The Porsche 911 GT3 is widely recognized as one of the best driver’s cars money can buy. A 9,000 RPM flat-six engine, racecar-inspired driving dynamics, and an absolutely iconic look gave the GT3 its reputation, but what if you want something a bit more nuanced? Enter the GT3 Touring. Revised bodywork, a wing delete and a manual transmission take the GT3 from a racecar to an understated canyon carver.
The owner of this 992 GT3 Touring, finished in PTS China Grey, wanted to protect their enthusiast-driven car. Our Driver’s Package Paint Protection Film and Level 2 Ceramic Coating System was the perfect protection solution. This client chose not to install ceramic window tint.
Step 1: Decontamination Wash
In order to prepare this vehicle for clear bra and ceramic coatings, it will receive a thorough decontamination wash. To start this process, we’ll soak the whole car in Gyeon Q2M Foam and Q2M Iron. This will remove a lot of the surface grime and chemical contaminants from the paint. At this time, we’ll also use Q2M Iron WheelCleaner and a variety of brushes to clean the wheels.
Once we get all that rinsed off, we can move on to our contact wash using Q2M Bathe and the three-bucket method. We’ll also clay bar the entire vehicle to remove any embedded contaminants. Finally, we’ll dry the car with a BLO Car Dryer to avoid reintroducing any lint back onto the paint.
Step 2: Paint Protection Film
This client opted for our Driver’s Package Clear Bra. This is an ideal package for any enthusiast-driven car. This package protects your vehicle in all of the high-impact areas where paint damage is most common.
Paint protection film protects vehicle paint against most minor road hazards including bird droppings, rock chips, minor scratches and swirl marks. PPF is a polyurethane film that acts as a sacrificial layer for your paint. When something hits your car that would typically cause paint damage, it’s usually absorbed by the film and your paint stays safe. It’s particularly important to get PPF in Denver where there is a significantly larger amount of road debris.
In order to begin installing PPF, we’ll start on the computer where we’ll design and pre-cut film custom to each vehicle and panel. It’s worth noting that all PPF installations are not the same, and one of the things that differentiates us from dealership coverage is that we pre-cut our film. This ensures that there is no stretching, distortion or blades near your paint.
To start the clear bra installation, we will spray a slip solution onto the panel we are working with before laying the PPF on top. Once the film is properly aligned with the body panel and the installers have set anchor points to ensure that the film does not slip, we’ll use a squeegee to push the slip solution out from underneath the clear bra. This allows the film to stick to the paint and leave an invisible layer of protection.
Step 3: Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating
Once the paint protection film is installed, this GT3 Touring will land under our light booth for its ceramic coatings. We will be installing our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System. This is an extremely high-quality package that includes 2 layers of coating on the body of the vehicle as well as a dedicated coating on the wheel faces and windshield.
Ceramic coatings for cars are an effective way to protect your vehicle from other common paint hazards on the road. Coatings can protect against harmful UV rays, oxidization and chemical damage. They also have hydrophobic properties which makes washing your car very easy.
Since there is still some exposed paint, it’s important that we do a paint correction to smooth out imperfections in the paint job. When the car’s paint is completely corrected, we’ll wipe the whole car with Q2M Prep and Q2M WaterSpot to remove any remaining water spots or other lubricants.
Now that we’re ready to apply the coating, we’ll pour it onto a specialized applicator before spreading it onto the car one panel at a time. It’s important that we move around the car panel-by-panel so that the coating does not dwell on the paint, leaving behind a residue that is very difficult to remove. Instead, once we coat a panel, we immediately use two microfiber towels to remove the excess coating. This leaves an invisible layer of gloss and protection.
While it may be tempting to try to install one of the many DIY ceramic coating solutions on the market, we always recommend coming to a shop like ours. Coatings are very difficult to apply and you will always get better results from a professional studio.
We’ll apply a tire dressing and vacuum the interior and this GT3 Touring is ready for delivery.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our services can protect your car in Denver, Colorado, please feel free to give us a call at 720-662-8520 or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.