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Thread: Turbo Shinanigans: Living your life one flatbed at a time.

  1. #81
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    To say that what you've done is cool, would be a complete and utter under statement.

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    Lots of work is right, really well done Tom!!

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    Looks good, now gimme my damn soldering station back.
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    1985 Toyota Cressida mintier than yo mama's mouthwash with 1JZ + big single turbo

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    Thx took a lot of work, a few things arent perfect but honestly its a corolla lol who cares.
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    Sadly the LEDS aren't donig a very good job backlighting the speedo Theres no way im fixin it now lol. They are to focused, so i get 4 hot spots.
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    Wheel updates: I have one sanded up to 800grit and one fo the rears is almost completely stripped.






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    Cluster looks good, put some 3M film on the plastic, makes it look like new

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    Wheel updates: Cant really see the reflection that well Rears aren't quite done and fronts are waiting for high speed porishing. They are still a bit hazy sadly, and have some sanding marks, but I dont have any more patience to sand so Ill probably paint n clear and be happy with the improvement.




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    Turns out I was using the wrong wheel, so when I would start to color with the finer compounds all it would do was continue to cut. I have a much better finish and im only on the coarsest compound. Ill go get a few new wheels, that are softer and start with the finer stuff tomorrow. I think it will improve alot more.

    Still a bit hazy but I think there is an improvement. I'm looking forward to trying the finer compounds and finishing with hand polish. Totally not worth it, I wish tho that I had enough money to pay someone else to do this lol.








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    Video!

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    Looks good. I'd sugest painting the non polished areas with duplicolor silver wheel paint. I did this to my supras and it gave back the OEM look, plus it is WAY easier to clean off brake dust.

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    Going with bronze. Still deciding on wether or not to clear coat them.
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    I wouldn't clear coat the polished part. Put some wax on them, and wash them often with wheel cleaner. It will last pretty good.

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    Paint is a million times easier to clean, but you will never get the same look from any colored paint as polished aluminum and the paint will chip and spider web for sure and have to be redone every few years, even if its just clear. From my experience the best thing to do if you can live without the bare polished aluminum look is to get the entire wheel powdercoated. You'll never have to deal with them again unless you curb them and cleaning will be a dream. You should have the wheel glass beaded and cleaned really well if you're going for powder though. Those polished sections will give the powder coater alot of trouble.

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    Behold the final products! Just need some minor hand polishing which I cant do yet. Over im very please, the polish isnt perfect but **** I'm sick of polishing. I think I have some deep scratches that I need out. I could not be bothered its to much work.






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    You're a crazy dungeon dweller...

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    Shut it you lol. You home this weekend
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    Sweeet! Those look good!
    wana do mine now?
    jk

    lots of work, you are dedicated

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    Nice! Wax and clean em lots and they shouldn't need repolishing too often

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