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Old 03-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #3001
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going back & looking at them again, i do remember ruling them out because i wanted a softer tire and they were too ugly.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #3002
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cause i'm ready for a N/A build. it's slightly easier to 'call it a day' when you go that route
its never easy to call it a day.

but... seriously... with the 5.3 in the truck, just buy a cheap ebay turbo and slap it on...
this should be enough motivation for you

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going back & looking at them again, i do remember ruling them out because i wanted a softer tire.
you don't like hard rubber?

what was their rating?
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #3003
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #3004
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its never easy to call it a day.

but... seriously... with the 5.3 in the truck, just buy a cheap ebay turbo and slap it on...
this should be enough motivation for you

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147012

you don't like hard rubber?

what was their rating?


that's why i said 'slightly easier'

these're 300 while the Invos are 260... not a huge difference, but i've also had a few personal recommendations for the Invos, so there's another +.

and like i said - the car takes care of my boost addiction.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #3005
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that's why i said 'slightly esier'

these're 300 while the Invos are 260... not a huge difference, but i've also had a few personal recommendations for the Invos, so there's another +.

and like i said - the car takes care of my boost addiction.
do you have a different set of tires for the street? or do you not drive the vette on the street much anymore?



and you'll think it takes care of your addiction... till you get in the truck...
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do you have a different set of tires for the street? or do you not drive the vette on the street much anymore?



and you'll think it takes care of your addiction... till you get in the truck...
those are the street tires. i'm saving up for track wheels/tires
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:58 PM   #3007
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So I wet sanded my hood spears.

The guy who painted them laid me some extra clear to be able to get the orange peel and high/low spots out with.

Still have to do the whole front fascia. But I need a smaller Adams pad to be able to polish it even better.



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Looks pretty good from here

If anyone critiques the pin-holes, ask to see their work, that should shut them up
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #3009
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those are the street tires. i'm saving up for track wheels/tires
shoulda got the KDW's...lol
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So I wet sanded my hood spears.

The guy who painted them laid me some extra clear to be able to get the orange peel and high/low spots out with.

Still have to do the whole front fascia. But I need a smaller Adams pad to be able to polish it even better.



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hmmm... couldn't wetsand before the clear was put on? orange peel in the paint will still show thru wetsanded clear...
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #3010
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #3013
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shoulda got the KDW's...lol

hmmm... couldn't wetsand before the clear was put on? orange peel in the paint will still show thru wetsanded clear...
dude, where you been. LOL you don't HAVE to wet sand color any more. bake\let it dry then sand it smooth.

the clear has OP in it because he put it on pretty thick. Mostly to give us some extra clear to wet sand and polish with and to help protect it on the ride home. He did bake both the hood and the front fascia. so they should be good to go.
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hmmm... couldn't wetsand before the clear was put on? orange peel in the paint will still show thru wetsanded clear...
The orange peel is in the clear. It smoothed out with sanding. But we didn't wet sand the jpaint before the clear to it's probably why the clear was so pitted. It all came out though.

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The base coat when mine was done almost looked like primer. Couldn't see the metallic in it either, until the clear was on.

Like this basecoat



Clear added

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dude, where you been. LOL you don't HAVE to wet sand color any more. bake\let it dry then sand it smooth.

the clear has OP in it because he put it on pretty thick. Mostly to give us some extra clear to wet sand and polish with and to help protect it on the ride home. He did bake both the hood and the front fascia. so they should be good to go.
just sayin... car has OP from the factory paint... putting clear and buffing the clear doesnt always get rid of it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #3018
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The base coat when mine was done almost looked like primer. Couldn't see the metallic in it either, until the clear was on.

Like this basecoat



Clear added
The IOM was similar. The little flake specs were not visible till I polished it.
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just sayin... car has OP from the factory paint... putting clear and buffing the clear doesnt always get rid of it.
I gotchya. but the color in this case was sanded baby butt smooth before we applied the clear. I'm not saying you shouldn't sand the color before the clear. but the we know the OP is in the clear as he sprayed it a little thicker than normal and the color was smooth/dry before the clear went on.
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just sayin... car has OP from the factory paint... putting clear and buffing the clear doesnt always get rid of it.
The original factory clear and paint was sanded.

Ok, I forgot 'Baby but smooth'. LMAO
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I gotchya. but the color in this case was sanded baby butt smooth before we applied the clear. I'm not saying you shouldn't sand the color before the clear. but the we know the OP is in the clear as he sprayed it a little thicker than normal and the color was smooth/dry before the clear went on.

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The original factory clear and paint was sanded.

Ok, I forgot 'Baby but smooth'. LMAO
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