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Old 03-04-2018, 03:36 PM   #51
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I'm close to you two with my early 986 - Stamford.

I go along to TIPEC Peterborough though as a guest currently - all the Clubs will allow you to do so for a few meets to see if you like them. TIPEC is half the price of PCGB, its just how you gel with the people really.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:52 PM   #52
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Ah - must have misremembered the price then.

We're just up the road from Loughborough where they hold a TIPEC meet, hopefully I'll make it along soon.
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:00 PM   #53
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By way of pictures, here's how the GTechniq I1 and G5 are holding up. This is ~3 weeks since a clean, it's been out in the rain and up the M1 a couple of times.


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Old 06-04-2018, 08:06 PM   #54
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:18 PM   #55
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Went along to the cars and coffee thing this morning, good turnout, plenty of Porsches. No classics to speak of unfortunately, and too many skids on departure for our liking though.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:45 PM   #56
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Couldn't make it this time, car was in at Porsche for health check and MOT.
Passed with flying colours, no advisories
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Haven't been around for a while - work getting in the way of the more important stuff!

Progress with all the projects has been little and often. Still, better than nothing.

You may remember this cacky bottom, pictured earlier in the thread...



Started with a strong Surfex wash down, followed by fallout and tar removal. Then ensued many, many, more than I care to remember, hours with the strongest clay I could get.






About a week later...



...looking somewhat better. I didn't have the inclination to machine behind the plate at this stage (the whole car needs doing properly, a problem for future me), so I applied Cleanser Polish followed by Double Speed Wax.

Didn't quite get the towing eye cover as clean as I wanted - the clay just got torn to pieces in the tight corners. I expect I need something quite aggressive for this. Cutting compound on a cotton bud perhaps?

But on the whole, not bad I don't think. At least for silver...




Sourced the correct little expanding fasteners for the square holes. The previous plate was stuck on - I'd prefer not to drill the plate but I'd also like to be able to clean behind it. Lesser of two evils. Maybe.



New plate (made to old defunct dealer design, and with [nearly] the pre-01 wide font instead of the later, narrower / heavier one) coated with GTechniq G5 for now, will be interesting to see how it holds up. I'm stacking up jobs enough to get a bottle of C4/C5 in - will machine it up and do it with this at some point.



Next up, bottom of the bumper, exhaust, and trim.

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Old 15-07-2018, 09:05 PM   #58
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SO tempted by one of these.

For those who own one, what is the cost of Porsche main dealer servicing like?
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I can grab out some old receipts for you later today.
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Porsche website has the service menu pricing , even for older models. With so many Porsche trained specialists there’s no need to pay silly OPC prices though
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