First round of mods on my Gen IV!

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Super **** Car!

Noticed you are in Illinois...you ever come out to the Illinois Viper Meetings in Schaumburg?

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I will try to make it out to a couple this year. I live in the Peoria area so its a 3 hour drive to Schaumburg.
 

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Looks great!
Since that little furry ******* in PA lied to all of us back in Feb., my 08 AeroCoupe is on the lift right now getting LOTS of stuff done (expect DIY articles galore this summer).

In my last Viper and this one, I went with red incandescent bulbs.
When I got the LEDs, I did not get the dimming resistor, so.....when I dimmed the lights they'd go: 100%, 80%, 60%, OFF. :)

Very happy with the red, esp. with as much night driving as I do.
 

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ZZ SRT- would be great if you came out...but 3 hr one way drive is tough on a wednesday! but good bunch of people! Gotta say again...LOVE the car and color combo! the blue LEDs are hot!
What do you do to clean it up (wash, polish) brands?


Kevan- can you post a pic of your red bulbs for comparison?
 

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Kevan- can you post a pic of your red bulbs for comparison?
Here's a shot from my Gen.3:
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Center gauges = red incandescent
Right column gauges = red LED

Yes- it's a little bit from the camera/garage lighting, but that's basically the difference. The LEDs were brighter, but came out more orange-ish than the regular incandescents.
 
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What do you do to clean it up (wash, polish) brands?

Thanks! It's listed, but here's the list from my post.

Products used:

- Chemical Guys Citrus Wash
- Clay bars
- Griots Garage Large and small polishers
- 2000 and 3000 grit wetsand paper for deep scratches
- 6" Suburf Pads for hard water spots
- 3" yellow pad or orange pad + M105
- 3" turquoise pad + M205
- 3" red pad + Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover for spots I noticed micro-marring from the polish
- VX1 22PLE Glass Coating
 

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WOW-thanks!...do you have detailing experience? Never did the wetsand...kind of gun shy...
 

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Nice, ive taken apart my dash about 4 times. Did you forget the odometer lamp, if i remember its a little different size.
 

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Awesome work. The car looks better than new.

I wish I knew how to correct the paint like that.
 

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Awesome work. The car looks better than new.

I wish I knew how to correct the paint like that.

It ain't rocket science...it does take some tools/equipment, but there is a TON of information on the internet, and lots of YouTube videos. If you are scared about taking a polisher to your favorite car, try it on a daily/****** first and go from there. A PC7424 is pretty darn idiot proof...you'd pretty much have to drop the machine on the paint to damage it. There are other, more powerful machines that make it quicker to get the desired results, but those generally can cause damage in the hands of an amateur.
 

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you can read about it all you want, some people got it and some people dont, some people should stick to thier day job only
 

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