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PhilH

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    Adelaide
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    996.1 C2

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  1. PhilH

    996 Ducktail

    Well I figured that as I need the front bumper painted I might as well get a ducktail and have it painted at the same time....and then of course the wheels will need changing...and...and...and!
  2. PhilH

    996 Ducktail

    Thanks Lee. That would be great.
  3. Option 2. Doubt whether any seller will pay for multiple PPI's if several people want one. Soon adds up! My suggestion is that everyone who gets a PPI done on a car, offer it to other members on the Forum, if they do not go ahead with the purchase, at say $100-$200 to recoup some of the cost. Reason being that what may turn me off buying a car, would not be a factor for someone else. Beats everyone paying for a PPI on the same car! Maybe we need a PPI "sale" thread! I paid for 4 PPI's before I bought my car!
  4. PhilH

    996 Ducktail

    Does anyone know if I can get a ducktail for a 996 (1998) supplied in Australia. All I can find is US or UK suppliers. i like the ones used on the CSR Retro cars ex the UK and cost is 1200 pound plus shipping etc. I would prefer to buy locally if anyone knows where to get one. Once I find one, Iwill have a taco shell tail for sale :-) Thanks.
  5. I didn't do anything to mine......except drive it 😋
  6. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    A lot more comfortable to drive and less of an oil smell!! Actually, this one has been lowered and stiffer suspension for the track/rallying so it does let me feel every bump in the road. My last 3.2 was also lowered a bit so similar in that way. I had sports seats in the last car and found them to be more supportive than these..I like the seats to wrap around me a bit more, however that is a minor issue that can be fixed. Overall, the car drives very well and feels "surer" on the road, although I have only had 1 trip through the Adelaide Hills so far! Have got all the stone chip film off except for the front bumper so that may need a trip to Lee's shed, a steam gun, some plastic razor blades and a bottle of red (for when we finish!!) Living in an apartment with only a car stacker makes it difficult to do any real work on the car!
  7. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Yes, finally got one.! Be great to catch up soon. Yes was on Carsales about 6 weeks ago. I flew down to MEL to have a look at it the day after it went up and did the deal a few days later. Despite the PFA forum " chatter", it was not an import, not on the WOVR, had not had a crash, and did not die on the drive back to ADL😄 I had some work done in MEL before I drove it back...major service, IMS Soultion upgrade, brakes etc. So far it runs well!
  8. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    C2 with Aero. Few things to tidy up but I am happy with it. Gives me something to do 🙂
  9. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Excellent. I think the bumpers would look good in Red though - Got any Red??
  10. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Great. Thanks for the info. Will take it to them next week. Mind you, popcorn, beer and steel razor blades at Lee's place could be a lot of fun.....although a new paint job has not been budgeted!!
  11. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Thanks JB for the detailed info. Now just need the time and place to do it!
  12. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Thanks Raven,. I think the problem with this one is that it has been on fire 20 years so has really stuck on and started to go hard and crack. Will not peel even with a heat gun. Comes off in very tiny pieces and the glue stays on. The detailers said it should be changed at a max of 5 years.
  13. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Good idea. Front bumper needs a repaint so can live with that. Just the bonnet I need to fix!
  14. PhilH

    Stone Chip Film Removal

    Thanks Dave. Will try that next! Can get a lot of the smaller pieces off however bonnet and front bumper very difficult. it is baked on after 20 years in the sun.
  15. Need some advice on removing old stone chip film from my car. It looks like the film has been on from when the car was new, so around 20 years and is proving almost impossible to remove. It has started to go yellowish and crack. Have used heat gun, chemicals etc and nothing seems to be working. Even a professional car detailers is having problems removing it. Anyone have any suggestions? And if you have it, probably a good idea to refresh it every few years!! Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
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