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Thread: My 06 CTS build

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    That's not a bad idea bro, I think I might do that tomorrow since I have the car in the garage again for fender rolling and spark plug and oil change. Last time I did that I use a protractor set and made cutouts of where the pad touched and spray painted them. Worked great but I lost my protractor set lol. So brush on it is!!!
    Yeah I've always found that brushed on holds up better than spraying when it comes to a somewhat rusty surface. Does take a while to dry though so keep that in mind.


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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    Take a wire wheel to it. That should clean it up pretty good.

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    I polished my headlights with the 3M headlight restoration kit. It is a 4 stage process. Sand 500 grit, then 800 grit, then a polishing pad and finally a rubbing/polishing compound.

    Here are the lights before....



    Stage 1


    Stage 2


    Stage 3


    Stage 4 and finished.



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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    That headlight restore looks good, I may do that

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    Pics of the car all cleaned up, lowered on coilovers and with the 20" wheels!!!








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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    How's the ride

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    The ride is fantastic. It rides pretty much like stock for every day driving but when ya start to play around the handles great. The adjustable compression setting lets you stiffen up the ride a bit. I love them. I have had three other cars with different coilovers and this one rides the best.

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    nice job, looks great and proportionate.

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    What happened to the dipped wheels? If you still have them, how are they holding up? And how did you cover up the original nastiness that were on the polished wheels?

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    I took a wire wheel to all the corroded and peeling junk. i used the wheels all winter here in Norther Ontario and only washed them a few times. They held up great. They had a bit of brake dust and grime embedded in it but it did hold up great. I would say that doing this for winter months just to keep your wheels in nice shape is a great idea. Peel off in the spring and wheels are mint.

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    Re: My 06 CTS build

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    I took a wire wheel to all the ...
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