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    Pictures from Thursday Night Open Garage - April 9, 2015

    We packed the house last night, and had a bit of a surprise for the group - we asked our buddy Ernie Manansala to bring in his wild custom Nissan GT-R, "Goliath" for us to work on. Why "Goliath" instead of the more common "Godzilla" for this GT-R? Because Godzilla is a wimp in comparison - Goliath puts out a whopping 1300HP!!!! Ernie debuted Goliath at SEMA last year and promptly won "Best Import" at the GT Awards presented by the Gran Tourismo video game series. Goliath sports a Rocket Bunny widebody kit, Advan wheels, and two Garrett turbos plus virtually everything Greddy makes for the GT-R. No static SEMA display, Goliath is fully driveable (Ernie took me for a neck snapping blast around the business park at the end of the night and, well, holy %&@$! doesn't begin to describe the ride!) and Ernie has plans to compete in Time Attack events with it this year.

    But Goliath needed a bit of TLC, and the TNOG was more than willing to help out. Making use of the new MT300 DA polisher, our new DA Thin Foam Discs, and a variety of liquids the team brought back the shine in no time. We've got a time lapse video to start you off and will add some stills a bit later on.




    By the way, we plan on making this sort of full detail of a specialty car a regular feature of TNOG this year. If you know someone with a really cool car - Import Tuner, Muscle Car, Hot Rod, Classic, etc - that could use a good make over, by all means let us know!
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    Re: Pictures from Thursday Night Open Garage - April 9, 2015

    1300HP takes some doing, and the end result looks like this under the hood of Goliath.


    Because race car.




    You just have to love how titanium goes blue with heat.


    Unfortunately, the paint had some definite needs.




    Time to get to work!








    There were a couple of other cars on hand that needed a bit of evaluation. Hmm.... what's this little red car?


    Why, hello you gorgeous little Italian, you!! The Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition.


    Slam that Lexus!


    Back to Goliath and, yeah, that sounds about right. But those aluminum verticals look a bit dull, don't you think?


    Upon closer inspection, yep, that's looking pretty flat indeed.


    A quick hit, by hand, with a touch of M105 made a huge improvement. We could have used our Heavy Cut Metal Polish, but we simply didn't have any on hand!


    To take things to the max, we did finish off with our Finishing Metal Polish, again by hand with a microfiber towel. Now that's a shiny wing support!
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    Re: Pictures from Thursday Night Open Garage - April 9, 2015

    Great result on a true monster of a car!

    I look forward to seeing some of the other special projects throughout the year....

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