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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5376812 03/15/20 09:48 AM
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One of the cars needs a caliper, another needs rear brakes. Gonna wait for some warmer days and knock 'em out.


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2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: mclasser] #5376845 03/15/20 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mclasser
One of the cars needs a caliper, another needs rear brakes. Gonna wait for some warmer days and knock 'em out.


Got a precious few weeks now before the bugs come out.

Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5376846 03/15/20 10:26 AM
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Mebbe it is time to do a drain and fill on Camrys. Get the mowers going. Right now I'm staging the front of the addition in preparation to R+R shingles. I bought the mat'ls 10 yrs ago. grin2


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5376851 03/15/20 10:32 AM
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Might do the front brakes on my Camry. Still has factory pad and it's over 100k miles.


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5376909 03/15/20 11:14 AM
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I am going to repaint my Lund Tree GrandSport. It's aluminum and the top half which is about 2-3 feet high could use a respay and new decals. It has some dock rash
and the usual scratches one would get on a 2007 boat. That will keep me busy for a week. I also have a ton of little projects I can do such as detailing my cars and the garage.


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5377018 03/15/20 01:29 PM
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Decided to put the RT43s back on my FXT as the Hakkapeliitta R2 SUVs are pretty awful when it gets warm out (like 50F and above)...the RT43s are also OK when there is a modest amount of snow. If we get any ice, I'm going to wish I left the Hakkas on!!
Also decided to change the oil since I was jacking the car up, anyway, my OCI came out just a few hundred miles shorter than usual.
Going to fix a few things outside next and maybe get an early start on getting some grass seed and fertilizer down...


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5377429 03/15/20 09:34 PM
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Well, I intended to replace my valve cover and change out spark plugs. Parts arrived yesterday. However, I was informed that plans change. *sigh*


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5377774 03/16/20 12:08 PM
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I wish I had a couple of car projects, but ever since getting rid of multiple older cars and just a newer vehicle each for me and the missus, they just don't need anything.

I'll probably be painting doors and trim in the house and possibly a bedroom.


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: meep] #5377779 03/16/20 12:13 PM
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Being over 65 here in Cali were advised by the Gubbner to stay home, got 3 vehicles to detail out for the summer but will have to wait till the rain clears out.

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Here in the salt belt, every year I have to chase the surface rust on the frame of my 08 Nissan Xterra. The weather is getting warm enough to crawl under it.

Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: meep] #5378132 03/16/20 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by meep
I wish I had a couple of car projects, but ever since getting rid of multiple older cars and just a newer vehicle each for me and the missus, they just don't need anything.
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I’m thinking they could probably use a good once-over with some clay, then a good deswirling to remove all the scratches in the clear coat, and a nice dual wax job to finish them off...Meguiars Ultimate as the synthetic work-horse protection layer and Surf City Garage Barrier Reef carnauba wax as the topper to make the paint look like its 2 foot deep.


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5378175 03/16/20 09:54 PM
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Putting 2 coats of this stuff on your paint will make it look 4 ft deep cheers


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5378185 03/16/20 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeScott
Anyone planning car/mechanical projects to fill the time? Feeling like a few weeks at home is imminent so I’ve started making a list of some car projects that need done. I was going to change the oil in my wife’s car yesterday but decided to wait. If I’m stuck at home, some car work like oil changes, diff. services, trailer wheel bearings, etc. will be a welcome distraction.


I've got several things I want to do. Rear brakes/rotors for the Grand Cherokee, oil change for the E430, wash/wax all of them, weather permitting, have front rotors turned on the Renegade, and detail interiors. The most interesting thing will be installing an off-road camera underneath my 2018 Jeep. It will be above and just forward of the transfer case skid plate, out of harms way, but should have a good view of the front tires and differential pumpkin so that I can spot wheel placement. It is a wireless camera that works with a Garmin Overlander. If it works out, it should be a game changer.

I'll also start a major cleaning of my garage. Uggh.


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: 4WD] #5378192 03/16/20 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
Good question … have tickets to fly through London in a couple weeks … could wind up in a Houston hotel or if lucky, on a work from home list.
All vehicles could use a deep clean.

What carrier are you supposed to fly with? My parents should be flying overseas through London in 2 weeks exactly but i’m not quite sure what british airways are gonna do in 2 weeks...concerned i am to say the least


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Re: Car projects while at home? [Re: HawkeyeScott] #5378195 03/16/20 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeScott
Anyone planning car/mechanical projects to fill the time? Feeling like a few weeks at home is imminent so I’ve started making a list of some car projects that need done. I was going to change the oil in my wife’s car yesterday but decided to wait. If I’m stuck at home, some car work like oil changes, diff. services, trailer wheel bearings, etc. will be a welcome distraction.

Doing rustoleum epoxyshield floors in garage. Had the floor cleaned and etched today,’letting it dry and will repair cracks and some pitting tomorrow. Hoping to have epoxy installed on Wednesday.


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