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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By lbls1
A garage queen also gets oxidized, not quite as...

A garage queen also gets oxidized, not quite as heavily as an outside car, but its there non the less. A lot of people are amazed at this when I tell them (some don't believe it). All you have to...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By lbls1
Yea Matt. Glad he's still around. He genuinely...

Yea Matt. Glad he's still around. He genuinely loved the 4th gen ls1 Fbody. I love mine too. They don't quit!! Very docile on the street but they turn into terrors with just a flick of the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By lbls1
It will last as long as you are willing to...

It will last as long as you are willing to fix/drive it. Usually rust/corrosion and accidents are car killers.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By lbls1
Well built timing chains and a well maintained...

Well built timing chains and a well maintained engine should go the entire distance. But a rule of thumb is to evaluate your valve gear/moving parts at 100,000 miles or at that interval. As someone...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By lbls1
1. Front fender tabs!!! You must be mindful of...

1. Front fender tabs!!! You must be mindful of them when you jack up the car.
2. Mysterious "Birthing" dents on the rear quarters that can happen from racing or very rough, jarring roads.
3. ...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By lbls1
Is Berger Chevy still around (the Dennis...

Is Berger Chevy still around (the Dennis guy...Barker? Sorry if I'm getting the name wrong, its been awhile)? If they are you may want to visit their site and/or hang around them a spell.

I've...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By lbls1
I've had experience with both non-garaged and...

I've had experience with both non-garaged and garage queens and, believe it or not, some detailing techniques will be similar. Those are some interesting attributes that you've raised with soap. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By lbls1
If a car is not abused and its properly...

If a car is not abused and its properly maintained, I contend that the engine should not need overhauling. I would consider overhauling if the car has done an unusual amount of miles and the engine...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros 12-14-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By lbls1
Post #13 is incredible. The mileage is...

Post #13 is incredible. The mileage is good-outstanding. Its a double edge sword though. Although the owner could ask 32g, the realities of the market say that he'll be very hard pressed in...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 12-14-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By lbls1
I've used Mother's Car Wash for perhaps more...

I've used Mother's Car Wash for perhaps more years than I can recount. I have tried other car wash solutions, and while other brands had merit, I've always found myself returning to my trusted...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-14-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By lbls1
^Thanks!!!

^Thanks!!!
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros 12-14-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By lbls1
I agree. Many of them were modded, cloned and...

I agree. Many of them were modded, cloned and raced the crap out of. The really good ones are being kept by their caring owners.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-14-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By lbls1
Many times and events; I think the best 5th gen...

Many times and events; I think the best 5th gen moment was this: When I first laid eyes on it on a cold December day 4 years ago.....
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By lbls1
Well Vroom, you are a testament to a dedicated...

Well Vroom, you are a testament to a dedicated and die-hard ZL1 owner. You didn't ditch the car at the first sign of a twitch. You stuck it out; My hat's to you.

Well I'm not at 143,000 miles,...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 12-13-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By lbls1
Mother's California Gold Car Wash. It is a...

Mother's California Gold Car Wash. It is a trusted staple that I've used for many years, and it provides a smooth, clean result for all of my cars.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By lbls1
Believe it or not, this is very common and I deal...

Believe it or not, this is very common and I deal with this on a daily basis. I am very anal with parking spaces, but how I go about it is in several ways:

-Try to park next to well cared for...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 12-11-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By lbls1
Get yourself a very good all weather, breathable...

Get yourself a very good all weather, breathable car cover. You will be very glad that you did. The car should be fine as long as you limit how much you drive it in the snow and salt roads.

If...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,512
Posted By lbls1
To be painfully honest, that doesn't look bad. ...

To be painfully honest, that doesn't look bad. The modification looks well grafted and flawless.

Its not something that I would do, but its nothing to sneeze at and I've seen far far worse...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-11-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,535
Posted By lbls1
I think all Camaros are beautiful. There is...

I think all Camaros are beautiful. There is something to be said about the 5th gen's lines. It is a robust Camaro that revived the legacy of the brand.

I would not necessarily rate the 5th gen...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-11-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By lbls1
I second the notion that its a personal choice...

I second the notion that its a personal choice for the mileage put on a car; It shouldn't be viewed negatively or over-positively. Either the person chooses not to drive the car excessively or...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-09-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,477
Posted By lbls1
That should be able to get fixed with a patch. ...

That should be able to get fixed with a patch. I've had many a nail-screw in tires like that picture, that I was able to patch with a good tire guy. Many mediocre places will tell you to plug a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-09-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By lbls1
You should always competitive shop for a bargain;...

You should always competitive shop for a bargain; Its easy to overpay on a car. One way you can recover from overpaying is to limit your spending on a car, and getting a long service life out of...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By lbls1
^I would be unhappy if the mfr. had to repaint...

^I would be unhappy if the mfr. had to repaint the entire car due to faulty manufacturing. See what your dealer recommends. If there are spots that are starting to fail, it will ultimately lead to...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-06-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By lbls1
If it is on the hood then I'd repaint that part...

If it is on the hood then I'd repaint that part of it only, and I'd only do that if the car w as in excellent shape. Have you protected the paint with a wax or sealant in the past? Waxes are...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-05-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By lbls1
Nice find. Good luck with it.

Nice find. Good luck with it.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-04-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By lbls1
Never fails with lousy contractors. Only way to...

Never fails with lousy contractors. Only way to make those guys comply is to withhold payment. That's the only thing they understand.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,735
Posted By lbls1
I've looked up the specs on the MX5 and for stock...

I've looked up the specs on the MX5 and for stock they are decent. I would not go to sleep on them. Obviously they are tiny so they have light weight as a positive factor. I would say that the MX5...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-01-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,735
Posted By lbls1
Miatas by their nature are simple and fun...

Miatas by their nature are simple and fun automobiles. They seemed to be geared for outdoor driving fun anytime.

Camaro, by contrast, is a more serious type of automobile. Where Miata can...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 11-30-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By lbls1
The GM paint is fair to good. It isn't the show...

The GM paint is fair to good. It isn't the show quality of a custom aftermarket paint job, but it is durable. My only misgiving is in how much this paint suffers from rock chips. The chipping is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-30-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By lbls1
The stereo is good; To me it lacks wattage to...

The stereo is good; To me it lacks wattage to produce some of my albums with great bass but low volume. You will improve significantly with a subwoofer or more power from an amp.
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