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Old 12-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #21
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Looks really nice. Estoril is a great color. If you figure out how to address the baked in brake dust, please post it. I have that problem on my 1 and would like a solution.
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:21 AM   #22
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Looks super Jeff! I'm impressed that you did it all by hand.

If you don't mind a little positive criticism you just need to buff the trunk a lit little longer or harder to get that dent out.........might take a Porter Cable to do that though.

I take it you haven't decided what to do about that little imperfection yet?

Out of curiosity what brand and size tires are you currently running?
Actually I took it to the dent guy. No miracles but he got the big easy one out and I am OK with it, og pics here

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=98105

Tires are pilot sports a/S, previous owner was from Pacific Northwest. Stock size I think, 235 and 265. Planning to do a track event in the spring which will probably burn them up.


I was hoping you guys would tell me how to get rid of the brake dust
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #23
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Try this stuff and let me know how it works.

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:24 PM   #24
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Try this stuff and let me know how it works.

I'll be trying that stuff shortly. Wonger's constant posts on FB plus a great deal of Black Friday at detailersdomain.com got me. Of course, I should have just taken a wheel over to his place since he's only about two minutes down the street.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #25
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Try this stuff and let me know how it works.

I was trying to be in denial but glancing at the brake dust it seemed like it had melted into the clear coat. I plan to take off the wheels and give it a thorough cleaning. I wouldn't mind a square ltw setup though
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #26
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Jeff, did you do the dent repair? and if so, how did it turn out?
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:36 PM   #27
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Actually I took it to the dent guy. No miracles but he got the big easy one out and I am OK with it, og pics here

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=98105
Well I would say whomever it was that performed did a great job compared to how it originally looked.

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I was trying to be in denial but glancing at the brake dust it seemed like it had melted into the clear coat. I plan to take off the wheels and give it a thorough cleaning. I wouldn't mind a square ltw setup though
Yep, I would be looking at getting a set of the lightweight 'MOTORSPORT' stamped alloys myself. The M Contours are tolerable, but not as cool looking imo as the ltw's.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:51 PM   #28
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:41 PM   #29
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Well I would say whomever it was that performed did a great job compared to how it originally looked.

Yep, I would be looking at getting a set of the lightweight 'MOTORSPORT' stamped alloys myself. The M Contours are tolerable, but not as cool looking imo as the ltw's.
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For some odd reason since I hate chrome but I actually prefer the polished non-stamped ltw's
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #30
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For some odd reason since I hate chrome but I actually prefer the polished non-stamped ltw's
So, is there an option for stamped vs. non-stamped with that being the only difference between the two?
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