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Old 07-09-2024, 11:02 AM   #24655
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Well, although you are sad to see it go, the "dad life" can be even more rewarding.

I remember when I had to give up my 1970 BGB-GT for a 4 door car, (dad life).

However, after the kids were grown, I got a miata and drove it for 10 years.

Then, when my granddad life started, I discovered I couldn't get all three granddaughters in the miata, so I traded it for my FR-S. Yep, all three would fit -

Now that they are older (and much bigger), I found they all fit better in our Honda CR-V.

However, I do keep the FR-S for running to the doctor's office, the dentist's office, the pharmacy the smoke shop -

You too can come full circle -
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Pick something like we did. Don't despair, four doors doesn't mean boring or an EV.
I don't intend to give up on interesting cars . Right now, my sights are set on a Jaguar XE S (I'll let you read that backwards btw). Now if only I could find a British Racing Green one...

Though about STIs / Evos, etc. but they're very, very hard to find here, and command ridiculous prices on the used market. Plus, I'm not big on cars with picnic tables on the trunk!

I'll stick around anyway, if only because typing the forum's URL has become muscle memory
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Old 07-09-2024, 02:36 PM   #24656
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The 86 has been picked up and is officially totaled. Thanks hailstorm
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The 86 has been picked up and is officially totaled. Thanks hailstorm
From here, it looks like it would have "buffed out" -
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The 86 has been picked up and is officially totaled. Thanks hailstorm
If the glass was still good, you could've used a ballpein hammer to tweek it to look like a golf ball. Heard it gets better milage that way.
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First wash since doing some color sanding passenger side and recoating the entire car. Cleans up for 157,000km


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First wash since doing some color sanding passenger side and recoating the entire car. Cleans up for 157,000km
Curious how you learned to color sand? I'm interested in doing this with my 10-Series but, with my luck, would ruin the whole paint job.
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Curious how you learned to color sand? I'm interested in doing this with my 10-Series but, with my luck, would ruin the whole paint job.
I was fortunate that in high school I was able to do my co-op at a reputable auto body shop where I was able to learn a little bit.
I am by no means an expert with color sanding but with paint correction as my side hustle biz the two are slowly starting to come together.

With OEM paint i would recommend grabbing a paint depth gauge to make sure you still have decent amount of clear coat to work with. I only sanded the areas that had been resprayed via insurance last year with lots of paint to work with.
If you are interested I'd grab a junk panel from a wrecker to play with. You'll learn fast. If you want pad and polish compound recommendations feel free to reach out.

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Cleaned up my crusty set of yellows for a buddy. Just need to go over the black bits to remove sticky finger marks

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