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06-03-2014 01:34 PM  4 years agoPost 1
red_z06

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After owning it for 12 years and driving it 24,000miles, I've sent her to look for a new owner to care for her.

I was planning on updating it to the new Stingray. But, after reading so many issues with the new Vette, I've decided to wait until GM sorted out all the problems (probably not possible).

So, I traded in my Z06 for a new Nissan.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-03-2014 02:05 PM  4 years agoPost 2
xcellgasman101

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Nice looking cars. GM lost sleep last night because of you . XGM/VGM

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www.soonerhelicamproductions.com

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06-03-2014 02:09 PM  4 years agoPost 3
red_z06

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Read this guy's blog when pooping and bored. I think he is a bit biased though.

http://corvettec7fiasco.blogspot.com/

www.JustinJee.com

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06-03-2014 07:33 PM  4 years agoPost 4
BJames111

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I'd say the GTR is a huge upgrade...nice one. I'd also say you're in need of a new user name. "Black GTR" looks available.

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06-03-2014 07:44 PM  4 years agoPost 5
red_z06

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Black GTR
LOL

I'll have to think about that one.

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06-03-2014 07:57 PM  4 years agoPost 6
adamsz06

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Just rolled 22,000 miles on my 2004 Z06. I've thought about selling it before, but it's just too much fun to drive. It's been sitting in storage for two years while we're in Germany...kicking myself because "The Ring" is only 45 minutes away from me...

R.I.P. Roman

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06-03-2014 07:59 PM  4 years agoPost 7
adamsz06

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The GTR is nice...if I could've given you one piece of advice, it would be to avoid the color black like the plague. It looks good, but it's a massive pain in the rear.

R.I.P. Roman

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06-03-2014 08:09 PM  4 years agoPost 8
red_z06

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The GTR is nice...if I could've given you one piece of advice, it would be to avoid the color black like the plague. It looks good, but it's a massive pain in the rear.
I'm feeling the pain already. The paint gets hot in the sun and every dust spec shows up.

I thought about keeping the Z06 also. It was/is so much fun to drive and less headache to park in public places due to age.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-03-2014 08:15 PM  4 years agoPost 9
adamsz06

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Get a good glaze to use when you wash and wax the car...I use 3M glaze for dark colors before I put on a coat of Meguiar's Gold. It will help with keeping swirl marks to a minimum. I use microfiber cloths, and once they've been used once, they're donated to the wife. Don't re-use polishing and buffing cloths, even after they've been washed...dust and dirt trapped in the fiber create swirl marks. I polish and wax it twice a year, and use a good detailing spray in between.

R.I.P. Roman

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06-03-2014 08:23 PM  4 years agoPost 10
buzzsaw

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Nice GTR Z!

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06-03-2014 08:38 PM  4 years agoPost 11
ssmith512

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ARRGH!!!! Fellow Corvette guy has gone to the dark side!!!

The Empire has won...............

Seriously though, very nice replacement.

Steve

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06-03-2014 08:47 PM  4 years agoPost 12
red_z06

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ARRGH!!!! Fellow Corvette guy has gone to the dark side!!!
Only until GM gets it's **** together. I believe UAW is GM's worst enemy.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-03-2014 09:18 PM  4 years agoPost 13
ssmith512

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Only until GM gets it's **** together. I believe UAW is GM's worst enemy.
Not gonna get any arguments from me about that.

I had a '01 Z06, now have a '12 Grandsport (love it), wanna get a '15 Z06, but damn, the C7 is having a rough roll out.

Steve

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06-04-2014 01:41 AM  4 years agoPost 14
TMoore

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The new GM cars are riddled with issues. The 3.6 litre's all have timing chain issues. My 90 Corvette is in the midst of rebuilding the headlight geartrains. My 2006 Lucerne is getting ready to need a new engine mount(known issue) and honestly the only vehicle that I own that has been relatively trouble free is my 99 Silverado.

I'm not happy with GM right now. Benny made a good call IMHO.

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06-04-2014 03:44 AM  4 years agoPost 15
CWALDO123

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[quote]Don't re-use polishing and buffing cloths, even after they've been washed

That's just a waste of good money The towels you use for the exterior of the car you always use the same ones. If you want to eliminate swirls always use 2 buckets for washing your car and make sure you put a grit guard in the bottom of your wash bucket and you can learn about the 2 bucket wash on YouTube. My advice for you is to learn how to detail your own car unless you plan on spending $150 -$250. Buy the proper tools and supplies and do it your self. When I bought my car BRAND NEW with 2.3 miles on it I would not even let the dealership wash it. If you want to learn to keep your car correctly done watch Chemical Guys on Youtube. I detail my own cars and detail cars on the side and I also polish headlights that are faded. So don't be scared of a BLACK CAR just learn how to address the problem.

BTY DO NOT DRY MICROFIBER TOWELS

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06-04-2014 12:04 PM  4 years agoPost 16
beidle99

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Love the GTR!

Black polish between cleaning the surface after wash and before using either Meguires Gold Class wax or NXT gen 2 wax and that Nissan Black will shine and the buff towels will slide right off the roof and hood. My wifes car is a black on black 07 Maxima SE, I can make it shine inside and out but what she does to it in a week is horrible.

For my truck I use and have always used Mequires products:soap, cleaner, polish, and was using Gold Class, but have switched to NXT gen 2 wax. The detail spray is great for when the car is just dusty and needs a quick clean up, really helps prolong the life of the wax.
if you do get swirl marks Meguires swirl-X is a great product.

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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06-04-2014 12:05 PM  4 years agoPost 17
beidle99

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

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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06-04-2014 01:06 PM  4 years agoPost 18
red_z06

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BTY DO NOT DRY MICROFIBER TOWELS
Cwaldo

You seem to know more about detailing than the rest of us. Can you elaborate on above and the two bucket and grit guard?

www.JustinJee.com

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06-04-2014 02:14 PM  4 years agoPost 19
ssmith512

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BTY DO NOT DRY MICROFIBER TOWELS
Dryig them is OK. Just dry them on the no heat setting and never ever use those static cling dryer sheets.

Works for my black car................

Steve

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06-04-2014 02:31 PM  4 years agoPost 20
red_z06

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I bought a microfiber wash mitt and microfiber towels.

After using them, I hand washed them and hung dried them on a rack.

www.JustinJee.com

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