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My 2018 GTS received Glistening Perfection

Moe Mistry @ Glistening Perfection documented my clear bra installation. After a many months of waiting for my 2018 GTS, i finally took delivery and immediately drove from Porsche South Bay to Moe's shop in Costa Mesa. More waiting, but definitely worth the extra wait. Moe is a perfectionist at what he does and it clearly shows in his work. I couldn't be happier with my decision to use Moe and if anyone is on the fence about PPF, PM me and I can help you through it.

BTW.....the 2018 GTS is an amazing car !


Here is Moe's account of the process...........

Most projects we do combine a series of service that we have become extremely proficient at: paint correction, nano coating, clear bra, and tint. This project is the other gamut of projects we work on...simple and functional...clear bra and tint was all this client requested. Below, is an example of doing the simple tasks in a way that's unique to us and of value to our clients. Enjoy!

Initial Condition

We ALWAYS request clients bring us their project in as "default" state as possible. This client definitely got us what we were looking for







Even though this GTS had less than 50 miles on the odometer, debris gets into the oddest place



Prep prior to clear bra installation

Clay to prep surface of embedded decontamination from transport to US





Hand polished to bring our brilliance and gloss



Most of the 991s we get have these imperfections in the clear coat...





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True fix is to lightly sand/compound, then polish. Other option, simply clear bra over it. Here you see left side with clear bra, and right side is the defect...left side is hidden perfectly by clear bra and unnoticeable under any lighting



Clear bra installation

Every installer is unique to his/her craft. We are unique in that our "pre-cut" is VERY close to a CUSTOM installation. We consider it SEMI-CUSTOM and you'll see why

















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A lot of controversy over headlight installations, we DEFINITELY recommend it and install it 95% of the time. You MUST make sure your installer is comfortable with the process. It's not easy











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Extended rockers. We remove the factory small stone guard, and replace it with a piece going from rear fender hips all the way down and across behind the front wheels. Imagine an upside-down hockey stick





Even front bumper attention to detail isn't overlooked







Final result





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We applied Suntek CIR60 all around, including windshield. This is a VERY light film but very high performance in that it blocks amazing amount heat, glare, and UV, without looking like you have any tint







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Beautiful Job to a wonderful Porsche.


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Iím not gonna lie to you, that is a sexy beast!


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Gorgeous!
Love the interior color too.
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Beautiful! I'm surprised at how the clear bra is so good at hiding imperfections too! Seeing dirt getting into random places somehow was pretty interesting too, haha. Enjoy the GTS, it's beautifully optioned out too!
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Thanks for the comments. Moe does a terrific job for sure !
Having owned only early 911 s and a current 914, this GTS is just amazing. I am so glad I decided on the manual gearbox as it makes me feel very connected to the car as well as i just enjoy shifting gears (even in traffic).
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Subscribing so I can show off your car when I get to work. Beautiful!
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