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need opinions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Mar 25, 2006.

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what should i do

  1. leave it the way it is, who cares how it looks

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  2. get a new one and try to fix finish with compound

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  3. buy a cowl induction hood and leave it in black primer

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  4. i dont know but i`m nekkid and hungry

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  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok since my buddys dad broke my bugsheild a couple of months ago, i finally decided to take it off...but i hate how it looks without, which is probably because i`m use to seeing it there....so my question is what should i do...the finish on my hood is poop anyway, the only part that looks good is what was coverd by the bugshield...so should i buy a new one and try and use compound to refinish the hood when it gets warmer or get a cowl induction hood??
     
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    My Burb came with a bug shield, last summer I had a minor "incident" with a barb wire fence and I had a bug shield no more. Like you, I was used to seeing it, but now there would be no way I would ever put another one on.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Bug shields are ghey as are running boards, imo.. Cowl induction hoods rock, imo... :D
     
  4. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    anyone know where to get one cheap?
     
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    ok....today i started my hood with some compound and i`ve come to the conclusion that its gonna turn into an allday if not weekend project

    so what should i do....keep doing it, find a cowl induction hood and either take it to a body shop or maaco, or get the cowl hood and leave it in flat black primer....i also have some work to do so would gettin a maaco job be worth it???? i think i want to get the cap painted the same color as body also any suggestions?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just sand your hood and spray bomb it...

    I hope you wheren't trying to compound by hand... You could wheel it in about a 1/2 hr...

    wax on, wax off, Danielsan...
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    is a buffer different from a orbital waxer? it didnt seem to spin much...mabye that could be my problem????..

    also does anyone have one of those cowl scoops on their hoods that either bolt or stick on???pics??
     
  8. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    orbital waxers are ghey and pretty much useless... basically good for pulling wax off new paint, even then I'd rather do that by hand.. We laugh at guys using them on the boats... clueless...

    This is a buffer...
    [​IMG]
     
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    i figured i was using the wrong thing..i`m such a noob:D
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It's cool... We all had to learn, there are no stupid questions...
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well tomorrow morning i dont have to go into school till 10:30 so i think i might prime up my bumper and maybe polish up rims and/or do hood
     
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    I have one...

    I've got a bugshield here that was on my 74 K20..I forget where I got it,it might have been on my 82 K20 when I first got it..I put it on the 74 to hide the rot on the hood..but a few months later I took it back off..it was blinding me when the sun bounced off it and right into my eyes,and it made brushing snow off the hood a pain in the anus!..Its sitting in the woods somewhere beside my shop (I think!--unless I tossed it already--:doah: )..

    I wouldn't want one again ,I thought maybe one would save the windshield if it deflected a stone on the highway,but it wouldn't even deflect snowflakes when it was snowing out..flies and bugs must weigh NOTHING!..:eek1: ..once the sun started flickering off of it,and blinded me,my mind was made up to ditch it!..:crazy:
     
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    thanks any ways bro....i think i`ve mad the choice to have no bugshield...i like the look of the front end with out...and now its getting me to do my hood:D
     

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