Video: Vinyl & Rubber Dressing

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 | Posted by:

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Vinyl & Rubber Dressing will produce professional results on interiors, exterior trim, tires, and the plastic and rubber engine parts. See how it dries on your tires leaving behind a smooth satin finish and how it’s a perfect finishing touch on your dash and door panels without that goopy gloss left behind by other dressings.

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Mercedes-Benz To Produce Pickup Truck, Meet The X-Class

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Posted by:

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In a better-late-than-never move Mercedes is jumping into the pickup truck game, becoming the only German automaker currently producing a pick-em-up. Before you get your engines revving too much, it is unclear if this rig will be bound for American shores or a Euro-only proposition. The X-Class certainly has the look.

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Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 | Posted by:

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We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

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Mythbusting Microfiber – Quality Matters, Demand The Best

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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Editor’s Note – This is the second of a series of articles on paint care myths. Jason Mathews has been burning up the highway for 20 years as our National Events Manager. He has more one-on-one face time with our customers than anyone else in the company. He’s dispelling misconceptions… this time, all microfiber is NOT created equal.

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July Caffeine & Gasoline Celebrates American Muscle

Mon, Jul 10, 2017 | Posted by:

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We are keeping House of Donuts in business. Our July 1 Caffeine & Gasoline required 70 dozen to satisfy the sweet teeth of the throngs of enthusiasts in attendance. That’s right 840 of the holey cakes of joy passed hands. The donuts and untold gallons of coffee fueled the conversations from the Indy Café to the Concours Lawn.

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Video: BOSS™ Finishing Papers

Fri, Jul 7, 2017 | Posted by:

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BOSS™ Finishing Papers are designed for the absolute toughest, most severe above and below surface paint defects. It removes defects like dirt nibs, dust, insects, paint texture, runs, and sags following paint refinishing. It can also be used for removal of severe defects prior to paint correction on OEM finishes.

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Mon, Jul 3, 2017 | Posted by:

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Thanks to our third Griot’s Garage Shinefest car show, the Fourth of July weekend got off to a great start. The July 2nd show was the middle of the season and cars in attendance continued to impress. We have two more shows on the docket; August 27 and September 3. Here are the results from last Sunday.

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Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | Posted by:

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The 930 is one of the most blatant examples of the trickle-down theory where race car technology is adapted for street cars intended for public consumption. During the late ’60s Stuttgart integrated turbo performance into its racing program and when they needed a homologation car, the dominoes that lead to the 930 began to fall.

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Swap Madness: Old School Opel Kadett Gets A Turbo Honda J-Series V6

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | Posted by:

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Here’s a Kadett worthy of a salute. It’s a 1979 Opel Kadett coming at us from Hokksund, Norway. The car and its innovative swap were executed by OakHeart Racing. The diminutive coupe had been motivated by a turbocharged Volvo inline-four but has recently taken a side trip to the land of the Rising Sun.

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Video: How To Clean Your Pads

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 | Posted by:

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Keeping your polishing or waxing pads clean as you’re detailing your car is important because unclogged pores deter product build-up, ensuring you’ll see the best possible results while also extending the life of your pads. This video covers maintenance and cleaning tricks and tips for foam and microfiber pads.

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Mythbusting Paint Correction – Better by hand or machine?

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | Posted by:

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Editor’s Note – This is the first of a series of articles on paint care myths. Jason Mathews has been burning up the highway for 20 years as our National Events Manager. He has more one-on-one face time with our customers than anyone else in the company. So he’ll be dispelling misconceptions… starting with fear of the machine buffer.

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Tech: Using Black Shine™ Trim Restorer

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | Posted by:

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Automotive trim is a grab bag. It can be made from metal, plastic, or rubber. Beyond the materials involved, the density and composition of the trim can make detailing a real challenge. Rubber trim can be found in the form of super soft weather stripping, malleable window gasket trim, and rigid window surround trim.

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Video: Iron & Fallout Remover

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 | Posted by:

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Iron brake dust and environmental fallout can penetrate the surface of your paint. Once inside, these particles introduce corrosive compounds that eat into the finish’s sub-layers. Mechanical solutions like clay typically remove above-surface contaminants, leaving the below-surface particles intact. Enter Iron & Fallout Remover.

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Tech: Fun And Effective Engine Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 | Posted by:

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The Wow Factor is important when it comes to engines. You want to be greeted by gasps, oohs, and aahs when you raise that hood at a show or at home among friends and neighbors. But engines are adorned with plastic covers, hoses, different types and finishes of metal… it’s a turkey shoot in there. Don’t worry, we got your back.

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ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

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