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Off-Topic / The "Who Was That" Thread
« on: August 28, 2013, 12:41:16 AM »
Grey R32 GTR on ti-rakau drive,pakuranga that was behind the grey Nissan GTR,anyone here of either cars?

And yeah so many R32s now!

Don't panel shops firstly go off the color code?They mix a blend to check and then if it doesn't match the panels on the car,they follow the color on car.
Well I started working at one and that's what they did..

General Performance / First 500 GTR's
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:46:46 PM »
Wow that's good man! So look after that car dude:)

Why two different towels and sponges?

If it's the dirt at the bottom,I usually water blast the very visible dirt off first then wash with a mitt.And waterblast mitt after use.
Or even spray car then using a soft bristled brush,brush the bottom of the car, as more of the heavier dirt seem to collect there, then spray again.
But the part I just can't get to is the underside! I have seen the crap that builds up under cars.

Quote from: gtsr;613027
Thank you Zique, AGRORB. :)

When I tried the silicon (maybe used too much) it did flick onto body of car when car was moving. Tried some other stuff from I think was Polyglaze?? that didn't come off, worked for little while and then it pealed, pealed and it didn't look nice. I just clean them with a wet cloth these days (to remove brake dust).

Some pro tips -

To help with drying car, should run hose over car from top to bottom, so it's a big moving puddle and the moving puddle should remove the majority of water (less water on car to dry). Neat tip and works.

About drying car, you should lay cloth or towel flat on car and pat towel or cloth to soak up water. Some grab corners x2 and drag cloth or towel across car to soak up any left over water. It works (when I tried it).

Hey GTSR,that silicon flicking onto the panels was a real problem for us too,it is because it is thin and people apply a lot,especially into the sidewall writings etc.It pools up in there.What we did was do a thorough rub down with a terry towel.Good shine but no flicking off.But also more waste.
But I realised a colder batch of silicon just applies easier and requires less of a wipe down with the towel.
Yup top to bottom is the best way to wet down and rinse off a car,uses gravity to help bring all the crap down.

General Performance / First 500 GTR's
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:02:57 AM »
Good to see some early homolgation GTR's here,wish there was full info of what these cars really came out with.

Quote from: AGRORB;613013
Always chamois dry your car! :p

Gtsr, definitely agree about tyre gel, I use Meguiars Endurance and get hardly any fling-off.

Haha..I had a mate once who was too lazy to dry his car so after a wash he'd take it for a drive so the wind dries off the car.

Picture Post / Ryeoons R32
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:34:01 PM »
get a vt250..or vtr250 or vtz250,parts are cheap etc etc.I got myself a regrets! And more power/torque than newer 250s.

Which is why I choose Work rims for my cars,if I can afford them.I think Boosty or GTSR showed a video of some guys bending a non genuine wheel(which cracked) and a genuine which got bent,that just reinforced me to get genuine wheels.

Quote from: gtsr;612306
Not good on dash or door trim, etc, as the silicon is known to break down glue between foam, skin. Learnt that the hardway. :(

Best to wipe down dash with clean cloth, water.

Also use tyre gel, not silicon on tyres. Silicon can flick up onto panels, etc.

I used to use silicon too on the interior but was told,over time it lifts the fabric or whatever material from the dash,especially the Skyline one.

We used to get silicon in a container,a thin liquid (now its spray) but if you can get the liquid one,put it in the fridge for a bit,overnight is good.The silicon will thicken and won't flick up onto panels.It's easier and nicer to apply too.

Someone should sticky this thread because we all clean our cars and it's good to know whats best for them.

Off-Topic / Trademe Auctions to check out Thread
« on: March 05, 2013, 03:44:08 PM »
Quote from: Sinik34;612753
Sold my 25de *mint* low k's, two female owner R34 sedan for 5.8 about a month ago. I thought that was reasonable considering it had only minor cosmetic enhancements (tints, lowering springs, sounds) and was a tiptronic, even though it was immaculate.
Others on TM were listed for crazy prices- many of them around the 8k mark and in nowhere near the condition mine was in.
Absolutely nuts.

Yup the prices now are shocking.I remember I sold my stock standard gtst coupe,auto,with sunroof for $3600 and body,everything was straight! With stock rims too which I hardly saw on any other skyline.
Now prices have jumped up so much it's better to save a bit longer and get a gtr.

How To's | Tutorials | D.I.Y / Tips on buying your next R32
« on: September 21, 2012, 08:42:55 PM »
Like every other car-
Check under the car too for scrape marks or other damages eg some people don't bother to brake when driving on a speed bump.And wheel arches for rubber residue,means the owner likes to thrash the car.
Also the tyres for how they are wearing out in case the car would need a wheel alignment etc.
Make sure the radiator support bar is nice and straight,just tells you at least the car most likely has not been in an accident.
Lift front and rear car mats and check the carpet for any water damage or leakage.
Also check seals on sunroof if the car has one.
As mentioned,if there are any aftermarket mods that needs a cert,make sure there is a cert plate for it.

Gosh..reading your write-up makes me want to buy another skyline!

General Skyline Discussion / Oil pressure problem
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:13:18 PM »
According to his profile..its an RB20E and yeah those oil pressure gauges cannot be fully relied on.
However given the symptoms of idle problems/shuddering etc,it can't be gauge related.So back to with the possible problems/solutions.
Btw has the car,when having this problem,ever turned off by itself especially at low revs and gear?
Does it feel down on power?
Btw get an aftermarket oil pressure gauge and test if its the gauge thats not working or the sender.Replace.

General Performance / The Great White, R33 GTR Track Day / Road Warrior
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:58:59 PM »
Light grey or dark charcoal.Just think it would look better in a white engine bay.

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