Wednesday, March 31, 2004

TGIT{Tuesday}. I can't drive the Miata to work on M-W-F because I get to pick up the kids and I don't have room for the car seats in the back seat of the MX-5.

I had to stop on the way back from lunch and put the top up. Rain, rain go away...actually my grass needs it so I guess it is ok. On the plus side, the rain sure is beading nicely on the fresh coat of wax.

Day-um! When I got home at about 6:00 pm I put the car in the garage, wet. About 9:30 I was taking the trash out and I noticed water spots on the hood. Didn't I just get rid of those. Again, they won't rub off and the vinegar trick doesn't work. What gives?

Sunday, March 28, 2004

I spent several hours this weekend working on improving appearance of the paint on the right rear quarter panel and the bonnet(hood). The hood had water spots and the rear panel had bad oxidation and a web of scratches. I tried removing the water spots with vinegar to no avail. The solution turned out to be wet sanding with 0000 steel wool followed by 1500 grit paper, followed by 3M rubbing compund, followed by Meguiars paint cleaner, Meguiars, paint polish, and finally a coat of wax. The results look great. It is not perfect but it is much better.

The front brakes on the passenger side are squeaking! I haven't done a break job in 10+ years. I don't really want to but...it needs new tires too.

This afternoon I drove out Nick-Davis towards Athens. I saw several other folks out enjoying the weather in their convertables. Got a Miata wave from another guy in another red Miata.

Ginger asked if the car was going to be my current obsession. Can you believe I have had 10 days and I haven't washed it yet.

Where can I get some Connolly's Hide Food?

Friday, March 19, 2004

TGIF. I got the keys at 6:45 AM and it was time to go for a ride. Ten minutes later I was calling to find out how to open the gas cap. The release switch is inside the center console. I drove to The Tree and kept on going. It was rough sitting at my desk all day when the convertable was outside and the weather was beautiful.

Thursday, March 18, 2004