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Paint Correction Detail: 2009 Porsche Carrera S

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Several weeks ago I was contacted by a potential client about 75 miles north of me who has a collection of cars and will continue, to buy, sell, etc. The first car out of the group that would be worked on would be a like new 2009 Porsche with only 1800 miles. After prepping the paint for polishing, you could clearly see that this car has had a rough life for only 1800 miles. Not only were there the normal swirls from improper washing and drying but excessively deep scratches throughout the vehicle and a 2 square foot area on the roof where a previous detailer or dealership attempted to fix a defect. It showed evidence of heavy wool compounding which is completely unnecessary giving that the Porsche clear is a majority of the time, very soft.

After taping up the needed areas, I proceeded to start with a mild process to see how that worked. I used Menzerna SIP and a White LC Pad on the PC @ Speed 6 to remove the deeper defects and properly level the paint. This step worked perfect, but would need further refining with the softer Porsche paint. For a majority of owners, this would of been plenty but when the maximum results are demanded, the next step is a must. Switching to the Makita rotary polisher and a Blue LC Pad using Menzerna Super Finish 106FA left the paint flawless with a new gloss that only Menzerna finishing polishes provide.

Let’s move onto the defects as you can see what I was working with. Now remember, only 1800 miles and this is where we’re at. This is what they let cars go out the door looking like…not acceptable.

Taking a closer look at the wool pad, sanding marks, etc.

Immediately after the process stated above. Now we’re getting somewhere.

Now let’s walk around the car and snap a few shots of the defects using the Brinkmann TuffMax Dual LED Pivot Spotlight

Now in some of the after pictures, if you look closely you will notice future write-ups in the background. As the sun wasn’t out for the completion, I snapped a few indoor shots using the Halogens and the Brinkmann before taking it outside for final pictures.

Don’t forget to use your flash occasionally for checking your correction.

Now how about some after shots to show the glossy black Porsche paint? Enjoy!

Using 303 Aerospace Protectant to treat the plastic and rubber on the rear mounted engine.

After final polishing is completed, using Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze to further clean the paint with a Black LC Pad and Porter Cable on speed 5 before applying Blackfire Wet Diamond that gives you a slick, glossy, and durable surface. You be the judge.

Remember, to achieve this level at the end, it all starts from the beginning.

Thank you for taking time to view my work, if you have any questions or comments, please submit in the box below.

Thanks,
DJ Mayo

DJ Mayo Reflections Detailing
DJ Mayo
DJ Mayo Studios
Gainesville, VA
DJMayoStudios.com

14 comments on Paint Correction Detail: 2009 Porsche Carrera S

  1. Great work, and stunning photography DJ! I just got finished working on a 2009 Porsche Carrera S myself today…love that paint!

    That looks like a very nice facility with some great toys inside. I can’t wait to see what other projects you’re going to have for us to read about. :)

  2. Marc Harris & Jacob Bunyan Marc Harris says:

    Awesome work DJ! So glossy and reflective! I really love Porsche paint; always seems to be a pleasure to work on and because it lays so flat, you really get to show off nice results after a lot of hard work.

  3. Is that a mid 60′s Corvette I spot hiding under that cover? :)

    Great work as always DJ! Pics are amazing as well!

  4. Muzammil Khan says:

    Very nice DJ Mayo! I love your work =D. Can i ask how long a detail like this typically takes you? Also don’t you get pretty tired after a while?

  5. Danny R. says:

    Great work the paint looks amazing its extremely glossy!

  6. 9S says:

    Nice review ans I like BFWD on black car ^^

  7. josh says:

    beautiful!!!!
    im looking forward to doing my black S2000.
    Do you think that the BFWD carnuba is worth it on top of the sealant or should i save my 60 bucks for something else????

  8. Mo says:

    beautiful car with an even prettier detail. the car is simply stunning. excellent work

  9. DJ Mayo DJ Mayo says:

    Thank you for the kinds words everybody! They mean a lot.

    Josh-

    When time allows, on my darker colored vehicles, I will top the BFWD with the caranuba wax after the sealant has sat for at least 12 hours.

  10. Eugene P says:

    DJ, if you do not mind me asking, what did you use on the wheels?

    The Chemical guys EZ-Creme Glaze with the Blackfire Wet Diamond makes for a great combo.

    Beautiful work!

  11. DJ Mayo DJ Mayo says:

    After a basic cleaning, I used Opti-Seal with Chemical Guys VRT for the tires.

  12. Parrish says:

    Hi DJ!

    Your write up on this Black Porsche gives me hope for my BMW 645ci. Someone used rubbing compound to try to get swirls and scratches out of Black Sapphire paint and put even more deeper scratches AND destroyed the clearcoat. I am not able to get a new paint job. Is there anything I can do? Its mainly on the rear quarter panel section of the car.

    Thanks in Advance.

    GOD BLESS Your Business.

  13. Kim Smith says:

    Beautiful work DJ. That’s my dream car, and you made it look absolutely stunning!

  14. Ivan Rajic Ivan Rajic says:

    Great work buddy! I know you polished that beyond perfection but the photo quality still takes the cake for me in this article. Awesome!

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