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BMD
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PostSubject: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri May 01, 2009 11:48 pm

I have had my 1996 Buick Riviera SC since 98 and really love its styling and performance. There are no modifications as of yet. Here are a few pics of my ride. Hope you like 'em eh?

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And this is a pic of my Riviera and my Dads Park Avenue...

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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri May 01, 2009 11:52 pm

Welcome to the site, nice color btw.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri May 01, 2009 11:55 pm

ooo nice color!
and welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat May 02, 2009 1:25 am

X3 on the nice color! It looks like you've been a very good owner.



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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat May 02, 2009 8:50 pm

glossy paint, cleaned trim, clear corners...well done!
hit the plastic lower trim with some back to black or trim care and she will really look pro.
welcome to the site. hi

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat May 02, 2009 11:33 pm

Thanks for all the comments and for the welcome guys! A lot of class acts here.
If my grey plastic will look like your sig Mr.Riviera, then I am definately using back to black. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat May 02, 2009 11:37 pm

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my rear plastic has actually been sanded down and clear coated, but that stuff works great on the side trim to make it rich and shinny.

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySun May 03, 2009 12:04 am

You sanded down and clear coated the plastic? No wonder yours looks so good. Man, and I thought I was passionate. bow
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri Nov 20, 2009 5:10 pm

Thought I would update the showroom...


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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri Nov 20, 2009 5:28 pm

Very nice car. excellent pic's.
I love the wood grain with the Burgundy interior.
Where was the group of photo's taken with the brick building near the water.?
What is that building used for.? Just curious.


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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri Nov 20, 2009 5:45 pm

God how I wish I had your interior!
That color looks really rich, and the burled overlay goes great with it... banana


BTW, I just mentioned in another thread that Stoner Trim Shine is also an effortless way to treat the rocker panels and air dams. It's even aerosol, so no pumping while trying to follow a straight line to avoid overspray...

Here's a LINK to 3 glowing Amazon reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyFri Nov 20, 2009 6:09 pm

great lookin car and Canada sure is lush...
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat Nov 21, 2009 4:05 pm

Thanks for comments guys!
Rickw wrote:
Very nice car. excellent pic's.
I love the wood grain with the Burgundy interior.
Where was the group of photo's taken with the brick building near the water.?
What is that building used for.? Just curious.
It’s a water treatment facility. There are several buildings on sprawling land by the water.
The exterior is old but inside its state of the art.

Eldo wrote:
God how I wish I had your interior!
That color looks really rich, and the burled overlay goes great with it... banana


BTW, I just mentioned in another thread that Stoner Trim Shine is also an effortless way to treat the rocker panels and air dams. It's even aerosol, so no pumping while trying to follow a straight line to avoid overspray...

Here's a LINK to 3 glowing Amazon reviews.

Believe it or not Eldo, I have said elsewhere on these forums that I would have liked to have a tan interior. Although I do like my interior I think that a burgundy ext. with a tan interior are a classic combo. If I did have a tan interior this is the colour inlay I would use…
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Thanks for the Stoner Trim Shine link aswell!

robotennis61 wrote:
great lookin car and Canada sure is lush...
In the summertime there is nowhere else I would rather be!
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptySat Nov 21, 2009 6:59 pm

For some reason I like those two snow pics the best!
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 3:19 pm

What do you guys think of the flat black exhaust?

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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 5:52 pm

Looks good thumbsup

Nice SHINE/REFLECTION on the paint!
I used a satin black on the exhaust of both of my Silver Arrows, nice touch! rock
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 7:06 pm

what kind of paint (brand/type) did you use?

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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 7:13 pm

The flat black looks better than the discolored chrome / stainless, like on my car.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Thanks guys. I used a brand called "Details - High Heat Application 1200 F plus" product. I picked up a couple of cans from a booth at a show a few years ago. I haven't seen it up here on any shelves, but you guys mights have it down there.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyTue Nov 24, 2009 10:42 am

are those new exhaust tips?
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyTue Nov 24, 2009 11:31 am

No, its the original exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Dec 14, 2009 12:22 am

beautiful riviera u have mine is far from that but its getting their. 5 stars
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Dec 14, 2009 7:57 am

Looks great! I like the exhaust touch too. Might just go with that for when I get my new mufflers installed. So far I used a graphite colored high heat paint for them but I like the flat black look better. smile
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyMon Dec 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I think the flat black will look great on your car too Rick.
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PostSubject: Re: BMD's 1996 Riviera   BMD's 1996 Riviera EmptyWed Oct 20, 2010 8:40 pm

Well, its been a pretty productive spring, summer and fall. I got a lot of things done that I have been meaning to do. So here is the latest…

First of all, thanks to the members on Riv Performance ( Mr. Riviera and Beadle Borg ) I was able to replace the center cap I lost last winter…
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I finally aquired the FSMs for my 96, so now all my paperwork is in order...
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I always thought the “3.8L L67” badge looked pretty cool, so I installed that…
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I never liked the cassette holder unit under the ashtray, so I replaced it with a cavity replacement unit…
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Then, I decided to remove the HVAC unit and Head unit and replace the bulbs and fixed the cassette player…
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My switch plate holder on the arm rest had a small crack where some genius tried to pry it off trying to remove the door panel, and the letters were beginning to fade. So I found like new switch plates, painted them with SEM paint and purchased Sherwood switch plate covers in the same wood grain pattern with the text embedded…
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Now the interior was starting to look good, but every day I was staring at the steering wheel which was turning black and the texture had all but worn off. So I found a really nice steering wheel at a yard, painted it with SEM paint and installed that…
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Here is the whole interior…
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The one thing that was driving me nuts was the worn out dimming side view mirror, so I popped it off and replaced it with a nice clean mirror from an Aurora. No, the heated function does not work.
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Last but not least, with all this time and money invested in the car I decided to change the LIM and valve cover gaskets…
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I hope she treats me good because I've been treating her like a queen. Anyway, the car looks and drives great and I am really happy with her after 155 000miles!





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