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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 05-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #101
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I sure am enjoying watching your progress, but this is the part I don't envy you on. This is what they must mean when they say "preparation is everything"
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:23 PM   #102
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i keep looking for them update on page 2

i HATE block sanding
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #103
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i keep looking for them update on page 2

i HATE block sanding

HAHAHA... i meant to edit the title after i posted todays update...
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:38 PM   #104
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Bodys almost ready for paint. its sanded in 400, now all thats left is 500 and 600. then remask everything

and the front bumpers need to be gone over with the finner grits too (320 is the only step done)

Heres the bumper after 2 hours worth of sanding
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and the body... I found one dent on the driver door that i missed somehow ... that will set me back a bit
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #105
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not alot today, but tomorrow should be a big one!

I had a pesky crack that kept on showing through my work (bad repair on my part the first time)
So i ground a vally into it and filled it with riged plastic repair
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then sanded smooth and re-primed
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Heres that dent i mentioned that i missed... it was only about the sixe of a pee but after all the repairs it ended up this big...
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I also got my door jam painted and i have all new rubbers for it
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And one last thing i got done, I had the front rocker/fender molding drain hole opened way up so it wont hold leaves anymore and rot out that section again.
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I see you live in toronto Peter....Do you own a shop or do body work on other vehicles?? just curious . Also i would like to add great job man looks perfect, infact looks better then factory.
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I see you live in toronto Peter....Do you own a shop or do body work on other vehicles?? just curious . Also i would like to add great job man looks perfect, infact looks better then factory.

nope, I work for City Buick

its a dealer so doing jobs for other people is next to impossible.


And Thanks for the complements
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Once the car is on the road and GXP'* again, are you going to clean up those wheels to match the lovely centercaps?
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Once the car is on the road and GXP'* again, are you going to clean up those wheels to match the lovely centercaps?
yeah, but its not high on my list of prioritys.



Oh, and the cars in the both right now as I type this
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I am excited for you. This is going to be great. Please keep taking pics of the progress
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