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Favorite Youtube Videos of the week Thread!!!

lowfat

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A couple of videoes about doing a Concours-level paint restoration on a Porsche 964. Estimated cost is probably $500K - $700K USD for the work done (720 man hours of specialists). In previous videos he had the entire roof replaced, rust removed, etc.

This vid is about removing the paint and levelling the panels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xp91nSjMU8

And this one is about the prep, paint job, polishing, and then a clear bra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BV0PMYfc3o
 

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I think you have an extra zero there. But yeah...that paint job is nuts. Larry handles some cool stuff in his videos for sure, and I've learned some stuff as well.
 

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I think you have an extra zero there. But yeah...that paint job is nuts.
Nope. 720 man hours of Porsche specialists and painters that do show cars for 'Concours d'Elegance', which is for cars absolutely flawless. Rumours say it was $700K but I don't think Larry actually commented on the price.

About a year ago Larry was on a team that detailed a McLaren F1 GTR LT for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. There was a 4 man team that took 138 hours to just detail the vehicle for the show. I wouldn't be surprised if just that detail cost $100K USD.
 

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Nope. 720 man hours of Porsche specialists and painters that do show cars for 'Concours d'Elegance', which is for cars absolutely flawless. Rumours say it was $700K but I don't think Larry actually commented on the price.

About a year ago Larry was on a team that detailed a McLaren F1 GTR LT for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. There was a 4 man team that took 138 hours to just detail the vehicle for the show. I wouldn't be surprised if just that detail cost $100K USD.
700k and he choose black... sigh :bleh:
 

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Have you seen a truly high end black paint job? It takes on a life of its own like an oil slick, much deeper than any other color.
Right up until the next time you take it through a pressure wash :haha:

Somewhat relatedly, if any of you edmontonians are looking for a good detailer, I was really happy with Travis at Presidential Polish's work. The MX-5 looked fantastic after they were done polishing and coating.
 

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Have you seen a truly high end black paint job? It takes on a life of its own like an oil slick, much deeper than any other color.
Yes, I have, I enjoy going to car shows occasionally. On a side note - its scary how many show cars have crap paint, or good paint being ruined by someone who doesn't understand that rubbing that dirty micro-fiber cloth with quick-detailer is just swirling thei car and leaving streaks everywhere from QD overuse.

Back to gloss blacks - its totally a purely opinion thing (I mean we're talking colours here!) but a high quality gloss black - its nice, but it just still doesn't pop in the same way other colours or black in other paint styles (pearl, metallic, flat, etc.) does.

I hate 2 colours styles on a car, Gloss Black and Metallic/Pearl Silver. Yet, Silver in Metallic/Pearl finish when done well, I will admit defeat on, but Gloss Black, to me, will never look "eye watering gorgeous" no matter what to me.

That said I'm still super jealous of his Porsche :biggrin:
 

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