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  1. I was tagged lol I am loving the Cee Bailey windshield but you really need to be mindful about windgusts and speed causing stress on the brackets. Mine broke but I managed to fix it with the help of a friend. @durk I have the Corbin seat with the rear backrest as well an its a bit on the stiff side. I'm wanting to get a new seat and will probably go custom like Tim did. I need to get to Ohio for him to install my Roadsmarts I had shipped to his house for me too lol
  2. I bought a bike today :D An logged in for the first time in years.
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    I love the stuff. Bought it in bulk too, can be mixed at 4:1 or 2:1. I use it at 4:1 and it works great
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    I use a Harbor Freight Dual Action Orbital. I replaced the 6in backing plate with a 5in due to preference. The IronX I linked in my previous post will make quick work of Rail dust. Can be used in cleaning wheels as well. I usually don't cause the wheel cleaner I have does a great job on brake dust (Meguiars Hot Rims) This is my step process for when I use it. 1. Wash the car 2. Spray IronX on entire car and let sit for about 5-10 mins, just don't let it dry completely then rinse off 4. Wipe car down with a damp microfiber towel to completely remove anything the rinsing off didn't take off. Flip to a clean side as it gets dirty. 3. Clay the entire car 4. Compound/polish/seal/wax/glaze Claying does get rid of rail dust and you can skip the IronX step but it makes the claying part a lot easier and saves your arms.
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    Using a clay bar alone can make a difference in some cars. It is used to get contaminates that are stuck in the clear coat off. Things that a normal wash will not remove. If you think your car might need to be clayed do the baggie test. Take a sandwich bag and put your hand in it and run it over the paint. Does it feel rough and have little bumps in it or is it smooth? If it's bumpy a clay bar will get those things out. You can use traditional clay or a Nanoskin style clay. I have the Nanoskin brand and it is amazing and highly recommend it, main thing is if you drop it you can rinse it off and keep using it unlike traditional clay and it lasts a lot longer (I'm about 8 cars worth in and it's still going strong). You can also use a decon step with something like CarPro IronX to help remove more before you clay to save your arms some work. If you are going to be using any kind of buffer and you have not clayed you run the risk of those small particulates sticking to the pad and then being spun around and scratching your paint. My current compound and polishes I use are Meguiars Ultimate compound and their Ultimate Polish. I'm planning on switching to using Griot's Garage Fast Correcting Cream for my compound and possibly their polish as well. I use an all-in-one product as well (polish and sealant) from Chemical guys called Blacklight. It's marketed as a sealant but it has small abrasives in it for very minor correction and used with a polishing pad can leave a great finish and it's a sealant so you get that added benefit as well. Once I run out of it I will be giving Optimum GPS a try. I use compounds with a Microfiber cutting pad, polishes with a white foam pad and AIO with a white foam pad as well. I have an orange foam pad that I use sometimes with the polish and AIO but it is case to case basis. After polishing or before applying a wax or sealant use something like CarPro Eraser or a 10-20% IPA (isopropyl alcohol) on the paint to ensure a clean surface to allow the wax/sealant to bond properly. This was after I washed, clayed, Blacklight applied with a white pad then some spray wax after it had cured for about an hour.
  6. I was summoned. I myself have not used a foam cannon/gun but the general thing I see on r/autodetailing is that the cheaper Amazon ones work just fine but the name brand ones can be worth the extra money sometimes for warranties and such. Check out the subreddit sometime, full of information.
  7. I've switched gears recently to a bulking diet to put on some more muscle. Going to keep it up until November then switch to a cutting diet and begin the rotation as needed. Heavy lifting 4-5 days out of the week with some cardio on the rest days while taking in around 4300 calories comprised of mostly protein and carbs with low fat.
  8. I think having something in the background is nice especially if the video is all wind noise. Mine will have music in it when I'm done but I do plan on having a raw version as well for the purists out there.
  9. I felt like we handled it all really well for just happening upon it and definitely helped that guy when he needed it most since it seemed his buddies were still in some kind of shock and not thinking clearly. Major props to Snot for jumping right in there and helping as best she could with her med kit and to the rest of the group for not wrecking and getting every thing under control and as safe as we could given the circumstances.
  10. I'll definitely make it out to the next group rides and do the same until I get a bike! Next time I'll bring the cable extension so I can mount the Go Pro on the front of my car like I wanted for some better footage.
  11. It was a lot of fun following the Medium group today! Looking through my footage now an I think most of it is pretty much crap. The fish eye effect that GoPros add make everyone look super far away from me but I'll edit down the best shots.
  12. Sold the ZZR. Put it on Craigslist this morning and sold it after I got off work. Got exactly what I wanted out of it too.
  13. Debating on selling it and saving for a newer one.
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