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Clovis911

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  1. Renntech please help. I have a slate grey metallic 996 cab, and i keep it clean as possible, and covered 99% of the time in LA. I noticed that my decklid is losing its shine very quickly and becoming almost dull in apperance. Has any one else heard of this?...It's on on the deckild, and the car does not run hot. Thanks for your advice.

    I have slate grey too, beautiful color. :) I'd suspect the cover you use. Do you leave it on in direct sunlight? During/after rainstorms? Is it fading on your front hood or rear engine cover? It could be deteriorating clearcoat on a paint repair. The factory clearcoat is pretty robust unless you leave it sitting in the desert sun for months at a time or expose it to solvents or other abrasives.

    It's quite possible that a good polish can fix this problem. Go to a local auto shop and pick up some Meguiar's fine cut cleaner #2 or 3M rubbing compound (both are readily available polishes and have a medium cut), along with some microfiber applicator pads and microfiber towel. Wash the car, then pick a small section (2" or so) of the dull paint and with a nickel-sized dab on the microfiber applicator, apply the compound in a firm , even swirling motion for about 10 seconds and then lift. If your applicator has grey paint on it stop immediately, that means the dullness is caused by your clearcoat wearing off. If not, continue applying until the compound has dried to a haze, then remove the residue with a microfiber towel.

    If you like what you see on your test spot, do the rest of the lid. Post some pictures for us so we can see the damage.

    Mark

    Mark - Thanks mark take a look at the damage:

    Dammad - Does yours resemble this?

    Loren heres a pic of the damage

    Yes, exactly like that.. But mine is the spoiler itself, not the lid part.

    Well it looks like it might spread to the spoiler too. Well I need the Nose resprayed so, i guess the deck lid and spoiler also. Thanks


  2. Renntech please help. I have a slate grey metallic 996 cab, and i keep it clean as possible, and covered 99% of the time in LA. I noticed that my decklid is losing its shine very quickly and becoming almost dull in apperance. Has any one else heard of this?...It's on on the deckild, and the car does not run hot. Thanks for your advice.

    I have slate grey too, beautiful color. :) I'd suspect the cover you use. Do you leave it on in direct sunlight? During/after rainstorms? Is it fading on your front hood or rear engine cover? It could be deteriorating clearcoat on a paint repair. The factory clearcoat is pretty robust unless you leave it sitting in the desert sun for months at a time or expose it to solvents or other abrasives.

    It's quite possible that a good polish can fix this problem. Go to a local auto shop and pick up some Meguiar's fine cut cleaner #2 or 3M rubbing compound (both are readily available polishes and have a medium cut), along with some microfiber applicator pads and microfiber towel. Wash the car, then pick a small section (2" or so) of the dull paint and with a nickel-sized dab on the microfiber applicator, apply the compound in a firm , even swirling motion for about 10 seconds and then lift. If your applicator has grey paint on it stop immediately, that means the dullness is caused by your clearcoat wearing off. If not, continue applying until the compound has dried to a haze, then remove the residue with a microfiber towel.

    If you like what you see on your test spot, do the rest of the lid. Post some pictures for us so we can see the damage.

    Mark

    Mark - Thanks mark take a look at the damage:

    Dammad - Does yours resemble this?

    Loren heres a pic of the damage


  3. Are you the first and only owner?

    Please define "hot" - 180 degrees? 220 degrees?

    hey Loren, I read most of your posts, around 180 never much higher. I am the second owner and i've had the car over 2 years. Thanks

    180 is normal.

    Well, sorry to tell you but it sounds like perhaps the rear decklid has been repainted.

    Do what number9ine suggested and post a pic so we can see the damage.

    Yeah it looks bad and feels worse, if the fan in the decklid goes out would that cause heat to "spill out" and damage the paint? I've never heard that fan running. Thnks


  4. Crosspost from rennlist:

    Started the car about a month ago to an unpleasant sound. Upon startup it made a squeal (which sounded to me like a belt or pulley), but after warming up and driving a few blocks it faded. If I start it up overnight in approx 10+C conditions it's a faint sound that goes away, but if I leave it out below that it's a rather loud squeal, then goes away, always at operating temp.

    Any ideas what this could possibly be or where to start troubleshooting?

    '00 C2, manual, 103k kms, no engine mods.

    --- update ---

    Did some digging today. Bought a stethoscope, the whole 9 yards. The pulleys all sound fine. Lubed a few of the noisier ones. Power steering fluid is at the max line, coolant is topped up, no oil leaks, belt is in superb condition...

    Still squealing. Goes away after I hit operating temp, and won't do it again untill the car has been sitting for hours in the cold.

    While digging I found it odd that the noise was more prominent from the wheel wells than at the engine.

    I'm at a loss. Anyone?

    ~thanks

    My '01 Cab also makes a squealing noise when it cold at start-up. I park in an underground garage so i can really here it. Only when it bone-cold though. My car is a tiptronic though. Any answers yet?

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