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Thanks for your thoughts and experience Percymon, I will give it a shot I think. Read an advert for Swissol in the Christophorus magazine, sounds like a good product too.....I wish choosing wax was as easy as choosing a blinkin' car!
Brian Thanks for the reply, the OPC said the same sort of thing. Japan is very very hot in summer. Last year we had 45 consecutive days of 40 centigrade plus temperatures!!! Any synthetic or sealant recommendations?
Hi Keyvan Good point. The guy at the OPC said that Zymol left cars blotchy after rain....he seemed to think that the Japanese waxes work better. No reason to doubt him personally but his logic perhaps, I'm from the UK and it rains way more and I doubt its much cleaner than Japanese rain and most UK Porky owners live by Zymol.....so I think I will go for it. Also, in Japan you can have the car 'paint protected' when you buy it, costs about USD 600.00 but it really makes the car shine and you only need to wash it with water for the first two months or so. My 2003 C2 looked stunning (basalt black) the 997 is also in Basalt Black so I am sure it will look just as 'horny'
Thank you! I will get some next week! On a side note, I was going to buy the colour wheel crests today but they felt like cheap plastic junk and were about USD 200.00!!!!!
Servo posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)G'day all, In preparation for the arrival of the 997, I wanted to get some opinons on Zymol. In the UK it seems to be loved, in Japan it is not recommended by the Porsche Dealers. Apparently, the acid rain can screw up the finish with the Zymol - sounds weird to me too! What do you guys think? And where can you buy it in LA / Beverely Hills? Appreciate your comments!
Servo replied to Servo's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Thanks for the reply! Good to know! Only another 2 weeks to go until I get me motor so I am very excited!
Servo replied to Servo's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)thanks - will do!
Servo replied to Servo's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Thanks for the reply. The only way to request a certain tyre in Tokyo is if you are happy to pay for it. Anybody have Continentals?
I'm going to be in LA next week for about 6 days and was thinking of renting a Porsche. Last time I was there I used Midway (LAX Airport) they were pretty good. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good rental place, competitively priced and decent motors? Regards
Servo posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Hi I am new to this forum! I am from the UK but live in Tokyo, Japan. I recently sold my 2003 996 C2 and am replacing it with a new 997 Carrera. I was at the dealership yesterday going over a few final details when I noticed that the cars in the showroom had Continental Tyres on the 19" alloys and Michellin's on the 18" Carrera Alloys. I can at this stage request a different tyre but am not sure what would be best. I had Pirelli P Zero's on the 996, bit noisy on certain roads but no issues at all. I know a few factors could make a difference, PASM, spprts suspension etc etc but any general advise or opinon's would be appreciated. For your information, my car will not have PASM - although I would have liked it - not prepared to wait 6 months for it!