gerg

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    My workmates have a saying when I've tampered with something... "it's been Gergified!"

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  1. Should be fine, Ford wouldn't have a good reason to go changing stuff like that just for a steering wheel. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  2. There is a bloke who goes state to state carting project cars and all sorts of car parts in an Iveco van with a car trailer. His rates are extremely good. Message XPT for details, this bloke carted his XP ute from my house here in Sydney to his in Brissy for a fraction of what other mobs were asking. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah we copped a decent couple of storms here in Sydney, trees and shit thrown everywhere Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  4. I'm willing to try anything at this stage Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  5. The paint was Concept, made here in Sydney. My techniques may not have been the best (spraying in hot weather, etc). I did get a good finish before but it's still easily damaged by said water beads. It seems worse when the rain is a short, dirty shower after a dry spell, instead of a steady few days of clean drizzle. Wax was originally Nu-Finish, which buffed up nicely. It's a synthetic-based one. I have a feeling that it's not a thick enough film to protect acrylic, as it's not a priority with the majority of paints out there being 2K. I've now started applying Bowden's Carnauba Wax just on the bonnet and so far so good. We'll see if that protects better than the "once a year car polish" Nu-Finish. It's not cheap at 26 bucks a bottle but hopefully worth it. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  6. OK apart from the "you should have just gone with 2-pack" comment, can anyone confirm my suspicions that water pitting in clearcoat is caused by rain being acidic? I've cut, buffed, waxed several times in the past year, and that amount of time should have been enough for the paint to harden fully. Yet still, after it has rained overnight and some large beads of water are left on all the horizontal surfaces, I wipe off the water and there are etches left behind, around the edges of where each bead was. This was not long after waxing, which you'd think would protect the paint from that sort of thing. The only way to remove the marks was to 1200 it all down, knock that down with 2000, then cut/polish/wax all over again. I don't want to go through this every time it rains, otherwise I'll run out of clear coat to take off, and besides, it's a pain in the arse. Is keeping the car under cover the only option? Anyone gone through the backyard acrylic spray job, and had this shit to deal with? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  7. If you can get your hands on an EA cam, that's the best/cheapest upgrade, right Thom? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  8. That's what you call Winning! Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  9. What caused it to burn down? It's not something that happens often Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  10. That green thing looks smick as. I'd have that in a heartbeat! Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah but they're stuck in orbit..... Minor hitch Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  12. Yep, one on the shaft itself is neutral, one on the side of the shifter is reverse. Neutral switch tells computer certain operating needs for emissions, etc. Dunno what it specifically does, maybe drop the idle by a bee's dick? Advance timing to keep it cool in traffic? Thom? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  13. In Sydney, it's concrete lions guarding the pebblecrete driveway, perched on a mosaic brick fence Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  14. You must have gotten those pics from sneaking into my yard when I was out Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  15. Unless the wreckers is owned by Mythbusters, then it's mandatory Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk