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Did you mask off any of the trim or rubber, or were you just careful not to hit those areas?

My white paint is definitely in need of some attention and this seems to be the ticket
Mask any area that should be protected. It is easy to go out of bounds with sanding. Polishing is not normally an issue.

If the rubber areas on your car are porous, the sanding residue from wet sanding will collect on that rubber. Post polishing, the rubber areas may need to be cleaned. YRMV.

3M has lots of products for this kind of work. Many tutorial videos on Utube.

Bonnet is next on the 911:



White will be a great color to do this to.. Your car will look great!

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I spent all day yesterday installing a MaxJax setup I've had for a year.

For anyone considering installing their own lift...

Rent the largest rotary hammer (hammer drill) you can from a local Home Depot or similar. My 25 year old Dewalt hammer drill beat me to death. My hands are so swollen and I have to use both hands to drink water from my water bottle.
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I spent all day yesterday installing a MaxJax setup I've had for a year.

For anyone considering installing their own lift...

Rent the largest rotary hammer (hammer drill) you can from a local Home Depot or similar. My 25 year old Dewalt hammer drill beat me to death. My hands are so swollen and I have to use both hands to drink water from my water bottle.
I thought you were selling that? Did you get it operational? Do you like it other than being beaten up by your hammer drill?
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I thought you were selling that? Did you get it operational? Do you like it other than being beaten up by your hammer drill?
I was going to sell it...and I still probably will. But I'm going to finish overhauling my suspension first. The trailing arm bearings will be much easier on the lift than on a quickjack or regular jackstands.
Tonight I hook up the hydraulics and put the car in the air. My hands hurt so badly last night, I couldn't push the car inside and had to put down a towel and drive it in.
I'll update once it's in the air.
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Busy week!

In no particular order (i.e. the order that PP uploader chose to sort 'em)...

Conditioning Sport Seats with Obenauf's prior to packaging them up for storage...



New vanity plate for Gemini (MUCH better colorway than the standard AZ plate)...



Working on both cars concurrently...



Plugs out of '88 cab in preparation for compression and leak down tests, which are, in turn, in preparation for imminent BaT listing...





After pic of seats dyed by Lee at Pioneer Leather...



Marveling at the level of OCD (service and repair record binders for my babies)...



Paint metering black beauty in preparation for BaT listing (all original paint save for front bumper blade. Ironically enough, the 2nd owner's plexiglass nose bra damaged the paint )...



CA emissions inspection... PASSED!...



More pics for BaT listing...

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Love the pics.
Tell us more about the E39 M5!
Why are you selling the black cab?
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Love the pics.
Tell us more about the E39 M5!
Why are you selling the black cab?
Glad you like the pics. It's been a fun week. More below.

The E39 M5 is really epic. Lives up to the hype. As you've no doubt heard (or perhaps even experienced), it's the total package, but the S62 motor is really something special. It's a lot like Jerry Seinfeld said about the Carrera RS...

"What if at just the right time, just the right people made just the right thing? What if it came out so right that no matter how hard anybody tried, they couldn’t quite make a thing that was better than that thing? It doesn’t happen much. But the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is one of those things.”

I feel the same about the E39 M5. In fact, I drove it to Autokennel to look at a 50th Anniversary 911 PDK that I was intending to acquire. It was a bad idea, as after enjoying the M5's torque delivery for the hour-long drive, I was disappointed with the 50th 911's acceleration (especially given the six figure asking price). My M5 is LeMans Blue on blue / black sport interior. Second to last month of production. I bought it via BaT...
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-bmw-m5-7/

I'm selling my black 491 cab for a few reasons. At 5,500 miles over the past 5.5 years, I just don't drive it enough. I'm OVER black cars (I've gotten too lazy to keep them clean) and there's a tagline here that reads... "Your classic car owns you, you own your hot rod." I'm living that. '88 cab is 60k miles, original paint, pretty original / excellent condition. '87 coupe is 107k+ miles, a repaint, etc. I worry about something happening to either car when I drive them, but I worry too much about the low-ish mile, original paint cab. I don't put it in harm's way, but I drove the coupe most anywhere, including in the rain, etc. As much as I love the black cab,; it's time to move on, free up some cash-ish and a garage spot for the next Porsche.

So, this happened yesterday...







John Bell did up a set of gauges for Gemini. They look damn GOOD! His workmanship looks excellent and he was very easy to work with, especially his willingness for the more unique asks...












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I forgot, I picked up 7x16 Fuchs Evo wheels yesterday after the photoshoot...

At 12.52 pounds, they are a little lighter than original 7x16 Fuchs.





Both wheel boxes fit in the back of the car. They may as well have been fitted luggage...





Dropped the full set of 7s & 9s at Charlie's Foreign Car in Encinitas this evening. Mounting up a set of 205 & 245 P7 Colleziones. I'll be picking those up tomorrow and petting them until I can bolt them up.

New gauges will go in and new wheels & tires will go on this weekend. It's like it's my birthday.
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I did this for the first time.
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Thanks for the details Dan!

Greatly looking forward to seeing the T (and you) on the road and snapping some pics...

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Hi David!

3M sanding paper 1200 and 1500 wet/dry and the use of an appropriate backing pad.

Griot's 1- 4 Polishing compound.

Step one with a microfiber pad and no soft backing. Continue with this process until the p1500 scratches are all but gone.

Step two with a microfiber pad and a foam backing and continue until there are no visible scratches from sanding.

Step 3 with a firm polishing pad and continue until there is good light reflection.

Step 4 with a soft polishing pad and continue until there is really good light reflection.

Step 5 with a soft polishing pad and use "paint glaze". This helps to fill any little (hide) imperfections in the paint.

Step 6 with a soft polishing pad and use Meguiar's Next Generation Polymer sealant to finish up. Really like this product as the whole car can be completed then buff. No white residue.....

All machine work completed with multi-speed orbital.

Takes a few hours but lots cheaper than paint and the process/result is enjoyable.

This car is a driver and hope it will be mostly enjoyed by others as they see me hauling butt along the back roads!

Looking forward to catching up with you soon.

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I finished removing the old carpet/panels and am wire brushing the crispy parts off.

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I finished removing the old carpet/panels and am wire brushing the crispy parts off.
Ha! Funny, I just did the same!!
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Getting dangerously close to "finishing" this '87 build. I told the wife as much the other day. Her response was... "Uh oh."

New tach & speedo are in. They really look great. Very clean and purposeful. Nothing extraneous. Just like I like 'em...



In preparation for some road trips, off with the 225 + 245 Trofeo Rs, on with the 205 + 245 P7 Colleziones. The tread pattern makes my inner 10 year old sing. I used to drool over P7 shod 930s as a kid.







New 245 P7 Colleziones next to 245 Trofeo Rs...





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Drove it to Pt Reyes Station where I saw these two

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Got up early so my car could enjoy the empty freeway and cool air. I drove up to Magnus's event in Downtown L.A. (DTLA) for a Sunday Car's and Coffee.

Two early birds:
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Resprayed and fitted Whale tail, been a long search for decklid and tail at reasonable price. Just waiting for turbo RH hinge to add secondary gas strut
Just nee a new Carrera badge and deck lid internal emissions decal.




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Resprayed and fitted Whale tail, been a long search for decklid and tail at reasonable price. Just waiting for turbo RH hinge to add secondary gas strut
Just nee a new Carrera badge and deck lid internal emissions decal.




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