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Getting my 09 SS ready for the winter - pics added NOV 21st!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject:  Getting my 09 SS ready for the winter - pics added NOV 21st! Reply with quote

Washed, clayed where needed , 3M medium compounded where needed, waxed (Zaino AIO (all in one cleaner/polish) followed by Zaino Z2 (polish), followed by Zaino CS (clear seal). Then Clear Plastic Polish on all headlights/tail lights. Only exterior "mods" are color matched wheel center cap bowties (from the NAIOA store) and color matched front and rear emblems from Grafxwerks.


Snapped a few pictures, I know, not that exciting.... but here they are:










Polished up the 13 year old TORO Snapper while I was at it. LOL.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That is one shiny automobile...Cool plates too... Cool ...Ben

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks Ben!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Looks good TSS!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks. Winter rims go on in about 10 days. Sad

I really wanted to wait until December 1, but due to a hectic schedule, I need to do it the week of the 15th. Sad Then I will look like a poser with my LT rims and SS badges.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

nice clean ss, for now !! my snow blower is a lot/ larger/more powerfull, etc.. yours looks like small/ wimpy one, for that size driverway/ nice house ...just busting a little ?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Very shinny. Winter shoes and the SS will be ready to play in the snow.
No poser, anyone that can’t hear the V-8 exhaust note doesn’t matter anyway!
One question TSS, how did you get the gold bow-tie out to apply the LiquiDome?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Looks very nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Reminds me I need to break out the wax again before it gets too cold....

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nice clean ss, for now !! my snow blower is a lot/ larger/more powerfull, etc.. yours looks like small/ wimpy one, for that size driverway/ nice house ...just busting a little ?



LOL. No it's been asked before. It actually cuts it 99% of the time. I do, sometimes, have to clear it twice so the snow depth is not more than 5 inches or so. It bogs down about there depending on the snow wetness/density. Fortuneately, one of my close friends lives directly across the street and has a big boy blower. I always leave before him in the morning and have the code to his garage for access to the real man's snowblower , so I am all set. I like how the little one fits in the garage so nicely and in my shed in the Summer. Hey at least it is not electric! Ironically, for the first 2 years , I shoveled. People were like WTF, did you over extend your self on the house or something? I said it was good exercise and I liked being outside. Obviously, that got old.


As to the Liquidome, I say it is essential to do it in 60+ degree temps AND use a hairdryer to heat up the gold/glue. Then I used a very small flathead (almost a jeweler's screwdriver) to pry it out - being VERY careful not to mar the chrome surround. I think I may have wrapped the blade of the screwdriver in masking tape to assist with avoiding marring.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

nice lookin car man super shiney! nice lookin house too

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

TSS, i may have asked before, but whereabouts in the state are you? i am along the lake michigan shoreline in grand haven. peace, john

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I live in East Lansing and my office is in Downtown Lansing, close to the Capitol.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject:  Re: Getting my 09 SS ready for the winter Reply with quote

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Washed, clayed where needed , 3M medium compounded where needed, waxed (Zaino AIO (all in one cleaner/polish) followed by Zaino Z3 (polish), followed by Zaino CS (clear seal).


Okay...so because I'm feeling stupid here, can you help me out with what exactly you did here and what it's supposed to do?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

TSS wrote:

As to the Liquidome, I say it is essential to do it in 60+ degree temps AND use a hairdryer to heat up the gold/glue. Then I used a very small flathead (almost a jeweler's screwdriver) to pry it out - being VERY careful not to mar the chrome surround. I think I may have wrapped the blade of the screwdriver in masking tape to assist with avoiding marring.

Thanks, ordered front & rear from Ryan [GrafxWerks]. Just have to pick a warm day.
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