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Old 04-23-2018, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
Yes, able to fill in some scratches/wear marks on the leather seats and console lid. Worked darn good for that as well. I've since done a re-treat of the polish on the steering wheel and buffed it in really well. I have not seen any sign of the polish rubbing off, getting on my sweaty palms, or getting on anything else. I swear and I'm a bit surprised as well, but it doesn't come off on your hands. And it took away that rough feeling on the steering wheel. Now it feels smooth and looks shiny new.
I tried using the Kiwi polish on my shifter and didn't have much luck. While there is _some_ improvement it still looks pretty worn out. Is the Kiwi show polish the right product to use? Thanks...


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Old 04-23-2018, 04:05 PM
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That looks....ummmm...well used! I had nowhere near that amount of nicks and scratches. You've got to admit that it did work somewhat to dress it up. Like I said, I used the black Kiwi paste shoe polish. After my second and third coats, it polished up nicely. Looks like you might need to budget for a replacement shifter **** soon.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:13 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply.. Yeah, it's definitely "used".. I was mainly inquiring to make sure I was using the right product. I'll give it a few more coats as there was some improvement after the first application.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:33 PM
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I would think something like LeatherWorld leather repair products would work wonders on the nicked up shifter and boot...
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:14 PM
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Tried the Kiwi polish on the seat bolsters and it worked like a charm. Applied a couple coats and and no signs of it rubbing off after a few weeks of use

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Old 05-20-2018, 11:06 AM
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I also used this tip, had trouble to find a really dark blue polish to match the Metropol Blue interior, but I finally found it on line and the results have been fantastic. Thanks to the OP for this tip.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:05 PM
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Talking Thanks for everyone' input, this is amazing!

Hey folks,
Well I finally got my dream car and it only took 51 years 1999 911 Carrera with 99,000 miles, great condition and I am now knocking away at little things here and there. I am amazed at the information given and appreciate every little thing that has been added to this forum from the simple DIY to "I better take it to my tech...." I have learned so much that I could not get elsewhere with such ease. Thanks for making my dream not a nightmare $$$$$$.
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Originally Posted by Flyfishnick View Post
Hey folks,
Well I finally got my dream car and it only took 51 years 1999 911 Carrera with 99,000 miles, great condition and I am now knocking away at little things here and there. I am amazed at the information given and appreciate every little thing that has been added to this forum from the simple DIY to "I better take it to my tech...." I have learned so much that I could not get elsewhere with such ease. Thanks for making my dream not a nightmare $$$$$$.
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Agreed. I have the same year manufacture and birth and same goal finally attained. Enjoy
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:37 AM
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I suggest adding https://www.porsche.com/all/media/pd...SA_KATALOG.pdf to the parts diagram section of OP and autohausaz to the Where To Buy Parts section. The pdf is searchable. Autohausaz only had ~50% of 996 parts I looked for but had best prices by a good margin on many of them and free shipping over $48.
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