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Sleepas "New" 2010 VE SS Sportwagon

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by sleepa, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. sleepa

    sleepa Shiny...

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    It's been a few years since i've been on here but I just picked this up and thought I might share my new purchase.

    Model: SS Sportwagon
    Year: 2010
    Km's: 109,000
    Transmission: 6 speed Auto
    Colour: Heron White
    Engine: L76
    Suspension: FE2
    Options: Leather Interior, Tow Bar
    Stereo: Factory Headunit, Kicker splits front, Kickers rear

    It also has a few mods already on it,
    So far from what I can tell it has:

    Current Mods:
    Ballistic Racing 4-1 Extractors and Cats (not 100% sure on cats, haven't looked under it yet)
    X-Force twin 2.5 Stainless Steel cat back
    Duspeed OTR
    Mafless Tune by Castle Hill Performance
    Stubby Antenna
    Tint
    Debadged except for front and rear Lions and SS on the sides
    DVD Players/Screens in front headrests.

    So far all future mods will be cosmetic at this stage.

    Future Mods:
    Damn good detail all round
    Lowered a bit more
    Bit of a louder exhaust
    Headunit/speakers/sub/reverse camera
    New rims
    Black Leather Shift knob
    Flappy paddle conversion (Maybe)
    HSV Front seats (maybe)
    LED Headlights/Taillights

    So being a Detailer by trade (and also the fact this car will be an advertisement for my business) First thing is giving it a damn good detail, the paint is absolutely COVERED in swirl marks, it looks decent in photos, etc but when you look for them...

    Also the rest of the car isn't up to my standard in terms of overall cleanliness so needs a good going over.
    Once thats done, it will be getting some kind of coating on it, not sure which yet but whatever I get it should make the white really pop.

    Anyone know what the wheels are by the way? I've been searching but can't seem to find another set that looks exactly like them.

    Photos below are the ones from the dealership. I'll get some at some point.
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  2. sleepa

    sleepa Shiny...

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    Pulled off the passenger door trim and found out it does indeed have Kickers.
    Splits in the front and coaxials in the rear doors.

    That's one less thing I need to do now anyway.

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    Nice pickup mate.
     
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    Pretty sure those wheels are from a VE series 2 Calais, that's what I can find on google image.
     
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    might want to clean the leather seats, Leather isn't supposed be shiny D: nice car though
     
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    sleepa Shiny...

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    LOL. I know.
    Way too shiny, and slippery. Dealerships idea of detailing.

    Have already given the drivers seat a good scrubbing and feels so much nicer already. Will give them all the leatherique treatment also since the seats are a little bit hard, will see what it can do with them.
     
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    sleepa Shiny...

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    Thanks, I thought they were Calais rims but something just looked different about them.

    So was wondering why the rear speakers weren't working, pulled off the door trims and found the pins they plugged into the standard speaker plugs had corroded and one had fallen off on each side.

    Not sure how water had gotten in there, but I had to snip off about 2.5 inches of wiring before I got clean copper again, then soldered and heatshrinked them all up properly.
    It doesn't look like the water damaged any other wiring though.

    Also sanded (very heavily) and polished up the drivers side headlight since the passenger side had been replaced at some point and there was a massive difference in colour.
    It's better, a lot better, but still has some colour difference so will probably buy a new one so it matches 100%.
    It also has a ton of small stone chips etc in it that are screwing up the clarity.

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    And the difference between the good headlight

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    sleepa Shiny...

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    So took a trip to Jaycar today and picked up these.

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    I then proceeded to install them.

    The USB port is mounted where the centre speaker used to be, so I can plug in things like GPS, dash cam etc without a ton of messy wires all over the place.

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    The bluetooth adapter is just stuck on with double sided tape directly under the stereo. The 3.5mm jack is running into the front AUX for now, once I get a rear Aux Cable it will be all round the back.

    It works well, you can skip songs with the knob, and answer calls if you want. I didn't install the mic. Plus it kinda looks like it was made for this car, exact same silver.

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    And all together
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    looks good
     
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    sleepa Shiny...

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    Thanks VS_Pete
    I take a long road trip each year back to Melbourne so getting it prepped for that is priority for me at the moment.
    Need my tunes in the middle of nowhere NSW ;)
     
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    Know what u mean back way to Lithgow from Brisbane.
     
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    Exactly. Done it once with no music and after a couple hours away from Brissy all I could get was country music and talk back.
     
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    Got a dash cam and installed it yesterday.
    Here's a pic of the USB port "installed" where the old centre speaker used to live.

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    Would you been offended if people asked you some detail questions?
     
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    Ask away, more then happy to share what I know.

    And BTW, I will get some real pics of the car but I can't show it until i've at least cleaned it up a bit, been way to flat out with detailing other peoples cars to even consider doing mine yet.
     
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    Found some time the last few days so started cleaning up the car.

    Inside is now clean, all that greasy crap they put everywhere is gone and feels like a new car again.
    Shampooed the carpets and mats, deep cleaned the leather, prob about 6 hours into it so far.
    I haven't put anything on the plastics or leather yet, and the windows are filthy.

    And yes it does have DVD players in the back head rests.

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    And my job this morning was cancelled so I thought I would use the time to give it a wash.
    Ended up deep cleaning the engine bay and all door jambs, Cleaned around all the badges and trim, removed fallout (tons of iron particles on the back of the car, and a fair bit all round, took me nearly a dozen repeats on the back before I got it all)

    Since I will be polishing it after I used a Clay mitt as it is already swirled to hell so a couple more won't hurt at this stage, and it's way quicker then a clay bar.

    Iron Removal
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    Bit of a snow job
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    Starting to get somewhere.
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    Paint doesn't actually look too bad.
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    And a clean engine bay again.
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    What product do you use for Iron Removal?
    And clay mitt?
     
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    Gyeon Q2M Iron
    http://gyeonquartz.com.au/product/iron/

    In general i'm a very big fan of the Gyeon Products, tried a heap of them and they all work very well.

    Clay mitt/clay cloth/clay towel is kinda like a microfibre cloth with a rubberised backing. Removes medium/heavier decontaminants but can leave some fine marks or lightly mar the paint on some cars, since i'm going full paint correction on the wagon this didn't really matter.

    This is the one i'm using at the moment and very happy with it, seems to be gentler on paint then some other ones.
    https://www.carcareproducts.com.au/mint-clay-cloth.html

    Works great on windscreens and glass BTW.
     
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    Nice work.

    Keep the updates coming.
     
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    Gyeon Q2M Iron I had to take my back to CCP when they were at Coorparoo. It stinks.
    I had it in the garage unopened 5LT.
    The garage was open I was about 10 mitres away and could smell it.
    I know they use it at CCP Brisbane they told me when I took it back.
    I use Wolf`s.
     

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