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Captain Slow

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Captain Slow last won the day on October 29 2018

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About Captain Slow

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    Carmudgeon
  • Birthday 06/20/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Plainfield, IL

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  • Bio
    I'm an ornery middle aged man.
  • Location
    Plainfield, IL
  • Interests
    fishing, shooting,fishing,detailing
  • Occupation
    Lens guru, Master Optician
  • Vehicle Year
    2017
  • Vehicle Make
    Chevy
  • Vehicle Model
    SS
  • Real Name
    Paul

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  1. Captain Slow

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    6.5” of the cursed white stuff yesterday. The only positive yesterday was that after two decades plus of 6 day work weeks I now get both weekend days off. My 10 year old twins and I cleared our driveway and sidewalks then went next door and helped the neighbor clean hers. After that they played in the snow for a couple of hours. When I brought them in I made them hot cocoa and PBJs for lunch. My SS is manky but with rain and snow in the forecast it’s going to stay that way until we get a forecast of a few nice days in a row. Still, as dirty as it is, my ride is usually the “cleanest” wherever I go.
  2. Captain Slow

    Happy 2019!

    Happy New Year 2019 to all. May you all be blessed with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. Cheers!
  3. Captain Slow

    The two word game.

    Release gas. 😳
  4. Captain Slow

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 to you too. I’ll be back in the office tomorrow as well, bah!
  5. Captain Slow

    The two word game.

    Champion crowned
  6. Captain Slow

    Door Jambs

    Nothing worse than opening the door on a ‘clean’ car only to see shmutzy door jambs. Same goes for the gas hole. Clean ‘em and keep ‘em clean. BTW: I coated my door jambs, gas hole, trunk and hood margins, makes clean up a breeze. Paint Sealant, Spray Wax, Ceramic Boost, etc. also work well. While you’re there remember to keep your weatherstripping properly conditioned per your owners manual.
  7. Captain Slow

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    Last Saturday while waiting for the guys from ComEd recycling come to take away my old garage refrigerator I kept busy by cleaning the fireplace ash bucket. I Rinseless Washed it first using remnants from the last wash. Dried it with old MF towel then wiped it down with Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray.
  8. Captain Slow

    The "Don't Do's of Detailing" Thread

    ^ Looks like it has Rinseless Wash in it. ^ Don't, under any circumstance, use a wheel towel on your black paint. It won’t be flawless afterwards. Ask me how I know...🙄
  9. Captain Slow

    What did you do today?

    Winter tires. That is all.
  10. Captain Slow

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    I washed the wife’s Beast as I’d neglected it for almost three weeks. Adam’s original red Car Shampoo in my IK sprayer treated the finish to shaving cream like foam. Wheels cleaned with same using old wash mitt and boars hair lug nut brush. Barrels cleaned with Turbo Stick. Rinsed the Beast then washed it. After drying the interior got a quick wipe down and a couple of sprays of Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray for seasonal ambience.
  11. Captain Slow

    eBay DS

    Smells, smalls... ??‍♂️
  12. Captain Slow

    Triple Soft Towels

    My experience as well. Bought a bunch of their plush waffle weave towels. Never had a towel lint as much as they do. They were indifferent to my emails so my business has gone elsewhere (here.) Their towels are now my wheels and under hood towels.
  13. Captain Slow

    Official Beading Photo Thread

    Looking up through the sunroof, H2O G&G.
  14. Captain Slow

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    Bought a four foot log rack and a log splitter today. After assembly I gave both a coating of Quick Sealant. We split several logs and brought in a few for the first fire in the fireplace in 10 years. Last month we had the chimney cleaned and inspected. Our ten year old twins are now enjoying their first indoor fire. Before they were born we’d have a fire nearly every night.
  15. Captain Slow

    What lighting for new shop

    The dark grey/black walls are a winner. In our facility (wholesale optical laboratory) we have a black background with bright lighting for inspection purposes. We cannot find flaws against a light colored background as they get lost in the light. The contrast with a black background means there’s no place for swirls, scratches, pitting, contaminants, etc to hide. I learned when I had a white Cadillac ATS4 to polish with all the lights off in my garage except for the pedestal work light. This provided me with all the contrast I needed to see what needed fining or polishing. This also worked great when coating the car, no missed spots and no missed high spots.
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