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99Rivman
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albertj wrote:
How do you clean the hood insulator pad?

Albertj

Rickw wrote:
Ditto;
and did you re-paint the Riviera logo on the pad as well ? If so, how and what did you use.
Actually I replaced it shortly after I got the car in '99 and it hasn't gotten too dirty since, guess I've been lucky. I have been able to clean up the one on the newest Silver Arrow some, just pretty much spraying it with a little higher than hose pressure water. Might try a little cleaner with it next time and see how it comes out?
I painted the lettering with Testors model car paint, the small enamel bottles. I used silver I think and did it with it out of the car, it was tough enough doing it that way so Iím sure it would be a real bitch with it installed!
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Rickw wrote:
The car looks GREAT!
ewolfe0050 wrote:
What a nice ride. Ditto on both the SA as well.
Thanks bow

Rickw wrote:
I'd like to bring my car to you for the full treatment!
ewolfe0050 wrote:
Randall, I will be sending my car down to you for detailing.
We could make some arrangements. I would have to have them for at least a week each for the ďFULLĒ treatment! Iíll have to say I have washed it three or four times in a two day period before, wash-polish-detail-wash again, over and over until I get it clean enough to my satisfaction!
Several years ago I did pay a place $200 to detail this one Ö did nothing but PISS me off! Iíve never done it since and Iíll never do it again! They made more messes that I ended up having to clean up than anything else!
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I hope you got your money back, I would have.
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99Rivman
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captshiner wrote:
I hope you got your money back, I would have.
Na, I just bent over and took it! But NEVER again! gripe
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyWed Dec 03, 2008 5:06 pm

dude very nice car. mine is the same color i think its like a midnight blue or something right? and i love the interior it is awesome.
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98SuperRiv wrote:
dude very nice car. mine is the same color i think its like a midnight blue or something right? and i love the interior it is awesome.
Thanks bow
It's Black, which was kind of why I chose the dash kit I put in, I thought it kind of went good with the color combination.
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Thought I'd post a quick up-date ... this is what a Zaino Bros finish turns out like ...
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Not quite there yet ... but almost ...
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyMon Jun 08, 2009 8:49 pm

if i had that black 95 instead of my white one, my pu**y rating would skyrocket even higher
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptySun Jul 05, 2009 8:45 pm

Toying with the computer today, yes I know I should have been working on something, I came up with some interesting views of some pictures I had already posted.

Just thought Iíd share:

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The one from above, one of those artsy kind, with a little different effect!

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cant wait till mine looks as pretty! sweet car!
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robotennis61 wrote:
cant wait till mine looks as pretty! sweet car!
THANKS! bow
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyMon Jul 06, 2009 6:53 pm

I've heard nothing but good stuff about the Zaino Bros products. My friend used some on his Corvette and it made it look brand new, looks like you had similar results on your car also. Really makes the black look deep, might have to try some of that on mine as well???
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyMon Jul 06, 2009 10:51 pm

Wow, that black one is beautiful!!! Looks like the gray lip is painted tan...that would be a very interesting 2-tone.


On the side, looking back through I found this:

99Rivman wrote:
Of course I pretty much ignore most of yours and Ilanís posts, even though you and he seem to be the resident experts on everything Riviera related at the ripe old ages of 16 and 18...I havenít figured out if you and he just post to get your counts up or what, but I usually just let it go and donít mess with it...At one point I almost started a thread asking if ďAnyone else tired of the palermocorey90 and IBx1 show?Ē That we seem to have going on here, but I didnít.

Do you still feel the same way? I'm just curious. I catch myself looking at old posts of mine sometimes and realize I've been constantly changing over time.
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54_nailhead wrote:
I've heard nothing but good stuff about the Zaino Bros products. My friend used some on his Corvette and it made it look brand new, looks like you had similar results on your car also. Really makes the black look deep, might have to try some of that on mine as well???
agree bow
Zaino Bros stuff is pricey but when done correctly and all the steps complete it does look GOOD! I've seen it done on a few Black cars and like I said "done correctly" it will leave a swirl/streak free finish!
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IBx1 wrote:
Wow, that black one is beautiful!!! Looks like the gray lip is painted tan...that would be a very interesting 2-tone.
Thanks bow
Nope the "lip" is gray, must just be the way the sun is hitting it?

IBx1 wrote:
On the side, looking back through I found this:

99Rivman wrote:
Of course I pretty much ignore most of yours and Ilanís posts, even though you and he seem to be the resident experts on everything Riviera related at the ripe old ages of 16 and 18...I havenít figured out if you and he just post to get your counts up or what, but I usually just let it go and donít mess with it...At one point I almost started a thread asking if ďAnyone else tired of the palermocorey90 and IBx1 show?Ē That we seem to have going on here, but I didnít.

Do you still feel the same way? I'm just curious. I catch myself looking at old posts of mine sometimes and realize I've been constantly changing over time.
Not so much anymore Ö but I still don't/can't look at your showroom posts, even with a DSL connection the quantity and size of your pictures and stuff just takes too long.
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I did a little cleaning and polishing, figured I'd go ahead and throw up a few new pictures ... hope everyone likes it!?!

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I still have no MODS, just want to keep it nice and stock thumbsup
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damn dude, do you even drive it? lol it's in mint condition every time i see it. Well done with the detailing btw.

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 10:03 pm

damn! dats 1 sexy whip! ahhh dang! im gettin da urge again...ohhh nervous
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looks like it just hase come from factory....still frech and warm lol..
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Man does it ever look like its in great shape. I don't know how you do it. It takes all my time to keep one Riv looking fine and you've got all four in tip top shape. Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009 - Page 4 EmptyMon Aug 01, 2011 6:48 pm

bump
Thought I would bump my Showroom pictures just for the Hell of it!
Nothing new to add ... just a bump.
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Sharp looking 95.
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J. Chris Davis wrote:
Sharp looking 95.
Thanks bow

I guess someone didn't like my bump?!?
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There is just something about the black rivs that look meaner! The chrome 12 spokes look awesome too! Great job keeping it clean!
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ohh yeah
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