Posted on 08/01/2009 at 13:50

KG from above

OK, call me paranoid, like 1984, Big Brother and so on, but hey, the Americans have spotted my Karmann from space! icone smiley laugh icone smiley laugh icone smiley laugh

Yep, that is my KG, parked on the parking lot of my former place, spotted by the Google's satellites (middle picture) and the Microsoft's planes (left and right pictures)! Feels a bit like Yann Arthus Bertrand (Earth from Above), somehow...
Click the pictures to get to the maps...

What about you? Can you see your toys from space?

[via Google Maps and Live Maps]
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Posted on 22/07/2007 at 19:28

Ice and Fire...

Just a picture, made without any Photoshop editing, only using a long exposure (20 seconds) and light methods from Not too bad, uh? (Click the picture to see it fullsize)

Only few updates those days, many other things to think of, way more important than all this stuff... icone smiley meh
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Posted on 14/07/2007 at 15:56

More polishing tests...

This time I believe I've validated my polishing process... First sanding with 240 grit paper just to get rid of the anodization, then 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and finally 2000 (all of those wet, obviously).
Then, final refinish in two steps, sewn cotton first, non-sewn then, with two different polishing pastes. The result looks pretty nice to me (see left picture)...

The main point is to follow closely the order of the papers grit : so I kind of organized this stuff in a folder, with the sandpaper already cut ; the actual work will be much easier (see right picture).

Here we go, I'm going back to my wheels...
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Posted on 11/07/2007 at 16:02

Polishing Tests...

I'm trying to validate my polishing method before I actually do it on my rims... So I'm doing some tests on the wheel-center caps...

The result is not that bad, but not as mirror-like as I want it to be : too many micro-scratches, only visibles under raking light. Probably cause I sanded up to paper 1000 grit only...

Next test will occur with paper 1200, 1500 then 2000 grit with oil, as soon as I receive my abrasives order...

I promise, I'll make you a nice tutorial...
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Posted on 03/07/2007 at 01:17


And here we go, for a little quizz... You'll have to be quick on this one, I'm pretty sure this will be easy for the VW experts...

The lovely heart on the right is a detailed picture of a part that will soon be installed on the Karmann... Well, after some "refurbishment"...

So, what part is this? Ready, set? Answer! icone smiley wink

(beware, only an accurate answer will be accepted... This shouldn't be too easy...)
>> Edit 2007-07-05 : Nico has found the answer... Click to see the answer in picture!
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