I was tired of having my polisher arsenal stored away and out of sight, so I mounted them on the Craftsman pegboard above my workbench. I want to add one more polisher to my collection, but that will have to wait until Father's Day. I also moved my pad collection from my 56" Craftsman to two of the drawers beneath my workbench. Here's a few pics:
A recent spat of mild weather enabled me to do a thorough spring clean of the garage. The floor wasn't too bad, but a lot of grime and debris was lurking in the vents of the Free Flow tiles and it was time to get rid of it. The entire process took a few hours. I put a video together that demonstrates each step of the process. Enjoy.
Since purchasing my BL-5000SLX QuickJack lift, I have been putting it to the test quite regularly. I have taken the wheels off a number of times to gain access to the wheel wells and I have been able to perform some touch ups on the paint around the rotor hats. It has been a helpful tool as well as a cool one. My friend, Geoff popped by a little while ago with his camera gear to snap some shots of the QuickJack in action and here's a little slideshow that demonstrates how it has helped me raise my detailing game. The photos give you an idea of how I have the system set up. Like I have said before, it works great for my needs and it is a purchase I am very happy with.
A Lowe's just opened in my neck of the woods so I stopped by to check it out. Man, is that a nice store. I picked up a ball caddy by Gladiator to help keep my son's various toys organized in the garage. It was a quick and easy install. Once the rail was in place, I painted it to match the wall. He loves it.
This virtual tour should give you a great sense of how things are laid out in my garage. I have to say, things are approaching perfection. It's just a matter of fine tuning the little details at this point. I hope you enjoy.
I had a few hours to myself today, so I decided to give the floor a thorough clean. This meant removing every RaceDeck tile and power washing the entire floor underneath. Moving items in the garage is a breeze with the RaceDeck floor, so its a relatively easy process. Here's some shots of the big event.
I tend to hold on to products I don't use. Today, I took a big step and deleted perfectly good products from my collection in an effort to streamline things a bit. I am going to take the products to work for anyone who wants them. I was at a stage a while back where I wanted to try everything. I think I'm at a point now where I know what products I like, and the days of experimenting are behind me.
I received my latest order of detailing supplies from autoobsessed. One of the items I purchased was a 10' extension hose for my Metro Master Blaster car dryer. With this extension, I now have enough hose length to dry my entire car while the machine remains stationary. Until now, I've had to roll it around the garage. This is not a huge deal, but it was somewhat annoying having to ensure it never came into contact with the car. When in use, it will now be suspended on two retractable hooks. Here's a few pics to demonstrate where I'm coming from.
I used to store things around the garage using specific hardware tailored to each item. As my equipment changed, I found myself having to patch holes only to create new ones to effectively hang new stuff. I am now using pegboard exclusively since it allows me to change things up without having to tear into my drywall. I should have done this years ago. I added four more panels of Craftsman steel pegboard in various locations around the garage. I used two panels to hang my roof-mounted bike racks.
I had been using some wall hooks to keep the bike trailer wheels up and out of the way, but the pegboard is a better solution since we will inevitably be getting rid of the trailer in a few years. That's the thing I love about pegboard, when the day comes, I can find other things to store up in that space above the garage door rails. Here's some before and after shots:
Lastly, I installed one panel close to my water service to store my arsenal of hose nozzles and step ladder. These before and after shots demonstrate home much more flexible a pegboard storage system is.
Who is Rick?
I'm just a guy who loves his garage, Audi, and detailing so much he blogs about them.
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