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Old 05-31-2018, 10:58 AM   #15
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Yay! Another detailing nerd! Got any tips for cleaning the engine bay?
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:28 AM   #16
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Checked the Aeroforce fuel reading last night as well. The stock gauge seems pretty damn close and the Interceptor appears to be intercepting the reading pretty accurately as well.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:32 AM   #17
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Yay! Another detailing nerd! Got any tips for cleaning the engine bay?
Nothing sophisticated like some others do. Mostly I just wipe down all painted and plastic parts with a damp microfiber cloth and call it good. Do the trunk the same way after a pass with the vac.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:44 AM   #18
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Journal Entry catchup #2 05MAY2018

There'll be no such thing as a chronological order to any of these "catchup" posts. They'll just get thrown in as I find them.


KirkH, owner/operator of Bitchin' Camaro Detailing had a go at my car on the 5th of May. It got planned for him to come to my house but it started raining and I didn't have a covered place for him to work outside so I took it to him instead. Here's the OP over at Autogeek where he posted these pictures. Yeah, the title has the wrong year in it. He knows.


Here's the list of stuff he used and pics he posted after. Keeping it here so I it's where I can get at it easier.


List of materials and tools:

Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss car shampoo
Bilt Hamber clay (regular)
Chemical Guys Synthetic Detailer as clay lubrication

Chemical Guys Iron Decon wheel cleaner
Meguiar's Wheel Brightener
TufShine Tire Cleaner
Wheel Woolie brush
Viking Wheel Stick
Gyeon WetCoat wheel sealant
Adams Tire Shine

Tornador Black -020 Cleaning Gun with air compressor
Chemical Guys Fabric Cleaner
Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner
Chemical Guys Streak Free Window Cleaner
303 Interior Protectant
PlexiClean plastic cleaner
Adam's Brilliant Glaze for windshield sealant
Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax for door jambs and drains
Chemical Guys Back to Black trim dressing
Chemical Guys Trim Clean Wax and Polish Remover

Makita PO5000C dual action polisher
HexLogic 5.5" orange pads
HexLogic 5.5" white pads
Porter Cable dual action polisher
HexLogic 3" orange pads
HexLogic 3" white pads
3M auto painter's tape

Meguiar's 105 Ultra Cut Compound
Meguiar's 205 Ultra Finishing Polish
Chemical Guys WipeOut Surface CLeaner and Polish Remover
Chemical Guys Pad Conditioner

CarPro CQuartz ceramic coating
TheRagCompany Everest 1100 microfiber towel
TheRagCompany Eagle Edgeless microfiber towel
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:20 PM   #19
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Journal Entry catchup #3 Camaro Fest 7

A sprinkling of photos from our Camaro Fest 7 adventure.

I reckon JPSS gets the nod for my first honest performance mod. Had the brake system flushed and Motul 600 RBF fluid poured in.

I have probably 500+ photos from that weekend but I don't think this is the place for all of them.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:17 PM   #20
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:08 AM   #21
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You should definitely get one Don. Gentleman sitting across from us where we sat down to chow down was wearing it and I had to get a picture of it.


I think Chevrolet should've been issuing these with every SS purchase.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:21 AM   #22
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By the way Don,

Found these in that pile of pics from CF7. Damn, yer bumper looks tasty.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:20 AM   #23
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AAC/Oracle makin' it right!

Got surprised today with a package from Oracle with my repaired right rear sidemarker in it. Woo to da emeffin Hoo! Took 5 minutes to get it installed and park the OEM marker back in its bed.



Going out in a little while to KirkH's to be a guinea pig for his CF8 car wash process. One of the perks of being nearby I reckon.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:09 PM   #24
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Fiddlin' with what I have to fiddle with

Since I ain't got no highfalutin' mod things to putter with I re-arranged the cyclic scan on my Aeroforce Eliminator gauges.


There are just so many parameters these newfangled cars have and these gauges read. My car tuning experience comes from the day when "tuning" a car amounted to fiddlin' with the carburetor and tweaking the distributor to get a little more out of whatever you had. Nowadays there's a "hunert" different things to fiddle with and I'm right frighted to start fiddlin' with any of 'em. At some point in the next few years Imma gonna anyway.
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Heck Yeah, I enjoyed reading this and getting caught up... The story of a car is so interesting. I see you found Don to hang around with... nice... I'll be stopping in to check around periodically. I haven't spent as much time on here since my lil incident in Trinidad, but I'm trying to make a comeback...
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Heck Yeah, I enjoyed reading this and getting caught up... The story of a car is so interesting. I see you found Don to hang around with... nice... I'll be stopping in to check around periodically. I haven't spent as much time on here since my lil incident in Trinidad, but I'm trying to make a comeback...

It's very good to hear you're "on the mend" and almost cleared for duty. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to your future endeavors with Brandi.



I haven't done much to my car these last few weeks but I am pining purdy hard core for these. If nothing else, it'll confuse the natives into thinking the car is a 6th gen. I do like the 6th gen "halos" better than the traditional 5th gen. Just gotta decide if I want to spend that money on these lights or getting my bike ship shape.
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