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Okay, so you want to know how to win that all important car show?

You want to know how all the big time competitors end up in the winning circle?

Do you want to get that hot chicks (or guys, if you're a girl) phone # but yet they won't look at you until you win a car show????

Well, fear not my fellow Korean Car Enthusiasts....2k Low is here to save the day! <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

Follow these tips, and you'll be golden! <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

<b>Interior Judging</b>
Okay, lets start with the interior, and make our way outward.

<u>Area 1</u>: Instrument gages, clock, radio, rear view mirror, ash tray, steering wheel, & horn assembly. The ash tray should be spotless, empty it and inspect for rust or burns. As the ashtray may be costly to replace and hard to find, rub in a little silver "calyx" manifold dressing to mask the burn and blemish marks. While not perfect, it will probably pass inspection. When cleaning your rear view mirror, don't forget to clean the backside. Next clean out the glove box completely, and if it has a carboard liner, use a permanent magic marker to hide minor scuffs. Check around the ignition lock for paint scratches. Obtain from a hobby store 3 "liquid paint marker pens" in silver, black, and one that is close to your car's color. Forget buying the costly, stupid, extra thin bottle stuff with a built in brush that "factory matches" your car color but never really does! With the proper paint pen, carefully dab and then rub in as needed. (Repeat a few time). Spray on a Q-Tip your favorite cleaner to remove accumulated dust from around the instrument gages.

<u>Area 2</u>: Dash, sunvisors, and headliner. Sunvisors are deadly point stealers. Remember to flip the sunvisor to clean the other side, and seek out the discolored or rusty fasteners. Hold on before removing a 30 year old sunvisor to replace with new fasteners! You may pay dearly in time and money for doing so, as it often the grit, grease, and crumbles that are holding the old thing together. For a fast immediate cover up, just smear in a dab of calyx silver manifold dressing on the rusty fastener. For all the other fasteners and interior screws, do likewise or else use the silver or black paint pens. If your headliner has a small hole or two, as many do, fill the hole with anything that sticks and smoothes out flush, then touch it up with a permanent magic marker or paint pen. (I know..it sounds ghetto, but it works) If the dash and headliners look dull, and time is scarce, you might try this. Squirt a mist of clear tire blackener on your rag and slowly work it in to enhance the luster shine. This new look shine, outshines any "proper" commercial coating we have ever wasted money on.

<u>Area 3</u>: Carpeting and floor mats. Move your seats in all possible directions and take a close look, upfront -- behind -- and on the side. Shampoo the carpet and floormats not only to make them clean, but also to smell great. Then wrap masking tape or duct tape inside out around one hand. Massage this hand over the entire carpet and floormats, to ensure picking up the fuzz balls, and hair from unknown origins.

<u>Area 4</u>: Seats and seat belts. Make sure you clean the entire backside of the seats. Analyze the seat belts... if they're in fair shape wedge them along side the seat (and hope the judge won't dig them out), if they are nice, lock them over the seat. Judges love to check the metal framework around the seat, so remember the silver paint pen? You probably need it now.

<u>Area 5</u>: Get ready to work. Look inside the door jambs, (hinge area), because this is where the judges' eyes focus. Clean like crazy, use your markers and paint pens, then reapply a light lubricant. Shine up door sills, and add some luster to door panels. Look closely at old rubber around the glass, especially between the dash and windshield, plus dull weatherstripping. Remember that clear tire silicone? You may have to use it here.

<u>Area 6</u>: Hatch & Trunk area. Before starting to clean, make it easy on yourself. Invest in a small bucket, a couple of plastic containers, or even strong plastic bags. Put everything possible in these containers, if it doesn't fit, leave it home. That way you can easily remove your belongings during inspection at the show. Yes the judge will look there, and especially at the hinges. Use your tricks to restore the hinges to appearing new. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, don't forget to bring your bag of trick touch ups with you to the show. You may need them, plus you could easily auction them off, for quite a price, to your neighboring car show participants. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Printing... You rock lo .... I was just getting ready to ask some questions on this topic... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Hey JGraham,
I will help you prepare your car on show day if you want any help when we get to Nopi.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Woohoo...thanks! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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