Tips on 13 year old Porsche paint

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  1. BlackWRX02

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    First off, I've read a lot of the posts but just looking for advice on which products seem to be best right now. I know things change quickly around here.

    I'm wanting to do a complete detail on my '95 Carrera. Paint is in somewhat decent shape for its age. Just some light scratches on the roof/rear fenders and a fair amount of swirl marks. Part of the car was repainted recently after some old bag tapped me so the older paint stands out. Looking for a way to bring it back to life to look a little more like the newer painted areas.

    I'll be getting a PC (no way I'm going to try this by hand). The car is regularly washed, not driven daily, and was recently clayed and waxed with s100.

    Need to know what pads to get, and which product seems to be best right now. Don't really care what it costs as long as its not like $200/bottle :mamoru:

    The car before clay and wax. Looks a bit better than this now and the rear rock guard has been replaced so its not faded like the one in this picture
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  2. Labster

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    PC with a LC orange pad with Optimum Compound or Megs #83 DACP
    PC with LC blue pad with Megs #80
    PC with LC red pad with Klasse AIO
    Hand application of s100 or Pinnacle Souveran

    I did this combo on an 03 GT3 and it came out really deep and wet.
     
  3. BlackWRX02

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    :bigthumb: Thanks for the info.

    Any other opinions?
     
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  5. Scottwax

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    I use mostly Optimum and Meguiars polishes, you will need a variety of pads, finishing, polishing and cutting. Clearkote's Carnauba Moose would look really good on that color.
     
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    get the UDM and the pads to go with it. probably set you back about 200-250 for everything.
     
  7. BlackWRX02

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    I finally got my PC and Optimum compound/polish and sealer. I was able to do the WRX with no problem but I'm having some issues with the 993. I liked how the optimum products worked on the WRX but so far they aren't my favorite on the 993. I switched to some Meguires light cut swirl remover which worked amazingly well with an orange pad and then followed up with some meg. show car glaze polish. Problem is, I can't seem to get the polish off all the way. I'm using a lake county white pad to apply it, and misting quick detailer to remove it. Its leaving a nasty haze on the paint. Looks good until under florescent lights at night then I see the haze. I've also tried just lightly buffing off the polish w/o the QD but its difficult to remove that way and streaks prety bad. I can rub it with my finger and it streaks so I know its on the surface and not from the optimum compound or anything.

    Any ideas? I haven't washed it yet because I haven't finished the whole car...
     
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    I love your car.
     
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    wow, very nice Scott! Any pad recomendations? I'm using LC pads now from AutoGeek.

    Also, what speeds do you suggest on my PC for the above products?
     
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    I'd stick with polishing pads and spread the polish at 5 and buff in at 6.
     
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    Finally got it done, I'll post some pictures when I get a few mins to take some :o

    Thanks for the help
     

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