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Thought I'd steal a subject line from Pearl Riv... kind of anyway! wink

As usual I got totally anal about detailing the Silver Arrow today. Mine doesn't have anything special to it but as usual I clean, paint, and detail places that nobody will ever see or know about but me!
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Cleaned the back side of the wheel bonk.................Never thought I'd be one to paint calipers but I figured what the hell!
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Thats where it sat most of the day...........................Painted the exhaust, more BS details!
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looks good. What did you use on the exhaust?
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jax95riv wrote:
looks good. What did you use on the exhaust?

High Temp paint for grills, probably doesn't get that hot, rated at 850 deg., but it worked on the '95 for a few years and it does pretty good on the clamp bolts on the exhaust on the Harley too! thumbsup
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Looks great!
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under your car look like it justed rolled off the line. Very clean

My dad worked at an asphault company so when I pick him up sometimes, well it's tar-riffic under there. I don't worry too much if it gets on the body, Foose's peanut butter trick always works.
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looks great! so did you put tire shine on the inside of the tires too? that lower molding needs some TLC happy black magic interior detailer spray works well wink
i'm glad im not the only person who spends a full day cleaning stuff no one even notices.

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Mr.Riviera wrote:
looks great! so did you put tire shine on the inside of the tires too? that lower molding needs some TLC happy black magic interior detailer spray works well wink
i'm glad im not the only person who spends a full day cleaning stuff no one even notices.

I wouldn't say nobody else notices. I go to cruise nights a couple times a week and everytime I do something small tons of the guys notice hah.

Just normal people not car-obsessed don't notice. But who cares about them anyway? wink
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Mr.Riviera wrote:
looks great! so did you put tire shine on the inside of the tires too? that lower molding needs some TLC happy black magic interior detailer spray works well wink
i'm glad im not the only person who spends a full day cleaning stuff no one even notices.

I'll hit it when I wash the rest of the car since I can reach it from there. hammer I use Zaino Perfect Tire Gloss on those pieces all the way around. It looks good and doesn't attract dirt like most of the other treatments! cheers
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I thought that line looked sort of familar. wink That does look really good.

Great job indeed!
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Worked on the front today:
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Just the calipers, rotors, and wheel wells for the front, I'll get the front pan and $h!† when I wash the rest of it.

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I need a new one of those under hood padding, mine is pretty crummy. Mine has the lettering but it's not white, did you do that or is that a 96-99 thing.

Me and my 95 rolleyes
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I need a new one of those under hood padding, mine is pretty crummy. Mine has the lettering but it's not white, did you do that or is that a 96-99 thing.

Me and my 95 rolleyes

No I did it on both of mine when I replaced them.
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I broke a belt on the '95 and the Silver Arrow was so nasty when I got it I just went ahead and replaced it.
I used Testors model car paint, the small enamel bottles in Silver. A real PITA poop but it looks good thumbsup

The part number is 25624175, list is $85.06, when I got the one for the '95 a few years ago list was only $60, GM Parts Direct is $52.18 and Monster Parts Online is $50.67, plus all of their other BS!
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I like the under the hood insulator. Great detail job!
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I like the lettering on the insulator. I think I'm going to have to do that to mine.
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Pearl Riv wrote:
I like the under the hood insulator. Great detail job!

SpaceBar wrote:
I like the lettering on the insulator. I think I'm going to have to do that to mine.

Thanks, it was a pain but I do like how they turned out too! rock
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Pearl Riv wrote:
I like the under the hood insulator. Great detail job!

SpaceBar wrote:
I like the lettering on the insulator. I think I'm going to have to do that to mine.

Thanks, it was a pain but I do like how they turned out too! rock

How long did it take you? Any special way I should do it?
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How long did it take you? Any special way I should do it?

It probably took a little more than a couple of hours. I used a workmate in the middle of the floor with LOTS of light. That way I could keep moving it around to get the best angle on the lettering, used a small artist brush, got the edges and then filled in the rest. Of course it might take you less time, at my age I couldn't decide, even with good lighting, if I could do it better with or without my glasses, had to get real close!
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99Rivman wrote:
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How long did it take you? Any special way I should do it?

It probably took a little more than a couple of hours. I used a workmate in the middle of the floor with LOTS of light. That way I could keep moving it around to get the best angle on the lettering, used a small artist brush, got the edges and then filled in the rest. Of course it might take you less time, at my age I couldn't decide, even with good lighting, if I could do it better with or without my glasses, had to get real close!

Thanks! This is going to be added to my list of things to do on my vacation. wink
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The part number is 25624175, list is $85.06, when I got the one for the '95 a few years ago list was only $60, GM Parts Direct is $52.18 and Monster Parts Online is $50.67, plus all of their other BS!


Mine should be in from the dealer in a day or 2. Trade discount nets to me at $63.00, no shipping charges. Anyone who can squeeze trade discounting from their dealer, this totally offsets the incoming shipping charges from the cheap online suppliers, making it a wash.

Yours looks so good, no doubt I'll have to paint mine too. smile
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99Rivman wrote:

The part number is 25624175, list is $85.06, when I got the one for the '95 a few years ago list was only $60, GM Parts Direct is $52.18 and Monster Parts Online is $50.67, plus all of their other BS!


Mine should be in from the dealer in a day or 2. Trade discount nets to me at $63.00, no shipping charges. Anyone who can squeeze trade discounting from their dealer, this totally offsets the incoming shipping charges from the cheap online suppliers, making it a wash.

Yours looks so good, no doubt I'll have to paint mine too. smile

Are you just replacing every part on your car?

Every thread I see you have bought a new part of it. wink
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Detailing one's car says a lot about the kind person you are. One of my sons(oldest) is a car guy like me, while the younger one just trashes his. Go figure? Little details really make a car look special. There are always little things about the cars I've owned that made them not like every other one like it... I'm sure most of the rest of you are like this too! cheers
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Detailing one's car says a lot about the kind person you are. One of my sons(oldest) is a car guy like me, while the younger one just trashes his. Go figure? Little details really make a car look special. There are always little things about the cars I've owned that made them not like every other one like it... I'm sure most of the rest of you are like this too! cheers

I agree. It's nice to have a unique car. I like not seeing three rivs at a red light like you would with a Mustang or Chevy pick up. And to take it a step further and have a riv that's unique to other rivs on the road. A detailed car tells you a lot about the individual too. Mostly that we're ANAL! lmfao
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Are you just replacing every part on your car?

Every thread I see you have bought a new part of it. wink


Nah, just worn or damaged stuff. I'm into this car for the long run, doubt that I'll ever sell it. But if I have to, or decide to sell someday, the investment in keeping it up will pay for itself, both cosmetically and mechanically. I've owned about 10 daily driver vehicles in the past 20 years. Some you don't care a lick about other than that they serve their intended purpose. Then there's the Riviera. I'll either keep it indefinitely, or give it to my daughter in 7 or 8 yrs for her first car, if I tire of it by then. (Fat Chance) rotf
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BTW, my hood insulator is badly torn up from the previous owner throwing his SC belt. I'm afraid pieces could come off and get into the belts...
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A detailed car tells you a lot about the individual too. Mostly that we're ANAL! lmfao
agree
I know I get that way alot, it's a good thing I have an understanding wife!

By the way Jack, how did your engine bay turn out from this thread?
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You motivated me to clean my engine bay this weekend!
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On Jan 24th?
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