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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:18 am

That looks awesome with the black wheels! Where in CT are you?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:38 am

Truly amazing. Take some good ones to submit for calendar!

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:59 am

Thanks! Should have better pics this afternoon and more throughout the month. I'd really love to get one with some thunder clouds rolling in over the water for calendar submittal. Something like the pic below but better resolution on the car and more of an ominous scene in the background.



Every year I fall further in love with this car, especially when I give it the full detail. A little 3M fine compound followed by Pinnacle finishing polish does wonders for the clarity of the paint. Pictures don't do it justice. I had a gentleman walk by while I was photographing and asked why kind of Buick it was. And he said it was dark as night. haha


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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:08 pm

IBx1 wrote:
That looks awesome with the black wheels! Where in CT are you?

I'm in Orange. About 10 mins from New Haven.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:12 pm

twisted SINISTER twisted
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:06 pm

Thank you. That's what I'm going for. devil
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:08 am



From local parking lot. Hope to get some better ones tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:36 am

Can't get enough of this beast of the night. So hauntingly gorgeous. Definitely intimidating or threatening if it were to pull up behind me twisted
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:11 am

Rick:

As you know, I have a certain affinity for chrome. However, there is a place and time for everything and I think you've found your place and time for black with the Riv. I see blacked out cars every day and quite frankly, I say, "What the hell are they thinking?" (Of course they probably say that about me as well).

However, your car is an exception. The Riv is perfectly suited to the blacked-out Batman look and you have pulled it off with style. KUDOS clap
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:42 pm

Thank you. cool

Kitty getting in on the action.

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:48 pm

Have you thought about doing a matte black treatment on your interior and ditching the wood grain?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:22 pm

Or how about a carbon fiber dash kit? Sherwood sells them. That would look pretty cool!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:28 pm

I kinda like it with the jag-type classy interior. My car has the pseudo bling exterior with a flat black stealth interior. Opposite of yours. Mine feels more luxury outside n racer inside. Yours inverse. It makes for a much cooler change of perception between looking at it and then peering inside cool
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:28 am

















Few more that I took yesterday. I hope to get more over the weekend. Have a few more spots near the coast that might be appealing. smile
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:35 am

Wow! What a beautiful car and beautiful scenery! Do the smoked headlights affect night time driving at all?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:12 pm

Very nice!! 3rd is my favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks guys! Looking forward to putting up more pics. smile

Light output is fine. I have 35W HIDs in there so there is plenty to go around. Most of the darkness you see on the lights is from painting the non-forward facing chrome inside the housings with semi-gloss black. There is a very light coating of tint on the outside with clearcoat over that.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:27 pm

I LOVE the first picture! And probably one of my favorite Riv's ever. If I had money to get nice black wheels, you can bet I'd be your twin, Rick.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:34 pm

Thanks Andrew smile
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Gotta say, I liked the chrome lip on the wheels. That and shaving the trunk emblem all together are the only things i'd do differently. Other than that, this ride is tip-top. Always wanted to see more shots aside from your sig photo. Thanks!

Have you changed the interior at all? Is the wood grain trim still running the space?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:22 am

Rick, I am a fan of your Riv.
It's probably in this 15 page thread somewhere, but... What did you use to paint the chrome trim, like around the grille and wheel wells?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:52 pm

Rick, your cars are seriously some of the sickest GM cars I've laid eyes on - beautiful pics! I aspire to black out my future cars now
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:49 pm

Still the light wood trim on the interior. It just breaks things up well and keeps everything looking warm.

I used black primer for all the trim pieces that are matte finish. It worked perfect. Holds up very well and I haven't needed to touch it up at all in 3 years.


Thanks again!! smile
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:50 am

WOW. I always wondered what my wheels would look like painted black, looks amazing Rick! You make me hate my silver car lol
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:00 pm

edit: Pics of other cars moved to appropriate forum. smile
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