OMG what have I done?!?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Morgan06, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    They always said 'You're going to buff the paint off that thing sooner or later'.

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    Should I have used something other than 800 grit to take out the scratches on my detailing van's front door? I only used it for a few minutes and then this happened! :wtc:
     
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    :rofl:

    There were lots of outward facing dents (bad pdr job?) and a big ole crease along the old door when I bought this thing. Tough to see how bad it was:

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    Couldn't find a white manual door in mint shape, but I found one locally for $75 that's got one tiny nickel sized ding that might be able to be taken out. I plan on doing all new vinyl signage this Spring and the old door would have still looked like shit even with a big fat sticker over it.

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    Look how filthy this 'new door' looks next to the slider. :ugh:
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    The Astro uses those door hinge pins that you've got to punch out and the bushings on the pillar hinge. Do you know how long they last, or when the doors generally start to sag on Chevy's with this design? 80K, 100K, 15 yrs?

    I made a little press out of a bolt, washer, <bushing> and a 15mm socket with a nut to install them; but I pulled one out of each and compared it to a brand new one. Had no wear, no 'egging' or out of round on the hinge so I didn't bother with the new ones. I'm all for preventative maintenance, but really saw no need. :dunno:
     

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