996 Turbo X50 Package | Maintenance Wash & Undercarriage

 

Yesterday we had the pleasure of working on this 996 Turbo for one of our regular clients. The goal for our work was to give a thorough, yet gentle wash to the extremely soft paint, and to decontaminate the undercarriage and suspension components of the car. This client sees tremendous value in keeping the undercarriage and suspension components in top condition, thereby making it much easier to locate problematic issues if/when they arise. Regular cleaning and maintenance of undercarriage and suspension components also ensures the surfaces do not accumulate contamination that could damage or stain the components. 

 

 

Our first step was to move our scissor lift to the wash bay (not an easy task), and remove the wheels. All bolts were removed by hand and a wheel hanger was used to safely remove the wheels...

 

 

 

After the wheels were removed, we begun cleaning the wheels off the car...

 

 

The wheel barrels were cleaned using a combination of brushes, microfibers and wheel cleaners...

 

 

Finally the wheels were rinsed and set to the side...

 

 

We then put the car in the air so we could get better access to the wheel wells and undercarriage...

 

 

Nothing out of the ordinary here... Everything was indicative of the 20,000 miles on the odometer...

 

 

 

 

Here Steven is getting dirty under the magnificent flat six engine of the turbo...

 

 

Regretfully, this is the only before and after photo I was able to get of the undercarriage and suspension components... 

 

 

 After the surface was steam cleaned...

 

 

After spending several hours cleaning the dirtiest part of this car, we all needed to wash up before caring for the paint. Once we all were cleaned up, we got started on the top side of the car.

The first step with paint is to apply a thick coat of foam to the car, allowing it to sit for a few minutes. This emulsifies the loose dirt before rinsing it with the pressure washer. After it is rinsed, we then apply a second coat of foam to the paint to act as additional lubricant to the paint when washing with our wash mitt. You may ask, "Is this necessary?" The answer is YES. The paint of this car is extremely soft and particularly thin in some spots. Originality is of high value, so we must make every step to ensure the paint is properly cared for.

 

 After the car was washed using the two bucket method, we gave it a final rinse.

 

 

 

 

The turbo was then dried using the metro master blaster, rather than microfiber drying towels to eliminate the risk of marring the paint in the drying process.

 

 

Once the vehicle was dried, we torqued all the lug nuts to spec and delivered the car back to our clients garage.

 

 

Here are a few photos I thought worth sharing...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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