North American Turbocoupe Organization

Cleaned, washed, buffed, AND waxed both cars today!
AerobirdMotorsports Offline
This was by far the most productive (automotive-wise) 3-day weekend ever. On Friday morning neither of my cars even moved (Layla had a blown turbo hose and the Stitch had no v-belts). Fast-forward to right now. Stitch got new hardware holding on the front mudflaps and fender flares, new v-belts, engine compartment detail, floormats, and the bed cleaned out. Layla got a new turbo coolant return hose, ALOT of tuning, timing adjust (and I bought a new timing light!), and engine compartment detail. Then today I vacuumed, cleaned, washed, buffed, AND waxed BOTH of them. I'm suprised I can type because my arms are vibrating so badly. Man do they look GOOD. And run well too! And Tuesday Stitch's new radio arrives! (Alpine 180W, MP3/CD-RW. from Crutchfield) Here's some pics for your enjoyment Wink

Import Killer Offline
Senior Member
When i had my stock paint job I used meguirs (spelling?) three step wax. Theres a stripper, a polish, and a wax. It looked amazing when i was done. Took a long time to do though.
1987 Turbocoupe
Painted sonic blue pearl
Ground effects w/S351 wing
17x9 Chrome Cobra Rs
255/45/ZR17 Kumho 712s
KYB suspension
MOMO shift knob and boot
K&N cone air filter, Gillis boost valve, T-3 turbo, ported intake and E6, A237 roller cam, MSD coil, Kirban FPR
Full 3" exhuast w/Ultra Flo muffler
Brute force clutch
White faced indiglo gauges
2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs and amp

AerobirdMotorsports Offline
Zaino is the best stuff out there, but I'm still finishing off my old stuff. I have a porfessional buffer that I use and I go through terry cloth towels, applicators, and lint-free's quite quickly. I use Meguire's car wash, but I always start with cleaning the door/trunk/hood jambs by hand. Then I clean the interior with a Woolite mix (1-2 capfulls in a spray bottle of water) and vacuum. The I do the wheels (scrubbing with various brushes and Fast Orange). After I wash I use an Absorber synthetic shammy to dry and then I get to polishing. I use some Turtle Wax Pro-polish or Meguire's detail polish (depending on how dirty car was) followed by the Meguire's 3-step Caranuba wax, both with the buffer. The tires come next with some Black Magic dressing (I use the foam applicator), then the wheels get Mother's Mag Polish, and finally the black rubber gets Mother's Back-to-Black. It's a long and very rewarding process.

Gulfdiver Offline
Senior Member
I Used to use Liquid Glass on my '87 Tbrid.. it was the best thing out there since sliced bread to bring a high gloss to a black paint job.. anyone still use this? or is there better? (Considering now that I have a red car... guess it's trial and error for that.)
!!!!! MINE ALL MINE !!!!!
1988 TBird Turbo Coupe Mach 1 Special Edition
K&N airfilter; Spec Stage 3.. More mods to come!

Spooler87 Offline
Posting Freak
The Stoner company makes some excelent cleaning products. Their "Invisible Glass" Cleaner is the best damn glass cleaner that i have ever used. I smoke in my TC, so there is a film that builds up on the inside windows. That stuff takes it right off, no hassle. Its also Amonia free, so it wont hurt any tint that is on the witndows. I still beleive that caranuba wax is the best stuff to use on a black car.... especially the meguires gold class paste. Stay away from synthetics......
All hail Project "Marauder" !

ERIC J snowbird Offline
Posting Freak
Wow. those are shiney. I can actually see my reflection in those last two pictures. hmmm...I always thought I was better looking than that. Big Grin
87 Black 5speed, 88 Black 5speed.

Matt S Offline
Posting Freak
There's some sort of ugly blemish in those last 2, I think you missed a spot.
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AerobirdMotorsports Offline
That's the guy that breaks all my stuff... Big Grin

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