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  1. Appearance / Detailing
    I just noticed a couple areas on the liquid red need touchups. What touchup paint suppliers do you recommend? I also checked out the frame and it's largely rust free but thinking I'm going to paint with rust bullet this winter, when I'm not busy doing other stuff. probably going to sand the...
  2. Appearance / Detailing
    I'm a novice when it comes to waxing but the car hasn't been waxed in a couple years. What kind of wax do you recommend for a beginner? Also, is ok to DIY carwash then air dry it on the freeway real quick and bring it into the shade then wax it? Or would that pick up dirt? No dirt roads or...
  3. Appearance / Detailing
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  4. Wheels / Tires
    While I'm new to the forum, the G8 is not new to me. It's been in my family 10 years now and about 5 years ago the paint on the Pontiac logos on the center caps began to flake off. Fast forward to now, I've just picked the rest off to make it look better. Has anyone found a way to replace this...
  5. Appearance / Detailing
    Hey all, I've got wicked paint chips on the front of my G8, and I'm not so much concerned about the looks; I'm just concerned that the clear coat will come off, and then corrosion is going to happen. I've read posts on this here before but I just wanted to get everyone's latest opinion as...
  6. Appearance / Detailing
    I am painting my Maverick silver GXP. I'm the original owner. I wont say what color I'm painting it but will show pictures/updates as I get them.
  7. Appearance / Detailing
    Anyone know of a way to repaint the gray interior trim (on steering wheel, door handles, etc) Mine has started to chip and it just doesn't look good Anyone know how or if you can repaint them?
  8. Appearance / Detailing
    I desperately need help guys... So here is my issue. I am doing some custom work on the central dash bezel (The trim piece that surrounds the radio/hvac vents and controls) that includes some custom fiberglassing. (This Piece) Long story short, no amount of emails/google searches has helped...
  9. Appearance / Detailing
    Hi, The paint on our G8's deficiency has been well documented... everything from chipping easily, to falling off the plastic parts "in sheets". I understand that GM (Holden) used water-based paints on these cars. Does that include the clear-coating as well? And is the clear-coat considered...
  10. Suspension / Brakes
    Please excuse if this is a re-post. I thought I posted this earlier but I cannot find it. Anyway... The front calipers on the GXP are painted silver from the factory. I am going Red. Is there anything I need to do to make sure that the paint sticks other than sand the existing paint?
  11. Central
    Just Picked up my G8 gt saturday (7-21). one thing i really liked when look at g8's was the look of them emblems that were painted black or flatt black. if any one knows how to do this and can explain it to me or if youlive in the fort worth area and could lend a hand i would really appreciate...
  12. Appearance / Detailing
    HEY GUYS JUST FINISHED PAINTING MY INTERIOR, ENGINE COVERS, FUSE PANEL, AND HEAT SHIELD ON HOOD. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2924/20120517201236.jpg http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/705/20120517201251.jpg...
  13. Appearance / Detailing
    I know many have us have complained about how crappy the paint is on our cars. I am now so fed up with the road rash I am looking into a repaint of the hood and the front end. The question I brought up to some of the guys in CCG8 was to stay with the waterbased crap from the factory, or go with...
  14. Appearance / Detailing
    Anyone found that their side mirror paint is badly faded? Its look as though clear coat is gone and looks matte black. I have a Black G8 in Michigan. Im wondering if its the car wash I take it to. It so bad it doesn't even match the car anymore. Did I get a bad egg?
  15. Wheels / Tires
    I recently purchased a set of mint GXP wheels. Because they are in perfect condition, I am reluctant to use a permanent paint/powdercoat to transform them into black wheels. So, I am considering Plastidip (easy application). I have used Plastidip for the front grill surrounds. What are my...
  16. Appearance / Detailing
    #018 of first 888 "Holden Aces" Performance Mods - Roto-Fab CAI and Radiator Cover Kooks 1 7/8" Mid Length Headers 3" Race Cats DMH Low Profile Electric Cut-outs Magnaflow Cat-back System Custom GM Engineering PCM and TCM Tune Billet Prototypes Oil Catch Can Front and Rear CrossDrilled and...
  17. Wheels / Tires
    I was thinking about painting the inside of my rims lime green. Just wanted to know what every one would think about it.
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