What did you do to your 996TT Today?

User avatar
gnat
Robot Taskmaster
Posts: 4740
Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:54 am
Location: Lobby, VWGofA HQ

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by gnat » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:27 am

Battery Guy wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 am
FRUNKenstein wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:58 pm I also lubed the wastegate actuators. I had to make a second trip to AdvanceAuto to get some silicone spray lube. I’m intrigued by the design of the cap, with the 2 notches - what the hell are they for? I thought maybe for the little red straw taped to the side of the can, but it doesn’t really fit. Plus, even if the straw fit in there, what’s the purpose? It wouldn’t be a good spot to store the straw. What say you?



90A58828-7739-4C65-9959-CDBC1722B31C.jpeg



8F9038FB-3673-41FC-B699-05990E616710.jpeg
No idea but someone needs to work on this. I always lose the damn straw. Probably have three cans of stuff missing the straws. Where the hell do the straws go??? Must be a small black hole on my workbench...
:(
Daryll
The Straw Gnomes are the sworn enemies of the Underwear Gnomes. They do not have the numbers, however, so storing your straws in your washing machine will keep them safe.

User avatar
Battery Guy
Posts: 299
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by Battery Guy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:39 am

gnat wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:27 am
Battery Guy wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 am

No idea but someone needs to work on this. I always lose the damn straw. Probably have three cans of stuff missing the straws. Where the hell do the straws go??? Must be a small black hole on my workbench...
:(
Daryll
The Straw Gnomes are the sworn enemies of the Underwear Gnomes. They do not have the numbers, however, so storing your straws in your washing machine will keep them safe.
Ha ha! Good plan. Will give that a try when I get my next new can of something with a straw.
D
1999 Porsche 996 Cabrio
Black/Black/Black
No Options!! (How did that happen??)

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
Curator Extraordinaire
Posts: 3416
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Wheat field, dammit, wheat!
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:00 am

Battery Guy wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 am
FRUNKenstein wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:58 pm I also lubed the wastegate actuators. I had to make a second trip to AdvanceAuto to get some silicone spray lube. I’m intrigued by the design of the cap, with the 2 notches - what the hell are they for? I thought maybe for the little red straw taped to the side of the can, but it doesn’t really fit. Plus, even if the straw fit in there, what’s the purpose? It wouldn’t be a good spot to store the straw. What say you?



90A58828-7739-4C65-9959-CDBC1722B31C.jpeg



8F9038FB-3673-41FC-B699-05990E616710.jpeg
No idea but someone needs to work on this. I always lose the damn straw. Probably have three cans of stuff missing the straws. Where the hell do the straws go??? Must be a small black hole on my workbench...
:(
Daryll

I suppose if you jammed it in there real hard, you could get it to fit (that's what she said!). But, it still seems like a bad place to try to store the thing as it sticks out well beyond the diameter of the can and would be susceptible to being knocked out of the holder (if that's what it is). Hell, I might just be a PITA and go ask the manufacturer. I assume they have a spot on their website to ask questions.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
Curator Extraordinaire
Posts: 3416
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Wheat field, dammit, wheat!
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:07 am

Welp, now we know - I guess it's best not to overthink things.

Blaster can.JPG
Blaster can.JPG (86.24 KiB) Viewed 779 times

Other than not fitting the plastic straw and sticking out way past the can edges, it's a great idea!
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

User avatar
Battery Guy
Posts: 299
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by Battery Guy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:59 am

OK, thank you for solving the mystery!
D
1999 Porsche 996 Cabrio
Black/Black/Black
No Options!! (How did that happen??)

User avatar
2fcknfst
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:27 am
Location: Vancouver

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 2fcknfst » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:04 pm

Got 'er ready for a couple more coats of ceramics!

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
Curator Extraordinaire
Posts: 3416
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Wheat field, dammit, wheat!
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm

2fcknfst wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:04 pm Got 'er ready for a couple more coats of ceramics!
Are you doing the ceramic coating yourself? Any good info out there on how to DIY?
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

User avatar
2fcknfst
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:27 am
Location: Vancouver

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 2fcknfst » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:03 am

I was, then I realized that upon closer inspection I had embedded what I suspect is bird crap in the last coat, so the car is going for paint correction on Monday, then I will start again.

It was interesting that I had not noticed it in the past, but new eye glasses revealed fine white outlines that I had missed. Once the correction is done, I will be applying 4/5 coats of Avalon and see how it turns out, and I'll start a thread on how to if anyone is interested.

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
Curator Extraordinaire
Posts: 3416
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Wheat field, dammit, wheat!
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:03 am

2fcknfst wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:03 am I was, then I realized that upon closer inspection I had embedded what I suspect is bird crap in the last coat, so the car is going for paint correction on Monday, then I will start again.

It was interesting that I had not noticed it in the past, but new eye glasses revealed fine white outlines that I had missed. Once the correction is done, I will be applying 4/5 coats of Avalon and see how it turns out, and I'll start a thread on how to if anyone is interested.
That would be a very popular thread. I think a lot of people are interested in ceramic coating, but the cost of a professionally applied coat is just too much for me.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

User avatar
2fcknfst
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:27 am
Location: Vancouver

Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 2fcknfst » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 am

Well, I'll see how the paint correction goes - at the very least, the car is 17 years old, so it probably could use it!

Post Reply