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Old 07-07-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Original owner of T-Clyde's Legend here for those who don't know.



The past several months with the TL have been filled with progress and setbacks. As some may know, I’m a big fan of keeping things "upgraded OEM"

Poor quality pics from the day I took the car home:







Next was a headlight restoration to remove the badly peeling clear coat



After



Then paint correction

Before:



After:









Interior cleaning:



Sunset after:





3x3 drain and refill







Re-padded arm rest with pillow material



Unfortunately, a leatherique treatment revealed the prior repairs on my seats that I suspected. They continued to rip to shreds after this pic:



So I got some Iggee seat covers for the time being. They conformed to the seat after sitting in them for a bit.







Then, disaster struck.

I parked in Venice Beach to watch the filming of American Ninja Warrior and came out to find this!









A few days later, my power steering pump bit the dust.



Thankfully bad things come in threes (seats, PS pump, fender). Now for repairs!

Waiting for fender repair:



Done.











Seatbelt cleaning



License plate for the lolz as I waited for my new plates



Random: this was a period of four days:





Pilot Super Sports + off-car wheel cleaning



Clay your wheels!



Rear brake pads



Tint:





Attempted reconditioning of plastic chrome hood trim







And my controversial stock exhaust tips. Here is how they looked when I got the car (photo taken by russet potato):



Cleaned up the outsides quickly, but the insides still looked bad. Decided to remove the black paint:







Not pictured: mid-muffler delete, transmission pressure switches changed, scratched window replaced. Next up is transmission mounts and compliance bushings. Thanks for looking!

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Old 07-07-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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how did you clean the insides of the tips.. i need to do that on my kia.
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how did you clean the insides of the tips.. i need to do that on my kia.
Are your tips painted on the inside? If so, just do steel wool and dish soap on the polished areas, and car wash soap on the insides.

If they are not painted, or you wish to remove the paint:

Wear gloves. Double the gloves up because it will eat through them.

Take 0000 steel wool. Get a bowl. Combine lacquer thinner with Dawn soap 4:1. Dip steel wool in and scrub until your exhaust looks new again.

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Nice work Brett!! Oh and you did see a few of your tag pics didn't get the paint removal process you were telling Lou right?
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Nice work Brett!! Oh and you did see a few of your tag pics didn't get the paint removal process you were telling Lou right?
Thanks, but.... What?
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^^ Old Tag???:dunno:

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I meant these uncovered car tag pics.
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I meant these uncovered car tag pics.
Oh, yeah I was covering them before but I decided it was too much work after a while lol
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Nice Moroccan red TLs! Looks like you have been putting in some hard work. Love that color
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Nice Moroccan red TLs! Looks like you have been putting in some hard work. Love that color
Thanks Marc! I was iffy about the color at first but I've grown to love how in-your-face it is. Lines look good too.
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Definitely my favorite Acura post the G2 legend. So much so I now also own one- an 07 typeS in Kinetic blue/ 6MT. It's also kinda of an in your face color
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