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Old 10-18-12, 09:45 PM   #1
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I usually just browse around the forum to check out some pictures and look around the Wheel FS threads.

But now I finally have a lexus that I bought a few weeks ago. My car is a '99 baroque red metallic, Tan interior, 94k miles. The exterior needs some TLC and the interior needs a good cleaning but the ride is smooth without any problems. In a few months ill do the water pump, timing belt etc...

Corner 3 Garage here in cali quoted me $1800
Is this a good price?

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Here's some pics of my previous car's

Ivory pearl G35
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San Marino Blue Q45

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Anyways let's get this going with the LS

The day I picked her up

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The car doesn't have tint so it was HOT like a motherF'er inside when the car sits under the sun

After a few days after work I started with the cleaning. Did the engine bay first since it's a bit dusty. lol

BEFORE:

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Covered the delicate parts and Used P21s degreaser that I diluted a bit with water and degreaser soap. Also used a flexible scrubber and a brush for the hood and plastic panels. Drying stage I used a detailing vacuum to blow away excess water. Took me around 1-2hrs to properly clean it

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AFTER
: Waaay Better

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After the bay was cleaned up next is the headlights. Both are yellowish already and the fogs too
Gonna use my FLEX Buffer with some left over Menzerna Intensive polish

Driverside is almost done

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Passenger side all taped up in the corners so the rubber piece wont touch the polishing pad

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AFTER:
Time: 30-45 mins its all done. Applied Dodo Juice Super natural wax and jetseal sealant

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Until Next Update....
Thanks for looking
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Old 10-18-12, 10:04 PM   #2
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Damn Monard.... Sick pickup! So nice!!! Corner 3 Garage is legit!!!!!! Out of everything that I have heard, they are one of the most reputable shops in South County (Orange County California for the non-locals)... I can't wait to see your car soon....
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Old 10-18-12, 10:18 PM   #3
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Damn Monard.... Sick pickup! So nice!!! Corner 3 Garage is legit!!!!!! Out of everything that I have heard, they are one of the most reputable shops in South County (Orange County California for the non-locals)... I can't wait to see your car soon....
Thanks Mark!
yeah they have pretty good reviews and some say their honest guys
The car is still stock bro so nothing special yet. lol
Needs to get some cosmetic stuff done to it
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Dudeeee that color is what i need in my lifeeee!!! Nice pick up!
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Old 10-18-12, 11:59 PM   #5
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Great job on the detail. Way to bring it back to life.
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Old 10-19-12, 12:29 AM   #6
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your g35 was gorgeous. what happened to it?

looks like you'll do fine with the LS , look forward to seeing mods.
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Old 10-19-12, 12:39 AM   #7
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Cant wait to see what you do with this car. First time i see ls that color. Love it
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your g35 was gorgeous. what happened to it?

looks like you'll do fine with the LS , look forward to seeing mods.
Thanks!
It got parted out. Had a family so we needed a bigger car
Yeah im looking forward for mods too. Still doing some research in regards to suspension
For the meantime just gonna clean her up so she can look decent

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Dudeeee that color is what i need in my lifeeee!!! Nice pick up!
lol! thanks
wish it was in better shape though
ill try to detail it and see where the paint is at

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Great job on the detail. Way to bring it back to life.
thank you sir!

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Cant wait to see what you do with this car. First time i see ls that color. Love it
Yeah. you dont really see this color that much

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prices seem fair though you can get all the parts a lot cheapr iirc from carson.
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prices seem fair though you can get all the parts a lot cheapr iirc from carson.
thanks for the heads up bro! ill try to call them
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Oh boy, I've seen what you've done with that F50! I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with this LS!
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Oh boy, I've seen what you've done with that F50! I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with this LS!
Thats what I was thinking.
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Subbed. I can tell by the looks of your previous cars that you're gonna have your LS looking right. You're gonna bag it?
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looks like a great car, ahh that white g of urs is the reason y i want those gnosis wheels haha
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nice pick up and love that color. can't wait to see the transformation.
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