Dusting off the Porter Cable......

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  1. moreorless

    moreorless New Member

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    Was 65 degrees here yesterday. We almost dug the chaise lounges out to lay in the sun. That's how bad this past winter has been.

    But the near uncontrollable urge to execute a bumper to bumper, headliner to lower control arm detail on the MINI is surging within my body.

    What a wonderful feeling.

    ...Les
     
  2. Crashton

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    Was that sawdust on the PC? I felt & feel the same way Les.

    Although I'm leaving Sunday for a 1500 mile road trip. Guess I'll have to drive a not quite detailed MINI until later next week. :crazy:
     
  3. TGS91

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    That urge or shall we say twitch is starting to nag at me too!
     
  4. moreorless

    moreorless New Member

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    I'm heading for DC Tuesday next. Not quite 1500 miles, but still time on the road in the MINI.

    And that's a GOOD thing.

    ....Les
     
  5. CHKMINI

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    I've also got the urge to get the winter wheels and tires off Silverback but I'll wait until the temps stay up over 50 degrees for a few days. Those performance tires are like driving on hard hockey pucks when the mornings are still cold :eek6:
     
  6. Crashton

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    Heck those tires have a manufacturing defect, they forgot to put sidewalls on them. ;) I have to agree in cold weather they have to be rock hard.

    Changed mine out Tuesday, but my summer tires are 3 season with sidewalls. So smooth like riding on 4 big donuts....
     
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    and slippery too :devil: maybe I'll put them on and practice my drifting skills :eek6:
     
  8. lotsie

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    Both MINIs need a major detail, but I have more garage upgrades to finish first.

    Mark
     
  9. Justa Jim

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    How far is DC from your pile of saw dust? It is about 40 miles from mine, which was just delivered yesterday. :D

    Jim
     
  10. Rixter

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    My brand new PC and pads and 'stuff' arrived from Octaneguy yesterday. Woot! :D
     
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    Got above 32deg in BC yet?
     
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    Tim

    You're a funny guy ;)

    Its at least 40 here :D
     
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    whoa, better get the sunscreen out:p
     
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    Woohooo!!! :Thumbsup::Thumbsup:
     
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    I dont know you, but i envy you greatly... It was 92 on a rig location Sunday. Sweated my "family jewels" clear off the reservation... soooo hot. It only gets worse from here for us southerns.

    My PC got dusted off a month ago, but the MINI has been neglected from it for almost 2 yrs now. It needs a good once over (or 5)...
     
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    Whoa. I can't even imagie what your summer's are like!
     
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    Roughly 125 degrees w/ 100% humidity..... :mad5:
     
  18. moreorless

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    About 375 miles. Just pulled into the garage. Snowed like mad on the PA TP today.

    But it was all good. Cruise was set for 70 and away we went. Brief stop in Breezewood, PA for a splash of gas and then 4 hours to home.

    Just me, the MINI and Twizzlers (strawberry).

    No detailing of the MINI this weekend.

    Firstly, it's too bloody cold.

    Secondly, I have an order for 3 cherry tables I must get going on.

    ...Les
     
  19. moreorless

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    Excellent!!

    Here's my basic combo list:

    Yellow/Swirl
    Orange/Swirl
    White/Swirl
    White/Amigo
    Blue/Epic

    Perhaps Octane Guy can add corrections were necessary.

    ....Les
     
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    Obviously each color is associated with a particular pad, in terms of softness.

    From most to least aggressive what's the color spectrum, with respect to pads? White is the most and black the least?
     

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