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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Nizmo- If that replacement engine is OK that might be the best option.

    Maybe it wouldn`t be so bad in lousy weather with a different set of tires? Easy for me to spend your $ for ya, huh?
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Started work on trying to clean up the old paint. As far as I know the roof is the original 26 year old single stage black. The rest of the car was painted pearl while at one point in its life.

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    This was one pass SSR2.5 and one pass of Griot`s Complete Compound. It`s not perfect, but for the age of the car is a whole lot better. The paint is micro-cracked in a lot of areas.

    However this is where we have to stop for today. My 10 year old Griot`s 6" DA had a failure. The backing plate completely fell apart. It had stated to bubble at the end of last year and today finally separated. I assume from dry rot.

    (pardon the mess on my work bench, alot of projects going on right now...)



    So, this is on hold till I get a replacement or parts, whichever I decide...
    2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD OR 4x4 - 2015 Toyota Camry SE - 1995 Eagle Talon ESi (5MT)

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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    5 hours later and it`s polished and sealed. Still a 20 footer, but atleast it`s shiny! Unfortunately revealed alot more dents than I remember, but oh well.

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    This was done with a HF Bauer long throw DA (temporary GG6 replacement), Griot`s Complete Compound, microfiber pad, and last step was Collinite 845.
    2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD OR 4x4 - 2015 Toyota Camry SE - 1995 Eagle Talon ESi (5MT)
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