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 7/1/2014 11:07 AM
 

Guten Tag Members!

At some point or another, most of us have probably noticed that swirls and scratches can be removed fairly easily on our Porsche. The reason for this ease of workability, is due to the fact that some clear coat finishes are softer than others. If we could imagine a line arranging hardness of clear from softest to hardest, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest, Porsche falls in at about a 2. With the exception of the Carrera GT. Some that would be joining Porsche on this scale would be the Ford Mustang (2) and a BMW painted in Schwarz (2). On the other end of the scale, we would find makes with some of the hardest clear coat finishes. Such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Audi, Mercedes and Lamborghini to name a few. Single-Stage paints are by far the softest to work with on any vehicle, and it's here that the technology of the day gained a reputation in detailing for burning through finishes. Mainly because the polishing techniques of the era required the use of a rotary polisher, which is extremely aggresive due to the high heat it produces on such a soft paint. In the detailing world, the rotary polisher is on the verge of extinction. But many body shops still favor this as their tool of choice. So if you happen to work on your 964 series and notice that the color of the vehicle in on your pad, then pay close attention as you are working with a single-stage paint at that point. Often times, a vehicle that was once a hard clear coat can become soft, and this happens when a vehicle is repainted during it's lifetime. With today's waterborne paint technology, vehicles tend to come out body shops on the softer side of our scale. Although there are many advantages to working with a softer finish, the disadvantage is that they tend to scratch and swirl very easy. I've attached a link to a video I've created for Porsche owners to better illustrate working with softer paints. Remember to use care when maintaining your Porsche's finish. Glass coat technology gives our vehicle a fighting chance against scratches and swirls, and I will be discussing these type of products on future posts. Have fun, and take pride in your detailed ride. - Mike Cardenas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cta9xBn8tLM&feature=share&list=UUyaVzLaUrECBRbb1tTn4dIA&index=2

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