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    Default Re: She's a dirty sloot and she knows it.

    Sanded them down and buffed. I started with 600 grit sandpaper, wet sanding until the old oxidized coating was gone, then went up to 800, 1200, 1500 and 2000 grit wet sanding each time until all the scratches from the previous sanding were gone. Then just some plastic polishing compound and buff until they were shiny, put a coat of thinned urethane (1 part spar urethane, 1 part mineral spirits) to protect them and buffed one last time.

    In total, it cost me ~$25.

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    Default Re: She's a dirty sloot and she knows it.

    thats awesome! 4th of July Project ...LOL

    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: She's a dirty sloot and she knows it.

    You are welcome, lol.

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    Default Re: She's a dirty sloot and she knows it.

    Took a buffer to the tails finally... Lol

    Before



    After



    Pictures show a slight difference, but for me to be totally happy I'm going to pull them back off later, take some 2000 grit to them again until they're perfectly smooth, then clear coat again and buff. Lol

    I wonder if anyone has taken a clay bar to their lights before?

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    So price check online, SE front lip would be $400 with a shipping fee of $600... Local stealership is $532.

    I guess I know where to shop for it, lol

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    Drove it hard last night, blew one of the injector o rings finally. Swung by O'Reillys and picked up a set, gonna replace them tonight.

    She's probably gonna sit for a little bit, I'm heading to the middle of nowhere for three weeks because Army. No phones, no electronics, and no common sense to be found...ANYWHERE.

    Here's to hoping I can save some while I'm gone... Lol

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    dude, those taillights are stupid dark.....

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    I have taken a clay bar to the headlights.


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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy1973 View Post
    dude, those taillights are stupid dark.....
    True, but it's already done. Lol. In the sunlight they aren't nearly as dark, but when it's overcast they are pretty damn dark.
    I would have liked it a little lighter myself, but I had issues with the tint staying in one piece and not cracking as it dried...
    Eventually I'll switch them out with some nice smoked LED tails.

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    You can wet sand the tails until you get your desired tint %

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    I might, if I don't have time it will have to wait until I get back.

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    The wife said she really likes how dark they are, and she's starting to like the car.



    Finally, lol...

    But I think I have decided the fate of this car.

    5 bucks to the first correct guess!

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    Seriously, I will PayPal 5 dollars to the person who guesses correctly what my plans for this car are as of right now.
    Last edited by WarStryker13; 07-11-2016 at 01:48 AM. Reason: I'm serial, people!

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    Default Re: 04 GP "Dirty Sloot"...still as loose as a clowns pocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by WarStryker13 View Post
    The wife said she really likes how dark they are, and she's starting to like the car.



    Finally, lol...

    But I think I have decided the fate of this car.

    5 bucks to the first correct guess!
    That's impressive anything I do to my car my girlfriend doesn't like it until at least a month later. It's growing her though. Lol

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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    The wife used to hate it, called it a death trap for the first two years lol

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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    It's being a b1tch, either the cheap ass axle is going out or the hub is taking a crap.

    Regardless, I'm not going to drive it much until I get all of the parts together. I'm going to be replacing (almost) the entire suspension, upgrading most of it. I'll get an alignment done after I do the entire thing, all at once, then double check it after a couple hundred miles.

    After the ride quality is restored, then I'll fix the lifter tick it has developed recently, and the oil pressure, or lack thereof, and maybe a re-gasket while I'm at it.

    Then it's the trans build, top swap and go from there.

    It's gonna take a while...
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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    I'd personally fix the oil pressure (or at least check it with a gauge) before anything. You'll most likely be replacing the engine if it's right.
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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    It's still pumping just fine, it's just not as energetic as I would like.

    Using a small mirror on a stick, I can see the oil coming out over the rockers, but it's not hitting the underside of the valve covers, like I've heard described in healthy 3800s.

    I know it will run just fine as is, with no issues, but I want it to be better. That's why it's not my top priority. But it is second.

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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    Speaking of collecting new parts...



    My pile of parts is slowly going to grow. Lol

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    Default Re: 04 GP "dirty sloot" CAUTION: slippery when wet...

    Took some pics, because I drove it somewhere it's not supposed to be.







    Still dirty as hell...

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