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post May 22 2011, 10:16 AM
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If anyone is following either mine or StreetLegal?'s project threads you'll know we met at his place and I did some paint restoration for him.
Afterwards we went and took a few pictures. Unfortunately it was dark and photos weren't turning out the best, but we had a blast! Got to hear what my car sounds like to people I drive by, did the same for Ben. Was a really fun and good experience, and I know we'll probably do it again. If anyone is interested in maybe meeting up with us when we do these just keep in contact with us!

I really do hope that a good amount of people come to the Midwest Meet next month, we had a lot of fun just the two of us, I'm sure it'll get a lot better with more people! I'd really like Ben/StreetLegal? to add his to this, which he shall! It was dark so I'm really looking forward to the Midwest Meet with some good day shots and I'll not be using my iPhone for a camera but a DSLR. I will bring my detailing stuff to the Midwest Meet just so we can have some really amazing shots for the wheels, paint, glass, and stuff (we didn't worry about wheels yesterday, it was all about the paint!)

Here's the photos that turned out (for the most part).
We started out taking some photos at a local park, practically all of them didn't turn out, so we decided to go to the Walmart and Home Depot parking lots. Attempted to avoid Walmart for the most part (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) Then after we did those shots we took over some Medical place for probably half and hour or so and had some fun with some more photos and driving each others cars. Enjoy!

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post May 22 2011, 10:17 AM
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Went over the image limit!
Anyways, the best pictures for last!

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You only get reflections like that in new cars or if you've worked on the paint for a long time! It's a 2003, you do the math! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 10:28 AM
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Mine are still uploading on photobucket (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) I had 56 that I took (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) It was definitely a blast and I really hope everyone shows up to the Midwest Meet
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post May 22 2011, 11:40 AM
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Here's some of the photos. I really don't want to post all 56 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

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post May 22 2011, 11:45 AM
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I haven't uploaded the progress ones off of my phone yet but here are some of the ones I took with the digital.

(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/SAM_0171.jpg)
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I have some cool reflection pictures on my phone that I'll upload along with the daylight shots later.
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post May 22 2011, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (StreetLegal? @ May 22 2011, 01:40 PM) *

Too funneh.
Yes I'm making out with my wheel next to me (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 03:05 PM
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Nice detail job. I'd like to do mine one of these days if it ever stops raining. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE (Centurin @ May 22 2011, 06:05 PM) *
Nice detail job. I'd like to do mine one of these days if it ever stops raining. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)


Yea mine is going to get a workout tonight lol. We've got some huge storms rolling through tonight. It's pretty bad outside. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (StreetLegal? @ May 22 2011, 12:45 PM) *
I haven't uploaded the progress ones off of my phone yet but here are some of the ones I took with the digital.

(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/SAM_0171.jpg)
(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/SAM_0172.jpg)
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(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/SAM_0173.jpg)

I have some cool reflection pictures on my phone that I'll upload along with the daylight shots later.


Car looks good!
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post May 22 2011, 05:05 PM
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Here's the reflection pictures I promised (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

It's pretty shiney (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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And dk here's the after of under my door handle if you have the before somewhere. The before was pretty bad. Someone definitely had nails (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/0522111613b.jpg)

and thank you JVP (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 05:54 PM
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I wish I had taken a shot of all the nail scratches and stuff, I got above the handle with all the swirls and stuff. I'll definitely learn to take lots more pictures and bring a good quality camera next time I do this, none of these do it justice!
I do really like the before/after on the roof though. That looks amazing. And them clear-as-day reflections (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 22 2011, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (Centurin @ May 22 2011, 06:05 PM) *
Nice detail job. I'd like to do mine one of these days if it ever stops raining. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)

Hey Centurin do you do details yourself?
If not I'll be bringing my stuff to MTOD and I could do it one of the days down there. I'm going to organize the photos we got so far and maybe get a couple of people lined up for that week there.
I just need to know if I need to order more things really (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 23 2011, 02:06 AM
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QUOTE (dk89 @ May 22 2011, 09:57 PM) *
Hey Centurin do you do details yourself?
If not I'll be bringing my stuff to MTOD and I could do it one of the days down there. I'm going to organize the photos we got so far and maybe get a couple of people lined up for that week there.
I just need to know if I need to order more things really (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


I do, but I don't have a power buffer. Last year I detailed it before the winter. NXT Wash, Mother's Claybar, Meguiar's Scratch-x, Meguiar's Crystal Polish for Dark cars, then NXT wax. It looked really good, but was an all day project. I'm totally be up for some detailing at MTOD. The exterior black trim and my cowl need some love.
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After last night's storm, which thankfully had no hail here, here's what the water droplets look like (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) They were drying up really fast since it's fairly warm and windy right now so there wasn't much left.

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QUOTE (dk89 @ May 22 2011, 10:57 PM) *
If not I'll be bringing my stuff to MTOD and I could do it one of the days down there. I'm going to organize the photos we got so far and maybe get a couple of people lined up for that week there.
I just need to know if I need to order more things really (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Everything looks good guys! I'll be first in line to be a guinea pig for this in Chicago. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) My roof looks like crap. I'm thinking of giving everything a good wash, clay bar and wax before the meet. I'll volunteer at mtod too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post May 23 2011, 12:06 PM
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Fun times! wish you guys were here! we be meeting more and more lol MitsuR/T and I hung out alot but now his car is turning to crap and he's not really around anymore
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Looking good! Mine will be getting the full treatment before MTOD. It needs it badly since I dont currently have a garage. That will all change this week (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif)

I read every post this guy makes, and he breaks his detailing down basically into a how-to nearly every time, so I have learned a lot by just reading his threads. Check them out, they may even help you!
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post May 23 2011, 04:17 PM
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Hey dan the link doesn't work. I used to follow a lot of different detailers and their opinions on products and everything last summer and school year. I've slowed down since.

Jane send me a PM of what you'd like to get done and everything. I'm currently talking with Centurin about some work during MTOD and I do wanna reserve some time for fun (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) I'll tell you what I can do, what I can't, what you should expect and all. I'd be glad to help out and get some stuff looking nice for ya (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

That water shot was kinda disappointing (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) I can tell it was drying up though and that was why. I'd love to see the true beads like we had on my car at your place (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) Just to know I did a good job (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

MagnaVR4, come to MTOD. Seriously.
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QUOTE (dk89 @ May 23 2011, 07:17 PM) *
Hey dan the link doesn't work. I used to follow a lot of different detailers and their opinions on products and everything last summer and school year. I've slowed down since.

Jane send me a PM of what you'd like to get done and everything. I'm currently talking with Centurin about some work during MTOD and I do wanna reserve some time for fun (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) I'll tell you what I can do, what I can't, what you should expect and all. I'd be glad to help out and get some stuff looking nice for ya (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

That water shot was kinda disappointing (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) I can tell it was drying up though and that was why. I'd love to see the true beads like we had on my car at your place (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) Just to know I did a good job (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

MagnaVR4, come to MTOD. Seriously.


I know, but I had an exam in the morning so I couldn't get a good pic until a little later. And Magna, yea seriously
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I can't stop looking at these pictures, we had so much random fun that day!
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Here's some more pics (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I don't care if I forgot to turn the flash off but this was cool
(IMG:http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab114/gearhead_18/SAM_0188.jpg)

Home Depot FTW
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Others (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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