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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, What did you do to your car today? in General Discussion; Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy You're scaring me. I'm looking to have my Syclone repainted. ---------- Any damage? And green ...
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    You're scaring me. I'm looking to have my Syclone repainted.

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    Any damage? And green like much safety glass is when shattered or green as in a Rolling Rock bottle?
    I think it was green as Heineken or Rolling Rock bottle. The bottle wasn't completely shattered and you could still see that it is a broken bottle. No damage so far! I have been checking the tire pressure, and it is steady. Also no visual damage to the tires or the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    I think it was green as Heineken or Rolling Rock bottle. The bottle wasn't completely shattered and you could still see that it is a broken bottle. No damage so far! I have been checking the tire pressure, and it is steady. Also no visual damage to the tires or the paint.
    Glad the tires survived (unless you were looking for an excuse to throw some performance tires on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Even the cheapo $300 MACCO paint jobs aren't really $300 anymore. It's only that price if you bring them the car stripped and sanded/prepped. And they use cheap single stage.

    A very good, honest shop will do a high end paint job for $6,000-8,000, assuming there's nothing more than a few dings on the car. If you want it blocked LAZER straight (straighter than the panels were from the factory), and wet sanded afterwards, you're in the $10,000-$12,000 range. Single color, no graphics of course.

    The paint isn't the expensive part, it's the labor. If the prep work isn't done perfectly, the paint won't look good. And that takes lots of time.
    When I got quotes from the body shop I use, he quoted a minimum of 1800 for the caddys paint, and that was a basic respray (or as he said "driver quality") in the factory color, no door jambs/ body repair, no pinstripes. He said I'd have to remove all the chrome trim and fix whatever body work I wanted done prior to rolling it in. He said it would be scuffed with 600 grit, then sprayed with etching primer, factory color paint, and clear.
    Of course, I'm getting half the car repainted beforehand. When I get the time to do so, I'm taking in a new RF fender to be repainted. Doors will be done next spring.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    A witness came forward and called the PD.

    I might be okay. I posted on CL (without identifying which vehicle I was) asking if anybody saw anything.

    He said that he was sitting at the cross intersection and saw that the black wagon had the right of way when the van cut in front of him (that's me, obviously).

    I should be good.
    GOOD. That ass from Kansas deserves to be SUCKED DRY.

    Good luck Ray. Hopefully this gets you some dough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post

    You planning on doing the whole treatment, or just the CLD?
    I just started edumacatin' myself with this method. And since it will be cheaper(and I'm doing a not so expensive install) I figured I'd try it. The tiles were on sale so I jumped. The rest I'll get soon. But, yeah, whole treatment.

    I will still be sealing the front doors and rear deck for the midbasses and IB sub in the rear deck...

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    I Did the full treatment on my Seville recently, CLD, MLV, CCF, extruded butyl rope, and Thinsulate acoustic. ~$600 and 40 hours. Very happy with the results. I'd imagine there would be an even bigger difference if you started out with a car that was loud to begin with.

    The last page of this thread has some pictures:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ts-need-4.html

    And that reminds me, I still have to post the process and pics of the doors .

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Glad the tires survived (unless you were looking for an excuse to throw some performance tires on).
    Well, right now I am looking for an excuse to change my lease to full purchase, so that I can look for another excuse to tune and modify the turbo engine, and after that point I will look for an excuse to buy performance tires, and then will look for another excuse to buy 2014 ATS performance/premium trim spring package. 2014 performance/premiums sit lower than ours!

    Or I might just wait till the end of lease and then will buy an ATS-V!
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    Well, right now I am looking for an excuse to change my lease to full purchase, so that I can look for another excuse to tune and modify the turbo engine, and after that point I will look for an excuse to buy performance tires, and then will look for another excuse to buy 2014 ATS performance/premium trim spring package. 2014 performance/premiums sit lower than ours!

    Or I might just wait till the end of lease and then will buy an ATS-V!
    Yep, keep them options open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    I Did the full treatment on my Seville recently, CLD, MLV, CCF, extruded butyl rope, and Thinsulate acoustic. ~$600 and 40 hours. Very happy with the results. I'd imagine there would be an even bigger difference if you started out with a car that was loud to begin with.

    The last page of this thread has some pictures:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ts-need-4.html

    And that reminds me, I still have to post the process and pics of the doors .
    $600? Ouch. I was hoping everything would cost me in the $2-300 range. And I definitely don't have 40 hours. Unless I wait till Christmas time, which I don't want to do. Although, I'm sure I can break the time down in segments...

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    Oh, but you're close...

    I may want to see your work in person...

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    Hear, rather...

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    The majority of the time will be the MLV on the floor, and you really can't break that into segments, because the entire interior has to be out. It's not just the measuring and cutting, it's also reinstalling and uninstalling things multiple times to make sure everything will fit back in correctly, and a good little chunk is sitting there, staring, trying to plan out the best way to cover a certain area.

    My floor was pretty complicated, 20 or 22 pieces IIRC. None of the other installs in sedans that I've seen took that many. So the amount of time it took me may not be typical, and I never asked Dan how long it typically takes him (though I'm sure with all his experience, he's much faster.

    The doors are more "technical", but I preferred them to the floor. Plus, you can do them one at a time, and the car is still totally drivable.

    It's an interesting challenge though. Hope you like puzzles and swearing .

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post


    I may want to see your work in person...

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    Hear, rather...
    Jim, if you are close enough to hear in person, it can't be much more of a walk to see it.

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    Being that the car I'm doing is my work car and how I make a living, I may have to cheat a little and cut corners. The doors are my biggest concern and, like you said, can be done piece by piece...

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Topped off the trans fluid.

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    Waiting to see if I keep my STS or part and scrap it.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    This time last year, I owned two cars and I really liked them, the Marauder and my '91 LeSabre. Now they're both sold and living somewhere else. Looking back on it, oddly enough, I miss the LeSabre more. I miss the fact that it was paid for and because it was my "beater", I didn't really have to care about it so much. I was anal retentive about the Marauder, but didn't care nearly as much about that old Buick. It was kind of an adventure too, being that I only paid $1100 for it and it made road trips fun because I wasn't sure if it was going to make it home, especially at the end.

    I miss the super soft suspension, comfy seats, neat backwards-opening hood, bulletproof and torquey 3800 engine and Reagan era styling. It was a total throwback.
    I could definitely see myself owning a nice Park Avenue or Ninety Eight again, something a little nicer than my $1100 beater, but something I can use and not worry about.
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