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Re: The Detailing Thread
« Reply #900 on: August 27, 2019, 10:49:27 am »
Alcohol? What if the car is just sober-curious?

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« Reply #901 on: September 14, 2019, 09:26:02 am »
This was a good before/after.









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« Reply #902 on: October 02, 2019, 11:50:00 am »
Had a Goldwing in ze shoppe today.  Mid-40s this morning, so a bit chilly for the guy to ride it over, but he lives just across town.  And the thing has heated grips and seats, soooo.  And reverse...wtf. :lol:


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« Reply #903 on: October 02, 2019, 12:08:41 pm »
Without reverse trying to backup one of those things with short legs is impossible. You have to park facing uphill.
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« Reply #904 on: October 02, 2019, 12:10:17 pm »
Without reverse trying to backup one of those things with short legs is impossible. You have to park facing uphill.

I can imagine.  I rolled it fore/aft a few times to get all the way around the wheels...friggin' tank!  And yeah, I could see shorter legs being a real issue.

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« Reply #905 on: October 02, 2019, 12:12:01 pm »
I can imagine.  I rolled it fore/aft a few times to get all the way around the wheels...friggin' tank!  And yeah, I could see shorter legs being a real issue.

I have a 29 inch inseam, so I had to one-leg backup my VStrom. It wasn't that heavy, though.
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« Reply #906 on: October 02, 2019, 12:23:52 pm »
It has like an 800+ lb wet weight, at least the weight is located down low if it even matters. Beast
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« Reply #907 on: October 02, 2019, 12:26:17 pm »
I have a 29 inch inseam, so I had to one-leg backup my VStrom. It wasn't that heavy, though.

You would love 230L.  32" seat height, even lower once you have your weight on it and the squishy suspension sags.

But yeah, this guy was a bit shorter than me, certainly has shorter legs.  Garage floor was still wet when he was backing it out...his feets slipped trying to get traction pushing back on his tippy toes...he threw it in reverse. 

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« Reply #908 on: October 03, 2019, 07:04:27 pm »
Went on an Expedition today.  Detailin' the same guy's RAM POWER WAGGIN tomorrow.  Where do people get this money? :lol:








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« Reply #909 on: October 04, 2019, 05:31:03 pm »
POWER WAGGIN.  10k miles, easy job, just big.  Locking front/rear diffs, factory Warn winch, electronical disconnect for sway barz.  Quite the rig if you like 'em big.

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« Reply #910 on: October 07, 2019, 03:28:17 pm »
Should have a “GOT CIALIS” decal in equally as large, gaudy print.

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« Reply #911 on: October 08, 2019, 04:27:31 pm »
Very good shape for a 2012.  Only noticeable rust happening so far is the bottom lip of the tailgate.  Tailgates/rear ends of vehicles get the worst of the worst in the winter and are usually first to start to rust, besides maybe fender lips depending on the vehicle.



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« Reply #912 on: October 09, 2019, 01:21:31 pm »
Looks great.

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« Reply #913 on: October 09, 2019, 01:49:41 pm »
Thank you!

One issue I have with WeatherTech mats is that they seem to be slightly porous.  Some stains, especially right along the ridges or where the driver's foot rests, don't like to come out. But I don't like to put any sort of dressing on them to "cover" it because slippery floormats are dangerous, IMO, especially for the driver.

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I douse them in degreaser and scrub them with a wheel brush and Dawn water.  Maybe I need to try something stronger, like foamy engine degreaser.

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« Reply #914 on: October 10, 2019, 09:14:44 am »
I got grey weather techs for the Bolt and it was a bad idea. Dirt shows up immediately.
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« Reply #915 on: October 10, 2019, 09:34:14 am »
I got grey weather techs for the Bolt and it was a bad idea. Dirt shows up immediately.

So... Black?
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« Reply #916 on: October 10, 2019, 10:24:58 am »

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« Reply #917 on: October 16, 2019, 08:42:15 am »
Meguiar's Wheel Brightener is the shiiiiiiit.






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« Reply #918 on: October 16, 2019, 10:25:53 am »
Meguiar's Wheel Brightener is the shiiiiiiit.





I need to use that stuff on my whole truck. :lol:
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« Reply #919 on: October 16, 2019, 10:43:27 am »
I need to use that stuff on my whole truck. :lol:

I'd be a liar if I told you I never used some mixed in with my soapy wash water.  I think they should just change the name to Clear Coat Brightener.

I use it a lot on lower portions of vehicles' paint to help lift road film. I mean, it is 100% safe for clear coat and hasn't negatively affected any material IME.  Except if you spill some on concrete and leave it there to dry...it'll leave a little stain. :lol:

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« Reply #920 on: October 16, 2019, 10:45:04 am »
I'd be a liar if I told you I never used some mixed in with my soapy wash water.  I think they should just change the name to Clear Coat Brightener.

I use it a lot on lower portions of vehicles' paint to help lift road film. I mean, it is 100% safe for clear coat and hasn't negatively affected any material IME.  Except if you spill some on concrete and leave it there to dry...it'll leave a little stain. :lol:

My truck doesn't even have clearcoat. It is unsanded, white Rustoleum.  :muffin:
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« Reply #921 on: October 16, 2019, 10:49:43 am »
Oh.  Well.  It would probably still be safe.  Manufacturers of car cleaning products have to say many things to convince people that their car won't start on fire if they accidentally get X Product on Y Surface.

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« Reply #922 on: October 21, 2019, 02:44:49 pm »
Ahhh I love me some black paint.  Wetsanded and buffed the headlights as well.











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« Reply #923 on: October 25, 2019, 02:10:30 pm »
Another good one. '99 Wrangler. Paint was pretty faded, gave it a little buffin' and it shined right back up. Another happy customer.  License plate: LUV24WL









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« Reply #924 on: October 25, 2019, 02:28:51 pm »
Another good one. '99 Wrangler. Paint was pretty faded, gave it a little buffin' and it shined right back up. Another happy customer.  License plate: LUV24WL




Great job.  Too bad the rear bumper spoils the looks.
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« Reply #925 on: October 25, 2019, 02:51:56 pm »
That and the really faded plastics.

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« Reply #926 on: October 29, 2019, 08:41:25 am »
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« Reply #927 on: October 29, 2019, 09:24:54 am »
Good luck! Def wanna see the after pics
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« Reply #928 on: October 29, 2019, 09:36:09 am »
It's uhhh...comin along.

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« Reply #929 on: October 29, 2019, 09:41:53 am »
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