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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2019/12/18 09:42:12 (permalink)
Not so much what I did with my 996 today, but what I'm planning today for it to do in the future... Cotswold Rally 2020 tickets are available to purchase. It was a great day this year (the weather gods were smiling too). Well worth getting a ticket if you can - they sell like the proverbial hot cakes! 

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2020/02/07 17:02:05 (permalink)
Sun was shining and car had been washed a few days ago so thought it would be a good idea for lunch out at a local pub!  Owner of the Cobra also had the same idea. 
Zunsport grill now fitted to front and perfect fit.  Highly recommended.
Still need the wheels refurbished but problems as originally chromed (before being painted) and recommended refurbishers won't touch them.  Few possibilities to look at, may even try a DIY job with sandpaper, primer and aerosols!
 

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2020/02/07 17:07:18 (permalink)
Have you tried Excel wheels/Lepsons? 
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2020/02/09 12:02:20 (permalink)
Rodney Naghar
Have you tried Excel wheels/Lepsons? 


Hi thanks.  Yes I have tried both of them.  I think the problem is that they want to be able to do an excellent job and keep their reputation.  To do a perfect job it would be necessary to remove all the chrome and either this has to be done by a specialist in electrolysis (and lepsons said even then it might not be acceptable) or blasted which may not leave a perfect surface.  I have found two places, one recommended but not local, who wants to see them first before deciding if they can do them and another more local who will blast and use a thicker primer to try and get a smooth surface again for painting.  Problem is the chrome is harder than the alloy and taking it off damages the alloy!  I'll probably just get the local chap to do them and accept that where the chrome is not taken right off then it'll need doing again in a few years.

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2020/02/09 15:44:01 (permalink)
Blimey, didn't realise what a nightmare chrome plating removal is. Might be worth putting them up for sale (probably do quite well over the pond) and buying used alloys? 
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