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Old 07-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #21
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The interior.. oh my gawd, the interior..
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #22
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You mean the love-it-or-hate-it Garnet Red?
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This week I pretty much left the Focus hidden in the garage and drove the GP every day, to actually put it to use. I believe it's barely seen over 1000 kilometers since I bought the Focus almost a year ago.



Today I also picked up more white plastidip, to finish off the wheels. Hopefully I can get those taken care of soon, the show's only 8 days away now.

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More progress made today.

A friend stopped by and we spent a few hours getting the cars a little cleaner.



The Grand Prix was in desperate need of some time with a clay bar. On top of that it had had pretty lengthy run last night, including through some wet roads so it was a little dirty to start with.



After a bath I spent quite a while with the clay bar cleaning it up. Today I attacked the sides of the car; fenders, doors, quarter panels, and side skirts. The hood and trunk are good, as is the roof since its paint is only a couple seasons old. The front and rear bumper still need to be done, so it looks like I have something to do on my lunch breaks at work this week.

Keep in mind that most of the paint on this car is original, dating back to 1992. It's not perfect, but I'm trying to improve it.

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5 days to the show.

I've continued on with the clay bar, getting to work on the back bumper during my lunch breaks at work this week. It was bad though, as of now I'm about half-done. I still have the front bumper to do after.

As well, the wrap on the front lip has peeled in one of the tight corners so I need to redo that before Sunday. Sigh.

Tonight though I got back to work on the wheels. Having stocked up on plastidip I waited all day to get home and hopefully finish these off so they can have time to cure before I need to mount them back on the car. I had just finished when rain started lightly, and I was able to get the wheels under cover before the sky opened.



As you can see I still need to continue peeling off the excess plastidip from the tires, and from details like the valve stems. I'm hoping that I can have these on the car by the end of the week so that Saturday it can drive around a bit on its new white shoes and I can focus on final detailing.
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Uhhh... okay I admit I haven't used Plastidip. But can't you just mask the tires off and save yourself the trouble of removing the overspray??
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Peeling off the overspray is actually faster than masking it off, believe it or not.
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Show and Shine!

Today was the big day. It's been a long week leading up to now, preparing for the show and making sure everything was ready. My father and I were still in the garage very late last night, detailing both cars and making final touchups and changes.

This was one event I really wanted the GP to attend, as it hasn't really been seen by others this year. It's gone to two local meets, and the rest of the time was basically either spent in storage or in the driveway. I'm happy to say it was able to thanks to my father driving it to and from the show for me, and it finally was seen by everyone and had a new look to show off too.

Since the cars were out and freshly cleaned, I took the chance to take some pictures of the car to share. Here's good ol' Judge, now 20 years old and back to its original white-on-white combo.







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After the show and shine back in August, the GP was put in storage since I was heading out of town on vacation. Just a couple of days ago it finally came home again, so that I could drive it. It spends way too much time locked up.

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cleanest GP I' ve ever seen.. nice man!
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