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Old 07-20-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Participating in my First Show and Shine this weekend!

Any tips? I have never done this before, so gimme some ideas, SpoTT is coming as well, bringing his Accord

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A good polish, vacuum, engine detail, and window cleaning as well as the tire shine (Mequiers Purple stuff) and bring some good terry cloths and a spray detailer to put on when you arrive at the show.
Also, put some spray tire shine in all the wheel wells (shines up the black plastic inner fenders) the night before so the tire shine is dry in the morning.
Also, make sure you have those Magnaflows polished.

And for gosh sakes, cover those nuts before they drop.
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Hey! We westerners just did this! Wax your door jambs. And the trick to getting the firewall clean? Armor-all tire foam.

That'* been my secret all along. Spray it on, it'll disolve the dirt, and leave it all shiny back there.
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Step 1: Get Aurora running...
Then,
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A good polish, vacuum, engine detail, and window cleaning as well as the tire shine (Mequiers Purple stuff) and bring some good terry cloths and a spray detailer to put on when you arrive at the show.
Also, put some spray tire shine in all the wheel wells (shines up the black plastic inner fenders) the night before so the tire shine is dry in the morning.
Also, make sure you have those Magnaflows polished.

And for gosh sakes, cover those nuts before they drop.
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Detail spray is important! It works on glass, and even tires actually. Make sure there is NO wax buildup between body parts at all, and everything that can be seen, door jams, floor, Computers under the dash, etc are all perfectly clean. I just spend 2 days detailing cars at my house.


Clean EVERYTHING under the hood. Every damn thing. Even the Belts. Armor All wipes are nice for a quick dressup under the hood. Lots of leafs or loose stuff under there? Get a leaf blower and blow it out first, then detail. Do your leather, and do your drivers seat once you get there. Make sure the shoes you drive in are clean.

Get some mirrors so people can check out the mufflers.
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I have but one suggestion:

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

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I have but one suggestion:

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

USE THE FORCE or the terry cloth either or
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PLEASE don't armor-all your belts...
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PLEASE don't armor-all your belts...
Well yes don't armor all them, armor all likes to mess things up, but a wipe wouldn't hurt.
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Hey Jim i'll try to get over to see you, Acton is only a 15 min drive from Georgetown. I'm not sure but i think by brother in-law is entering his 65 Caddy.
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