I bribed my photographer friend, Geoff to snap some more shots of my garage. This time, I wanted to focus on some of the work I perform in the garage (detailing, wheel swaps) as well as some of the main equipment I use. The QuickJack got quite a bit of camera time, and I'm very eager to see how the shots turned out. Geoff sent me this teaser pic, so I hope the rest are just as cool. Stay tuned.
My raised aluminum TREK sign arrived and I got it perfectly placed on my big grey wall. The logo was in a shiny red and the letters have the brushed aluminum look to them. The red of the logo clashed with the red of my stripe below so I pained the logo the same grey as my TV wall. I think it looks much better, plus I didn't want the TREK sign to be the focal point of that wall. If you are looking for a sign such as this, I suggest you hit up Joe at Enthusi-works. He is great to work with and can just about make anything your mind can conjure up. You may even see some photos of my garage in his various listings. Here's how things turned out.
Monday marks my return to work after six weeks of summer vacation time. I have enjoyed every minute of my holiday, but now I must focus my efforts on educating the youth of our world. This summer saw a number of small, yet significant improvements to the garage. Most notably, the newly stained cedar carriage door. I love how the stain brought out the unique grain of the cedar. I added tile to the boring space above the car door and dialed in my organization. I was able to complete a number of intricate details on the SQ5 and was able to produce a few videos that depict the processes I follow. I will end of the summer with two "night shots" of the garage. Farewell, summer.
The art of auto detailing is fully featured in each of these five videos. Check them out:
1. Splash! Car Detailing - Modified Audi A3
2. Dr. Kuko Car Detailing - Audi S6 Full Detailing
3. Detailer's Domain - Audi RS4
4. Revolab - Audi S5
5. Sr. Detailing - Audi S4 Avant
I recently removed a shelf I was using to store jack stands. I relocated the shelves to the top of my tire racks. I plan on adding a raised aluminum "Trek" sign to this wall space. Here's a few shots that illustrate the evolution of this part of the garage.
It took me two full days, but our cedar garage door has been stained, and very pleased with the result. The builder used a stain/paint and we never really liked it. I sanded it down for four or five hours and then applied a coat of Cabot's Australian Timber Oil and it brought out the character of each board. The sanding process left me with a lot of cleaning in the garage. I had to clean every inch of the garage, but that is all done and things have never looked so great. Here are some photos that will take you through the process of getting this door to the point it should have been when we moved in.
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