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What did you do with your Vette today?


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Redlevel

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Tue 15 May 18 08:46

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


These are the socks I wear. Nothing else. They were developed after the sock and boot disaster during the Falklands war and someone got it right.

Until I discovered them, I used to suffer with a lot of hard skin and discomfort on my feet, but now I have feet like a baby!! They're warm in winter and cool in summer. Perfect for my 64 year old tootsies.

Feet are important and must be taken care of. The number of otherwise healthy people in here who are disabled by neglected feet is quite common. Good socks and good footwear is the way to go..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Pair-PacK-Wool-Mix-Mens-Khaki-B...

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Vetteheadtony

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Tue 15 May 18 09:37

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


roppa440 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):Quality finish.

When you polishing the aluminium bits and lines then? Very Happy

To be honest the car is a all weather driver, the alloy portion of the rack is quite rough cast and not really polishable without grinding it all down, probally will paint the line sith some silver though Thumbs up


Rough casting like that I used to just de-grease and paint so it looked fresh. Even things like the transmission at one time that you can't actually see..... Rolling Eyes

I'm not so OCD these days. I even wear odd socks now and again just to try and stop me fussing about everything being "right". Laughing

I am a bit OCD myself, I do hate the look of old alloy parts especially the suspension parts on a C5 but unless you etch prime and prep right the paint just flakes of and I think that looks even worst. Not to bad on a show car, but a driver just gets stoned and road debris hitting it just looks very messy very quickly, yet to find a way to clean the alloy up without it looking polished. Banghead


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roppa440

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Tue 15 May 18 09:51

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Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):I am a bit OCD myself, I do hate the look of old alloy parts especially the suspension parts on a C5 but unless you etch prime and prep right the paint just flakes of and I think that looks even worst. Not to bad on a show car, but a driver just gets stoned and road debris hitting it just looks very messy very quickly, yet to find a way to clean the alloy up without it looking polished. Banghead

I used to just get stuck in with a wire brush in a drill and applied aluminium (not too bright) paint directly with no primer. Never had it flaking off. Just gets bloody dirty again. Very Happy

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Redlevel

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Tue 15 May 18 10:22

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):Quality finish.

When you polishing the aluminium bits and lines then? Very Happy

To be honest the car is a all weather driver, the alloy portion of the rack is quite rough cast and not really polishable without grinding it all down, probally will paint the line sith some silver though Thumbs up


Rough casting like that I used to just de-grease and paint so it looked fresh. Even things like the transmission at one time that you can't actually see..... Rolling Eyes

I'm not so OCD these days. I even wear odd socks now and again just to try and stop me fussing about everything being "right". Laughing

I am a bit OCD myself, I do hate the look of old alloy parts especially the suspension parts on a C5 but unless you etch prime and prep right the paint just flakes of and I think that looks even worst. Not to bad on a show car, but a driver just gets stoned and road debris hitting it just looks very messy very quickly, yet to find a way to clean the alloy up without it looking polished. Banghead


I made my peace with that ages ago. The rims of my BBS wheels shine up nice but are often grubby and dull and my £500 paint job has lots of stone chips and dings and a nice layer of mud and cowsh*t on the sills that I have to take off with a pan scourer if I don't get around to jetwashing it, but Its the price you pay for enjoying your Corvette on a daily basis in these here hills.

What's more important to me is the running of the car, that all its bits are functioning correctly and if necessary, fixed before they break so I can drive it anywhere at moments notice in confidence. Its a tinkerers dream car and one reason why I bought it.

My next jobs are:

1. Total rewire of my headlamps and h/l doors.
2. Front pads.
3. Front dampers.
4. Repaint the wheel centres
5. Polish up the rims.
6. New oil and filter
7. Trans oil change (although I might farm that one out to a specialist as I don't fancy getting showered in ATF)

I want all this done this year if possible so that next year I can focus on the bodywork fixes and buff a good shine with a proper buffer..

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Vetteheadtony

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Wed 16 May 18 09:56

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


stevel98 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):Quality finish.

When you polishing the aluminium bits and lines then? Very Happy

To be honest the car is a all weather driver, the alloy portion of the rack is quite rough cast and not really polishable without grinding it all down, probally will paint the line sith some silver though Thumbs up


Rough casting like that I used to just de-grease and paint so it looked fresh. Even things like the transmission at one time that you can't actually see..... Rolling Eyes

I'm not so OCD these days. I even wear odd socks now and again just to try and stop me fussing about everything being "right". Laughing

I am a bit OCD myself, I do hate the look of old alloy parts especially the suspension parts on a C5 but unless you etch prime and prep right the paint just flakes of and I think that looks even worst. Not to bad on a show car, but a driver just gets stoned and road debris hitting it just looks very messy very quickly, yet to find a way to clean the alloy up without it looking polished. Banghead




I made my peace with that ages ago. The rims of my BBS wheels shine up nice but are often grubby and dull and my £500 paint job has lots of stone chips and dings and a nice layer of mud and cowsh*t on the sills that I have to take off with a pan scourer if I don't get around to jetwashing it, but Its the price you pay for enjoying your Corvette on a daily basis in these here hills.

What's more important to me is the running of the car, that all its bits are functioning correctly and if necessary, fixed before they break so I can drive it anywhere at moments notice in confidence. Its a tinkerers dream car and one reason why I bought it.

My next jobs are:

1. Total rewire of my headlamps and h/l doors.
2. Front pads.
3. Front dampers.
4. Repaint the wheel centres
5. Polish up the rims.
6. New oil and filter
7. Trans oil change (although I might farm that one out to a specialist as I don't fancy getting showered in ATF)

I want all this done this year if possible so that next year I can focus on the bodywork fixes and buff a good shine with a proper buffer..

I reckon the first thing on that list Steve should be, clean the cow s@it off it! Rofl


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2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
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Daytona Vette

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Wed 16 May 18 10:50

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


I reckon the first thing on that list Steve should be, clean the cow s@it off it! Rofl[/quote]

Are we talking Aberdeen Angus here?



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Redlevel

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Wed 16 May 18 11:40

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


This kind... Laughing

"..who you lookin at, whassup dude?" Very Happy

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Daytona Vette

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Wed 16 May 18 15:05

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Deleted - meant in jest - could be taken the wrong way



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Vetteheadtony

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Thu 17 May 18 17:28

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Got my order today from Rockauto, so now Iím all set for the weekend getting stuff put back together, new pulleys, crank seal, balancer, all removables cleaned and painted and ready for refit!
Squeaky aux belt a has ended up costing me £240 but at least I know itís all done now, I am really needing a drive in her now even though I think she will be going up for sale soon. Thumbs up

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2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
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FECKING FAST!!!

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roppa440

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Fri 18 May 18 07:49

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Daytona Vette wrote (View Post):Deleted - meant in jest - could be taken the wrong way

Well I was offended. But only because he has used a photo of my wife's family. Laughing

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