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When trying to clean the mufflers months ago I scratched off the black coating that was on them so I finally re-painted them and they look good, but that high heat black paint really isn't black and I want them dark black.
 

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Took it to the car wash. Brought it home. Claybared it. Cut the scratches from the winter out with polishing compound. Then went over the car a second time with a low cut high gloss polishing compound. Then waxed it.

Used a black dye to restore all the black trim on the outside and a chrome polish for the trim and tail pipes.

Cleaned the kick plates to remote all the dirt and grime from them.

Had a yellow top optima battery installed and got rid of the 4 year old battery the previous owner had under the hood.
 

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Flushed OEM brake fluid with Wagner DOT 5.1. After a couple miles of driving and braking, the brake pedal started to feel better than it was before. I've had like five months of car add-ons that I had more or less not planned to do now but I was bored and wanted to work on it. Gotta stop spending money... even though I just spent money on a ECU tune... Do wanna do struts and sway bar bushings but I think those can actually wait.
 

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Washed it at the coin op carwash, went to the junkyard and grabbed some parts. I got a wiring pigtail and the wire cover so I could install the Gentex 177 mirror I have, got a strut tower brace out of a Lexus, a relay for the A/C, a rear bumper cover that is the same color and in better shape than mine, and four 7 spoke factory hubcaps to replace the chintzy aftermarket ones I had on it.
 

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Got a pair of replacement floor mat grommets and hooks, and decided to remove my interior so that I can clean it really well. I'm going to pressure wash the carpets, scrub the seats, and clean all of the plastics.

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strut replacement

my 02 camry has the original front strut with 195k miles on it. should i replace it with Monroe or KYB quick struts? also has anyone replaced their and had noise problems with quick strut?
 

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nice, i also added a gentex 177 to mine a fews ago and also have the strut bar installed about a year ago. will be posting pics of my ride soon.
 

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I did a full detail, washed and vacuumed. Buffed with Maguire's 105 to remove surface scratches from the winter using my Porter Cable XP7424 da polisher and orange pad. Then Maguire's swirl remover and Liquid Glass as my top coat. Polished chrome wheels and applied tire dressing.
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Been a while since I've been here - recently changed out my Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring Tires - about 60k miles on them. Got new tires today - Continental TrueContact Touring.
 

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Replaced the worn out door stop. Now hopefully my wife will not ding other cars when parked on a slight incline.


New one on the top

Pretty easy to change. FYI, right and left are interchangeable.
 

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I Si02 coated my windshield...... Farewell Rain X...... Now I only have to coat my windshield once every 1-2 years.... not every other week.
 

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Got the car detailed. Previous mods include roof spoiler, weather tech window visors, rear sway bar upgrade, and swapped out wheels to 2015 XSE 18 inchers and swapped out all interior to LEDs. Coming soon: switching out cloth seats to red Katzkin leather.
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