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Old 01-01-2010, 10:28 AM   #11
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-40, and you just washed your car? Have fun opening the doors the next time you go out.
Just some amateur photographer advice, don't leave your headlights and fog lights on. Just parking lights. The bright headlights confuse the camera into thinking it'* "daylight" and you will get dark shots.
Looks good otherwise!
That'* good advice for most, but doesn't really help him. His parking lights are what'* called "switch backs". So even his parking lights put out a 6000k light LOL.
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The GXPs really have 240 on the speedometer? Thats sick!
Yep!,...... and we can just hit that mark too!
Kilometers per hour, that is. Bonne'* sold in Canada have speedometers measured in KPH, not MPH. And go to 240 KPH. Which is 150MPH.

Looks great Sam!. I love twilight photo shots. Would have been even better if you could have done it just a little earlier and got a bit more light.
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Looks good Sam. I got my center tail light up project under way. I got an extra trunk piece and am going to get the lights next paycheck.

I'll get in touch with my body shop for you, I completely forgot. Do you still need those clips?
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Car looks great, love the center tail light. I would love a write-up!

Are you washing the car at a car wash? Do you have a garage?

If you do have a garage, give this stuff a try. It will keep you warmer while you wash.

http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Rinse-.../dp/B000E9TS9G

I love it! I could not put a drain in my shop, and I really like washing my cars (especially my chevelle) indoors. Ihad a hard time getting used to the idea of a "waterless" wash product as I did not believe it could really be 100% safe, but I believe it is. I have been using it on my chevelle for awhile and have no marring,swirls etc. from using it.

Basically, you put one ounce/gallon water in a bucket, dunk your wash mitt/cloth and wipe away the dirt. There are no suds, but the water feels "slick" and really emulsifies dirt. I do admit though, when I am washing my daily drivers in the winter and they are layered in snow, mud, dirt I do spray the car off at the car wash then drive home and wash with ONR. This may not be necessary though as others wash their cars with this stuff when caked with mud with no problem.

I know you can polish a turd and it will look good in internet pictures, but here is a shot of the hood of my chevelle under flourescent and halogen lighting. If there were swirls you would see them here. I have probably washed this car 25 times with ONR.


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Looks good Sam. I got my center tail light up project under way. I got an extra trunk piece and am going to get the lights next paycheck.

I'll get in touch with my body shop for you, I completely forgot. Do you still need those clips?

thank!!, glad you like it!

btw which lights are you buying? Catera or something else?


and as for the clips yes i do need them... it was looking at it yesterday its sticking out a little bit i need to get it fixed.. as i said before i went to GM they wanted me to buy a whole brand new center piece.. damn idiots..

2 days ago i went to a local bodyshop in town and they said they can order them, they called GM in another city and they said they can order them, but they said the computer said its a "nut" not a clip.. so im really not sure if im getting the right ones... they are only 1.5 each wont be expensive...

part number was #: 11514517
if they are the right ones you can buy then at gmpartsdirect for like 38 cents each...

lets hope its the right one..


and the tail light is damn easy.. lmk if you need any help.. Catera ones arent a must (i dont recommend them at all actually.. when i change my clips i might change my LEDs too lol)
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Yep!,...... and we can just hit that mark too!
Kilometers per hour, that is. Bonne'* sold in Canada have speedometers measured in KPH, not MPH. And go to 240 KPH. Which is 150MPH.

Looks great Sam!. I love twilight photo shots. Would have been even better if you could have done it just a little earlier and got a bit more light.

you can still switch your 240 speedo to MPH, look behind the needle in the picture... but good luck coming close to it lol..max i hit on it was 230 km/h a while ago.. we'll give it another try soon and btw.. im really shocked with how good this car is on top end... she goes pretty quick..

i tried.. but i was embarrassed that someone might see me taking pictures at 30*c below lol jk.. soon ill take better ones.. i had my cheap sony camera with me.. i forgot this one at home
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/dmillett/canonRebel.jpg
shes only boxing day old

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Car looks great, love the center tail light. I would love a write-up!

Are you washing the car at a car wash? Do you have a garage?

If you do have a garage, give this stuff a try. It will keep you warmer while you wash.

http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Rinse-.../dp/B000E9TS9G
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there is a writeup i just never wrote it on this forum.. ill make sure to copy and paste it..

as for the wash.. i go to the carwash in the winter time and i wash it at home in the summer time... its too cold to even think of doing it at home.. even in the garage (not heated) lol my skinny bones get cold too fast lol
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If you post up a write up, let me know and I will put it in tech info. Full credit going to you of course.
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If you post up a write up, let me know and I will put it in tech info. Full credit going to you of course.

i did copy and paste thats all.. if you want i can edit it and make it more detailed..

thanks though glad i can help
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Yes please.Clean it up and make it as detailed as you can. I'll then move it in to tech info. Thanks for your contribution.
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