Carrosserie protection - How to protect your 911 without making a full restoration
In this chapter you will learn how to provide maximum protection to the body of your 911 or your 914, without making a full restoration. This process can be applied to 911 from 65 to 89 and 914.
Body and suspensions of the car to be treated must be in good condition before applying that treatment. If not, repairs must be made â€‹â€‹in advance.
Once the car is sufficiently disassembled, cleaning with dry ice blasting in several successive passes can be done.
One advantage of dry ice is that it does not damage rubber components such as brake hoses and bearings of suspensions. A second advantage is that dry ice avoids the presence of remaing sand (or other media) in joints and cracks.
The goal of that process is not to strip the entire car, but to remove any anti-gravel that is no longer strong enough.
The successive passes and increasingly targeted are used to take away rust on oxidized zones for the body and elements of the suspensions.
Then come masking operations to apply anti-rust and anti-gravel.
A coat of paint to the color of the car is then applied.
Metallic elements of the suspensions are painted black.
The treatment ends with the application of wax to protect against moisture when the car is fully assembled. This special wax will dry without hardening, and it will keep its flexibility and resistance to projections. It's become darker with time.