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Old 04-09-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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Ya, I always start after breakfast and no hurry. Things go better that way. I need to brush off my brakes and hit everything with the BBQ paint again too. I have red peeking thru here and there. Soon as we get some green down here, I'm going to photo shoot the new paint job.
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That'* the perfect time to do the hubs. I did both hubs and never spoke a discouraging word.
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The hub trick looks awesome and easy. One of those "why didn't I think of that over the years" Of course not that many years ago, you just took off the nut and it all fell out. Ooooo the bearings I used to wash out with gas and repack. I kinda miss the annual ritual..... not
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I still have a tub of packing grease, still unopened.
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I have a half empty one. The Boat trailer wheels (4) get packed yearly. Was just thinking about it when this cold spell set in.
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After a lot of polishing, it just didn't look right. The surface just wasn't as shiny as I thought it should be. So I went out and picked up this.
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A little bit of hand rubbing and here'* the results.
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So I did the whole hood with that. Made short work of the haze.

Time to wash my baby.
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She was a dirty girl.
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And now, she'* clean.
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But she don't don't have that shine.
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Good, but not good enough for me.
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And threw the power of the internet, several hours have passed.
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A good coat of NXT
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Still needs a good polishing, just didn't have the time today.
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But, this is the first photo shoot of the year.
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But she should still turn a few heads when going down the road.


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Nice reflection.
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What a ***** your car is!! Looks good as always Dan. I'm not picking on you, just curious if it'* just the pic or is the shade difference between the hood, bumper and grille is that noticable in person?
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Not sure what picture you see a big difference in. The fender is in need of some TLC, needs a lot of polishing. Winter was hard on it. The hood is a very close match color wise. But as I said, I need to polish the rest of the car. So the hood is polished and the rest isn't. I did find a few spots where I need to wet sand the hood a bit more. I can see it when the light hits it just right. I'll only sand it if it bugs me to much.
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I noticed it here. Could be my monitor, no biggie, I was just curious.
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Looks fine on my monitor. Must be the way the light is hitting things.
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