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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    ETCs actually came with tinted tails, he might have tinted his further, but they did actually come tinted

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Really? Those look really dark.

    Makes me want to tint mine over the summer....

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    claybar really tries one's patience. at least mine.
    I was dreading it the first time, thinking it was going to be a big PITA like the bad old days of rubbing compound, so I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was. I can claybar Sabrina in about an hour and Betty in 90 minutes to 2 hours. And I love how slick the surface is after doing it.

    Got an estimate yesterday from a mobile detailing shop to polish my headlights (the wrecking yard one is starting to look crummy again) and repair the scratches on my door from a clumsy tire store tech dropping lug nuts on it (unfortunately, I did not discover the damage until I washed the car a couple of months later). $75 for the headlights and another $75 for the scratches. I also need him to touch up a couple of scratches on the bumper. That will probably be another $40. Now, it we could only have a few dry days in a row so it will be worth my while to wash the poor thing; it's probably the dirtiest it's ever been in my two years of ownership.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    i love detailing my cars when i have time, its going to be dreadful having to wait 30 days to put any kind of wax or sealant on the allante

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    I was dreading it the first time, thinking it was going to be a big PITA like the bad old days of rubbing compound, so I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was. I can claybar Sabrina in about an hour and Betty in 90 minutes to 2 hours. And I love how slick the surface is after doing it.

    Got an estimate yesterday from a mobile detailing shop to polish my headlights (the wrecking yard one is starting to look crummy again) and repair the scratches on my door from a clumsy tire store tech dropping lug nuts on it (unfortunately, I did not discover the damage until I washed the car a couple of months later). $75 for the headlights and another $75 for the scratches. I also need him to touch up a couple of scratches on the bumper. That will probably be another $40. Now, it we could only have a few dry days in a row so it will be worth my while to wash the poor thing; it's probably the dirtiest it's ever been in my two years of ownership.
    I bet you never claybarred a Honda Pilot

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    No, but doing claybar, cleaner wax, two coats of carnuba wax, plus chrome polish on Betty took pretty much an entire weekend.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    claybar wasn't bad on my maxima, because it wasn't too "sculpted" a car. it's when you try to do a car that has lots of creases, and "character lines" that it gets to be a pita.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    beautiful eldorado. IMO the 90's ones look badass, especially in black or red/ burgundy with a vinyl top.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by OffThaHorseCEO View Post
    ETCs actually came with tinted tails, he might have tinted his further, but they did actually come tinted
    Didn't tint em, i'm the 2nd owner of the vehicle, im sure they came stock like that.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Vacuumed inside/cleaned the leather. Hoping that it stops raining/warms up tomorrow so I can wash and wax it.




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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Vince that ETC looks sweet.. I think the only thing that could make it look any better, would be some vogues. NICE CADDY!

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan00escalade View Post
    Vince that ETC looks sweet.. I think the only thing that could make it look any better, would be some vogues. NICE CADDY!

    $1336.52 through Firestone, i got the Vogue rims, just need the Mayo and Mustard to compliment em. you're from the Bay? I was born and raised in Sacramento

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    whoa what a coincidence, its almost as if it was meant to be, theres a car show tomorrow, one of the biggest in nc, i have the day off tomorrow miraculously, my car is FRESH out of the paint shop tonight....

    UNFORTUNATELY, the carshow scene here seems to be dominated by DONKS, i know SOME of you think my car would fit right in, but whatever, donk isnt my style
    my brother lives near the shop, he sent this crappy camera phone picture because i couldnt wait to see it in person. of course pictures do it no justice. most importantly, all the dings are gone and the doors MATCH


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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    donkity donky donk.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    I was dreading it the first time, thinking it was going to be a big PITA like the bad old days of rubbing compound, so I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was. I can claybar Sabrina in about an hour and Betty in 90 minutes to 2 hours. And I love how slick the surface is after doing it.

    Got an estimate yesterday from a mobile detailing shop to polish my headlights (the wrecking yard one is starting to look crummy again) and repair the scratches on my door from a clumsy tire store tech dropping lug nuts on it (unfortunately, I did not discover the damage until I washed the car a couple of months later). $75 for the headlights and another $75 for the scratches. I also need him to touch up a couple of scratches on the bumper. That will probably be another $40. Now, it we could only have a few dry days in a row so it will be worth my while to wash the poor thing; it's probably the dirtiest it's ever been in my two years of ownership.
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    claybar wasn't bad on my maxima, because it wasn't too "sculpted" a car. it's when you try to do a car that has lots of creases, and "character lines" that it gets to be a pita.
    What are you guys doing to take so long?

    If I am polishing, the clay bar process is the quickest. When I use Griots clay bar, I use their Speed Shine as the lubricant. Since the clay bar is cleaning all impurities, I don't bother drying after the wash. The water is thus an added lubricant.

    So, I wash. Then I spray some Speed Shine and then glide the clay bar. A quick swipe is all it takes. So it takes a minute to do a panel. Then I just take a microfiber cloth and wipe off the excess liquid. Then just polish. Or wax. Or polish and wax.

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