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Old 01-10-2019, 02:06 PM
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Hey Rennlist, I recently purchased a 2005 (997.1) C2S Coupe 6MT. This is my first Porsche and I'm absolutely blown away by how amazing it is. My particular car had 2 previous owners and 57k miles and the CarMax history wasn't too detailed so I am looking to get the car ready for my needs and will spend what it takes in order to do so. I plan to daily drive this car ~12k miles/yr and it will also be used on the racetrack 5-7 times/yr.

I am looking for...

- an independent shop near me (within a reasonable distance from Long Beach, CA) that is reasonably priced (less than the dealership, otherwise recommend me a great dealership) and has copious amounts of experience with Porsches on the racetrack.

- a shop that can fix a small paint chip on my hood (around the size of half a grain of rice) and in the gas cap area (around the size of a quarter). Paint color is Seal Grey

Since I plan on taking this car to the racetrack I would like to get a clear bra installed. Before that is applied I would like to have paint correction done as well.

- a shop that can paint correct/detail/clear bra the car


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Old 01-11-2019, 02:26 AM
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Also does anyone have a recommendation for a reputable exhaust shop with experience doing the "Gundo hack"? I'm considering just going the fdmotorsports/Fister route but figured I would ask around first.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ericmwalsh View Post
Hey Rennlist, I recently purchased a 2005 (997.1) C2S Coupe 6MT. This is my first Porsche and I'm absolutely blown away by how amazing it is. My particular car had 2 previous owners and 57k miles and the CarMax history wasn't too detailed so I am looking to get the car ready for my needs and will spend what it takes in order to do so. I plan to daily drive this car ~12k miles/yr and it will also be used on the racetrack 5-7 times/yr.

I am looking for...

- an independent shop near me (within a reasonable distance from Long Beach, CA) that is reasonably priced (less than the dealership, otherwise recommend me a great dealership) and has copious amounts of experience with Porsches on the racetrack.

- a shop that can fix a small paint chip on my hood (around the size of half a grain of rice) and in the gas cap area (around the size of a quarter). Paint color is Seal Grey

Since I plan on taking this car to the racetrack I would like to get a clear bra installed. Before that is applied I would like to have paint correction done as well.

- a shop that can paint correct/detail/clear bra the car


Thanks!

southbay autohaus for mechanical work

garage54 for track and mechanical work

either shop can refer you to good touch up and clear bra installers
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:22 AM
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We specialize in paint correction and clear bra. Please let me know how I can help.

ideally, all mechanical work would be completed first, and we’d be the last to touch and deliver touou
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:56 AM
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Congrats on the 997!

Originally Posted by ericmwalsh View Post
Hey Rennlist, I recently purchased a 2005 (997.1) C2S Coupe 6MT. This is my first Porsche and I'm absolutely blown away by how amazing it is. My particular car had 2 previous owners and 57k miles and the CarMax history wasn't too detailed so I am looking to get the car ready for my needs and will spend what it takes in order to do so. I plan to daily drive this car ~12k miles/yr and it will also be used on the racetrack 5-7 times/yr.

I am looking for...

- an independent shop near me (within a reasonable distance from Long Beach, CA) that is reasonably priced (less than the dealership, otherwise recommend me a great dealership) and has copious amounts of experience with Porsches on the racetrack.
Callas Rennsport. Reasonable but probably not be the cheapest...regardless better than the dealership (cost-wise and attention to detail) and not too far from you.

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- a shop that can fix a small paint chip on my hood (around the size of half a grain of rice) and in the gas cap area (around the size of a quarter). Paint color is Seal Grey
Depends on how OCD you are. Rich at pacific paint match is quite good, works mobile and will give you a transparent opinion on how effective his repair might be. Autokennel uses him. Rick at mobile paint and dent repair in Huntington Beach is also good and has a physical location. He is more of a full service body shop these days but grew up doing mobile touch-ups.

Originally Posted by ericmwalsh View Post
Since I plan on taking this car to the racetrack I would like to get a clear bra installed. Before that is applied I would like to have paint correction done as well.

- a shop that can paint correct/detail/clear bra the car
Detail / paint correct - Joe at Superior Shine. Great dude...honest hard working always on time. Just prepped my RS for clear bra.

Clear bra - Sean at Ultimate Shield. Best in socal I have tried more than a couple. He will be filming my RS and has done several cars for me.

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Old 02-08-2019, 04:54 AM
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Sleepers in Costa Mesa is my spot! They Fab and have done many gundo hacks.

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