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06-04-2014 05:55 PM  3 years agoPost 21
CWALDO123

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Quote...I bought a microfiber wash mitt and microfiber towels.
After using them, I hand washed them and hung dried them on a rack.

That is the correct way to use your towels. Also have plenty of towels. You can go to Sam's club and pick up a 20 pk for about $20.00 and bty all Microfiber towels are not created equal there are different quality of towels. It's not hard to detail a car with a buffer but you need a dual orbital buffer not a rotary buffer UNLESS you know what the heck you are doing. It's like putting a scalpel in the hands of a novice instead of a doctor.

QUOTE ...oh yeah, a nice 8" or 10" orbital buffer with terry cloth is great for wax removal but the wool pads are the best.

WOOL PADS!!! Wool pads are made for cutting a car that has (a) Been sanded with 3000 - 5000 grit sand paper or new paint job to buff the finish so why the heck would you use a wool pad?

Invest in a DUAL Orbital Buffer such as the Porter Cable 7424XP with a firm.med and soft foam pad. BTY Harbor freight has a great unit for less money for the weekend guy.
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-v...sher-69924.html

You can learn a ton of knowledge by watching HOW TO videos on Autogeek,com. or Chemicalguys.com

BTY..If Professional car detailer's threw away towels and pads after one use they would.... GO BROKE

When you own a $40 k & up car WHY WOULD YOU NOT TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT YOURSELF.....UNLESS Money Is No Object.

***And Yes I sell car detailing products and I'm around auto detail and body shops every day. FWIW ..The average person doesn't even know the difference between POLISH & WAX

How to wash your car...

Watch at YouTube

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06-04-2014 06:55 PM  3 years agoPost 22
adamsz06

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CWALDO123, let me clarify my last post. I don't throw the microfiber cloths away, they're just never used on the black car again. I spent several years stationed at White Sands Missile Range, and the fine dust blowing around there doesn't always wash out of the rags. Oklahoma isn't much better, so I've continued my habit...I don't re-use on a car I care about. That being said, those rags are used on other vehicles we own, among other things. My corvette spends the majority of it's life garaged and covered; the car was 50 grand when I bought it, so I don't think buying some new microfiber towels twice a year is outrageous. My methods may not be your methods, but after many years, they're what work for me. Besides, the judges always seem to think I do a pretty good job...

R.I.P. Roman

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06-04-2014 07:03 PM  3 years agoPost 23
red_z06

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LOL

After finding out and getting a sticker shock on the cost of the OEM tires and how long they last, MF towels will be least of my worries.

... and I thought Z06 tires were expensive.

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06-04-2014 07:08 PM  3 years agoPost 24
red_z06

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Another blown Stingray engine!!

And another 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray owner lucky to be alive after LT1 engine blows
Wow, the owner of this Stingray turd should thank his lucky stars for still being around to tell his tale of Corvette C7 demise. A hole in the engine block typically means a thrown rod (could be a rod bolt overtorqued during assembly by highly qualified UAW member or result of damage to crankshaft from the infamous thrust bearing walking about) or a dropped valve but this is of course to be determined by the fine +General Motors forensic artists.

With the number of Stingrays breaking down while cruising on a highway and at relatively high speed on the rise, it is a pure miracle that nobody got hurt (knock on wood).

No matter what the cause may be, this is something that should never happened to a brand new car "flagship" with less than 3k miles.

Potential buyers should revisit their life insurance policies, perhaps add a double indemnity clause in case of accident to assure their next of kin are well taken care of afterwards since settling a law suit with GM may take a while (up to 13 years currently?)

Maybe +Tadge Juechter can lead the forensic team himself? Beats spending time talking out of his behind while mayhem like this happens. How about some flowers for the owner, Tadge? The owner may skip on a replacement Stingray, most likely.... (No, this is not Zaino on the rear bumper, it is a film of engine oil)
from PeterMJ blog

One more point for the UAW workers.

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06-04-2014 07:13 PM  3 years agoPost 25
adamsz06

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Funny you say that...I'll need set of tires when I get back to Oklahoma. I've been pricing them so I'll be prepared. I've got 19" fronts and 20" rears so it's gonna be rough, lol.

R.I.P. Roman

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06-04-2014 10:51 PM  3 years agoPost 26
Noobyflyer

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Great car! GTRs are built like tanks. I like them a lot and I don't say that about many cars.

You asked about the two bucket wash method and grit guard.....these guys have great detailing tips and offer good products. Keeping a black car clean and scratch free takes a little more work from the start for sure.

Watch at YouTube

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06-04-2014 11:33 PM  3 years agoPost 27
CWALDO123

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I have watched his videos before and he knows his stuff.

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06-08-2014 03:13 AM  3 years agoPost 28
AWittleWabbit

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Nat Geo: GTR Assembly
In case you haven't seen it.

Watch at YouTube

Sigh, I'm in the wrong business

Heli-itis sufferer.

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06-08-2014 03:11 PM  3 years agoPost 29
Wave

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Red, That blog site you posted is just some butt hurt former Corvette owner trying to bash on the C7 and its chief engineer.

The reality is that Corvettes have had quality problems for a while.

My C5 was kind of disappointing.

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06-09-2014 12:51 PM  3 years agoPost 30
red_z06

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Red, That blog site you posted is just some butt hurt former Corvette owner trying to bash on the C7 and its chief engineer.
You are correct in him being some sort of a nut job.

However, there seems to be some facts mixed in there with a lot of personal opinions. It is the readers job to weed out needed info.

My Z06 had some minor issues but none life threatening.

washer fluid button popped out while I was driving draining all the fluid from the reservoir.

Known ABS / traction control EBCM module problem

Water leak from all the orifices into the cabin from bad seals to poor design udders.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-09-2014 12:52 PM  3 years agoPost 31
red_z06

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AWittleWabbit

Awesome video. I now know why the damn car doesn't even remotely resemble sexy.

It was a HE.

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06-09-2014 08:48 PM  3 years agoPost 32
Wave

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I would still opt for the C7 Z06 over a GTR.

More visceral connected feeling, and not so sanitized.

Driving a car is life threatening.

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06-09-2014 09:01 PM  3 years agoPost 33
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AWittleWabbit
Awesome video. I now know why the damn car doesn't even remotely resemble sexy.
It was a HE.
Glad you liked it. I hope you'll give a flight, er, drivers report once you get acquainted with it.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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