Many of us may be at home with time to spare. Why not pamper your Porsche 928 and release some stress.
I had my friend Mathias, a paint detail expert, work his magic on my Porsche 928s. Many of you are do-it-yourselfers, so go at it! There are many good car care products and how-to videos, so do your research before you jump in. Please be careful, we all like a great shine, but if buffing is too aggressive the paint can be damaged beyond repair. With paint buffing a “less is better than more” approach is wise.
Any good shine requires proper cleaning. For this job the following steps were taken:
• Wash, dry using microfiber towels
• Clay bar wash (actually rubbing a bit of clay over the entire car to pick up microscopic particles)
• 3 stage buffing (different compound for each stage)
• Complete wipe down of paint with rubbing alcohol and microfiber towels
• Two applications of ceramic coating
I recommend using a ceramic coating. Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that bonds to the vehicle paint. It is an alternative to wax that washes away and breaks down every few months. It is initially more expensive to apply but lasts several times longer than wax and also provides superior UV protection. The product used on my cars is Avalon King Armor Shield.
This is my 1987 928 S4. The paint color is Graphite Metallic (custom paint for 1987 LB7V/W9)
This is my 1993 928 GTS. The paint color is Amazon Green (code 39A)
This is my 1979 928. The paint color is Indishrot (code G8)
The roof paint was oxidizing. This shows the benefits of proper cleaning and buffing to bring back the color. Again, use extreme caution with buffing, as you can buff through the paint.