Chris Wall­bank

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports -

Leeds, UK chris_wall­bank @chrisjwall­bank

Model 997.1 Car­rera S Year 2005 Ac­quired Novem­ber 2012

Last month I was still un­de­cided on whether to go for re­place­ment Bil­stein B6 Oem-spec sus­pen­sion or their slightly sportier and stiffer B8 op­tion. I made the de­ci­sion to go back to OEM ride height and set-up with B6, keep­ing the use of the fac­tory PASM and giv­ing the now 13-year-old sus­pen­sion a com­plete re­fresh.

Un­for­tu­nately the B6 units were out of stock and on back or­der from Ger­many, so I was un­able to get them fit­ted this month.

So, while I had a bit of free time one sunny week­end in be­tween work I de­cided to give the Porsche a full win­ter clean, pol­ish and wax in prepa­ra­tion for the win­ter months ahead and the salty UK roads!

The un­be­liev­able thing is the car has never been pol­ished or waxed since it was de­tailed al­most four years ago! The ce­ramic coat­ing has held up well over the four years, but more re­cently I no­ticed less bead­ing when wash­ing the car and a build-up of grime around the lower half of the car, mak­ing it tricky to dry. It needed a full deep pol­ish!

Hav­ing used Au­to­glym’s prod­ucts most of my life I de­cided to give its Su­per Resin Pol­ish Com­plete Kit a try. It went on ex­tremely eas­ily with the sup­plied ap­pli­ca­tor sponge and came off just as eas­ily with the fin­ish­ing cloth, get­ting rid of the grime build-up but not cut­ting through the ce­ramic coat­ing.

After that I wanted to seal it with a good layer of wax, and for this I thought I’d give Au­to­glym’s Ul­tra High Def­i­ni­tion Wax a try from its new UHD range.

This also came with a handy lit­tle foam ap­pli­ca­tor, mak­ing ap­pli­ca­tion a dod­dle!

Some waxes I’ve tried in the past can be tricky to re­move and leave a lot of residue, so it was nice to find the UHD wax came off with lit­tle ef­fort, leav­ing an amaz­ing deep re­flec­tion and restor­ing the Basalt black back to its for­mer glory. Now to see how it stands up to the win­ter weeks ahead!

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