2006 Cadillac STS-V

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby wxo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:49 pm

What did you use to get the insides of the wheels so nice?

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby Fred32v » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:28 pm

Rubbing compound and then wax.
To remove the rubber and glue where old wheel weights
use to be I very carefully used a putty knife and mineral spirits.

The rubbing compound was GMJohnny's idea. I'm sure any
compound would work, I used Ditzers DRX 16, very aggressive,
then one step cleaner and wax.

I used 409 and ArmorAll on the inner finders after I scrapped
five pounds of rubber from the rear wheel wells.
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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby wxo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Now that you have me thinking about this, it occurred to me that I could jack up the back end, reverse the wheels on the hubs, start the engine, put it in gear and spin 'em while I clean the back side. What do you think about that? Seems it would save a lot of elbow grease. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby Fred32v » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:55 pm

Me thinks the hub might not let you do that,
but you don't want to make the job too easy.
I have about 90 minutes in each corner,
the front wheels were worst,
the rear wheelwells were the worst.

I was intentionally taking my time,
not wanting to kill the job.
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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby Blue_69_malibu » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:00 pm

Looking good. Looking VERY good!!! 8)

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby Fred32v » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:31 pm

Sold on Saturday 2/20/16. Sure was fun while I had it!
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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby wxo » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:08 pm

OK, now I'm waiting for the next shoe to drop........... :wink:

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby Blue_69_malibu » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:47 am

That's kind of like Superman selling his cape........ :mrgreen:

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby MostMint » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:26 am

OK so this opens up a space in the garage. Can a track day car be far behind? 8)
[quote="Basement Paul"]Is that a mint rocketship on the hood?? :shock:
-BP[/quote]

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Re: 2006 Cadillac STS-V

Postby GMJohnny » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:09 am

I have insider info on what is going in the garage slot. Perhaps
32V will shed some light on this. "GTX" is in the model #!!!!

GM


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