Well, I guess it's time for another update.
November 7th will be a sad day: I'm storing her for winter
Chris is already aware of this, but I guess it's time to let everyone else know about it. I am a high-end detailer and have my own company, so I haven't had much time to work on the car recently because of all the work I've had. (Regular day job + detailing)
Since the last update I've given up on finding the boost leak and decided to upgrade Intercooler and Piping. I'm moving on to a V-mount setup with aluminum piping (Battery relocation required).
I also ordered a boost gauge, and mid-pipe to monitor my air pressure and get rid of that clogged cat. Over the winter I'll be upgrading fuel pump to either the NipponDenso TT Supra pump or the Bosch in-line 280lph pump to bump fuel flow. If things go to according to plan, I should receive my Apex'i Power FC to control the whole thing. I should also be getting my restriction plates to eliminate boost creep until injectors get an upgrade as well (for eventual single turbo conversion - meaning I'll have an adequately sized WG).
On to what I've gotten done: as I mentioned, I'm a detailer and everyone knows the shoemaker is never well shoed (is that a word?
) I decided to give my car the winter prep it needed. Unfortunately, I didn't take pics of the whole process, and even if I did, I don't think y'all are interested in viewing a detailing thread
So, to keep it short, here's a quick run down of what I did:
-Washed my wheels with Ph neutral cleaner (and a tooth brush)
-Sealed my wheels with the proper wax
-Cleaned the car with AutoGlym Car Shampoo (twice, to make sure everything is off before the next step)
-Stripped everything off the car with a stripping agent/soap (To get rid of all conditioners, glazes, waxes and other chemicals on the paint and leave a fresh layer of paint to work with)
-Clay barred the entire car with Riccardo blue Clay (aggressive clay)
-Washed the car again to get rid of the clay lubricant
-Waxed the car with three layers of AutoGlym HD Wax (each laid down and removed 15 minutes after, waiting 24 hours between layers)
So, this is pretty much what the car looks like now before it goes into storage:
And for those who might want to see the effect of the AG HD Wax, here it is (note: the video was originally intended for Chris,that's why you hear his name at the beginning
^Best watched on YouTube in large size. This video shows the beading and repulsion of water from the wax.
So that's pretty much it for now. I'll update when I get new parts in with pictures!
And for those who are interested in my detailing, you can check out (and like) my facebook page here.
Bare with the French on the page, I'm in a bilingual area.