Yo Mark! You are the man with the detailing hand. I need some tips on what i need to do my car. Never owned a black car before and was wondering the best way to get the exterior baller status. I have already restored all the plastic/vinyl/rubber trims with back in black (love that stuff) Whats the best way to go on the paint? I have some light swirls that need to go.
you posted a before and after pic of a black bmw you did....I want to do that.
I know you folks like to use micro-fiber cleaning cloths for your cars.
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Just thought you'd like to know.
Yea I thought that might be "the raddo" that car has history.
Converted BMW Fan boi 98.5 Dakar ///M3 Dinan stg3
I hate Volkswagens.
.:Racing is easy just remember Fast in slow out....or was it the other way around.
Turn signals are your friends, and exist for a reason
RIP MkIII Jetta. 6 years, 160k miles and countless memories.
Der Luftkühlers (DLK) Vintage VW Club presents the 1st Annual Düb Splash 2012. Come hang out with fellow Volkswagen enthusiasts and show off your Dub JULY 8th 2012. Over 30 classes including both Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled VW's with the BEST trophies in Texas. Düb Splash 2012 is being held at the 1950's Vintage Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton Texas. Sandy Lake Amusement Park is the perfect venue for a hot summer car show with lots of shade, swimming in the wave pools, paddle boats, and tons of vintage rides. Düb Splash is sure to provide cheap summer entertainment for the entire family!!
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I'm good for whatever tonight. Byob and byobbq sounds like a good plan. Sounds like a lot of people are bringing stuff for the grill. What would you like me to bring Mark?
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you. – Jeremy Clarkson
James -- bring what you wish to drink, as well as what you want to eat. It does sound like we'll have plenty of hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausages. If you want anything else like Chicken etc, bring it and we'll grill it up.
Everybody coming I will have plenty of charcoal, condiments for burgers and dogs. If there is anything you want special, bring it! Also please bring a chair or two if you can fit them into your rides
Finally -- This is a request from Lauren and myself -- Please announce that you're coming by posting here, PM'ing me, or sending me a TEXT. Its rather annoying when folks show up unannounced mainly b/c we can't promise accommodating those who do this. Everyone is welcome, don't take that the wrong way.
See you all starting at 7:00 PM
RIP MkIII Jetta. 6 years, 160k miles and countless memories.
Fingers crossed the FedEx man deliver's this to my door today! (see video) Should make for some entertainment
If anybody is interested in buying one, they are on the cheap right now here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/849...ls_o00_s00_i00
We'll have a mini Nintendo tournament for those interested. I'll draw up a little bracket sheet for WORLD CUP. Cort is reigning champion so he will be the man to beat!
Also if there is enough interest I will setup my PC on my main TV for folks to play Mario Cart 64 via an emulator. I have four USB controllers so you guys can battle or race.
so i read this today...sorry if its old news but it got me excited. NO MORE FRONT PLATES!!!!
Texas License Plates Become Optional
Texas legislature accidentally deletes penalty for failing to display a license plate.
A number of special interest groups have fought over the design of specialty license plates in Texas over the past few weeks. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People cheered the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) board last month for rejecting a "Sons of Confederate Veterans" plate the group found racially offensive. An American Indian group blasted a plate honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, a regiment of black troops who served in the US Army from the end of the Civil War through 1951. These plate conflicts may turn out to be unnecessary because beginning on January 1, 2012, the use of license plates in the Lone Star State becomes optional.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, current law mandates the display of two license plates -- one at the front and another at the rear of a vehicle. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a $200 fine under Texas Code Section 502.404. As part of a sweeping revision of the state vehicle code, however, that provision will soon disappear.
House Bill 2357 was intended as a non-controversial 234-page update to existing law. It passed the state House on May 29 voted 139-6 and the state Senate 31-0, receiving the signature of Governor Rick Perry (R) on June 17.
"The motor vehicle statutes were codified in 1995, but there has not been a complete reorganization of substance since before that time," Representative Joseph Pickett (D-El Paso) wrote in his justification of the legislation. "This bill directly addresses the problem of the statutes being outdated in regard to automation and organization."
As part of the update, the new law deleted the license plate statute, returning parts of it to Section 502.473 and 504.943. In moving around the legal language, the bill went through the entire legislative process without anybody noticing that a key line was deleted without providing a replacement: "An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200."
Without the line, it is not clear whether police officers or courts would have the authority to impose a punishment on drivers who chose not to display license plates or registration stickers, especially in jurisdictions that still use red light cameras. Driving with a false or altered plate remains a misdemeanor, however. Lawmakers will not have a chance to remedy their mistake until January 8, 2013 when the legislature reconvenes, unless Governor Perry calls a special session specifically to address the license plate issue.
A copy of the legislation as enacted is available in a 650k PDF file at the source link: http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/36/3656.asp
As for the information above, it is on the books to be revised in 2013 as one of the first issues for the Texas Legislature to address when in session. What's going to really suck is they are going revise the law again to where the plate must be on the "MOST FRONTAL PART OF THE VEHICLE" which means you can't get away with putting the plate in the windshield anymore When that day comes I'll buy a custom plate, but not before.
Where have you been? Haha. We have been around this before, Shawn even got pulled over for it and tried to bust this out on the cops. Still got a ticket. I never had an issue in the R but I had it attached to my visor.
Celebrating the anniversary baller style at Uchiko tonight gang. Smoke one for me Cort! Y'all have fun!