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Speedy

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  1. Good stuff, and some good information on how 22s effect things as well!
  2. Yep, right over the stripes. Just added a very subtle sheen and deepened the black a bit. Mine seems to shed water no problem, but I avoid rain.
  3. Mine is guaranteed for 7 years, but installer said for me it would pretty much last forever. It just slowly wears away, no need to strip.
  4. Mine got ceramic coated so no more waxing for me, but without that I think it depends on the type of wax. Id suggest skipping that o'l wax on wax off mess and look into a coating like cquartz if ya wanna do it yourself.
  5. With as expensive as the material is, and watching the professional wrestle with mine for 4 hours, I'd not want to do it myself, that's for sure. Looked like it took experience to figure out how to make the material move the way it needed to around all the bends, etc and not create fingers or look off from body lines. He used razors, heat gun, lube, steam gun, etc to make it all work.
  6. I used a real clay holder that went on a DA a while back. Honestly, it was overkill and you were just as likely to fling the clay across the shop as you were to actually clay the car LOL. Doing it by hand was so fast it didn't make sense to try to use a machine unless the paint was just destroyed and needed a lot of work. I'm assuming what you're referring to is a synthetic clay pad though.
  7. Tried out some new products - synthetic clay and Opti Seal. I think both have their place, but the synthetic clay likely won't do a good enough job on a neglected paint finish and you'll want to use real clay in those cases. Jury's still out on the Opti Seal. It's not super slick like I hoped it would be, but it does bead/sheet water very well. For the cost and 15 minutes it takes to apply, if if lasts 6 months it's worth it I think. I'd like to find a similar wipe on product that requires little to no buffing that dries to a harder, slicker finish.
  8. Sweet, get the boost down to around 7-8 I'm guessing? What size pulley did it take to get it there and what was the original size? I think you're kind of the path blazer on the 2650 at present.
  9. That should be a fun street brawler. What all did they change other than tweaking the tune?
  10. I'm going to look more in to the real OTC coatings that you don't polish/buff. I think there are some that last 12 months and are kind of watered down versions of things like Opti Coat and Gtechnique Crystal Serum.
  11. I just watched a video on the Polish Angel, I'm way past doing any of that anymore LOL. If it's not a 15 - 30 minute application I'm out, I'll have it ceramic coated if it goes past that. As long as the paint's protected I'm happy. I did Mrs. Speedy's car with the Opti Seal and it's her daily so we'll see how long it lasts, but for a 15 minute time investment and $30 for the product if it lasts 6 mos I'm thrilled. I just wish it was a little more "slick" feeling.
  12. for those instances, ceramic coating is probably the best option. They paint correct, then apply so looks good and done. Then you just run it through a touchless when you think about it and it's clean and scratch free. I used to really get in to detailing, and "could" spend 9-10 hours on one car. OCD ran rampant. I'd work so hard I wouldn't wanna drive it and get it dirty and it drove me nuts so I had to back off a little and started using every short cut in the book these days so I can spend more time driving. What product from Polish Angel? I took a look and they have several. Any WOWA stuff that you like? Opti Seal definitely seals the car, next video will have that in it and I've already done it (will publish next Sat). It sheets water great, however it doesn't have that super slick just waxed feeling about it. Very easy to apply though. Took me 15 mins to do the whole car.
  13. A lot of folks ask how I keep the paint swirl and scratch free and a lot of it boils down to how you wash the vehicle. NEVER run it through one of those auto wash machines that slap the car with brushes or strips. Unless your ceramic coated, I'd not recommend touchless unless it's just a dire emergency as the soaps used can be so harsh they'll actually remove any standard wax you may have applied. Once ceramic coated, it's no big deal though. Two bucket wash method is key. Foam gun makes it fast and easy. Just got one and love it. I'd rather be out driving than cleaning, so I take advantage of all shortcuts.
  14. What's the timing and IATS look like. Torque? Nice number on the HP for 7psi.
  15. With a good tune it'll live a long time on 8psi. Always use race fuel at the track when beating on it.