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Q: I own a 2016 991 Car­rera 4 GTS; it’s a Carmine red model bought new in the last quar­ter of 2015. I have two ques­tions for you: first, do you rec­om­mend I do a ce­ramic coat­ing? Se­condly, from where can I pur­chase a front leather bra to use on long trips to avoid stone chips?

Michael Kam­sky, via email

Scott’s an­swer: “While I don’t have any ex­pe­ri­ence with ce­ramic coat­ings, I can rec­om­mend Paint Pro­tec­tion Film (PPF), which is ap­plied to the paint ei­ther for the com­plete car or just to the vul­ner­a­ble ar­eas at the front. I have seen a num­ber of cus­tomer cars with this ap­plied and it re­ally does look great. In most cases the film is in­vis­i­ble to the naked eye and it of­fers great pro­tec­tion to the paint­work.

I also don’t know about leather bon­net bras. I haven’t seen one per­son­ally on a

911 since the 3.2 Car­rera! There may be com­pa­nies which make them, but not to my knowl­edge. Be sure to re­move it reg­u­larly, as con­den­sa­tion can build and it can end up do­ing more harm than good.

Scott Gard­ner Job Ti­tle Gold Di­ag­nos­tic Tech­ni­cian Place of work Porsche Cen­tre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 11 years

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