Archive for August, 2004

One brake rotor for sale

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Slightly used, only 30,000 miles. Single owner. Minor body damage. No reasonable offer refused!

rotor

Took two of us swinging with 2lb hammers to finally break the thing loose!

I ordered the new stuff this past Tuesday afternoon. The Tire Rack had it to me by Wednesday afternoon. I was blown away! EBC Greenstuff pads and Brembo flat faced rotors.

Used a dual action polisher

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

I bought a Porter Cable 7336SP this past week at Lowes and gave it a whirl on my hood today. This thing is MUCH more powerful than my little Craftsman buffer! It really worked the Meguiar’s polishes (#83 and #82) in and made them dust up (or become clear) just like they are supposed to do. However, I think it isn’t even strong enough to work on my paint. It’s just too far gone. Lots of etching and marring from acid rain and bird droppings from the car being outside for 8 years. It’s really obvious when I pull it out in the sun and take pictures. No swirls, but lots of tiny little marks. Maybe if I spent more time and/or used a more abrasive foam pad (used a Lake Country polishing pad) I’d have better luck, but I doubt it.

I took some pictures trying to show my work, but they didn’t really come out all that great. I guess I need a tripod so that I can take pictures from the exact same angle to show the differences better. Slightly changing the angle makes it so I can’t really directly compare my work from step to step. Oh well.

I do like the machine though. It made applying S100 Shine Enhancing Paint Cleanser go really quickly and I got a nice even coat. Same with Poorboy’s EX-P. Just a breeze. I applied them both with finishing pads.

Larry the Cable Guy

Sunday, August 8th, 2004

I caught part of his most recent show on Comedy Central on Saturday night and thought he was pretty darn funny. Went to his website, he wanted $25 for the DVD. Went to Best Buy and got it for $10.

Absolutely hilarious! I guess he was in that Blue Collar Comedy Tour movie last year.. His comedy is really redneck-ish like Jeff Foxworthy, but he goes a litle further with it all. Much funnier, IMHO. Maybe they’ll reshow it on Comedy Central, but for $10 at Best Buy it really is worth having it on DVD!