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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-01-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The first thing that needs to be determined is...

The first thing that needs to be determined is what type of water spots are on your car's paint. They are either mineral deposits left from water that has evaporated, or spots etched into the paint....
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 07-28-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The Hoosiers would be a good choice if your...

The Hoosiers would be a good choice if your towing your car to the strip. If your driving to and from, they aren't street legal.... the MT ET Street R's are street legal.

At your HP, if you hook,...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 07-27-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
With your mods 20" drag radials are a waste of...

With your mods 20" drag radials are a waste of time.
Some 17" ET Street R Bias Ply would cut your 60' and ET a lot.

I wish I could get to 100mph in the 8th on my current mods, I'd break 7...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I'd stay away from Motive. The machining on their...

I'd stay away from Motive. The machining on their gears is not good quality. Even having backlash set perfect, your going to have excessive gear whine.

Go with AAM instead. Their kit is $90 less...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 07-10-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I have DSS 1000hp 1/2 shafts and have had no...

I have DSS 1000hp 1/2 shafts and have had no issues with them. I also have a GForce driveshaft.
GForce has the worst customer service I have dealt with from any company I have bought a mod for my...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-21-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Adams Visco Clay is $20.....if you only flip it...

Adams Visco Clay is $20.....if you only flip it over once and never knead it properly, your spending $10 to clay your car. If you fold it and knead it properly, you should be able to use 1 bar 5...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-21-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
After rinsing in warm water for about a minute,...

After rinsing in warm water for about a minute, it does release everything that is stuck on it.

The surface of the towel does wear down, albeit very slowly, and after 90-100 uses loses it's...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-21-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I wouldn't use car shampoo as a lubricant with...

I wouldn't use car shampoo as a lubricant with this, or any synthetic clay material. It doesn't provide enough lubrication, and you will cause scratching/swirling in your clear coat. Clay lube only....
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-16-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I forgot to add...…..When you re-apply the...

I forgot to add...…..When you re-apply the Hydro2, the best soap you can use to wash with is the Carpro Reset. 1.5 oz in a 5 gallon bucket is all you need.

You actually may use this soap, and find...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-16-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
You don't flip clay to the unused side after...

You don't flip clay to the unused side after using one side, you fold the clay to make two fresh sides, and make it into a patty again. Clay will last much longer this way.

I only use traditional...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-13-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
This is one of the Carpro products I am not a fan...

This is one of the Carpro products I am not a fan of, only due to price.
At 50% off it's a better deal.
I really like their Hydrofoam, which is a soap infused with silica, and provides the same...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-07-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Congrats Frank......I will be in the club in...

Congrats Frank......I will be in the club in August.
But the saved money will probably go to mods, to get down to mid 6's in the 1/8th mile.
I'm sure you'll be doing some mods for the dragstrip as...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-06-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,969
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Fast car for 10K???? Don't know if that's even...

Fast car for 10K????
Don't know if that's even possible.
For 15k though...buy an old Foxbody, drop a Chevy LS in it, do a power adder, and you have a 9 second car.
Cheapest way to go fast I've...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-05-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Wet sanding is not needed to remove excess touch...

Wet sanding is not needed to remove excess touch up paint. Langka Blob Eliminator can be used instead.

Wet sanding should never be done on modern clear coat without a paint thickness gauge, as it...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-03-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I only use compounding once. Removed an average 5...

I only use compounding once. Removed an average 5 microns of clear coat. Most Gen 6 Camaro's have around 50-70 microns of clear coat.

You probably will not need to remove as much, as the clear...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Though you think your paint is scratch free, if...

Though you think your paint is scratch free, if you have never used compound/polish on it, I can 100% guarantee you that your paint has scratching to some degree.

The grey base coat does a good...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-01-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I've used Meguiars, Chemical Guys, Adams, Sonax...

I've used Meguiars, Chemical Guys, Adams, Sonax (2nd best), 3D BDX, Carpro Iron X, Carpro Trix, Griots, and Poorboys World.

None of them can do this without agitation, none stick to the wheels for...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-31-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
TUGA Devil Special Wheel Cleaner A better...

TUGA Devil Special Wheel Cleaner

A better wheel cleaner for heavy brake dust doesn't exist.
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-28-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Understandable. But your going to pay a lot...

Understandable.

But your going to pay a lot more next year than you would if you do it now, while the pumpkin is already removed and taken apart.
The AAM gear is less than $300. The extra labor...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-28-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
You wont get any quicker throttle response from...

You wont get any quicker throttle response from the True-Trac or the bushings.
The True Trac will allow you to do more consistent burnouts, and will allow the car to launch dead straight every time....
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-25-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Your favorite machine polisher?

Which is your favorite?

Mine is the Rupes LHR 75E 3" mini.

An absolute beast of a polisher. Removes defects with ease. Polishing only requires low speed (3), and no vibration at all.

Get's...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 05-24-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,608
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Good luck Frank. Hopefully since only 50...

Good luck Frank.

Hopefully since only 50 cars are in, you won't have people on street tires messing up the prep and you'll get good solid passes in.

I'm still trying to get that .000 light! Had...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-24-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I just looked at the Rag Company website and they...

I just looked at the Rag Company website and they have a 15% off sale on. I need more towels like I need a hole in the head.:smiling1: I have hundreds of them!:facepalm:

Once your wife gets hold...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-22-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
There is a way to use a California Duster and not...

There is a way to use a California Duster and not cause damage to paint. It's the proper way to use it, explained in the video posted.

You can do a 2 bucket wash, a rinseless wash, or waterless...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-20-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
It's all about how you use it, and using it only...

It's all about how you use it, and using it only for it's intended purpose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJxMHDi0C_8
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-18-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
It depends upon how much dust has accumulated on...

It depends upon how much dust has accumulated on the surface. Only for light dust.
You will want to use a long knap towel, just dragging it across the surface, no downward pressure at all. Spray...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-16-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Paint looks good, very little orange peel. I was...

Paint looks good, very little orange peel. I was fortunate as well to have a low amount on mine.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-10-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
You don't have to do it this way. The process...

You don't have to do it this way. The process mentioned will give best quality of finish, and maximize longevity of protection.

If you want to do the "slap it on and go" method, you can.

Just...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-09-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The California Duster has been around since the...

The California Duster has been around since the late 1970's.

If it damaged everyone's paint who used it, it wouldn't have lasted 40 plus years.

It's intended for light dust, that's it. The dust...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-09-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Just because you use a California duster on your...

Just because you use a California duster on your cars' paint doesn't guarantee that the paint will be swirled.

What causes swirls is improper use of it.

Any product you use to clean your car...
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