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Old 04-16-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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So I got to washing a winters worth of winter grime off the Venom Tuesday (I dont try to wash the candy paint in the winter, too brittle) and for the last two days I claybarred and waxed it, changed the rear brakes that rusted over the winter, scrubbed all 4 wheels off the car, and repainted all the calipers.

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The design gets lost pretty fast as you move away from the car
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Looking good Venom, love that paint. I so want to get mine detailed but with everything ripped up here, what'* the point.
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With the wife moving in last fall and the couple round trips to Cincinnati to get our other house sold, it'* been a long time coming. I took my time and was gentle, but persistent, and she'* looking good again. The wheels took over 4 hours total. Lots of soaking, Pinesol, and Iron Out. Best thing going for getting semi-metallic brake grunge off.
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Looking very nice Venom! I love that paint and I know the photos don't do it justice.

I must say that is some mighty fine BBQ caliper paint there!
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LOL! I am partial to BBQ paint. Not to shiny, not to dull, high heat, thick and doesnt run, and Hey! 1 $2.99 can does all four. And I hit everything that can be seen through the wheels and things like brake line fittings prone to rust. Here'* a shot if the front tire and brake. I was amazed at how good the 4 year old wheels came out. And didnt scratch them.
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It looks really good. The wheels look great for being 4 years old!
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Thanx, at $800 a piece to replace OEM, I park like a foot away from curbs.
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Thanx, at $800 a piece to replace OEM, I park like a foot away from curbs.
I don't blame you! My chrome swirlies still look good on mine and I do the same thing....those friggin wheels are not cheap either!
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Great work cleaning her up John! I'm going to have to try the BBQ paint trick now to....
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When will you learn black is the best color

It'* looking like it should Johnny.. well done.

Kev.. got my set for $375
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