What did you do to your 996TT Today?

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

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:06 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote: 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.
I see ads for this but am too dumb to ask. What does it do? Is it some kind of super wax that stays shinier longer? Does it protect the paint? Looks cool in Panorama, but all the cars look cool in Panorama.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:41 pm

OceanBlue2000 wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:06 pm
FRUNKenstein wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:03 am

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.
I see ads for this but am too dumb to ask. What does it do? Is it some kind of super wax that stays shinier longer? Does it protect the paint? Looks cool in Panorama, but all the cars look cool in Panorama.
I would like to know as well. The cars in Pano look good partly because of the dude who took the pic and the equipment he/she used.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 5chn3ll » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:15 pm

This article @ Drivetribe provides a non-insulting, if conspicuously sponsored, overview:

https://drivetribe.com/p/no-bs-guide-to ... CGojiLmd5g

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:22 am

5chn3ll wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:15 pm This article @ Drivetribe provides a non-insulting, if conspicuously sponsored, overview:

https://drivetribe.com/p/no-bs-guide-to ... CGojiLmd5g

I forgot to post back up - I read that article and it's pretty good. Obviously they want you to use their product, but they seem to be pretty honest about pointing out the limitations of ceramic coating.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:25 am

Drove the 996tt to work today. As much as I enjoy driving the other cars, every time I drive it, I gain a renewed appreciation for how awesome this model is. And no better hp booster exists than driving a car with well under 100 hp right before jumping into a car with 500+.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by b3freak » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am

FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:25 am Drove the 996tt to work today. As much as I enjoy driving the other cars, every time I drive it, I gain a renewed appreciation for how awesome this model is. And no better hp booster exists than driving a car with well under 100 hp right before jumping into a car with 500+.
Just stay on top of preventive maintenance on these cars my friend. Many buyers jump on these 996/997 Turbo cars because they think the Mezger engines are bullet proof and never fail, etc. But, these cars are a lot more expensive service and Jake says its hard to find a core in many cases when the engine goes boom. This is becoming a more regular occurance at Flat 6. (see attached image) This one came in this morning.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:02 am

Bobby - are you saying I should be changing oil or something? I think the manufacturer says 100k miles between oil changes and mine only has 62k miles.
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by b3freak » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:17 am

FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:02 am Bobby - are you saying I should be changing oil or something? I think the manufacturer says 100k miles between oil changes and mine only has 62k miles.
100K miles??? hahahaha! You crack me up dude! You know what I mean.

Might be good time to start your "keep my Turbro alive" fund. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:22 am

b3freak wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:17 am
FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:02 am Bobby - are you saying I should be changing oil or something? I think the manufacturer says 100k miles between oil changes and mine only has 62k miles.
100K miles??? hahahaha! You crack me up dude! You know what I mean.

Might be good to start your "keep my Turbro alive" fund started. ;)
Yeah those Turbro guys have money they don't know what to do with so a new engine block shouldn't be an issue...
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by gnat » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:44 am

Kalash,
Keep the politics in the correct place. I temp deleted your post as there was nothing useful left if I simply removed the political stuff. The other mods can still see the post and reinstate if they feel otherwise.

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