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Old 02-03-2018, 01:51 AM
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Congrats had a C2 targa for a while - only targa I've ever owned I really liked, your's looks terrific
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:56 AM
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Looking good, Afshin.
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Love 964 Targas, IMO best looking Targa made by Porsche..that last white one i had i really wish i could have kept ( but i feel that way about almost every car i get lol)
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What a great looking car.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GDOG8
What a great looking car.
Totally, makes we want to consider looking at Targas as well.
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Thanks guys.....it is a genuinely great car to own and drive. I had it out this morning and I’m still amazed at how well the car sticks to the road.

As noted before, I personally love the look of the Targa so for me when this car came up it was a no brainer. Honestly I find absolutely no drawbacks to owning the Targa, it’s just as tight and stiff as a coupe on canyon roads and you can have a coupe when it’s cold/hot out and a convertible when it’s nice out!
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^ beautiful car and you are DRIVING it....
i had my slate gray coupe out earlier in the week...
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:57 PM
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I have a 1990 C2 Targa, supplied to the UK.... but no slats.

The car is currently in for some work and one of the wish list items was to remove the black (partially worn away by the roof) paint from the hoop, return it to bare metal, provide a nice smooth finish and seal it. I love that retro Targa look. However, the guys doing the work tell me that they've been unable to produce a satisfactory smooth finish and have now repainted it. I'm confident that they're a very experienced, dedicated to quality, specialist restoration workshop.

So I'm guessing that there must have been different materials used, and probably patterns, for the hoops over the years.
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by P964nut View Post
I have a 1990 C2 Targa, supplied to the UK.... but no slats.

The car is currently in for some work and one of the wish list items was to remove the black (partially worn away by the roof) paint from the hoop, return it to bare metal, provide a nice smooth finish and seal it. I love that retro Targa look. However, the guys doing the work tell me that they've been unable to produce a satisfactory smooth finish and have now repainted it. I'm confident that they're a very experienced, dedicated to quality, specialist restoration workshop.

So I'm guessing that there must have been different materials used, and probably patterns, for the hoops over the years.
I have seen 90's with and without slats. Are you trying to polish it? The early targa's to the best of my knowledge were brushed and not polished. The more recent targa's are painted silver.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by P964nut View Post
I have a 1990 C2 Targa, supplied to the UK.... but no slats.

The car is currently in for some work and one of the wish list items was to remove the black (partially worn away by the roof) paint from the hoop, return it to bare metal, provide a nice smooth finish and seal it. I love that retro Targa look. However, the guys doing the work tell me that they've been unable to produce a satisfactory smooth finish and have now repainted it. I'm confident that they're a very experienced, dedicated to quality, specialist restoration workshop.

So I'm guessing that there must have been different materials used, and probably patterns, for the hoops over the years.
They could media blast it but the finish definitely wouldn’t be the same although it would still look cool. I also have a little amount of wear on my hoop which I will try to touch up. I bought some flat paint at the auto store but it’s still too shiny.

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People talk about the lack of torsional rigidity on targas. I bet with the right suspension set up your targa feels solid tight and responsive. I've always been a fan of the looks of a roofless targa with roll bar and the shapely rear glass. The added head room and open feel is a huge plus in wine country .. Brilliant acquisition and we are all equally happy for the car as its in the hands of one of the most caring owners known to this forum. Now you better decide which is going to be the driver ... this one or the 987.2 Spyder. Can't be too protective of both these beauties.
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post


They could media blast it but the finish definitely wouldn’t be the same although it would still look cool. I also have a little amount of wear on my hoop which I will try to touch up. I bought some flat paint at the auto store but it’s still too shiny.

I used Eastwood’s Rat Rod 2K black on my door handles and will likely use that for the hoop as well. I can get some photos of how it looks on the handles, it does provide a nice texture without being overly glossy.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:19 AM
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D90’s look killer.
Dont change a thing.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:36 AM
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I used Eastwood’s Rat Rod 2K black on my door handles and will likely use that for the hoop as well. I can get some photos of how it looks on the handles, it does provide a nice texture without being overly glossy.
Chris if you could post some pictures I would really appreciate it. Eastwood was actually where I was planning to look for the paint as I recall they have a large selection of black paints.
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I found SEM trim black works best but I like the Eastwood catalyzed paints for durability. I think the rat rod is not glossy enough and their satin is too shinny though.

Not perfect but here is a roll bar I touched up using the SEM trim paint. Sorry I don't have better pictures


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