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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 12-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #21
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You BASTARD!
It was blalantly obvious anyway...

Sidenote: Within a few hours, there'* many replies to Willwren'* posts but for others, ti'* about 2-5 replies in a few hours. Interesting....
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Slicks aren't usually something that warrants a Detailing topic. Besides, there'* a few people here that KNOW my car, and have been itching to see it with slicks.
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BWWHAHAHAHAHHA! Park avenue rims!!!

buickman104 and I got something to go with the rims
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At this rate. We buicks will change this forum to the BonnebuickClub (insert evil laugh)



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Nice rims. i like the Flake look. I would have gone and painted it the gold color .
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:54 AM   #24
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True gold wasn't an option for me. Epoxy-based wheel paint is pretty limited as far as color selection around here. Besides, they don't stay on the car long. I just didn't want them BLACK.

To be honest, the color match is actually closer than you might imagine. In bright sunlight at a distance, the gold crosslaces on the rear will look darker from the 'dark' behind them under the car.

Anyway, here'* the full progression to slicky sticky goodness.

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I had them mounted and static balanced (never spin balance a slick, either static or bubble) last night.



And I lost power last night for a few hours too, so this was by candlelight:

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Bad lighting and beer slowed me down. I still have to finish the other one.
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looks like good traction to me, can't wait to see them up in smoke
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I gotta tell you, these things are STICKY. If you put your forearm on the sidewalls, your skin sticks to it.
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Bill, I just did this because I was curious. Not sure how you'd like it though. Yay or nay?

Mounting job looks awesome. I can't wait for the car shots!
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I thought about doing that. But I need something better than a touch-up tire pen with a fairly fine tip.
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ya they look real good.. and if they are that sticky when they are cold...

what color should i paint my van steelies
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Haro, screw painting them and get the wallyworld spinners

Bill, how much do you estimate these tires will lower your ET? Obviously you're doing a few other upgrades too
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