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Awesome updates! Keep it up. Totally understand the garage situation.

Have my project car in the garage taking space, so have the R stored at the brothers house. Once the wife and I build the new house (end of the year hopefully...) will be able to store all the vehicles indoors and at 1 place.





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Awesome updates! Keep it up. Totally understand the garage situation.

Have my project car in the garage taking space, so have the R stored at the brothers house. Once the wife and I build the new house (end of the year hopefully...) will be able to store all the vehicles indoors and at 1 place.
Thanks I appreciate it. Good luck with the new house build, excited for you as I know how much the extra garage space means...
 
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First Wash of the season for me. Also got my detailing products brought up from the basement and into the garage....
I have been experimenting with different options for washing. The car was really dirty from sitting all winter without a cover (bad decision) and the cow manure I ran through at the end of last year when I should have went straight home (another bad decision
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If it's really dirty i've been using Griots Foaming Surface Wash and their foam cannon hooked up to a pressure washer gun. Foam it up, let is sit for 10 minutes, usually wash the wheels while it's sitting, then rinse off. Does a really good job of taking care of 90% of the dirt. I usually have a bucket with Meguires Gold Car Wash and a wash mitt to get a few of the tough areas like the front fascia by hand after rinsing...
Took a friends advice and used the leaf blower for drying, worked really well. I had tried it before but was not being patient. I also seemed to have good battery life on this new one as well....
I have been experimenting with waterless and rinseless wash products as well and really like the Optimum No Rinse (ONR) product for a quick cleanup or as a quick detailer. Works well with the ceramic coating I put on.
Got it washed up and in the garage just before the rain came...
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Looking great Lorne! Need to try some of the Griots Foaming Surface Wash and their foam cannon.

We use the Meguires Gold Car Wash too, works pretty good.
Thanks Bill, Both products work great for what they are intended to do. I did a lot of research on the foaming wash and griots really stood out.
I'm excited to rest the ONR product this year and see how that works.
 
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Looking good Lorne. We still need to get together and go for a drive. If you are thinking of a track day let me know. Blackhawk in May would be a good place to start.
Thanks Andy, Are you going with a specific group or just the normal calendar of events? I do have a gift certificate to RA which I need to use. Thinking about the intro to track day event.
 

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Thanks Andy, Are you going with a specific group or just the normal calendar of events? I do have a gift certificate to RA which I need to use. Thinking about the intro to track day event.
I am going to all kinds.

here are some links.

https://www.nwshelbyclub.com/category/newsandevents/

https://www.roadamerica.com/track-days

https://blackhawkfarms.com/shop-on-line/11831-2/

We might make a trip to Mid ohio. but we will see. I think I am signed up for 9 events so far.
 
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Thanks, I just need to pick something, I am leaning towards the Road America beginner track event for multiple reasons:
1. it's a longer track, don't have to worry as much about gearing, heal/toe, constant braking, etc
2. It will be with an instructor and classroom instruction
3. it's close to me
4. I have a gift certificate already
5. I feel I would have more dedicated instruction vs going to one of the shelby group events, for me it would be less pressure and more low key.
Kind of nervous about the whole thing in regards to keeping within my limits, safety, getting the car and myself home in one piece, etc.. I'm sure it is all normal feelings
 
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First drive of the year! Took her to my local detailer to have some touch up work done on the GTechniq Ultra Ceramic Coating that was applied last fall. Noticed some white shading that almost looked like swirls. Ended up being "high spots" in the ceramic. A little buffing and he had them completely gone. Matt, the owner actually purchased a lift during the winter to get a better visual on the paint and dial his paint correction in even further. Great guy and stands behind his work...
On another note...I have been looking at it today under garage led lighting, followed by overcast skies outside this morning and then again in the detailers bay. I can't get over how incredible this car looks. The Ford Performance Blue paint is stunning with the black accents. Oh yeah,.....and then there's the driving experience and sound.....
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