all kinds of fancy colors in the company name and it's a race car so there's a very big difference between the vinyl and the clear Bron and the big difference it would be the protection factor and obviously the light brow is going to be what you want if that's what you want. you're looking now I have a video I'll post a link here somewhere in between showing the differences between the two and really we're going down the rabbit hole of all the differences the kind of material how much it costs how long it takes all that kind of stuff so If you really want to know the difference or get nerdy about vinyl vs. clear bra, check out that video.
Once the sanding or D marks are restored, the car is jacked up for Brian and Nick to carefully remove the headlights. To do this they first removed the side markers under the tray trunk plastics and then taped off the surrounding paint if you're wondering why I didn't wait to buff it when they were done because it's so hard to buff something that's wobbly or wavy once time it loosens up. Also these guys are really picky about everything so I knew the paint wasn't going to be touched next, Brian uses a pole tab to remove the plastic component or tab that connects the bumper to the fender and then with a few poles the bumper was offset enough to reach the ball its under the headlight again all this could have been done from inside the trunk on earlier models but not on newer cars that had the headlight disconnected, but this one has to remove the bumper cover to get to 10,then the headlight is removed from the fender and the electrical units are disconnected in the next few days we clean all the painted surfaces on the gt3 now i'll spare you the gory details but if you want to see an exact step-by-step procedure on another Porsche , click link above now with bra installed Brian and Nick returned to reinstall headlights with bumper in place side markers under tray and front spoiler owners request asked dealer not to put front lip on on the car because I was only going to remove it a few days later so it was very helpful with the front trunk The plastics were back on we were ready to go ahead and move on to the next step when we were done with the fasteners if possible I like it throw the car in the sun to help the water evaporate and inspect every corner, every edge and look for bubbles that are always present minute s after installation when I find something that needs more attention I would lightly place a small strip of tape near the spot in question and work my way around the car to complete the last 10% of the clear bra job as we all know the customers and myself included in this one we don't remember or appreciate the 99% that went right instead we look at the 1% that's not perfect so this inspection now that I'm doing will hopefully reduce that 1% to maybe zero ,same way i remove seat covers ,floor mats and very carefully remove window sticker now i never fold someone's window sticker especially on a new car because it brings bad luck more in this later then put it back inside after an hour or two in the sun and clean the edges and any bubbles you found outside at this point the bra should be warm and pliable as it helps work the material. when it's a bit more pliable then i quickly vacuum the carpets and seat then touch up the interior plastics with a mold foam and add a bit of Scotch Guard to the carpets because rubber mats are not used, new cars in particular have plastic that gasses so these new ones are called plasticizers these things come off plastic dashboards or leather and stick to glass now they're always admitting it's the new car smell you smell that's that gas that gas goes through out the window it goes everywhere but when it goes when it's near the glass it just cuts up and up you know there's no gas and it sticks to it and that's a yellowish film you see all the time super annoying so the purpose of today is to test. to minimize that or chew it up for the new owner so they don't have to deal with it for a couple weeks or months again if you put it out in the sun it will actually get worse faster so that's a bit fyi anyway I put a towel here because I'm going to use rubbing alcohol and this is a new car and if God forbid we've got a little bit of a drip this will pick it up so rubbing alcohol.
I have towels everywhere again. I'm doing this. on camera trying to do something quick this is super tight no leaks anywhere and i would do it outside the car on that side but i can't do everything and film at the same time i wanted to introduce you to this i'm not sure if you've seen it it's a lollipop. I don't think there's a specific name for it, but it's just a window cleaning paddle and at the end right here is a little scrub pad so you can really scrub that film off so you guys have seen the scoping tool or whatever it's called and it's a little triangle and there's a bonnet on it and you put the bonnet on take it off put it put it on this microfiber for me that's a little slower because they fill up so fast they get wet so fast so I just switched the microfiber towels and i can literally do this i can just lift it up a bit do it again lift it up a bit so i always have a clean towel without having to pull the loop that's my thought process so again i would do this outside the car so put some isopropyl alcohol in here , it's about a 50/50 or 60/40 mix, just a little bit on the microfiber and you'll hold it in your hand and then you can get into very, very tight places, but you're exerting a lot of pressure on more consistent pressing than just saying his hand goes up like this so I like this idea it seems to be working well for me again I'll shoot more videos and see if I stick with this plan and then once he has it you know you're satisfied with it, you can literally just take it. it's off put a new towel on the right and then go back in and wipe it again and do all the steps we normally do anyway just wanna introduce you to this thing i think it's cool i'm not 100% sure but this it's like this constant battle as everyone knows the joke is i'd rather buff like four cars than a single windshield glass because it's just a nightmare with that movie so stay tuned for more on this for the other windows .
I use the scouring pad to remove the glue from the window sticker and a small squeegee to see if it was as helpful as I hope it is now keep an eye out. I still don't have enough data to make a safe recommendation at this time. Next I bought some frames online and quickly put the decals on the windows to protect them for the owners, it will be a nice touch when they come to pick up their babies a few days later, I installed the new larger badge on the rear bumper, many of You guys commented on my Instagram page that I should have created a template earlier if I remove the old badges, but since I'm not going to reinstall those badges, they became unnecessary.
I would start from scratch with your placement and ask someone who is special in everything in life to place a badge perfectly without a stencil on a supercar. it takes a long time to measure twice and cut once it was full throttle not proud of it but it took me about an hour and 40 minutes to be happy with its placement most of it was just standing and looking to visually measure the gaps it was an unbearable project if that wasn't enough we placed decals along the bottom edge of the car on the chalk white gt3 after careful consideration by the owner we follow the door line rather than the body line one is parallel to the floor while the other is parallel to the door now this sounds subtle but have slightly different sloped rakes for each once the backing is removed cut around the door and place the detail around the back and you are done to install is quite easy.
However, the perfect placement location is numb and very tedious. Next, I added a moleskin to the edges for a uniform look. leather over the clear bra, then I applied a moment to the trim and rubber to give it a little touch before the owners arrived, truth be told, my favorite part of the job is revealing the car to the owner, especially if it's new. the car and explain the cool things I found during the job and any useful maintenance tips that will keep the car in great shape once it leaves the shop. Likewise, I handed them the frame with the window decal as a thank you for using ammo and answered any questions. questions before his first ride home and to my surprise my friend Chris let me drive his newly detailed, fresh off the lot first GT as he knows this is my next dream car so it was q It's a bit special and a bit stressful to be the first to drive your car on public roads and I haven't stopped dreaming about it ever since, so I added the Porsche gt3 to my car viewing wall in the hope that someday day my dream will come true
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