Unwrapping and Inspecting a 911 GT3 RS (Video)

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Video shows proper way to inspect your precious GT3 RS for paint defects.

If you’re dropping the cash to buy a 911 GT3 RS, you darn well expect everything to be perfect. But, even though modern paint practices have come a long way in recent years, defects still happen. Not to mention the fact that things can happen as your car works its way from Porsche’s assembly line or a reseller’s hands to your garage.

The best way to ensure that doesn’t happen? Request delivery of your car with factory installed wrapping intact. That way you can personally unwrap the car (which is a pretty awesome feeling anyway) and inspect the paint for defects. This will allow you to decide whether you want to keep the car as is, refuse the delivery, or negotiate. Because once you buy a car, there are no take backs.

But how exactly do you properly inspect a car’s paint? This is exactly the type of thing that YouTube is good for, and it’s also YouTuber AMMO NYC‘s specialty. And they just happened to take delivery of a nicely wrapped 911 GT3 RS in need of an inspection, so why not shoot an informative video?

 

Finding a mar on this brand-new GT3 RS’ bumper isn’t too difficult. A little buffing will remove it, but this is pertinent info for both owner and detailer.

 

The key to a proper paint inspection, as you would imagine, is lighting. Obviously you aren’t going to be looking for subtle or tiny defects in your dimly-lit garage. But, as we can clearly see in the video, finding a mar on this brand-new GT3 RS’ bumper isn’t too difficult. Obviously, a little buffing will remove it, but this is pertinent info for both owner and detailer.

If you’re in the market for a new or even used sports car, this is valuable information. Even if you don’t have the proper lights or desire to inspect it yourself, taking the car to a competent detailer can save you both money and frustration.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts.


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