Corvette Project Guide - Weekend Warriors Unite

Simple Weekend Projects For Your Corvette

Tom Benford Jan 14, 2010 0 Comment(s)

Wheel Detailing
Applicable Years: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
Difficulty Level: 1
Tools: electric or cordless drill, PowerBall and/or Mini PowerBall, metal polish
Time: 1 hour (4 wheels)
Parts source: Corvette Central

Here's an easy weekend project with results you'll be able to see immediately. The PowerBall and Mini Powerball, along with a bottle of Mothers PowerMetal polish from Corvette Central, are just the ticket to clean those dirty wheels. The PowerBall is a soft, spongy appliance you insert in the chuck of your drill (AC or cordless) to polish your Corvette using either liquid or paste polish. The Mini Powerball is specially designed for wheels, and it comes with a nice 12-inch extension shaft so you can get in between the spokes to do a spiffy job. While the Mini Powerball is made for wheels, it also does a great job on wheel covers, trim rings, and center caps if your Corvette happens to be equipped with these.

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Padded Glovebox/Center Console Cushion
Applicable Years: C5
Difficulty Level: 1
Tools: No.2 Phillips screwdriver, hair dryer
Time: 1 hour
Parts source: Corvette Central

When I first saw Corvette Central's padded-leather C5 glovebox/center console cushion with an embroidered C5 emblem, I decided that's just the look I wanted for my Corvette. While you won't need any special tools, a considerable amount of hand strength is required to stretch the cover to get it to fit properly, and a hair dryer will help to soften the material and make it a bit more pliable. Be sure to do this installation where it's at least 70 degrees-the colder the environment, the more you'll have to struggle to make things fit properly.

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