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Old 07-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #2276
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What would I use for the midnight blue paint...? My car is dark blue in sunlight . I want to buff it
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #2277
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Used it for my black car turned out great!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #2278
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What would I use for the midnight blue paint...? My car is dark blue in sunlight. I want to buff it
Use everything that insane_one has shown in his picture. The clay bar is quite small so you may want to get more than one. Unless you buy from a regular Auto Parts store, clay bars come in a variety of sizes as well as grades/textures/coarseness.

I get all my stuff off of Amazon since I have a Prime Account and shipping if free.

It helps to have a good DA polisher with a decent backing plate and quality buffing pads otherwise it's all elbow grease. Blah!

Even using a DA polisher, it will take many hours of work. It is quite rewarding though to see the results of your efforts.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #2279
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Adams polishes or chemical guys. Both have great products but kinda pricey. Start off w/a porter cable or go ahead and upgrade to a flex or even a cyclo.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #2280
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Tracked it. 12.96 @ 106.14

And the tune isnt finished. My accessport is acting up...

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:29 AM   #2281
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Saw a lot of guys heading back to a-town from test and tune
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:31 AM   #2282
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Tracked it. 12.96 @ 106.14

And the tune isnt finished. My accessport is acting up...
Nice.

When is the next one? Have some new parts to try out.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:35 AM   #2283
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Nice.

When is the next one? Have some new parts to try out.
Actually, they were asking us to come back during race weekends. So they could test n tune between runs. This is so the crowd isn't sitting around waiting for the big cars to cool down.

This will be the last for me unless I get the tune finish before the snow hits.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #2284
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what all did you use? high grade professional stuff?
Product list is at the top of thread. The meguiars 2 step polish setup is pretty hard to beat as it's fairly inexpensive for what it does and can usually finish up real nice even on the harder to finish paints. I tried talking to the people at Chemical Guys about their products and they either didn't have time/didn't care so that really turned me off from their products.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #2285
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Gonna start messing with my new gopro and the wrx


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Old 07-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #2286
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Product list is at the top of thread. The meguiars 2 step polish setup is pretty hard to beat as it's fairly inexpensive for what it does and can usually finish up real nice even on the harder to finish paints. I tried talking to the people at Chemical Guys about their products and they either didn't have time/didn't care so that really turned me off from their products.
I'm a Meguiar's fanboy and have been for years. The high-end stuff may be better but my car just doesn't warrant it -- the last thing it is is a garage queen.

As for the Chemical Guys products, I do have 6 or 7 of their Hex-Logic polishing/buffing pads and they are very good. Those I would recommend if you're using a DA polisher with a backing plate. Although, the red pad for Fine Finishing can't take a lot of abuse -- mine came apart BUT it could have been improper use too.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #2287
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^Gotta make sure whichever da you're using is completely flat not angled any way or it'll rip the pads up, otherwise you can always grab some 4" pads for smaller or harder to reach areas. Chemical guys is alright but they seem to have too many of the same products. I personally use Adams polishes, works great.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM   #2288
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^Gotta make sure whichever da you're using is completely flat not angled any way or it'll rip the pads up, otherwise you can always grab some 4" pads for smaller or harder to reach areas.
I think I may have let it get too loaded. Plus, I used it with compound so I may have over or missed used it. It lasted throughout the polishing but it eventually tore out at the center. No biggy though, it's a really light soft pad and I have one of each anyway.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #2289
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Forgive my inexperience but what does it mean if the turbo is leaking oil into the intercooler?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:03 AM   #2290
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Well it could be a clogged pcv that can cause oil to pump throught the turboni to the intercooler or the oil seals in the turbo going bad can cause oil in the intercooler and would go through the exhaust.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #2291
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If it's the seals does the turbo have to be replaced?
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:40 AM   #2292
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If the turbo has a rebuild kit , the seals can be replaced.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #2293
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Just ordered my Cat delete pipe for the TurboXS exhaust and downpipe. Ordered my new COBB AP V3!!!!!! And new rear Hawk Quietslots for the rear. Gonna be an awesome fall!!!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:11 PM   #2294
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Just ordered my Cat delete pipe for the TurboXS exhaust and downpipe. Ordered my new COBB AP V3!!!!!! And new rear Hawk Quietslots for the rear. Gonna be an awesome fall!!!!
Wanna buy a cat mid pipe? 3"
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #2295
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Apparently a nice older lady didn't like the front end of my car... So we decided to do this:





Good thing I head back to the Slope for work on Tuesday. No need for a car.

Edit: Dent Dude's got this right?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #2296
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Wow that sucks....

What happened?

You okay?
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:02 AM   #2297
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She took a left turn across my lane to a side street literally right in front of me. I had maybe 2 seconds to react, which were slam on breaks and try to glance off. It didn't quite work, turned into a T-bone. We're both fine, and that's all that matters. Sure I'll be a little swore tomorrow.

The car on the other hand... Not sure what happened (cable off battery terminal most likely), but I have no electronics, but the car ran for a good 15 seconds until I realized it didn't die and shut it off. Had it towed to my body shop. Never tasted airbags before, and I'd like to honestly say I never want to again.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:19 AM   #2298
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Edit: Dent Dude's got this right?
Yeah, that should buff out.

Seriously, that's too bad. Your Forester looked really good. Glad you have a good attitude about it. Being at work, away from it will give you some time to come up with a plan for what happens next. And I agree, airbags taste like poop. Once is enough for me too.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #2299
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Apparently a nice older lady didn't like the front end of my car... So we decided to do this:
Good thing I head back to the Slope for work on Tuesday. No need for a car.

Edit: Dent Dude's got this right?
Daaaannnnggg, that blows. Sorry to see this, glad everyone is ok.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #2300
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Wanna buy a cat mid pipe? 3"
??? Do you want to by or sell??? The cat I have is for the Turboxs stealthback system
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