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Forum: Dragstrip and Launching Discussion Today, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
His car weighs 3300 lbs. Your car weighs 3700...

His car weighs 3300 lbs. Your car weighs 3700 lbs.

He won't race from a dig because he knows he can't launch with your auto.

His car is putting down 520, your car is probably around 500 with...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Road Warrior Paint Protection. ...

Road Warrior Paint Protection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2nJqhQ_BKI
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The machine you have doesn't have enough power to...

The machine you have doesn't have enough power to do any type of paint correction.

If your planning to use CG Jetseal....... I'd get CG Blacklight Glaze, put 2 coats on, and top it with the...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-12-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Yes it's best to do a strip wash first if your...

Yes it's best to do a strip wash first if your going to use the towel and polish.

Wax left on the surface can clog your polishing pads, and diminish results from polishing.

It's also a good...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-12-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I believe what you are speaking of is the SM...

I believe what you are speaking of is the SM Arnold Speedy Prep Towel.

I have one, with over 50 uses on it, and it still performs as new.

The first thing you'll want to do is break it in on the...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Water on the surface doesn't allow the foam to...

Water on the surface doesn't allow the foam to stick on the car as long as it does when done dry.

The longer it stays on, the more dirt/road film it removes/loosens off the surface when rinsed.
...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-10-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Glad to help. I used to do it wrong as well. ...

Glad to help. I used to do it wrong as well.

I have found with this process a significant reduction in wash marring over the course of a years time. I only need to use finishing polish once a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-09-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I think you have the purpose of foaming the car...

I think you have the purpose of foaming the car down misunderstood. You foam the car first, when it's dry, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse.

This removes as much dirt as possible...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 06-09-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Thanks. The guy who is doing the installation was...

Thanks. The guy who is doing the installation was a head mechanic at a GM dealership for 25 years before opening his own shop.

I wish I would have known about him before I took it to the other...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launching Discussion 06-08-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Turn all the nannies off. Hold the brake...

Turn all the nannies off.

Hold the brake with your left foot, floor the gas with your right.

4-5 seconds should be plenty good enough.

If you don't want to cause wear on your brake pads,...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 06-08-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Supposed to go in the shop next Tuesday. Spent...

Supposed to go in the shop next Tuesday. Spent more money on an AAM 3.91 gear.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-05-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The browning or blooming is caused by an...

The browning or blooming is caused by an anti-ozonant that is added to the rubber during manufacturing.

This organic compound protects the rubber from premature deterioration caused by exposure...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-03-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The idea is to foam the car first to loosen as...

The idea is to foam the car first to loosen as much dirt as possible, let it dwell for several minutes without drying, and then rinse, this removes as
much dirt as possible before you touch the...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-29-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Call Harry at LSR, mine came from Georgia, and...

Call Harry at LSR, mine came from Georgia, and got to me in 2 days. This is a great deal on them and a high quality product as well.
...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-27-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Getting bug guts off ASAP is the key to stop...

Getting bug guts off ASAP is the key to stop etching.

Bugs have acidic secretions when splattered against your paint. If left on the surface, and allowed to heat in the sun, the acid can etch into...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-26-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
It depends upon the size of the chips. For chips...

It depends upon the size of the chips. For chips smaller than a standard pencil eraser, Dr. Colorchip works good.

For larger chips, either one of those you posted will work, but you'll need to...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I don't know if it will break if I take it to...

I don't know if it will break if I take it to Shadyside and make a pass, and don't want to risk it. Last thing I would want now is for the gear to break and damage the True Trac.



Already...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-25-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The gear whine gives me a headache after a 15...

The gear whine gives me a headache after a 15 minute ride, it's 20 minutes to Shadyside.

I'm driving as little as possible now, because I don't know if the gear will fail or not.

I'm sure it's...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-24-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The True Trac is fine and works great. I've...

The True Trac is fine and works great.

I've drained the diff fluid twice, no metal shavings at all, oil is clean, but the gear whines a good bit at 35mph +.

I wish I had never got the Motive...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-23-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I would go over it with finishing polish first on...

I would go over it with finishing polish first on a medium cutting pad, if that doesn't do the trick, step up to compound on a microfiber cutting pad.

If it still remains with no improvement after...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-23-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I just got the rear pinion bearing and crush...

I just got the rear pinion bearing and crush sleeve in last Friday. Also went ahead and ordered a transmission dipstick from Janetty.

I went by his shop today, he has an older Ford (1940ish), a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Was the coating put on top of the stripes?

Was the coating put on top of the stripes?
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-16-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Very true.....if you don't want to spend a lot on...

Very true.....if you don't want to spend a lot on a polisher, get the Harbor Freight 6" DA polisher, buy a 5" backing plate, a couple pads, and some compound/polish.

Should be able to get it all...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-16-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Sounds like my Zex kit. A wire is connected...

Sounds like my Zex kit.

A wire is connected to the purple wire that plugs into the throttle body wiring. After you have the rest of it set up, you turn the car on, and hold the gas pedal down with...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I only had small cowl stripes on my hood when I...

I only had small cowl stripes on my hood when I bought my Camaro, the ghosting was removed with compound easily. The rest of the car needed paint correction anyway.

The other thing your going to...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-15-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
This looks like a product similar to Carpro...

This looks like a product similar to Carpro Reload.

The advantages to a silica based sealant versus a conventional polymer sealant, are the hydrophobic effect (water repellency), and the slickness...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The "leather" interior in your car is not real...

The "leather" interior in your car is not real leather. It's coated fake leather. GM uses this in all their "leather seated" cars, and so do many other car manufacturers.

Real leather, like what a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The Meguiar's Ultimate wax isn't really wax, it's...

The Meguiar's Ultimate wax isn't really wax, it's a polymer sealant, the gold class is a wax.

Neither of these are bad products, I wouldn't go looking for something else until you have used them...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 05-09-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Questions to ask your gear installer

I've read many good threads on C5 in regards to gear swaps, but none address one thing.

What questions should you ask the person installing your gears?

If your like me, you don't have the...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 05-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Whatever gear you decide to get, do not buy a...

Whatever gear you decide to get, do not buy a Motive or Richmond gear, unless you enjoy a loud whine from your gearbox.

The stock posi has clutch packs. They wear out. An Eaton True-Trac has no...
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