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Old 11-03-2018, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Casa Del Gatos View Post
That is a seriously great looking vehicle there!
My only suggestion would be to get that god-awful dealer plaque off of there ASAP.
Agreed--that's part of the detailing plan. My schedule is so full of client vehicles right now that finding the time for my own is going to be rough. I've only managed to do a wash and a very quick paint decontamination so far. Holy balls, the black had some of the worst contamination I've dealt with in some time! There are a lot of light scratches that need correcting, and previous owners installed a TON of marring with improper washing.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:46 AM
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Clean and slick color scheme! Id bought rings with my wheels but never used them. I might want to rethink that now.
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:37 PM
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Clean and slick color scheme! Id bought rings with my wheels but never used them. I might want to rethink that now.
IMO the trim rings really "Ice the cake" so to speak.....
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:12 PM
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I don’t like the scratches the retainer springs leave.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:40 PM
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I dont like the scratches the retainer springs leave.
I understand that. Long ago I used tape around the rims to protect the paint on my '58 Chevy.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:46 AM
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After having a trucker back into my hood and having it repaired (shop couldn't replicate the old stripe, so I had to settle for a new/different strip all the way around), I put in some serious man hours on paint correction. Some hack put a bunch of razor cuts in the clear coat in either installing or removing the previous owner's business signage--pretty upset about that, but the cuts are only visible from certain angles.


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Old 01-13-2019, 08:44 PM
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Sweet, For some reason, I keep thinking I've seen this baby before.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:55 PM
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Sweet, For some reason, I keep thinking I've seen this baby before.
Previous owner was a hot rod shop in Keil, WI. Some sort of performance shop in Michigan before that. Original owner in Ohio for a relatively short time before that.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:18 PM
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Well, the shop that did the repair work after that trucker backed into me is on their third attempt at getting vinyl pinstriping right. Their first attempt had the stripe misaligned and showing silver paint above it in two places and had peeling ends. I just went back to pick it up today, and they fixed the alignment issue, and despite my warning to them about not tolerating peeling ends....it still has peeling ends on the stripes. The guy who did the work wouldn't even believe me at first then was resistant to my requests that it be done right as if it couldn't be done any better. I can't believe they're actually this incompetent; they must just be used to churning-out insurance work for "normal" people who don't inspect their work and have become lazy/complacent.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:19 PM
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Sorry you’re having trouble, insurance job? Have you called the adjuster, reporting the problem?
Yeah, this is all still part of the insurance job stemming from the trucker backing into my hood. Because a stripe like the one I had couldn't be sourced, the whole vehicle got new striping, and they seem to be pretty lazy about getting it right. I told them this is their last chance before I get the insurance company involved.
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