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    Detailed the engine today. Step one was cleaning the engine bay with a degreasing spray and then a good wash, then I masked around the engine bay with newspaper and sprayed on the black shine. The buffed it to remove the access and make it even. Looks so much nicer now, though the pics don't do it justice for some reason.

    [IMG]Detailed Engine Close by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Detailed Engine by gold94corolla, on Flickr
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    Nice! I use tire shine personally lol
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    Yeah or black plastic restorer or dash polish, it's probably all the same stuff lol.
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    Nice job. Looking good!
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    You're in Phoenix now?
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    Big update before I start out on my 2-week road trip in a few hours. Been super busy today.

    First step was to remove the rear wheel spacers. Broke one stud on each side, and had to cut one off on this side

    [IMG]Wheel Spacer Removed by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    5 minutes later, I had the brakes off. 2 bolts and the caliper comes off, then the rotor slides right off

    [IMG]Brakes Removed by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    30 minutes later, I had all the studs replaced (all 5 were toast). It was actually super easy, even with the brake components behind there. Just gotta line everything up. I'm pretty good at this by now lol

    [IMG]New Studs by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Less than 5 minutes later, the brakes were back on and this side was finished!

    [IMG]Completed Stud Swap by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    It only took another 30 minutes to replace all 5 studs on the other side. Only one really needed to be replaced somehow, but I did all 5 because I had them and they were easy enough to change.

    [IMG]Completed Stud Swap 2 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    FINALLLLLLLLLLY the Work wheels are all on! I love these wheels so much haha, the fitment is spot on, no rubbing. Car rides so smooth and straight now, and handle great.

    [IMG]Work Wheels Finally 1 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Work Wheels Finally 2 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Work Wheels Finally 3 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Work Wheels Finally 4 by gold94corolla, on Flickr


    While I was under there, I adjusted the exhaust spacers some more. If you'll recall, the two exhaust pipes weren't aligned very well because I was in a hurry. But I got them lined up perfectly this time. Snapped two pics of the tip again for no real reason lol.

    [IMG]Exhaust Tip 1 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Exhaust Tip 2 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Now that the car was finally mechanically sound, time to clean it up!

    First up were wheels and tires.

    [IMG]Wheel & Tire Cleaner by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Never used tire shine before, but I found this old stuff, worked great!

    [IMG]Tire Shine by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Then washed the rest of the car

    [IMG]Washing the Car by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Dried

    [IMG]Car Washed 1 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Car Washed 2 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Car Washed 3 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Car Washed 4 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    I used this stuff to detail the interior and exterior. Washed the car, clayed the car, waxed the car. Restored all the black trim. Wiped the entire interior with plastic or vinyl treatment to bring back the black shine!

    [IMG]Other Cleaning Products by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    So much color, shine, and reflection

    [IMG]Detail Complete by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Interior Restored by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Front Seats by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Restored Dash by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Restored Interior by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Looks pretty good considering how old it is and what I put it through lol

    [IMG]Exterior Detailed 1 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Exterior Detailed 2 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    Guess who lol

    [IMG]Door Paint Reflection by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    [IMG]Exterior Detailed 3 by gold94corolla, on Flickr

    So that's it, I'm out. Expect a LOT of pictures from all around the country when I return! lol
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