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Old 10-09-2012, 12:13 AM   #41
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Haha nice man I just tell it like it is and just wanna make this vehicle look and perform good while being classy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:32 AM   #42
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There may be a DiY but I didn't go by any instructions. However I have always be really picky about how my paint looks on my vehicles and just learned to always drive the car with microfibers but I would always get swirls and it really bugged me. So this is what I did... First buy yourself a porter cable 7424xp. It's a really safe user friendly power polisher and it's what I use. Then do some searching on google or autogeek.com and learn the basics of paint correction and also search YouTube about how to make section passes and so forth. I have found great results so far using the me guitars m105/m205 combo with the polisher using the orange pad with 105, then use the white pad with 205 and that will give you a nice finish followed by hand wax of your juice. Remember different colored bads or more or less abrasive so you'll have to play with the pads depending on what color your car is. Hope that helps let me know if you have any questions.
It's deff. enough info for a good start. I have a few buffers so i'll try with those for now. Now to purchase said compounds tommorow and take it from there. I will deff. hit you up if complications arise. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #43
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It's deff. enough info for a good start. I have a few buffers so i'll try with those for now. Now to purchase said compounds tommorow and take it from there. I will deff. hit you up if complications arise. Thanks!
Ok first when you just said I have some buffers that worries me. You should find out what buffer you have whether it's a dual action polisher, rotary, or just an orbital buffer which is useless and better known as a wax spreader because it doesn't have enough power to really do any correction or remove clear coat. I can't stress this enough because I would hate to see you get upset if your using the wrong polisher especially if your just learning. Rotors = lots of power and for an experience user and not forgiving. Dual action polisher= less power and uses the oscillating motion which makes it safe and user friendly for begginers and also professionals and it forgiving but still has plenty of power do do plenty of correction. So let me know what you got.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #44
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Ok so here's the new steering wheel from Coby wheel! Just finished the install and it came out perfect. Michael over at coby wheel really knows how to take care of people and has excellent craftsmanship. Heres a few pictures taken from my phone.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:08 AM   #45
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Ok so here's the new steering wheel from Coby wheel! Just finished the install and it came out perfect. Michael over at coby wheel really knows how to take care of people and has excellent craftsmanship. Heres a few pictures taken from my phone.

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I was similarly impressed with my coby wheel. I've had it for close to a year now and it looks great. The tiny non OEM differences really are tiny. Great restoration mod for our aging ZHPs
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:49 AM   #46
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I was similarly impressed with my coby wheel. I've had it for close to a year now and it looks great. The tiny non OEM differences really are tiny. Great restoration mod for our aging ZHPs
Yeah i totally agree. My armrest should be here next week hes wrapping thay too.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:40 AM   #47
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Imola Red is pure awesome!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #48
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Car looks amazing! Good work on the paint
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #49
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Car looks amazing! Good work on the paint
Thanks brotha my back has been killing me so yesterday the steering wheel install was a nice change from having to stoop over with the polisher, but im gonna do some more panels and take some pics!
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #50
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Imola Red is pure awesome!!
I agree. coming from black and silver bmw's its def a nice change. I like your signature car, it looks money!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #51
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Ok so im dead tired but managed to take pic of the fender and slight part of the hood. I have gone over the whole car with m105 and an orange pad. I did one pass with m205 and a white pad and this corner is what the rest of the car will look like when i finish tomorrow.


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Old 10-12-2012, 02:30 AM   #52
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Looks like a lighter red...closer to the pinker spectrum
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:38 AM   #53
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Looks like a lighter red...closer to the pinker spectrum
Well the storm light is shining right on the fender so that could be why. But I def see what your saying. When I turned of the light it looks pretty good though and not pink like ur saying. I'll take some pics tomorrow and see if I can get an overall shot.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #54
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Update With Pictures!

Hey guys its been awile since i update my build thread so here are some pictures of the new wheels on with the rokkor coilovers. The wheels are esm 004, 19x8.5 and 19x9.5. Also added 15mm spacers to the front. The ride height is different in some of the pictures because i have been adjusting the collars and playing with the height.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #55
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come on no feedback? Ive been working my butt off on this baby! lol.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #56
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:51 PM   #57
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Thanks mang! lol the rear is giving me hell though, I still have to roll them cuz if i go over a penny it rubs haha.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #58
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Oh wow that is stunning! And no sunroof just like mine.

I think I'm in love
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #59
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Oh wow that is stunning! And no sunroof just like mine.

I think I'm in love
haha i know after the paint correction and the wheels and suspension im even in love with it now. Yeah thats why i havent been on here for a long while because ive just been continuing on the car non stop.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #60
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I have been debating if I really wanted to get the wheels I've always wanted for my car... "played out" LM replicas. Seeing your car? Yes. Yes I do!

Look absolutely fantastic! Very classy!

What are your tire sizes?
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