Porsche Carrera 4S Detailing

Today I bring you this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing page. I had the pleasure of performing some of that Auto Fetish Magic on this very cool Porsche today!

I want to not only highlight the car itself, but also highlight some of the taping that must go into a polish job when it is done the correct way.

Follow the pictorial of the Porsche Carrera 4S car detail to see and read some of these interesting notes.

The amazing lines of the Porsche Carrera

Is this an amazing car or what? I think so...I know so

I just love the lines that Porsche has sculpted into all there cars; the sinuous lines down the flanks; the way the rear wheels bulge and are contained within more sensuous body lines...it is all good!

Another view for more provocative and sinuous lines of the Porsche Carrera 4S detailing

Here is a shot highlighting the front fascia with the various grill accents. I have always considered the front to be a bit ominous with the size of the vents and the way they are configured into the aesthetics.

Using detail tape to get the "details" right the first time

This is a shot of the kind of taping that I must do in order to do a quality polish job. This car is a current customer referral that I went to perform some magic on. The paint was looking less than all it could be on this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing.

The buffer and polish pads react differently to materials, so it is important to tape up moldings, felt trim, as well as any other trim that might be damage by the buffing wheel.

This is a step often neglected by impatient detailers trying to cut corners. Just like so many other things in life, the prep work done will determine the quality of the finished product...

...skipping corners will mean a finished product that is less than it could be.

Another area using the detail tape for protection from the buffer
Here is a close up of the roof and sun roof area of the car that really shows just how precise I like to get.

You can see how I literally get the tape underneath the rubber molding itself for an exacting fit and protection.

This is for two purposes:

  • Protects from the buffer polishing pads
  • Allows to get extremely close to protected items
  • Prevents polish from getting in and under these areas

Practicing safe buffing on this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing project

Here I have a shot of the Porsche emblem being covered and protected. This is where you have to make trade off's.

It is impossible to get this area completely perfect. For true perfection during this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing job, you would need to remove the insignia completely; polish the area, and then attach a new insignia. click here to see more

These types of name plates or insignias are all attached using double sided tape; it is a real laborious task to remove these 100%.

I was just walking through a Mercedes showroom the other day, and one of the cars on the inside showroom floor had the rear emblems removed. Unfortunately, the person who did the removing, did not sand/polish the area completely, so there was still a shadow of scratches around the old emblem. click here to see and read about color sanding

Because of the "damage" that occurs in removing the double sided tape, it is necessary to do actual color sanding to remove any remaining trace of damage.

Think about these emblems; they are made to stay on the life of the car and remain there through all kinds of weather conditions. So it only makes sense that the tape used to put these on, does not easily come off.

Another area where the "details" can be forgotten by other detailers

Back to more highlights of this Porsche Carrera 4S Detailing job...

Here is a shot of the rear, lower side vent ( not truly a vent, but an aesthetic enhancement in this case ) that requires additional attention if you want to get the details "right". As I often am heard quoting, "The difference is always about the details."

Think about your favorite restaurant, hotel, scenic vista, etc. What makes these things so special and interesting to us, but the minutia...or the "details".

I apply the same when doing car detailing. In order to create that much more value for the customer, as compared to the other car detailers that are available, I want to not only pay attention to the details, but get them "right".

This is part of why I highlight what I do within the pages of this web site.

Let's look at this picture again, as there are other details that I want to note while we are here for this Porsche Carrera 4S car detail:

Detailing perfection

Look at the wheels and look within to see the absence of any brake dust/dirt. These type of OE silver finished wheels look amazing when they are detailed throughout. click here to see what I am talking about

You can also take note of some very clean and detailed wheel well area and chrome exhaust tip.

The picture below takes you in for a close up of the front wheel highlighting the look of a truly clean and detailed wheel that now shows off the bright powder coated brake calipers done in red.

Perfectly detailed wheels

Speaking of clean and detailed, let's look below for a shot of the engine area after being detailed.

The horsepower producing power plant of the amazing Carrera

"A clean engine is a happy engine." Which makes for a happy customer...as well as a happy mechanic who has he pleasure of working on a clean engine instead of a dirty engine.

Do you think a mechanic might have a little heightened sense of respect towards your car if you brought it to them looking like this? I think so...

Brings new meaning to the term "Like a mirror"

The above shot is the reflection of the door after I had finished this polishing job.

Porsche has some of the most amazing paint that is in the upper echelon of all car manufacturers. This only means that my labors are that much more rewarding with the finished product, as was the case this day for this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing job.

I will leave you with one last look at this amazing piece of German engineering.

One last shot of the amazing lines of this engineering wonder

Black is always a difficult color to get correct. If you think the pictures look fabulous, you should see the live version of this Porsche Carrera 4S detailing job!

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