Wow what a car. This is a 2015 Porsche 911 GT3. This is one of those super cars that you always read about in Road & Track and Car & Driver.
My client called me to ask some questions about ceramic coatings. He had a couple of friends of his tell him that he needed to investigate having a ceramic coating installed on his new car. After talking with him about the various options, he told me he would like to get Opti-Coat Pro Plus applied to his 2015 Porsche 911 GT3.
What makes this 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 special?
Anytime you are financially able to buy a Porsche, it is always a special occasion. My client told me that this was his first Porsche. The 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 is very rare around this part of the country. He had always wanted a Porsche since he was a kid. My client graduated from medical school a couple of years ago and now he is in a position to reward himself with his dream car. He also told me he was a “car guy” and was always reading and learning new techniques online, so he had tons of questions for me.
Assessing the damage
This particular 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 was in very nice shape. The only exception being underneath the rear wing. This is a section where water would pool and collect in the form of puddles. This formed big calcium deposits on the paint surface underneath the rear wing. There was also some minor swirls and micro marring left over from the previous owner.(look at pictures in gallery)
How to fix the problems
I spoke with my client about all of the ceramic coating options offered by Opti-Coat. In order to fix the calcium deposits under the rear wing, it would require a Chemical Decontamination. I also told him that while part of the ceramic coating service includes a light polish, anything that is needed beyond that would be an extra charge. Midnight Blue Porsche paint is very difficult to bring back to the original clarity and luster. The way to do that is to be very methodical and take your time polishing. The paint can’t be allowed to get hot. It will cause “checking” or “fracturing” which will look like straight line scratches forming crosses (tic tac toe effect). This is so we have a surface that is free of defects. On this 2015 Porsche 911 GT3, he decided to go with Opti-Coat Pro Plus.
Work performed on this 2015 Porsche 911 GT3
This particular car did not have a great deal of damage on it. The scratches and swirls were relatively minor. The calcium deposits under the rear wing was the main problem. I had to do a pretty extensive chemical decontamination and then polish with a 3″ polisher to remove it.
I used Optimum Hyper Intensive polish, which is a medium cut polish with a rotary machine to eliminate all of the severe swirls and scratches. This took a great deal of time. I then cleaned the paint with an IPA solution and then finally coated this vehicle with Opti-Coat Pro Plus. The results are stunning.
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