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Old 06-09-2018, 01:21 PM
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SF Bay native, just moved back to the Peninsula by way of Germany-Portland-Santa Barbara. Interested in fun drives and track events.

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Old 06-10-2018, 03:08 PM
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:35 PM
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I've had my GT3 for about a month now, here in SF. Interested in meets, fun drives, track events, etc.

I ran into another Rennlister this morning with a Miami Blue GT3 as well. I think he said he just got it.

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:51 PM
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So this just happened on Friday .. traded my 991.2 GTS for a 991.2 GT3..

While I have your attention - where are you all going for hand car washes in the Bay Area? There are a bunch of old and/or dead threads out there on this. Not looking for detail but a regular wash place to get bugs, rubber, dirt cleaned off in a safe space.



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Old 06-11-2018, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by FourT6and2 View Post
I've had my GT3 for about a month now, here in SF. Interested in meets, fun drives, track events, etc.

I ran into another Rennlister this morning with a Miami Blue GT3 as well. I think he said he just got it.
Ha - I posted before I saw your post - we should have take a photo of the two beauties together
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by iphilips View Post
Ha - I posted before I saw your post - we should have take a photo of the two beauties together
I know haha! When you drove off I was like... damn that's such a nice car. And then I remembered I was standing right next to mine

RE: Hand wash places... Check out Carbonite Detailing. They offer hand washes in various stages. I do have a spigot at my apartment. But the water pressure sucks. My friend has one too out in the Sunset. And room to wash a car. I might try washing mine there once I get my water de-ionizer. I'm debating whether or not to get a pressure washer and foam cannon too. Might make it all easier.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by FourT6and2 View Post
I know haha! When you drove off I was like... damn that's such a nice car. And then I remembered I was standing right next to mine

RE: Hand wash places... Check out Carbonite Detailing. They offer hand washes in various stages. I do have a spigot at my apartment. But the water pressure sucks. My friend has one too out in the Sunset. And room to wash a car. I might try washing mine there once I get my water de-ionizer. I'm debating whether or not to get a pressure washer and foam cannon too. Might make it all easier.
I have one of those inexpensive foaming things and I don't really like it that much. a clean sponge (i seem to buy a new one every time i"m at WalMart) and the two bucket method seems to work much better for me. Also, I think a pressure washer might be too strong for any car wash, unless you can dial it back from 1700psi or whatever, down to like 20 or what ever a decent pressure from the garden faucet is. That's all I ever use and it's more than fine.

I'm in Dublin by the way. Don't have a car pic handy but it's a black on black 06 911S.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bliq00 View Post
I have one of those inexpensive foaming things and I don't really like it that much. a clean sponge (i seem to buy a new one every time i"m at WalMart) and the two bucket method seems to work much better for me. Also, I think a pressure washer might be too strong for any car wash, unless you can dial it back from 1700psi or whatever, down to like 20 or what ever a decent pressure from the garden faucet is. That's all I ever use and it's more than fine.

I'm in Dublin by the way. Don't have a car pic handy but it's a black on black 06 911S.
A foam cannon isn't the same as those cheap foam guns that work off a garden hose. Foam cannons attach to the pressure washer and cover your car in thick, shaving cream-like foam. And even though the pressure washer might be rated at like 1700psi, the nozzles are changeable so you can use something like a 40-degree nozzle and get less pressure that is safe for cars. And they use less water than just a garden hose.

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Newbie to the site... hopefully see some of you out on the roads of the south bay ( San Jose-Gilroy).
2013 C2S cab and 2014 Panny GTS are the current cars but not the last

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:21 PM
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Also here in SF. I use this with microfiber cloths and it works like a charm.




Originally Posted by iphilips View Post
So this just happened on Friday .. traded my 991.2 GTS for a 991.2 GT3..

While I have your attention - where are you all going for hand car washes in the Bay Area? There are a bunch of old and/or dead threads out there on this. Not looking for detail but a regular wash place to get bugs, rubber, dirt cleaned off in a safe space.



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Old 06-12-2018, 06:30 PM
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Congrats on the GT3

In regards to handwash, I just go to those self car wash places. You can bring your own rags and hand washing tools. I use the (air dryers) as I don't towel dry my cars just air dry them. I have to use these as I live in Condo and they don't have car wash access here in the peninsula.
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FourT6and2 and iphilips - congrats on the GT3s!!! Epic. Hope to see you on the road soon. Ping me if you are coming up to Marin.

@iphilips - I believe you were the one wrote up your drive on 25. If so, many thx for the recommendation. I took 25>198>33>1>Santa Monica a couple weeks ago. Epic trip.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBruce View Post
FourT6and2 and iphilips - congrats on the GT3s!!! Epic. Hope to see you on the road soon. Ping me if you are coming up to Marin.

@iphilips - I believe you were the one wrote up your drive on 25. If so, many thx for the recommendation. I took 25>198>33>1>Santa Monica a couple weeks ago. Epic trip.
I saw your write up, glad you enjoyed it its a great drive.
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Thanks again to Joe and to everyone who joined. Here's a little something I threw together to re-live the fun. Enjoy!
*Sorry for the shaky and limited footage from my phone and a buggy GoPro.

https://youtu.be/UVu6IYfE-KI
That was beautiful! That was amazing! That was engineering! That was living!

I can't wait til I get mines I want to be a part of this!

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Old 06-16-2018, 06:10 PM
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Has anybody used these guys in SF for a regular wash? https://www.autobodydetailspecialist.com/. looks like they do maintenance, detailing, PPF etc. These guys are also open on a Saturday so that is handy. The folks at Carbonite never got back to me - will have to try again. Life is good when your biggest problem is finding the right detailer to baby your GT3.

Anybody heading to HoD at Thunderhill in September? I"m heading up for the Sat and Sun and FourT6and2 had his arm lightly twisted to come up for the Sat. Would be great to catch up with some other P-Car Bay Area folks if you're headed that way.
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