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Old 09-02-2006, 12:54 PM   #15
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BlacLac02, I also do some detailing on the side as a result on people seeing my black SS.



I was fortunate to be able to order the SS, and I asked the dealer not to touch the exterior. I've tried several different waxes/polishes, and for me, Zaino works best. I've learned all the tips/methods for keepin the SS looking new. (And it doesn't hurt that it's not my daily driver.)
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:56 PM   #16
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That is one SHINEY car
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:58 PM   #17
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That is one SHINEY car
Thanks. It sure is worth the effort.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:42 AM   #18
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You guys are right, black is the best but it's so darn tough to keep clean. I use the orbital buffer w/ Mothers Stage 1 polish, Stage 2 wax, and then the FX Synwax. Yes, it takes all day (and a bunch of polishing cloths!). But, the results are phenomenal! I love the reflection in the black paint. You just can't beat it.:eek:
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Old 09-03-2006, 04:12 AM   #19
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i take the silver i drive a black car and its just to much work.
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:21 AM   #20
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i just spent all day yesterday detailing my escalade. i did a 3 step wax to it. --washed it
-used claybar to remove dirt and any thing in the paint
-clear coat compound applied by hand to brighten paint and remove light swirl marks and scratches
- then light coat of wax by hand to seal everything in.
i had to stop after the clay bar and then start back up again doing the clear compound and then take a break and then do the wax which happened to be the shortest thing to do and easiest. it probably took me 4 hours but it looks brand new now. its all worth it to me. anything smaller than a escalade is easy to detail for me. so this camaro should be a piece of cake
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:33 AM   #21
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that neon green picture gives a good idea what the stock wheels will look like on the camaro. good picture without the 22
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:49 AM   #22
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Yeah, it does give a better representation on the wheel size. Just keep the ugly rims as far away as possible from this awesome car. Those look like those dodge truck rims. ugh...
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:58 AM   #23
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hopefully they will do stock 18's on it and possibly offer something a little bigger but i doubt it. ill just have to do that myself
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:38 AM   #24
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Bigger they get, the more you pay for the tires. But, they look a hell of a lot better. Guess it's an okay trade off.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:34 AM   #25
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nothing can really be more expensive than my last set of tires. i paid 1800 for some pirelli's for my escalade 315/ 35/ 24. i went the cheap way after those wore out after 12,000 miles. got myself some wanli's for 1000. on my old t/a i paid 700 for bfgoodrich tires. it had the same size as the c5 z06
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:39 PM   #26
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Ouch. That's way too much for me for tires. I wanted the nice ones for my SS but all the tires I found were $800 to $900 for the Z rated. Well, after doing a little research, I found the Sumitomo HTR+ and only paid $500 for all 4 Z rated tires. That was a good deal. You can't beat Discount tire.
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:46 AM   #27
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i get all of mine off of ebay. they have the best deals by far. the pirellis i had were normally about 2500-3000 at any other tire place but ebay had them for 1800 and the wanlis were normally 1500 but i paid 1000
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:39 AM   #28
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Very nice. Next time I need tires, I'll give ebay a shot. I've looked for rims b4 but never for tires.
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