I hate to beat a dead horse... but I just got my show results today... rather interesting if you take a look at them
Lets start with front exterior... Bumper/grill/airdam... avg of 4.5... not too shabby, knowing that I have scraped the hell out of the airdam with my lowered SS...
Headlights... avg of 2.5?! What the heck, how much better can you get than brand new? I mean after my wreck, all that stuff had to be replaced...
Paint Hood, fenders, mirrors... avg 5... damn straight, there be fresh paint on every square inch of my SS
Windshield wipers avg 4... yea I know, they dont look so hot after 120k miles, but atleast I had new blades
Tires/Wheels... again, all four have less than 300 miles on them... and I took them off the night before and had them shiney as hell... then I cleaned the stupid tire treads as I waited in line...
Brakes - calipers: 3, yea they werent soo hot looking =/ I would tend to agree with that
Fender wells, frame, swayber... 3... well the fender wells are new, the frame has been raped and straightened twice and the swaybar is brand new... is dark rust colored frame worth 2 points?
Engine... We wont even go into this... the best I got was a 4, yea it was kinda gross... I just couldnt get it all clean before they judged it... I thought the previous owner had everything black powder coated... then I took some simple green to an oilspot and found out otherwise, been tryin for months to get that gunk off there
Interior: Doors and whatnot was a 3, and I agree... it is a 94 that has been less than well taken care of by the previous owner. The rear got a little bit better, thankfully... maybe cause it didnt have two fat guys sweating on it for 300 miles between when it got cleaned and when it got judged
Aft quarter panels, back glass... 4.5 avg for brand new paint, brand new moldings... brand new body. wheel wells, frame and tailpipe... I can understand the deductions. Hey, atleast they gave me a 5 on my rear quarter scripts... The guy who spent 4 hours measuring and putting them on perfectly thanks ya =)
and last but not least, trunk interior/exterior. Condition of paint... freakin 3.5?! what the hell... its brand new fresh paint with new emblems and new spoiler... but my other paint marks are 4.5-5. and what about liscence plate area... I had brand new mountings on there and all I got was a 3 =/. This one really throws me... my trunk carpet got a 4.5, with two burn holes in it, and I didnt even bother to sweep the trunk let alone detail it. Spare tire/cover was crappy, and the score shows it.
I am by no means looking to flame on the judges, I am simply looking for help on what needs to be done to correct my problems... tips and tricks so to speak, especially on the brand new sections of the car.