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Got installed a Heico hand brake at EST's new headquarter office and while I was there with Frank we discussed about a CF trim for the S40/V50 and a few other goodies.
 

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I painted and installed my new front lip, and painted my rear stock piece as well. I also washed my car. I am now supposed to be writing a research paper, but instead procrastinating and looking at my custom sideskirt project and deciding what needs to be done. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Sounds like a lot of us had fun with our cars today.
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (cicatrizdare)

Freaking birds. All was quiet when I went to dinner at Cheddars. Went out and an army of birds everywhere. Bird crap all over my car. Went home and wiped off the crap as soon as I could. Then I discovered scratches all over my hood and the top of my car. Seems like they tried to land on the hood and top and skidded around.<p>Spent over 2 hours buffing with my porter cable until I called it quits. I still see some scratches and appear too deep to get out but I can live with it. They should allow owers to shoot and kill these birds in self defense. A man have a right to defend his property. </rant>
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (volvoNB)

That sucks! Good luck with it. I have a few scratches in my car I am trying to figure out how to buff out. If you have any good suggestions let me know. Thanks!
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (volvoNB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoNB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Freaking birds. All was quiet when I went to dinner at Cheddars. Went out and an army of birds everywhere. Bird crap all over my car. Went home and wiped off the crap as soon as I could. Then I discovered scratches all over my hood and the top of my car. Seems like they tried to land on the hood and top and skidded around.<p>Spent over 2 hours buffing with my porter cable until I called it quits. I still see some scratches and appear too deep to get out but I can live with it. They should allow owers to shoot and kill these birds in self defense. A man have a right to defend his property. </rant></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fingernail deep?<br>as for today...Raced...well "raced" a buddy in his lambo and another in her s2000...
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That sucks! Good luck with it. I have a few scratches in my car I am trying to figure out how to buff out. If you have any good suggestions let me know. Thanks!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you have a PC?
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (chromecarz00)

PC? As in computer or something else? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That's what I thought, I just figured I'd better ask for clarification. I have a motor trend 10" orbital polisher...
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (chromecarz00)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Fingernail deep?<br>as for today...Raced...well "raced" a buddy in his lambo and another in her s2000...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>chromecarz00<br>Not quite fingernail deep but close. I did two pass using Optimum Compound on a cutting pad and it didn't get it out. Marred the paint a little bit. I wasn't happy doing all this cutting, so I switched to two pass of Meguiar's DACP on a light cutting pad and finished it off with Meg Speed Glaze on polishing pad. Some of the deeper scratches are still there but at least it is as not noticible.<br>lambo? Dang, you sure a nice friends.<p>carreragt7<br>If you are serious about car detailing, then you need a Porter Cable polisher (actually a sander). Usually for a single scratch or bird crap stain, I switch to 2.5" or 3" pad. It works really well. In this case, I didn't and used the regular 6.5" since it was all over the hood and top.<p>You can still fix it by hand if you like. Try Meguiar's Scratch X. I had success with this when I didn't have PC. Be prepared for a good workout. You really have to work it. Most of the time you want to apply 10-15 lbs of pressure.<p>The orbital is too big for spot repair.<br>
 

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Re: What did you do to your car today? (cicatrizdare)

Installed a Kenwood KOS-A200 FM Modulator with an 8GB flash drive. Posted over at S40 Forums. <A HREF="http://www.s40forums.freeforums.org/how-to-kenwood-kos-a200-fm-modulator-install-t102.html#p2124" TARGET="_blank">http://www.s40forums.freeforum...p2124</A> <p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2321.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2333.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2335.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2338.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2339.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mjfinch/S40%20install/DSCN2342.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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How is the sound quality on this? If you had to rate the difficulty level installing this from 1-10 what number would you pick?
 

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The sound quality is not as great as a true Aux-In, but I still think it sounds great. Setting "MOD-LVL3" seemed to help reduce noise (boosts the gain).<p>High quality MP3s from the USB stick sound great, and you get the text on the screen.<p>I'd give the install a difficulty level of 7. Pretty simple overall, just time consuming. The interior C-Pillar gets a 10, that thing was a pain and it didn't go back on as nice as it came off.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>timewstr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The sound quality is not as great as a true Aux-In, but I still think it sounds great. Setting "MOD-LVL3" seemed to help reduce noise (boosts the gain).<p>High quality MP3s from the USB stick sound great, and you get the text on the screen.<p>I'd give the install a difficulty level of 7. Pretty simple overall, just time consuming. The interior C-Pillar gets a 10, that thing was a pain and it didn't go back on as nice as it came off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow nice install! Next time I am in Tucson I might have to check that out in person! Do you ever go to the AZ Euros meets on Fridays?
 

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so quaker state? I have also heard Royal Purple being good... Ill be needing 7 quarts of 10w30 of my choice?
 
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