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Old 08-10-2019, 07:12 PM   #99
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Car looks good Jon!
Having mine paint corrected, clear bra’d, and ceramic coated right now.
Thanks. Appreciated.

Looking forward to the results! Post up pics
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:46 PM   #100
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:34 AM   #101
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Little update since I had the car ceramic coated at the end of July: Haven't touched it with any cleaning products as of yet. A few weeks ago I sprayed it off with a 40* pressure washer nozzle and blew water off with a leaf blower. Did the same again over the weekend when I got caught in the rain. 40 min total, start to finish, dragging out the hose/pressure washer/extension cord... then drying the door, trunk, and hood jambs. Put everything away. DONE. No water spots or dirty residue. Fresh again.

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:28 PM   #102
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I also washed mine this weekend. Used a micro-fiber wash mit, dried by hand with a water blade then micro-fiber towel, went over it with some Lucas Speed Wax, rinsed everything out and put the buckets away, rolled up the hose, changed my shirt, changed my water-logged sneakers = 2 hours.

But I did enjoy a cigar afterward while staring at it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:08 PM   #103
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The ease of cleaning and the way it repels dirt makes a Ceramic Coating a must for me. I used a Carnauba detail spray on my daily driver recently and it was a dirt/dust magnet. I'm using a Kranzle pressure washer and blow dry, a touchless car wash most of the time. I'll take a microfiber mitt/soap to the car once every 3-4 touchless washes. I use a BigBoi blower from Esoteric Car Care to air dry. I used to use a Milwaukee M18 leaf blower which was fine, but the heated air from BigBoi blower is really nice.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:35 PM   #104
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I'm all about time savings and not introducing new scratches to the car. When the car will be washed it will be via a pressure washer to spray it down and a rinseless wash and microfiber towels for the 'wash' portion. It lubricates and encapsulates the dirt debris into the towel. Wipe and fold method. Each pass fresh side. No contaminates introduced back to car. No drying required. Drying vehicles is when most scratches happen, no lubricant to protect finish.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:32 AM   #105
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Coil covers are just the vanity covers on the motor that cay 'camaro' and '427'. I took them off because I prefer the look without them as well as people claim the stickers on the lettering come off due to heat eventually

I got the michelin's through discount tire direct (they actually $100 off (4) currently, IIRC). Local tire guy mounts and roadforce balances them for me. Michelin is far superior to Continental in my experience. May be more money put ride/noise/grip/durability and warranty far out weigh the minimal price difference. Also size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer... Michelin is wider than the same size Continental

Nice car! Good luck with it.

I have a similar car posted for sale with new GM engine.

I do not recommend the Mich for the track but great street tires.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:43 AM   #106
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Nice car! Good luck with it.

I have a similar car posted for sale with new GM engine.

I do not recommend the Mich for the track but great street tires.
Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I only use the car on the street.

Best wishes with your sale. Sad to see you go, proper driver you are. Wish you'd keep it and continuing using it as intended by design.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:05 AM   #107
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:17 AM   #108
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Great weather this weekend to enjoy the car

Hit up the open house on Saturday at my detailer's shop, along with the tuner and brewer next door.


Pizza Power Tour is an annual local rally event to benefit the Toys for Tots charity. ~200 cars were able to attend on Sunday and go from location to location with different pizza at each stop.



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Old 10-21-2019, 07:37 AM   #109
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Looks like a great weekend and we don't have many left here in the NE. Tuner/Brewer & Detail Shop all next to one another -- that is the TRIFECTA! Add a cigar shop and it could be called heaven!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:03 AM   #110
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Got the Z out yesterday, met the new daily... 2019 Type R


IDK what's wider... the Z or my brother's Raptor
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:11 AM   #111
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Got the Z out yesterday, met the new daily... 2019 Type R


IDK what's wider... the Z or my brother's Raptor
The Z’s want to get out and get rid of the cold in the NE. Bring on the spring, only a dozen more snow storms.
Looks great in the sunshine
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:28 PM   #112
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Another great oil analysis. Woot woot

Sad I only went ~2,000 mi in the car last season. Hopefully more miles this season.
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