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Re: Maxi life build

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:43 am

Hey torque how’s it going.
Just catching up now as it’s been such a busy year for me with work, getting my garage and work shop built and crashing my caddy

Funny u should say your rear drop link came loose. As I had the same problem. The same one came loose twice. I think if they are not quite tight enough they move slightly on cornering then as it wears they just clunk worse and worse.

Sorry to see u clipped a wheel. Did the same my self earlier in the year but luckily it was only one chip so I touched it in.



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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi Ken, I've been away from here for a bit and are just catching up, love what you are doing with that inlet manifold.. I've neglected the caddy a bit tbh.. Lost a bit of love for it as the paint on the front end is degrading badly now.. And with not having the budget to sort I lost interest a bit

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 pm

No idea what caused this but paint on bonnet is ruined ImageImageImage

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Caddyluv » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:16 pm

Wow wtf. That looks like someone has washed it with a scotch bright. Sorry man.


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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:19 pm

It's really strange.. It's scratched but in weird patterns, I always wash by hand with two buckets and grit guards

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Post by Caddyluv » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:22 pm

Wounder if you can heavy compound it with a machine. I guess the state it’s in. Worth a try. Cheaper than repainting it. Sorry man. Vandals???


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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:36 pm

I've tried that with a DA and compound but it's too deep, I park my caddy nose in so if it was vandals I would think they would do the rear..

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm

That’s to do with the lacquer it’s shrunk and cracked. Nothing to do with scratches.
It’s possibly cheap lacquer or a reaction. I will ask my sprayer and see what he says.


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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:14 pm

I've had it 4 years and the bonnet was painted at garage before I picked it up without realising

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Giddy » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:15 pm

I'm pretty sure I've seen this before. Looks like lacquer coming off as result of poor repair, judging by the pictures, anyway.

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:24 pm

I really need complete front end repaint but can't afford it

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by PaulC61 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Sorry to see the state of your bonnet, I freak out when I see just one new scratch appear.

How long has the bonnet been in this condition?

If it's only the bonnet, the only thing I could think of was if you had much snow and ice on it during the bad weather in February. I know that there was dark layers in the snow that built up on the bonnet of mine and when the snow melted there was a dark gritty layer all over the caddy. Trying to clear the snow/ice off may have caused some of the scratches.
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:21 pm

That could be it.. I knew it wasn't good but took the DA to it and its filled the scratches with the compound so now you can really see it

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by dan@biali » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:09 am

It might be that the DA won’t get rid of those but a rotary will. I’ve been using my DA recently and even with a micro fibre cutting pad and the coarse compound it didn’t remove swirls and took quite a few passes to remove the problem I had with water spots.

As it’s been painted it will be slightly tricky to assess but might be worth talking to a pro detailer to see how much they would charge and if it’s possible to sort. They may even feel confident they can wet sand that and then polish it.
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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:07 am

I think it's past that, tbh the paint is a poor match anyway and has faded and has a milky sheen to it now, as said it's not even got clear coat on it just a gloss finish.. Just need to save the money to get it painted again I think

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