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1.  GM Cancels June Allocation – 3000 status orders to be completed
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4.  2022 C8 Corvette Visualizer is now live
5.  Right-hand drive C8’s arrive in Japan and revealed at Fuji Speedway
6.  Ordering Opens in Australia and New Zealand
7.  GM still working out details for 2023 Racing Program
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9.  With C8 details out for 2022, the Z06 will most likely be a 2023 model
10.  Pre-owned Corvette pricing up 34% in the last year
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Prepping & Protecting Your New Corvette

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  • Prepping & Protecting Your New Corvette

    Since we are talking about modding our C8 in the below link, and while prepping and protecting a new vehicle is not what modest think of as a mod, it is what I do first. Once my paint is properly cleaned/prepared, then protected, that is when I start modding.

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...odding-your-c8

    While I mention some specific products below, I use them because they are amateur friendly (thus I use them on my daily drivers); however, as we learned from master detailer Glen E, most importantly is technique! With really good technique as he taught us, the actual product used is not that important as long as you are choosing among the top ones for each purpose.

    As far as my C8 is concerned, I leave the whole process to my pro. He uses, and the results speak for themselves on our super shiny, super protected four year old Z06; he chooses whatever he wishes. The only ones I know he uses are these last step ones: CQuartz Finest on the paint; CQuartz DeLux on wheels and exhaust tips, and XPEL on about 2/3’s of the car. Again super durable and shiny results are what he/those products produce. However, his bill, while fair, is not a small one, so for those who are wishing to do this process for themselves as I do on my DD’s, here you go. Exceptions: window tint and XPEL applications are always above my pay grade

    I went back to a summary of my new vehicle paint cleaning, etc. on a WRX forum, and found this:

    * Pressure wash entire vehicle.

    *Complete two buck wash with Dawn Ultra;

    ,* Use IronX to remove iron filling embedded into the paint — especially critical for those vehicles (such as our Corvettes who travel way north, way west and southwest by train, for as we all know, train rails have a lot of iron in them;

    *AutoScrub Fine mitt with detailer (instead of clay bar — but that IMO a personal choice to which method one prefers);

    * Re-wash as above;

    * Polishing if/as necessary; on my DD’s I use Wolfgang glaze/polish 3.0;

    * One more wash;

    * To remove any polishing residue, use Wolfgang Protekt;

    * Then 2 applications of Wolfgang Uber Ceramic nano-coating.

    For me, all this above is done with the important keys are to use quality microfibers, having as light as pressure on your paint as possible; and, to dry your vehicle with an air blow system (reducing any chance of paint minute swirling/scratching); and finally, my watching many YT videos before undertaking any step I have not done before.

    I am sure there are tons of good ideas others have. What do you do differently, diff products, processes???
    Last edited by John; 05-11-2019, 03:29 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Ain’t YouTube great!
    Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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    • #3
      Wow...sounds like quite the process....

      i usually just wait a few weeks and then wax the car out...

      i find it cathartic....so Ill never use these new techniques so many love...

      probably a smarter play for you guys...

      for me? I just hit the cars twice a year with an orbital polisher and Im good.

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        JB, your black car with 125,000 miles looks terrific, so your method works beautifully for you/it.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Ceramic Simoniz or Glass ..
          if so what brands? Any recommendations in Vero Beach or Melbourne or Fort Pierce

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