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What did you do to your Avalanche today?

I bought a pair of new ones off eBay for $99. They fit great. Youtube videos show you how to install. Kind of a chore but the end result is worth it...
I have two vehicles that need the treatment and it cost me very little. I did the test run on the truck and the car might look better when finished.
 
I sanded and clear coated the headlights. They were too yellow, it came out not too bad.
what grit did you use and was it standard clear coat i need to do the honda car, for the Avy im gonna have buy new ones as clips are all broke had to drill some small holes and zip tie them in for short term
 
what grit did you use and was it standard clear coat i need to do the honda car,
@LFX1 I’ve heard really good things about this from a bunch of the garages I inspect.

 
@LFX1 I’ve heard really good things about this from a bunch of the garages I inspect.


I use this.

Good stuff.

:) (y)
 
Today we pulled all the skid plates dropped the diff, tilted wheel just a smidge to get it down just enough past the idler to pull the oil pan, clean it and redo the gaskets, cleaned the filler pick up tube and installed new o-ring. Filled up with some good synthetic after gasket had time to set up , ran it for a few, got late so test drive is postponed currently have it sitting in drive. No rain scheduled so slide piece of cardboard under the area to see if I get drips.

Oddly enough I been told it was the rear seal as well that was leaking, but pan gasket was leaking all the way around, we were able to determine front seal was dry. It was still the factory gasket so had to drill the rivets out other than some oil off the pan getting on the fly wheel that area that looked really clean, so sort wondering if I maybe it was just the pan gasket. I know the rear seal can be elusive either way if anything a lot of the leak should be fixed, time will tell if the rear seal needs done. At just 108K the pan other than stained oil, had very minimum yuck in it not like I seen on YouTube, bottom part of the pans on those were pudding sludge, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was nice and clean so the oil must been changed regularly prior to my ownership. Not a bad job, my Avy was pretty clean underneath and my brother did most heavy lifting.

So ill keep you posted.
 
what grit did you use and was it standard clear coat i need to do the honda car, for the Avy im gonna have buy new ones as clips are all broke had to drill some small holes and zip tie them in for short term
I tried starting with 2000 but it was too slow. I went down to 400 and finished with 2000 and it seemed about right. The yellowing is in the top layer and 2000 was not getting it off. All hand sanded.
 
what grit did you use and was it standard clear coat i need to do the honda car, for the Avy im gonna have buy new ones as clips are all broke had to drill some small holes and zip tie them in for short term

The CERAKOTE® Ceramic Headlight Restoration Kit comes with everything you need inside the box.

You can buy the kit at the site linked, Walmart and/or Amazon.

Wherever you prefer.

I've used many different kits from many different vendors over the years.

No more.

This CERAKOTE product is the easiest and longest lasting of all I have tried.
 
I felt fade in the front brakes while pulling a trailer today and heard some grinding. Looking through the wheel, I could see gouging of the rotors. I had the wheels off not that long ago to replace the hubs and inspected the brakes and they seemed ok.

Anyway,on my way home, I picked up pads and coated rotors and in between the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, I did my brake job and had it back out for a test drive in about 40 minutes. Probably one of the fastest brake jobs I've ever done. It JUST started to rain ( again) as I was picking up my tools and putting them away.
 
Took the Avalanche down to my local tire store and had the first new set of tires put on since I bought the truck back in early 2020.

The previous owner had installed a new set shortly before I bought the truck, not knowing they would be selling the truck to me when they did.

As was their habit with all of their vehicles, they had Firestone tires installed.

Had I installed tires at that time, Firestone tires might not have been my first choice.

However, these Firestone Destination A/T tires ended up serving me well.

So, after reading several reviews, I decided to install a set of the latest version of that tire, the Firestone Destination A/T2.

I have been keeping an eye on the tread wear and my plan was to install new tires before the fall and winter weather hits.

The driver's side rear tire had other plans and began losing air this past weekend.

I figured now was as good a time as any.

This coming Thursday, I have an appointment to replace both upper front control arm and upper ball joint assemblies.

I had all of the front suspension checked out and only these parts looked to need replacing.

After that, a front end alignment will be done and I hope to be set for a while.
 
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