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NutsyH
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2018/08/17 11:17:00 (permalink)

Boxster hood cleaning

Hi
Can anyone recommend a local (within an hour from Witney if poss) service for cleaning, recolouring and waterproofing my Boxster hood please?
 
Thanks
Paul

Paul Hudson
2010 Carrara White 987.2 Boxster S PDK
2016 Moonlight Blue Cayenne S diesel (dog, caravan & shopping)
2018 Mercedes AMG GLC43 (Mrs H)

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    mr pg
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/17 19:30:57 (permalink)
    Buy some Renovo cleaner and reproofer. They do coloured kits. Very easy to do, and the water will bead like on polish.
    jdpef356
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/18 06:00:34 (permalink)
    But dont buy the spray proofer if will go everywhere unless you cover rest of the car.  Buy the  Brush on version.

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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/18 07:41:50 (permalink)
    If your going to reproof the hood don't buy the car packaged products. Best I have ever used is Fabsil Gold, meant for camping equipment. Very easy to use brush on two coats in different directions and gives superb results. Water will bead off just like your paintwork. 

    Geoff
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/18 11:35:25 (permalink)
    Morning,
    I would second Geoff above, and do it yourself with Fabsil Gold, below are two threads with mine and BartyBs way of using it/prepping:
     
    https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=995126#996453
    https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=999079&mpage=2
     
    What I would say, if you use a colour agent, such as Renovo, yourself, make sure that the hood is clear of everything. By this I mean, previous products (soaps, cleaners, protectors etc) dirt, dust, mould etc, as I have seen so many examples of Renovo being used very well to recolour, but very badly, if there is an ounce of older product on there.
     
    If you are intent on someone doing it for you, try Autofarm.
     
    Mark
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/18 15:43:22 (permalink)
    Paul, If you go down the DIY route (and it is really straightforward to do yourself), be aware there are two different types of Fabsil proofer. Make sure you use Fabsil Gold version as it has a longer life and is more water repellant than the normal Fabsil.
     
    Hope that helps.
     


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    NutsyH
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/21 13:56:31 (permalink)
    Thanks guys, but was hoping to have it done professionally. I tried doing the hood on my TVR myself, and finished up with it very patchy (even more so than the original factory finish. 

    Paul Hudson
    2010 Carrara White 987.2 Boxster S PDK
    2016 Moonlight Blue Cayenne S diesel (dog, caravan & shopping)
    2018 Mercedes AMG GLC43 (Mrs H)
    D911ARK
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/22 09:25:28 (permalink)
    In which case, I'd give Autofarm a call. If they wouldn't undertake it themselves, they have a detailing area and call people in. I'd happily take on waterproofing it with Fabsil Gold for you, I just wouldn't attempt to recolour it :)
    NutsyH
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    Re: Boxster hood cleaning 2018/08/24 21:01:09 (permalink)
    Looks like it's a DIY job then. Renova ordered. Already got Porsche hood cleaner.

    Paul Hudson
    2010 Carrara White 987.2 Boxster S PDK
    2016 Moonlight Blue Cayenne S diesel (dog, caravan & shopping)
    2018 Mercedes AMG GLC43 (Mrs H)
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