The Porsche 997 Carrera S is a drivers car and this one has been owned, driven and loved since new by it’s owner. With 114,000 miles on the clock the owner decided his pride and joy could benefit from some love, and so it was booked in with us for a full Correction Detail. On first inspection we could see the car had suffered at the hands of time and use, the paintwork was badly swirled, the headlight and indicator lenses had become foggy and hazed, the brake callipers had become faded and all 4 wheels were in desperate need of a refurb. So we set about bringing the Carrera back to life!
After the car was washed and decontaminated in the usual way it was straight inside and onto the ramp, the wheels were removed and sent for a much needed refurb. Next we set to work on resurrecting the headlight and indicator lenses Rupes X-cut P1500 and P3000 abrasive pads were used to remove the fog and the lenses were left crystal clear like new.
The next step was to set about breathing some life into the tired paintwork, this consisted of a multi stage paint correction
Whilst the wheels were off and access was easy, the plastic wheel arches were cleaned of road tar and rejuvenated, The stainless steel back boxes were also cleansed of tar and then polished, as were the car’s 4 stainless exhaust tips. Next we set about resurrecting the brake callipers and wheel hubs, the callipers were given a fresh coat of red paint and new Porsche decals to turn back time to when they were new. The hubs were repainted silver and even the wheel bolts were cleaned and given a fresh coat of paint.
Refurbished callipers coated with Gtechniq C5
Once the wheels were back from their refurb they were given a coat of Gtechniq C5 sealant and reinstalled onto the car.
Now that the paintwork was corrected and looking as good as it did the day the owner purchased it, it was time for it to be sealed to ensure it stays this way for a long time to come. This called for Gtechniq’s Crystal Serum Black to be applied. The glass was then coated using Gtechniq G1 and the car’s cabriolet roof was sealed using I1
The interior was given a thorough clean and with the car nearing completion a few remaining details were taken care of. All plastics were prepped and dressed to look as good as new and a new Carrera S badge was applied to the rear engine cover.
The car was given a once over to remove and dust or polish particles and it was finally ready to be handed back to the owner. A lot of time and a lot of work, but the results are stunning and this Porsche 997 Carrera S has been granted a new lease on life!