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  1. Ceramic Topper Coat

    I had to repair my pressure washer cuz I broke it. :-) Took about ten days to get the correct parts but by then, the car was REALLY dusty. Gave her the much needed bath.... The next day, I did a wipe down using GTechniq's Panel Wipe and then spent a number of hours putting a coat of...
  2. CR Spotless Cartridge Replacement

    I started seeing positive numbers on the DIC-20 display after seven months of regular and frequent use. Ordered the new carts and did the swap yesterday. The original carts were not "see through" so I couldn't tell how "dirty" they were but the exterior of the new carts is clear. I added the...
  3. In The News

    A headline from this morning...interesting reading. "2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with race car-style V8" Built on an updated version of the Stingray's mid-engine platform, the Z06 swaps the Stingray's 495 hp 6.2-liter pushrod V8 for a 5.5-liter overhead cam V8 equipped with a...
  4. Unexpected Photo Session

    Long story short...a young, aspiring photographer saw my car on my window tint guy's Fakebook page and called him to get my number. My buddy called me to ask first and when I agreed, he gave the photog my info. This fella lives two hours south down in the Rio Grande Valley and works for...
  5. A Recent Observation...

    I was in northern Ohio the past few days, grew up there. Hadn't been back in a few years and this time, the MUCH slower speed limits in the area really hit me. It quickly dawned on me that I would definitely not enjoy the car if I lived there, it was quite frustrating, even in a dinky Nissan...
  6. Wheel Finish Comparison

    Rather than intrude on Jaime's thread further, I figured I'd post separately to get opinions. :cool: So I sorta kinda took him up on his suggestion and added one. Curious to see which is more popular. Top to bottom...my best guess for: Brushed Titanium Brushed Rose Brushed Bronze Tinted...
  7. CarPro Elixir

    Since DB turned me on to this product, I have fallen in love with it. With a ceramic coating, this "topper" spray is perfect. It enhances the hydrophobic properties, deepens the gloss, and doesn't leave any residue. It is now my GoTo product for a post-detailing spray.
  8. Christmas In July!

    Yes, it's true. My good friend and fellow Track Attack attendee, Jaime O., sent me a PM last week. Through some crazy circumstances that I'm still not sure I understood, he somehow wound up with an available Beith Performance CF steering wheel. He didn't need it and... ..did I want it? As I...
  9. Tint...FINALLY!

    Heck, it only took me a year and a half to get it done, geeze. Went with the best they had to offer, "ceramic" allegedly, whatever that means in terms of vinyl film. (you got me) Stayed legal up front with thirty percent and twenty for the triangles and rear glass. Nothing on the windshield...
  10. CarPro Reload, First Use

    I got ambitious yesterday and put a coat of Reload on the wife's vehicle. I was prepared for a tough buffing job as with the ceramic liquid but it was noticeably easier. Pretty much same drill though, spray on rag, wipe the product over the typical polishing work area, flip the towel, wipe...
  11. Foam Your Wheels and Tires, Too!

    I confess, most of my new ideas and procedures come about after watching OG car wash clips. <grin> Matt has learned a few things over the years and thanks to YT, many can emulate. As an example, after watching him duit, I tried using PS Brake Buster with the foam cannon the other day on the...
  12. Spotless Rinse

    Edit: I MEANT to post this in the "Cosmetic Upkeep" section..NBD I suppose. ------ Still waiting on some QD fittings from OG but I had enough to test out the CR Spotless DIC-20 for the first time yesterday on the other half's vehicle. (The Mustang was clean and covered.) :cool: I...
  13. DI Water Systems

    My apologies if this topic was the subject of a previous thread, I didn't find anything with Search... I'm no chemist and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I did stumble through a few college chem courses and still have the basics on the brain. <smile.> So the house has a...
  14. Da Buckets...

    I'm gonna guess that most readers of this forum are at the very least, mildly obsessive about car care, specifically the interior and exterior. I confess, I am in said group with a bit more obsessiveness than is probably healthy, so... I am a two-bucket kinda guy but, my dollies are not...
  15. Almost Ready for Ceramic

    After four days of masking and polishing...er "paint correcting" <smile> I FINALLY got all the painted surfaces done late yesterday. Still have to fill in a couple chips and fix the crappy job Flat Rock did on the wing mounting bracket holes but hopefully I'll get all that done, today. I'll give...
  16. Cinderella Boy At Augusta...

    My neighbor to the east's lawn is covered with gopher mounds but when one of them opted to come this way, I watched "CaddyShack" two more times just to be sure and then I went gopher hunting. Trapping to be more accurate and while I hadn't done this in quite some time, I apparently didn't lose...
  17. Frickin Cheap Pressure Washers..

    My second in probably as many years cheap electric pressure washer bit the dust today. Thought it might have been the GFI dongle as it was on the first machine (AR Blue) but I cut that off and wired a plug directly, no help. Into the trash minus the cable, hose, and my aftermarket wand. "I've...
  18. Ceramic Coating Wheels & A Tire Question...

    Wheels...love 'em and hate 'em sometimes, depending on the day... Went out a little later this morning as I had a lab for an upcoming physical so I got started late. The job was to degrease, clay bar, and ceramic coat the four wheels which I had scrubbed the day before. Boy, was I ever wrong...
  19. Rear Brake Issue in Humid Environment

    This may not be something that occurs in a dry environment but it most definitely occurs down South. That is, the rear brake pad rusts to the rotor if the vehicle is not driven after washing. This is a mistake I made a half dozen times before someone wised me up so I wanted to be sure all member...
  20. CaliperFexion Shout Out

    I FINALLY found the time, motivation, and another set of hands to do the CaliperFexion install which, BTW, is a product that was designed and is sold by one of our most illustrious members, @Epiphany. I had conflicting sources of thread locker cure time so I erred on the side of caution and...
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