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RayS last won the day on September 11

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  1. RayS

    What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today

    I was able to make my 85 year old father-in-law happy by detailing the closest thing he'll ever have to a vette. It was a fun project and he enjoyed cruising the neighborhood yesterday evening showing off his polished ride. The leather conditioner did wonders for the seats.
  2. Update: The paint shop called and has an opening, so the Mustang goes in on Monday. We should have it back by the end of the week since there is no body work needed. This is about a month behind were we planned to have it done, but no worries there. The big question will be whether or not to use ceramic coating once the paint has cured.
  3. RayS

    Acceptable scratches

    I am in agreement with @shane@detailedreflections and @falcaineer with one adjustment. Shane has a Q&A section that has some good feedback on heat and humidity. Chris commented about the winter and vehicles getting beat up, so wait until spring, which I agree with for northerners. Being that you are in Alabama, you get the same weather I do in South Carolina, so I actually suggest doing the vehicle in the November or February range. Yesterday, I did an Equinox and it was a perfect 71 degrees out and the humidity was around 50%. You can’t ask for a better day to spend outside, although I would have preferred being on a golf course... i have done my fair share between May and September and those 95 degree days with 80% or more humidity are not only painful, they make many of the products more difficult to work with.
  4. RayS

    The two word game.

    Remover app
  5. Anything that involves a flame inside a garage should be considered a risk. Given that you have not insulated the garage, I will presume that you have not finished the walls yet. In this case you can get a wall unit that has an external heat box, also known as a direct vent unit. Many of the units can also act as a fan during the summer to circulate the air. If if you are looking for something small and portable, the oil filled electric ones are pretty good. Any heater is going to be expensive to operate until you insulate the garage, including the door. If you want optimal climate control with the lowest cost to operate, then go with geothermal, but understand the initial investment will require years of operation to get the return on investment.
  6. RayS

    The two word game.

    Burger barn
  7. RayS

    What did you do today?

    @falcaineer thank you for stopping to help the family in the SUV. While my day wasn’t as dramatic, it was a good day on the golf course in a charity tournament for a animal rescue center.
  8. RayS

    Microfiber blanket

    My oldest daughter has been asking about these and I kept telling her they were gone - she will most certainly be happy with this Christmas present.
  9. RayS

    Thankful...and Thanksgiving

    @shane@detailedreflections Congratulations to your daughter for receiving the scholarship for Elmira College. I was born and raised about 10 miles west of Elmira in Corning, NY. I wish her the best in her educational pursuit. I'm thankful that we have all our systems online and mostly stable after a 2 year effort and ~32 million in cost. Now, the real sweating starts, with ensuring we have a return on investment... I am also thankful that my son-in-law will be returning before Thanksgiving from his 4th deployment in 5 years, my oldest this very happy we'll have all her school loans paid off by the end of the year. I'm thankful for the success my youngest daughter is having at the restaurant since she is now the operating director, we have a few more years of loans for her since she did 6 years of school. I'm thankful that the wife's accounting business is doing well. I'm also thankful that the 2015 Bordeaux's that I picked out turned out to be an exceptional year and a worthwhile investment. Finally, I'm thankful for my family and friends including the multiple new friends met through this forum.
  10. RayS

    The two word game.

    Change clock
  11. RayS

    The two word game.

    Guard house
  12. I am also an advocate of Glass Sealant and Glass Boost. I treat the windshield with Glass Sealant about ever 3 or months and then follow up monthly with Glass Boost. If we get an exceptional amount of rain or the windshield gets dirty I use Glass Boost again. Across 6 vehicles, I still have 3/4 bottle of Glass Sealant and close to that of Glass Boost. In both cases a little goes a long way. Habit is that when I do the outside of the windshield with Glass Boost, I do the inside of the windshield with Brilliant Glaze and have a spotless view. Also, I have tried Glass Boost alone on the outside mirrors and the dew and rain runs right off.
  13. RayS

    The two word game.

    Pressure vessel
  14. RayS

    New Member from Northern Virginia

    Welcome to the Forum Brenden. @falcaineer I lived in Alexandria and then then Rosslyn my first tour in DC (Capitol and WH). My second tour at DC was on Buzzards Point and we lived in Falls Church. I still get to visit the area on a regular basis going to Fairfax and I stay at the Marriott at Fair Oaks.
  15. RayS

    The two word game.

    Heart valve