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Old 05-08-17, 04:55 PM   #531
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Interested to see how the flares turn out. What wheel/tire specs?

18x10.5 +15. Wheels are a surprise, unless anyone picked up on the subtle hint a couple pages ago
On 295/30, probably R888R's



So I've been noticing my drivers-side side skirt has been popping more of it's push clips out more and more often, needing me to punch them back in more often, so I looked into it and decided it was the jacking point pinch welds folded on itself (both front and rear) putting outward pressure on the side skirts.

Took off the DS skirt and clayed/waxed both the skirt and rocker panel, and fixed the jacking points.


Folded out on itself:



Straightened it out with some vice grips:



Wire brushed the rust and chipped paint:



And sprayed w/ the same Rustoleum "WRB"



Yes, it fixed the sideskirt. Punched it back on, and it fits muchhh better now, without feeling like it's about to pop off again.
I'll do the same shortly with the pass side skirt. And I also gotta buy a hockey puck and cut a slot in it (a hack saw is prolly my safest bet ) to use in the head of my floor jack.

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Old 05-09-17, 09:07 AM   #532
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Lunch time photo shoot.


This'll be one of, if not the last picture without holes in my fenders/quarters
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Old 05-13-17, 01:08 PM   #533
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Welp - depending on if I'm gonna run the small front and rear pieces, I'm either 100% done, or only 50% done







The small rear door pieces both fit the contour of the doors really nicely, but the gap between the 2 pieces is like thumb-width. We'll see...


The front bumper pieces tho....

Drivers side fits VERY nicely:



But the pass side is tweaked something fierce. Doing some research on if heating up fiberglass will allow me to twist/re-contour it, isn't coming up promising at all
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Puppy doesn't look pleased with that fitment.
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Old 05-31-17, 06:58 PM   #535
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2 weekends ago, I spent around 10 hours claying, compounding, polishing, and waxing the car. With my McGuiers DA drill attachment. It's.... marginal, at best. It took me 10 hours to do the roof, and entire drivers and passenger side.
Only things left are bumpers, trunk and hood.

Here's a good comparison.




Wondering WTF all the oil spots were all over the SeaDoo, I think I found the cause of my oil loss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMOnjvWO4pk
This was on a cold start-up. It's mostly condensation, with a bit of oil mixed in there.


The pic of this puddle makes it look like straight oil....



....but I promise it's mostly condensation.



Is this amount of condensation + oil worrisome?

I do also need to add a couple tablespoons of coolant/water after every drive, but I don't think that's related (e.g. head gasket)
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TABLESPOONS?

OCD much?

I'm surprised by the before/after paint comparison. Might have to stop being so lazy and just using the soap/wax combo...
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I picked up a new DD this weekend. It was my brothers old DD, since he got a brand new Lexus GS350 F-Sport



Out with the old Acura TL..... In with the new Acura TL (Type-S )







It's apparently a "unicorn" Acura. A 6-speed, 2007 Kinetic Blue Pearl Type-S with Ivory interior.
And my bro put on; A-Spec wheels, A-Spec front and rear lips, and lowered about 1".

Now both the racecar and DD are; blue 4 doors, 4/5 seater, 6-speeds with Brembo's
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Now that's a very nice DD congrats. I'm amazed you decided to compound and polish an entire car ... with a drill attachment i would have called it quits after half a bumper (then again i am a detailer so i'm used to easier ways of doing it )

Btw u sure it's oil and not soot from the exhaust mixed with condensation? Mine alway's done it but it was just black from the soot inside the exhaust. Does the small puddle feel oily?

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Old 06-14-17, 01:00 PM   #539
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TABLESPOONS?

OCD much?

I'm surprised by the before/after paint comparison. Might have to stop being so lazy and just using the soap/wax combo...

If it were just 1 tablespoon every now and then, I wouldn't be too worried.
But it's consistently every single time I drive, and it only takes a couple tablespoons to equal about 1/4 of a water bottle (2oz's)



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Now that's a very nice DD congrats. I'm amazed you decided to compound and polish an entire car ... with a drill attachment i would have called it quits after half a bumper (then again i am a detailer so i'm used to easier ways of doing it )

Btw u sure it's oil and not soot from the exhaust mixed with condensation? Mine alway's done it but it was just black from the soot inside the exhaust. Does the small puddle feel oily?

You're not kidding about how tiring the drill attachment is. I think a real DA polisher might be my bday present
I didn't even finish the subie, only have the hood/trunk and bumpers left, before I started doing it again on the TL. Spent about 5hrs doing the entire drivers-side, trunk, and 1/2 the hood



It def doesn't smell or feel oily. It def is soot + condensation, but starting to be an embarassing amount.
My brother and I went to NHRA Top Fuel qualifying on friday () and after I left his house he told me I left this mark on his fire wood cover!



I'm starting to get concerned with how much it's staining!
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Teaser alert

Can anyone guess the rims? (someone on here knows exactly what they are, considering he helped me source them )



It only took 4 months to get them from Japan- longer than some have waited for their '18 STI's




225's vs 295's





Now that I finally have all the hardware for the flares (rivnuts installed + titanium dome head bolts) comes the final flare fitment, since the OD of the bolt is almost the same, if anything slightly bigger than the recess in the flares, needing some sanding/trimming to bolt on nicely.
These are the bolts I got, BTW. $6/bolt, jesus effing christ
http://www.probolt-usa.com/titanium-...-x-20mm-8.html


I got 2 diff quotes to paint the flares, and I'll be supplying the WRB paint + ChromaBase from Dupont;
1st quote, I just sent a picture of the flares + paint cans to a guy on FB who is just opening his own body shop and just wants customers thru the door = $80.

2nd quote, 2 of my friends from HS own a classic/muscle car restoration shop, doing frame-off rotisserie style resto's on classics such as '70 4-4-2's, '57 Bel-Airs, '69 Z28 RS', etc etc..... $1K
There's NO DOUBT that they'll come out perfectly from them, but jesus

Maybe I'll get a 3rd opinion from a place that's walking distance from my work
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