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 12/31/09 1:34pm
AZJoeD
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Scottsdale, AZ - USA

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1995 Corvette LT1 Coupe. Black with Bronze top.


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Looks great!  I really like those exhaust tips.  What system do you have?
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 1/1/10 11:53am
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1992 Corvette Black on Black ZF6 6-speed LT1 EM headers/Corsa exhaust


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Thanks for the compliments guys. Smile

Wish she still looked that good, but I took her out last week (since there was still no snow on the ground) and within minutes the car was covered in a white powdery residue from bumper to bumper.  By the time I got to my destination, the car looked gray in color. LOL

 I'm going to have to wash her again as soon as temperatures goe back above 0 degrees again.

On the bright side, I'd wager that freezing cold December air is worth at least another 20 hp.  It's amazing how much difference the colder air makes compared the hot and humid air during the summer month's...


[quote]Looks great!  I really like those exhaust tips.  What system do you have?[/quote]

It's a Corsa exhaust.  A bit pricey, but well worth it in my opinion.
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 1/1/10 12:52pm
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"I'm going to have to wash her again as soon as temperatures go back above 0 degrees again".
 
After reading that,  I'll never complain about washing the car in 30 degree weather again.  Rolling On The Floor Laughing
jimmymack2010-01-01 09:53:31
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 1/1/10 3:00pm
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[QUOTE=jimmymack]"I'm going to have to wash her again as soon as temperatures go back above 0 degrees again".
 
After reading that,  I'll never complain about washing the car in 30 degree weather again.  Rolling On The Floor Laughing
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The only one who complains is my wife, I'll wash the vette, put it away then tell her its to cold to wash her car and she should take it to the car wash.  After all, I'm not gonna freeze washing a Chrysler....    I do have my standards...  LOL. 
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 1/7/10 4:14pm
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What a nice Vette !  It just has a certain "presence" about it, looks menacing and really cool.
I like the car very much, great paint, black over black, real nice.
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 1/7/10 7:26pm
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Okay, I'm lazy & didn"t read everything here, but do you know what product they use? It looks better than mine, and mine looks new. I'm jealous and must know!

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 1/8/10 6:05pm
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[QUOTE=874noah]Okay, I'm lazy & didn"t read everything here, but do you know what product they use? It looks better than mine, and mine looks new. I'm jealous and must know![/QUOTE]

Believe me, I was curious to find out what these guy's were using as well, but as hard as I tried, I wasn't able to get it out of them!  LOL 

I've noticed that a lot though with detailers over the years - they usually think of their cleaning products and the companies that supply them, as "Top Secret" information and don't want their customers (or competition) to know what products they are or where to get them.

I suppose they're worried they might lose business if everybody started buying the same stuff they do and doing the work on their own rather than paying a detailer.  Can't really blame them.  If I was in their position, I'd probably keep things secret too. Embarrassed

Since they wouldn't tell me what they use, I asked them what "off the shelf" brand he'd recommend for me and he recommended I use Meguiars.  Specifically, their "Tech Wax" series of products.  It was his opinion (for what it's worth) that Tech Wax gave the longest lasting and deepest shine of all the "main stream" waxes/cleaning products on the market.

Having never used that line of wax before (It's hard to keep up with all the new brands of cleaners coming out every other week), I decided to try the Tech Wax out.  The darn thing cost me $28CAD but I was truly impressed with the stuff, after finally using it.   It shines just as well as the Mother's Carnuba wax I've normally used in the past, but the biggest difference is, the shine and that "smooth to the touch" feeling as you slide your fingers over the paint, lasts a lot longer that the Mother's products I used and it doesn't attract nearly as much dust as the Carnuba.

I've been using the Tech wax ever since and would recommend it to anyone.  So for what it's worth, Meguiars Tech Wax is what I've been using since the car got detailed and it still looks just as good now as it did then.  Clap

P.s.

While the paint on my car is definitely solid, and may look like a million bucks in photo's, it is, at the end of the day, a daily diver.  My only means of transportation.  So the paint (while still in very good condition) does have the usual stone chips in the usual areas.  Front bumper, side mirrors, etc.  Even has a scuff mark or two here and there so don't think for a second this car is a trailer queen with a pristine paint job.  It only looks that way in photograph's Wink

Personally, I like to see a few stone chips on a car.  I think of them as "battle scars" .  It proves the owners actually out driving the thing and getting his/her money's worth out of it.

 I don't care much for "perfect" cars that spend 3/4 of their lives sitting in climate controlled garages and getting waxed more often then they get driven. Thumbs Down

What's the point of owning a car if you're too afraid to drive it ?



LT1*C42010-01-08 15:22:48
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 1/9/10 7:17am
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I agree. While mine only has 47K I drive it as much as I can. And when it's show time, I WILL NOT trailer, no matter how far. In my opinion the drives are the best part, especially when there's several old Corvettes going together. And my hot bride next to me (passenger seat, she chooses not to drive it). Last spring it was judged by a VERY thorough judge and she loved it. She thought I trailered until I pointed out the little "pimples" on the front end. I guess I shouldn't be pointing out flaws to judges.....I then got points deductions for lint inside console and on the carpet. Oh well.
 


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 9/19/11 12:37am
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Wow!
 
Great looking car, and a great detail job!!
 
Here's Waving at you!!
 
 
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 9/19/11 7:31pm
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Nice car!
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 6/25/12 4:11pm
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i agree ......drive it love it and then wash and wax it.   what kind of wax did you say teck wax 

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