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Old 05-23-2010, 09:38 PM   #11
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Sure did--wet sanded the snot out of them and then polished, there's also a thread for that car further down the showroom too. Was hoping to have you work your magic at Carlisle if you're around...
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #12
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I have to do a full cleaning/ clay bar this week. Always loved your car something about that hood lol. Cant wait to see it in person.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:42 AM   #13
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If I make it im deff in. Dont know if im gonna be there though, i have a room and am registered but engine isnt in yet. Gotta finishe reassembling it in this week and then break it in/tune it... If I do make it ill make sure to grab my drill and charger and batteries. Would probably need like 40 from you to grab 2 repair kits, but depending on how yours look i might be able to do with one since you already sanded.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:22 AM   #14
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Baller, well your expertise is worth at least that much!
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:22 AM   #15
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Got the next two days off, gonna be attacking this to-do list!
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #16
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Got a TON of work done on the ZX3 today although didn't get a lot checked off...

Red = Completed
Orange = In Progress

-fix HIDs--IDK if this will happen, have to order parts and running out of time...
-Repaint front mesh
-Replace front endlinks
-New bushings for rear endlinks
-Finish the catch-can and install it
-Remove rear stress bar and reinstall subwoofer/carpet
-Swap wheels

-Wash/clay bar/wax
-Interior detail/vacuum/shampoo
-Engine detail
-Rally letters for FR
-New AutoX magnets?

First up was vacuum and shampoo of the interior, pulled A LOT of stains out and pounds of sand/shells. That's one of the downsides for a car-guy who lives in Florida, sand is EVERYWHERE.



Then I started working on the engine, decided to pull the valve cover and paint it. Decided on some "Steed Hammered-Look" paint out of my collection and threw a bunch of coats down after prepping it. Looks sick in person, almost a gunmetal-look.


While waiting for that to dry we worked HARD on the engine. Many many months of dirt and grime since my last full detail (having open hood scoops doesn't help), plus after looking at CaySE's thread I HAD to remove junk like the degas and battery box to clean and wax the painted surfaces beneath that nobody ever sees. Now that I got the details done I'll be steam-cleaning it tomorrow first thing. Still looks mighty good all reassembled.


Got a ridiculous sunburn OMG

Tomorrow I'll knock some more out and then I have Tuesday off before we leave to head up there on Wednesday!
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #17
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Don't steam off the wax!...you are having way too much fun!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #18
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Red = Completed
Orange = In Progress

-fix HIDs--IDK if this will happen, have to order parts and running out of time...
-Repaint front mesh
-Replace front endlinks
-New bushings for rear endlinks
-Finish the catch-can and install it
-Remove rear stress bar and reinstall subwoofer/carpet
-Swap wheels

-Wash/clay bar/wax
-Interior detail/vacuum/shampoo
-Engine detail
-Rally letters for FR - Purchased!
-New AutoX magnets - Ordered!

Took my design down the the place that does my AutoX magnets and got that in the works, should be ready early next week!

Also stopped at Staples and picked up the letters for the rally names on the side of the car, still looking for American Flags for em
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:05 AM   #19
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hmm... you shoudl do some caliper painting while your at it!!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #20
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^^Did a buttload of that today, but on the SVT lol...
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