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Nice, I have the same color on my Turbo S
 
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What was the Red color you used, Might have to do the 4S in red lol Can you post a pic of the can
 
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Nice, I have the same color on my Turbo S
Nice! I like the HRE's too - are they 22's? Feel like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for my wheels to come in.

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What was the Red color you used, Might have to do the 4S in red lol Can you post a pic of the can
Go for it! I'll take a pic of the can once I get home later this evening.
 
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So over the past couple of weeks, I was able to get the paint correction done (25 hours of actual work time - beauty is pain lol), installed the new BMC air filter and added the "Panamera GTS" decals in black on both driver and passenger door. I tried to document before and after's of the paint, but I was having trouble with what I seen in person transferring over onto the camera. That, along with adding extra time to an already long job caused me to put down the camera for the most part. To come our the pics I did take..

Iron X doing it's job...





Here you can see a good before and after of the window trim.



 
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I got such satisfaction out of doing this last part. It's something so simple but over looked by most. The black trim in the grill was extremely "ashy" and clearly never had any sort of coating applied to it. That would soon change. It went from ashy to a nice satin finish that will last 14-16 months before needing a new application.








 
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Products used:
-Rupes LHR 15
-Buff & Shine Uro Microfiber pads & Meguiars Cutting Pad
-IPA Solution
-Iron X
-3M Clay Bar
-M105
-Menzerna FG400
-Sonax Perfect Finish
-Jescar PowerLock
-Collinite 845
-Solution Finish

Still waiting for my wheels. All 4 Pirelli Nero GT tires are in - rims are supposed to arrive Thursday or Friday. I hope to be able to ceramic coat them this weekend and have them mounted sometime next week.
 
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Bravo Flo! Awesome work and attention to details.
 
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Products used:
-Rupes LHR 15
-Buff & Shine Uro Microfiber pads & Meguiars Cutting Pad
-IPA Solution
-Iron X
-3M Clay Bar
-M105
-Menzerna FG400
-Sonax Perfect Finish
-Jescar PowerLock
-Collinite 845
-Solution Finish

Still waiting for my wheels. All 4 Pirelli Nero GT tires are in - rims are supposed to arrive Thursday or Friday. I hope to be able to ceramic coat them this weekend and have them mounted sometime next week.
Nice work! What did you use on the front grill?
 
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Originally Posted by drviperdds View Post
Bravo Flo! Awesome work and attention to details.
Thank you!

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Nice work! What did you use on the front grill?
Thanks! Here's the link to the product; https://www.solutionfinish.com/
 
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Great Journal

I just purchased a 2013 GTS (dark blue metallic) a month ago. You journal is helping me decide what I would like to do to individualize/improve the vehicle.
So far I've changed out all the interior bulbs to LED (15 of them), and tinted the windows with Huper Optik 30%.
Looking forward to your future posts.
 
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Originally Posted by 970gts View Post
I just purchased a 2013 GTS (dark blue metallic) a month ago. You journal is helping me decide what I would like to do to individualize/improve the vehicle.
So far I've changed out all the interior bulbs to LED (15 of them), and tinted the windows with Huper Optik 30%.
Looking forward to your future posts.
I'm glad I can be of some help. Sounds like you have a unique color for these cars - enjoy it!

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What was the Red color you used, Might have to do the 4S in red lol Can you post a pic of the can
 
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I spot some other nice cars in your garage sir. Good for you with putting 25 hours in your paint correction. I wish I had the time.
 
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I spot some other nice cars in your garage sir. Good for you with putting 25 hours in your paint correction. I wish I had the time.
My man - thanks. Yeah, it took me about 6 days to complete bc of outside priorities but itís always worth it in the end.
 
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Flo, I ordered the can of red, was there any special surface prep besides masking
 

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