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  1. I use covers from the UK from carcovershop.co.uk. By the time you take the UK sales tax out, 20% and shipping they are competitive. Look at these if you need a waterproof & breathable cover for a 996/997/991: https://carcovershop.co.uk/covers-indoor-outdoor-porsche.asp (near bottom of page)
  2. I saw the Beast going up Prescott Hillclimb on Saturday. It makes a heck of a racket, being only 4 cylinders so 'smooth' is not an adjective thats ever been used for it, is very tall so must be scary as hell on corners, and leaves a slick of oil behind it. We havent really come that far in over 100 years have we ?
  3. I'm amazed to hear so much support for low end product such as the AutoGlym on a Porsche Forum. Its old hat now, far exceeded in performance and useability by newer, more nimble brands. Its the stuff your Dad used... The SRP has so much chalk in its abrasive, dust like a sandstorm and you'll spend more time taking off the white residues on rubbers than the rest of the bodywork. Its best to apply products with applicator pads - cotton or microfibre with a sponge layer inside which minimises the amount of product that an ordinary cloth can absorb. Cheap microfibres are OK if used carefully - I like the colour coding idea, though peach-style glass cloths are best on glass. But you will notice the value of having 1 or 2 real quality cloths for finial finishing, even if you're not into Concours. There are many better brands out there, and you don't have to spend huge amounts either.
  4. You can buy the jewellers rouge for a few bucks to polish out scratches on glass using a dense cotton bobbin on your power drill as a simple and cheap DIY solution. The only issue with doing it on the windscreen is optical distortion due to changing the shape of the glass, so only polish the minimum area, and keep it cool, so consider doing it in several sessions. For side windows not really much of an issue.
  5. Anyone use one of these ? You can get them from QLD
  6. Although I run one of my cars in competition, the tyre of choice for most of the field is now Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4s. On my 944Turbo I swear by Toyo Proxes, best I have ever had, though the Yokohamas ran them close.
  7. After owning a 944 S2, and putting 45,000m on it in 20 months (so much more pleasure than the rep car the company gave me), and having to give up my 964 after our first child, I'd been Porsche-less for 2 years. I had to have one again, to really live ! So I found this lovely late, 250bhp 944 Turbo, and still have it. The ideal compromise - power of the 964, far more practical, lower cost, though no flat six noise. But its part of the family now, my kids wont let me sell it ever, and fortunately I don't need to. If I ever move to Brisbane where my family is, I'll bring it out to play. It has the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in, lovely balance for a bit of drifting, though feels very heavy compared to my Boxster. A few pics from over the years..I have entered it in Concour, though as a Judge myself knew it would never win.
  8. Most products are silicone or water based, and will sling or wash off. I've used a petroleum-based product for about 10 years, which reinstates the pasticizers that UV leaches from tyres, penetrates rather than sits on the surface (so no sling/wash off) and lasts well. It gives a matt, original, rather than cheap used car lot spivvy shine. Not available in Aus though I don't think, Race Glaze Colour Enhance from the UK.
  9. An excellent job, red is notorious for fading but that looks Factory-fresh. Id go for some top quality high-Carnauba wax though to protect it, or a good sealant. And if its a really good, swirl-free finish, and as you're clearly capable, a ceramic coating.

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