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Old 2/28/07, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
Easy fix: keep your license plate clean!!!
I don't mean clean as in "not dirty", I mean clean as in "not an eyesore".

Even a clean plate is an eyesore. Thank god I don't need one up front.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:41 PM
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It was like that before yesterdays engine/car cleaning. Storytime-
Yesterday I decided to clean the engine bay so I placed plastic bags around the air filter,battery and alternator. In the middle of it I stopped to roll the drivers side window up because I didn't want water getting in. Well instead of just turning the key to acc I started the car.
Doing that cause the filter to gave in. Mind you I only started the car for less than 10secs. So after removing the airfilter and pushing it back into place as best I could it's still far from perfect. So my remedy untill I buy a new one was to hide ugliest part.
Want to know another method of cleaning the engine bay: Spray Tire Foam on the entire engine compartment, and then wipe off all the excess (I don't let it self dry, as it seems to end up looking uneven/spotty). Obviously, avoid getting it in the filter. And, if possible, avoid getting it on the strut mounts/other painted & cleared surfaces (as it causes streaking)

This makes all the plastic have a shine look to it, and you don't have to worry about flooding the entire area with water. Makes the engine compartment look better than showroom.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:42 PM
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Sorry Mike I forgot to comment on your dash plaque. With that said I think it looks good where'd you get it? Post pics once you install it.

Tom-I think the chrome plate is perfect as it ties all the chrome pieces together. If you remove the chrome bezels then I'd say the black plate. Seeing them with the chrome plate has actually made me like them.

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Thanks for the engine cleaning tip. So spraying that foam removes all the dirt???
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Old 2/28/07, 05:43 PM
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Sorry Mike I forgot to comment on your dash plaque. With that said I think it looks good where'd you get it? Post pics once you install it.
I might want one, too!

Tom-I think the chrome plate is perfect as it ties all the chrome pieces together. If you remove the chrome bezels then I'd say the black plate. Seeing them with the chrome plate has actually made me like them.
I think I'm going to f***ing faint! Well, the taillight lenses won't be coming off unless I buy new taillights.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I don't mean clean as in "not dirty", I mean clean as in "not an eyesore".

Even a clean plate is an eyesore. Thank god I don't need one up front.
If the plate isn't all dented/jacked up, and has a nice frame around it, then I don't consider it an eyesore.

But I'm used to a front plate, so it's all relative.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Storytime-
... Well instead of just turning the key to acc I started the car.
Doing that cause the filter to gave in.
For you, Leo...

Remind me to keep my hands and arms clear in the engine bay if I need to to turn the key to ACC.

j/k.. be glad it's only the filter you're replacing.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
If the plate isn't all dented/jacked up, and has a nice frame around it, then I don't consider it an eyesore.

But I'm used to a front plate, so it's all relative.
True. I just think the clear cover is the "final touch" that really cleans it up nicely. Actually, I think it's illegal... but I have one on all 4 vehicles.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Sorry Mike I forgot to comment on your dash plaque. With that said I think it looks good where'd you get it? Post pics once you install it.
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Sorry Mike I forgot to comment on your dash plaque. With that said I think it looks good where'd you get it? Post pics once you install it.
I might want one, too!
I posted it for bill on the previous page. But, here's the link again... it's from my other thread on TMS: http://forums.bradbarnett.net/showthread.php?t=59802


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Thanks for the engine cleaning tip. So spraying that foam removes all the dirt???
Spraying it, and then wiping it down with a cloth removes the dirt. Obviously, you have to reach and use Q-tips to get all the dirt out, but yes, it makes it "so fresh and so clean"

What I usually do is spray it, wipe it all down to remove all the dirt, and then spray it down again and wipe it down to give a nice shiny look.

BTW, any Tire FOAM will work (I haven't tried regular tire spray). So, buy the cheapest one (they're all essentially the same anyway)
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How's this for ****... I don't even want the paint behind my plate scratched! (had to put my new registration decal on)







Plus, my artistic shot.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
How's this for ****... I don't even want the paint behind my plate scratched! (had to put my new registration decal on)
I do basically the same thing.

I found 1/4" aluminum washers and taped them to the back of the plate with 2 layers of electrical tape, then punched a hole in the tape. Then the rubber tape touches the paint, not the washers or the plate.
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Old 2/28/07, 05:58 PM
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Bill-Where'd you get those rubber thingies for your plate screws???
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OK, here's the video of the cop lights:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...t=DSCN5156.flv

There will be no mention of my Christmas lights still being up. On the weekends I totally forget about them all the time, and during the week I don't have enough time.
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
OK, here's the video of the cop lights:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...t=DSCN5156.flv

There will be no mention of my Christmas lights still being up. On the weekends I totally forget about them all the time, and during the week I don't have enough time.
Cool. How is it legal for you to drive that. Not sure if you have this or not but you should get one of those loudspeaker things cops have in they're cars.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Cool. How is it legal for you to drive that. Not sure if you have this or not but you should get one of those loudspeaker things cops have in they're cars.
The lightbar comes off easily with a quick disconnect plug and the emblems are magnetic:

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Yep, it's all the real-deal in the sound department, too! A siren with an airhorn and PA... and a very loud speaker in the grille (it's all the same stuff used by the cops).

That, and of course 400 HP.

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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
The lightbar comes off easily with a quick disconnect plug and the emblems are magnetic:


Yep, it's all the real-deal in that department, too! A siren with an airhorn and PA... and a very loud speaker in the grille (it's all the same stuff used by the cops). All that, and of course 400 HP.
Wow, that looks NICE

I bet EVERYONE slows down when you come up near them
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
Wow, that looks NICE

I bet EVERYONE slows down when you come up near them
I wish! See post above.
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
Wow, that looks NICE

I bet EVERYONE slows down when you come up near them
+1 looks friggin sweet.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Bill-Where'd you get those rubber thingies for your plate screws???
They're just regular rubber grommets. Should be available at hardware stores. Just pull one of your license plate frame screws to make sure you get the right diameter grommet (should fit snug).
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
OK, here's the video of the cop lights:
Hahaha! Too cool!
I thought your daughter was running the switch box, until I saw her in the garage (at least I think it was her).

If so... who's the mystery person in the car??
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I do basically the same thing.

I found 1/4" aluminum washers and taped them to the back of the plate with 2 layers of electrical tape, then punched a hole in the tape. Then the rubber tape touches the paint, not the washers or the plate.
I have rubber attached to the back of the plate.
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