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  2. Interesting article, looks like it’s out of the US as it misses a lot of well known brands outside of CQuartz. Have to disagree with a lot of statements made and recommendations, application techniques, to the point that article is evidently a promotional tool rather than written by a journalist not a experienced Detailer. Just my 2c niko you cannot go wrong with the stuff you are using, I’m a big fan of the Autoglym product as well. jb
  3. Thanks for that Peter...I haven't gone to the ceramic side at this stage. Black being a real PITA to keep looking good. at this stage I am sticking to the tried and true old polish/wax stuff... I normally use the AUTOGLYM range, in polish/wax and sealers.... however. I have been using DODO Red Mist protection as the end product for the polish/wax/ sequence. I think it is better for the final finish. I rarely have to use any polish, after the wash and using the AquaWax, go over the entire body surface with the DODO JUICE. Otherwise stick with the AUTOGLYM Extra gloss protection instead. Either are very very good in my opinion. They jury is till out for me with the ceramics, although having seen the result on some cars it is obviously a good thing too.......I think
  4. Appreciate all the feedback and recommendations guys, I'm in Richmond so there's some handy locations mentioned near me! Couple of quotes for now and I'll see how I go cheers,
  5. Niko, As one of PFA's most trusted car care enthusiasts, WHAT are you using and are you happy with the results? I still thank you for your recommendation with Aquawax so would be happy to take your advice on ceramic coating too.
  6. Here's the catalogue one. Turns out it is an estate sale, and I knew the owner. He was a client for a few years, but I never knew of his interest in cars.....
  7. Arthur, the "pay back the tax man" bit really comes if your car is sold for more than the depreciated value, as you add back (some or part) of the depreciation previously claimed. Obviously this is an issue if you try to depreciate, say, an air cooled car, or a 996 / 997 and transaxle series where values aren't dropping, whereas if you bought a new Macan, Cayenne and 991 , and probably most newer Boxsters, I think you'd pretty much be suffering some real depreciation in value. So, depending on how long you own a car for, and how expensive it is (bearing in mind the depreciation cost limit and FBT values per SimonK earlier), there can be some circumstances where you can make it work. I guess as generality, this works for the cheaper end of the market best. However, what I've chosen to do with my 996, is to keep a track of business kms and will claim under the c/km method (under 5000kms claim at 66c/km), as there is no depreciation add back that I can determine under this option. As our 996 is in joint names, my wife is also using the car for some of her business stuff so she can claim up to 5000kms too. This works even better if you wanted to run a cheap Boxster where the $ claim can be really worthwhile compared to running costs....
  8. POLO getting the shine on ready for LUFT6
  9. POLO - getting the shine on ready for LUFT
  10. Your all saving them from the salty roads in the UK. They are much better off in Australia
  11. Have a read of the "top" ceramic coatings voted by CAR BIBLES. This item taken from RENNLIST Also answers most if not all of your questions at the end of the various brands suggested. https://www.carbibles.com/best-ceramic-coating-for-cars/
  12. Lots a twisties there Tom. Awesome 😉
  13. These women keep photo bombing me 😂
  14. Sunday trip https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+NoMad+Hotel+Los+Angeles,+South+Olive+Street,+Central+LA,+Los+Angeles,+CA,+USA/Cedar+Springs,+CA,+USA/Crestline,+CA,+USA/Palm+Springs,+CA,+USA/@34.1103938,-117.9620932,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m26!4m25!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c7b501a0d6e9:0x285a53468afc7a09!2m2!1d-118.2554772!2d34.0469902!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c31e64b96bafc3:0xc0a37f6f497b745a!2m2!1d-117.8850634!2d34.3505556!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c350973cdb6623:0xd89ead22f2da360c!2m2!1d-117.2855993!2d34.2419509!1m5!1m1!1s0x80db1ad4ffdbe5b3:0xa1e56987c2ed797c!2m2!1d-116.5452921!2d33.8302961!3e0
  15. If you want to go out in mine just let me know and be careful what you say about the black ones😂😂
  16. From my personal experience over the last 28 years of running a business and deducting car expenses you have it pretty much summed up correctly. Either that or my accountant has ballsed it up over this period. I have no interest in claiming expenses that will need to be paid back down the track and thus don't deduct my 911 expenses. It's bad enough the asset depreciated and to add insult to injury you need to pay the tax man back all of the claim and the perceived benefit. No thanks. Owning a 911 is a first wold problem making a minor saving on tax won't make or break the amount of tax paid. The savings are insignificant. Say you have 20k of depreciation and expenses you are saving 6k a year on tax. I'm sure there are ways to get around it but the structural costs might outweigh the benefits. Ps I even talked to my accountant about setting up a car hire business that buys exotics and I rent a car through this business but the hire business is still restricted by the depreciation issues. The only way this will work is if the depreciating asset is worth $0 in the end. A bit hard to do this on a new Ferrari, Lamborghini Porsche or McLaren etc that might be held for 3 years. Happy to be shot down if all of the above is wrong or there are ways to play the system
  17. Now you know that is a very bad idea mate! 😁 I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet too
  18. He still has it saw it today . Can’t believe he still has it great car . Get behind the wheel of it on Sunday Lee
  19. Without knowing exactly which black one you mean, a friend here in SA has a 118,000km black with Savannah interior for similar money. IMS done, new 997 clutch, rims, tyres etc. I was going to buy it but pulled out last minute before he bought it. Maybe the same car, as I think he still has it
  20. Hi Mate, No he hasn’t bought anything yet - I sent him this link but he’s not keen on yellow (I think it actually really suits this model).
  21. Lot 674, 2nd last lot on Saturday. Will let you know thoughts after we look at it tomorrow. Martin will know what to look for....
  22. Great to see some free to air coverage! You popped up a few times hugh!
  23. Sure do. That’s a keeper. Subtle it’s not. Like me!
  24. What lot is the E type? Would be interested in your observations please
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