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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
These vids are to live by.

These vids are to live by.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
For sure it is a challenge. I had to settle for...

For sure it is a challenge. I had to settle for protect it and do the best I can. I love to drive so.I cant let it cripple my use of the car. That however does not stop me from trying to fix every...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,115
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
With essence you can wipe off and go straight to...

With essence you can wipe off and go straight to cquartz, it is also a bonding primer.
With others you need to use either a panel spray, or IPA wipedown to remove polishing oils. Essence is a fine...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,115
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I like the Gyeon better. To be sure I need to use...

I like the Gyeon better. To be sure I need to use them side by side, but it seems a touch easier to work with. To be fair though I need to get some fresh reload for a shootout. They are really...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-05-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,289
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Bottom line data log. Adding mods and not logging...

Bottom line data log. Adding mods and not logging can, and has led to so many failures, even comming out of well reced shops. It just does not make sense to not have the verification. Number 1 LSA...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,115
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
The new reload works better. Used as a drying...

The new reload works better.
Used as a drying aid greatly reduces the streaking issues.
For whatever reason you do manage to have some they will be gone when you do the next wash.
If you catch it...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,115
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Not sure of the actual question but substituting...

Not sure of the actual question but substituting 205 for essence will need and additional step before applying Cquartz.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Ironx is not a wheel cleaner. Anyhow if a wheel...

Ironx is not a wheel cleaner. Anyhow if a wheel cleaner used properly messes up the paint. The paint is on borrowed time.
Cquartz will help immensly, but keep in mind without ironx first there will...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-05-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
You have to have someone with OCD do the work....

You have to have someone with OCD do the work. You are not alone.99% of damages can be prevented by some simple awarness and planning. Not everyone has OCD, or knows enough about paint care to even...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-04-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,289
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Yep exactly why this forum has very reduced...

Yep exactly why this forum has very reduced traffic. Anyway the OP has an issue, gotta data log. If its underinjected, or has another issue, I would sure hate to see him damage his engine....
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-04-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,289
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Wow. I rarely post here because things always go...

Wow. I rarely post here because things always go sideways here anymore.
Anyhow data log it and you will get your answer.
Something is way off fo sure.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-02-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Clean the wheels with Ironx from car pro first....

Clean the wheels with Ironx from car pro first. Then clay and prep for sealant, or coating.

https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/product-reviews/42651-review-carpro-iron-x.html
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-02-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,115
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Looks awesome! Good combo for sure, and glad you...

Looks awesome! Good combo for sure, and glad you like it. Nice cave as well!
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-28-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
So approach with the mindset of making sure every...

So approach with the mindset of making sure every thing is good to go.
As the above links esp anything Zo6 Byran posted along ith a few others, be sure to check it. Failures from under fueling can...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-28-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
A few notes on not tuning and the rear o2...

A few notes on not tuning and the rear o2 sensors. After 2012 years GM did something to the calibrations, the end result is the rear o2 sensors are much more sensative.
If you add headers, or even...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-28-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Have a read through these ...

Have a read through these

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408032

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380888

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=462840
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-28-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Once you tune your warranty is gone if you have...

Once you tune your warranty is gone if you have an engine failure. GM will request ECM data, and even if returned to stock they will see the reflash. If the reflash does not match up to a dealership...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-27-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,388
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Get them clean and coat them, or use a sealant. I...

Get them clean and coat them, or use a sealant. I have found Car Pro Ech2o detail spray mix to work well on non coated, as well as coated. Clean up is pretty easy.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-25-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
No they do not. You have to go online to places...

No they do not. You have to go online to places like.

Autopia
Autogeek
Car pro
Esoteric detailing
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-21-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,614
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I use it as 1 to 20 ech2o to water, and throw 2...

I use it as 1 to 20 ech2o to water, and throw 2 oz of reload in the mix.
The suggested ratio is 1 to 15 through 1 to 25 ech2o. As long as you start kind of lean with ech2o I think you will be good...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-21-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,614
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Essence will have more coating left behind, but...

Essence will have more coating left behind, but will be less hydrophobic, essence plus will be more hydrophobic but perhaps less of a primer. I would go essence, topped with essence+, then reload....
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-21-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
This is what I would use for increased shine. ...

This is what I would use for increased shine.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/polish-angel-supersport-wheel-coating.html#.WPmF9hllCBY
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-20-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Anytime.

Anytime.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,792
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Depending on the vehicle I push the rinselese...

Depending on the vehicle I push the rinselese pretty hard. Here are bucket conditions after a dirty car.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-19-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,930
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Very true, the first one works great, but by...

Very true, the first one works great, but by volume is worse than the second. It is usually sold out, but the cost is more manageable, content small.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 04-19-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,792
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I use it as a drying aid, every wash for...

I use it as a drying aid, every wash for lubrication, have not noticed any ill effects. I also don't use the car much so it is not washed weekly, more like every few weeks , or monthly.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-19-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,379
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I hear ya, and hope you get it all sorted out. It...

I hear ya, and hope you get it all sorted out. It can be made right, or even better than new at the right shop. Once done look up Haggerty or Grundy collector insurance. Usaa knows 0 about the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-19-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Sometimes that can be fixed as well, though in...

Sometimes that can be fixed as well, though in that case I can surely understand replacing it.
...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-19-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,379
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
It is also why most of the original Zl1 posters...

It is also why most of the original Zl1 posters for the most part, have moved on to other places. Drama has killed a lot of traffic on C5. Most of the time I only go over to the C6 detailing forum.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-18-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Is it too damaged to just have repaired? Beware...

Is it too damaged to just have repaired?
Beware buying used, make sure it is OEM..some will sell aftermarket as OEM, big difference in quality.
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