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Old 13-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #121
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Stainless steel screws I hope? Yes I know they're expensive but look awesome and won't rust together when you go to remove the lip, which one day, is likely.
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Old 14-12-2011, 05:50 AM   #122
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I reckon it looks awesome! Got a link to where you bought it?
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Old 14-12-2011, 10:40 AM   #123
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Ryan, Yes indeedly do stainless steal screws. Went and bought them especially lol.. Had to get some big chunky ones/washers so it would have enough coverage to hold it up.

Thanks Lachlan, got it from this guy! $48 inc postage. Came in 2 days. Tell him Ben with the sp20 sent you, he might do a deal

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Old 14-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #124
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Wonder how the skirt would look on a 1.8 bar???
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Old 14-12-2011, 10:59 AM   #125
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I reckon it would suit any car tbh.. It's fairly subtle and it looks like it's just a part of the car..

Smurfy, the picture is coming... I just cbf to walk up to my car :P
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Old 14-12-2011, 11:23 AM   #126
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For the smurfy...

Lip already has dirt on it and smoshed bugs... The joys of living out bush.



Also the wrinkles in it came back over night... Should come out today in the beautiful car park heat at work.

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Old 14-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #127
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Wonder how the skirt would look on a 1.8 bar???
I've got some at home if ya want it??
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Old 14-12-2011, 12:15 PM   #128
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I've got some at home if ya want it??
You are on.
Where, when and we know why!!
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Old 14-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #129
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You are on.
Where, when and we know why!!
Well we still have to do a meetup soon, but might have to be in a couple weeks with xmas next weekend Possibly install it once you receive the sag brackets
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Old 14-12-2011, 08:49 PM   #130
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Well we still have to do a meetup soon, but might have to be in a couple weeks with xmas next weekend Possibly install it once you receive the sag brackets
QLD Meet day and we all fix our bumpers? Keen... Someone from brissy will have to hold it but, i dont think you're all keen to drive down to the sunny... That and i don't own flat land.
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Old 14-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #131
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Mine if you like black rolling hills...
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #132
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So today was the start of my EPIC cleaning car journey.

Today i whipped out Ernie the gerny and bought a foam attachment. this thing is pure amazing. I was SUPER sceptical as it was so tiny, thinking "That won't do the whole car" but it does it JUST. It is possibly the best $19.95 i have ever spent. I seriously cannot get over how well it cleans it.





With some foam, it was starting to run off.


After:


It doesn't even look like it needs a polish now. Thats how well it works. However, it still will be tomorrow. Stay tuned and see how $120 worth of polish and wax turns out.

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:38 PM   #133
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WOW!

That new lens is ultra wide (read your thread on Boostcruisng )
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #134
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WOW!

That new lens is ultra wide (read your thread on Boostcruisng )
I KNOW! I haven't taken it off the camera, its my new love! Cant wait to try it on my cruise. Should take some epic landscapes
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #135
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ben, your lip didnt come with double sided tape did it.. :/

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #136
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Nope, i got it from this guy.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Max-V...26906517359539

I've got many headlights/things from him. He is so helpful and postage literally comes the next day.

The lip is fully flexible, its pretty much like a really thick rubber and you just mould it to the shape of your car. I screwed mine in with fat screws and washes, it will not budge. Double sided stickey tape wouldn't be strong enough, and if it is, it would fall off in the heat.

The only problem ive found with this lip, it seems to shrivel up in the corners for some reason after awhile/ couple of washes. Easy fix though, just hit it with the heat gun.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #137
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After 5 long hours. My car is now cleaner that when it rolled of the factory floor. (Not quite, but close) I bought a medium grade cutting pad, which didn't quite work too well for my bonnet. You can still see some light scratches etc. But, its MUCH better than before. The rest of the car is mirror finish.

Here's the tools.

Meguiars swirl X
Auto Glym high resin polish
Mothers sealer and glaze wax
Meguiars Plast X (For all the plastic)

Orange medium grade cutting pad
Black light buffing pad
$89 buffer from autobarn.
4 micro fibre clothes.



I started off using the orange pad using the Swirl X, this removed all the scratches etc from the clear coat. I then hit it with the Auto Glym high resin polish, for the shine! I gave the roof and bonnet extra attention as they are the ones that cop the heat/ road grime.

After doing the whole car with swirl x and Auto, i attached the Black pad and hit it with the Mothers wax. Just to give it extra protection. Manual removal with the clothes.

This is how it turned out. No scratches here.




God damn we have a lot of crap in our shed.


Also got around to installing my little antenna i got a good 3 months ago. I completely forgot about it, found it when cleaning up today! haha



Also gave all the door seals a wax too and hit my front lip with the heat gun.. Again.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #138
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sorry have no words for how awesome that paint has turned out
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #139
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Thanks man! Im extremely chuffed!

All up it cost $109 for the products and pads.

$89 for the buffer itself (friend was going to lend me one, just bought one since i'll probably do it again one day)

$19.95 for the snow foam lance.
$10 for the snow foam
+ gerny, already had it though.

Total $228... Plus 5 hours of my time. How much are details, dont know if it was worth my effort now i think about it lol
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #140
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Your making me want to go spend $228 on car care products.. yes probably around the same price as getting a pro detail but that said how much of the products to you have left?
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