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  • From Boring to Bad Ass Wheels

    From Boring to Bad Ass Wheels

    orginally posted by GratefulDiver on 01/21/2015
    Im trying to make a set of other wise boring Super Star wheels into something custom and bad ass. I decided to take advantage of the holes in the outside of the wheels by drilling them out a little more and tapping them, 80 holes!
    My plan was to install chrome or SS bolts to jazz things up. After looking at several different types of bolts I choose button head bolts. Ive always wanted to some how incorporate my body color
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  • Tips for a Judged Car Show

    Tips for a Judged Car Show

    originally posted by FiredUp6975 on 10/13/2012

    These tips are for those of you who may be attending a Judged car show with Judges using a points system. (NOT a peoples choice or popular vote show). Want to be on your A GAME? Follow this simple guide and WOW the Judges and competition. If it's popular vote, I simply do a quick spritz & wipe off of the exterior, interior, engine, tires & wheels, DONE! Sit and let the other car owners do their thing as they aren't as critical,...
    Make sure your fire extinguisher is mounted. Not all shows require them, but some do.
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  • HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 2

    HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 2

    We are still seeing buff marks on our piece. Don't worry, as that is normal. Remember, we just used a primary cutting wheel. We are still in the cutting stage, so these marks are OK. They will become lighter as we go. One trick to minimize these marks is to move slowly across the work area, and to overlap each pass. By keeping your buff clean and using the right amount of rouge, you'll be fine.

    So anyway, now we are on to the Secondary cutting stage. Step three is where we will get...
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  • HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 1

    HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 1

    Everyone thinks they know what Mirror Polishing is, but most don't have a clue until they actually see it in person. if you put a Mirror Polished part next to a regular polished part, you will clearly see the difference. Apart, it's difficult to tell for the common folk. Those who have seen a true mirror finish, will be able to spot it quickly. Most of the "polished" parts you buy are usually 2-3 steps away from a mirror polish, and some barely qualify as satin finish, much less polished....
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  • From Boring to Bad Ass Wheels
    LORD HARDCORE
    orginally posted by GratefulDiver on 01/21/2015
    Im trying to make a set of other wise boring Super Star wheels into something custom and bad ass. I decided to take advantage of the holes in the outside of the wheels by drilling them out a little more and tapping them, 80 holes!
    My plan was to install chrome or SS bolts to jazz things up. After looking at several different types of bolts I choose button head bolts. Ive always wanted to some how incorporate my body color
    ...
    01-16-16, 08:44 PM
  • Tips for a Judged Car Show
    LORD HARDCORE
    originally posted by FiredUp6975 on 10/13/2012

    These tips are for those of you who may be attending a Judged car show with Judges using a points system. (NOT a peoples choice or popular vote show). Want to be on your A GAME? Follow this simple guide and WOW the Judges and competition. If it's popular vote, I simply do a quick spritz & wipe off of the exterior, interior, engine, tires & wheels, DONE! Sit and let the other car owners do their thing as they aren't as critical,...
    Make sure your fire extinguisher is mounted. Not all shows require them, but some do.
    01-16-16, 07:45 PM
  • HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 2
    LORD HARDCORE
    We are still seeing buff marks on our piece. Don't worry, as that is normal. Remember, we just used a primary cutting wheel. We are still in the cutting stage, so these marks are OK. They will become lighter as we go. One trick to minimize these marks is to move slowly across the work area, and to overlap each pass. By keeping your buff clean and using the right amount of rouge, you'll be fine.

    So anyway, now we are on to the Secondary cutting stage. Step three is where we will get...
    01-10-16, 12:21 PM
  • HOW TO: MIRROR POLISHING ALUMINUM, The Easy Way, Part 1
    LORD HARDCORE
    Everyone thinks they know what Mirror Polishing is, but most don't have a clue until they actually see it in person. if you put a Mirror Polished part next to a regular polished part, you will clearly see the difference. Apart, it's difficult to tell for the common folk. Those who have seen a true mirror finish, will be able to spot it quickly. Most of the "polished" parts you buy are usually 2-3 steps away from a mirror polish, and some barely qualify as satin finish, much less polished....
    01-10-16, 12:19 PM
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