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      03-01-2016, 09:14 PM   #221
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That is an entire season, not a weekend right?
That's two days, lol. It's always a good hour of work to get this stuff off.
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That's two days, lol. It's always a good hour of work to get this stuff off.
What do you use? I have been using goo-gone. Works pretty well.
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What do you use? I have been using goo-gone. Works pretty well.
Stoner Tarminator - spray it on, and then it instantly comes off with a cotton terry cloth - I use the same cloth to get another spot, and another, until it seems to be slowing down, then spray some more.
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I'm still learning. Second video is the TLDR version.

I would recommend using a cheap microphone on the rear bumper. You'll avoid the deafening wind noise that makes the audio all-but-worthless at anything under 20mph.
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What do you use? I have been using goo-gone. Works pretty well.
Tarminator works well for me too. I have a waffle-weave microfibre that lets me put a bit more elbow-grease in versus a standard one. I think they market it as a "glass cleaning" microfibre.

If Tarminator doesn't work, I have used the comparable 3M product. It's a bit harsher so I only use when absolutely necessary.
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I would recommend using a cheap microphone on the rear bumper. You'll avoid the deafening wind noise that makes the audio all-but-worthless at anything under 20mph.
I'm trying to find a good spot inside the cabin. Hiding my mic behind what I thought would be a good wind barrier didn't work.
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I'm trying to find a good spot inside the cabin. Hiding my mic behind what I thought would be a good wind barrier didn't work.

It's tough in the cabin since you've basically got a huge suction effect.

I tape mine onto the rear bumper just below the license plate.
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I would recommend using a cheap microphone on the rear bumper. You'll avoid the deafening wind noise that makes the audio all-but-worthless at anything under 20mph.
the sound was ok in the beginning of the video but wth happened towards the end? sounds like it went from external mic to underwater case
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I'm trying to find a good spot inside the cabin. Hiding my mic behind what I thought would be a good wind barrier didn't work.
I found putting my mic inside the center console works really well. Almost no wind noise but you can still hear the engine and exhaust albeit it's somewhat muted. I just set it on a cloth so it doesn't rattle against the hard plastic on the inside of the console.
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the sound was ok in the beginning of the video but wth happened towards the end? sounds like it went from external mic to underwater case
External mic on rear bumper to external mic inside car.

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I found putting my mic inside the center console works really well. Almost no wind noise but you can still hear the engine and exhaust albeit it's somewhat muted. I just set it on a cloth so it doesn't rattle against the hard plastic on the inside of the console.
I deleted my center console lol. I'm gonna try to put it under the carpet (no rear seats) next time.
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External mic on rear bumper to external mic inside car.
man - you need a louder exhaust then!

do you still have the trunk mat in the car? if you leave it in you can put it under there - if not, don't know why the sound was so muted. how thick is your wind sock?
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External mic on rear bumper to external mic inside car.
your mic attached to bumper sounds like mine just stashed in the trunk somewhere.

when i put it on the outside, it sounds a lot different. inside the trunk for me sounds closer to how it sounds when driving.
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man - you need a louder exhaust then!

do you still have the trunk mat in the car? if you leave it in you can put it under there - if not, don't know why the sound was so muted. how thick is your wind sock?
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your mic attached to bumper sounds like mine just stashed in the trunk somewhere.

when i put it on the outside, it sounds a lot different. inside the trunk for me sounds closer to how it sounds when driving.
There aren't many options louder than my Supersprint Race. I can only think of GruppeM and BimmerWorld exhaust. Try this video? Mic was placed closer to exhaust tip. Skip around to about halfway point.


Yes I do have the trunk mat. Last time I experimented with mic placement there, I had some static issues, but I have a better mic and new extension cord now. Completely forgot to try putting it under the mat. I don't have a wind buffer for this mic. I should get one.
Skip to around halfway point.
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There aren't many options louder than my Supersprint Race. I can only think of GruppeM and BimmerWorld exhaust. Try this video? Mic was placed closer to exhaust tip. Skip around to about halfway point.

Yes I do have the trunk mat. Last time I experimented with mic placement there, I had some static issues, but I have a better mic and new extension cord now. Completely forgot to try putting it under the mat. I don't have a wind buffer for this mic. I should get one.
What kind of mic do you use? Strange that putting it somewhere in the cabin would have muffled the sound that much. Unless you meant somewhere random and not in the trunk area where the sound might not pick up as much.

Forgot - how'd you get that yellow center strip on the leather wheel?
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What kind of mic do you use? Strange that putting it somewhere in the cabin would have muffled the sound that much. Unless you meant somewhere random and not in the trunk area where the sound might not pick up as much.

Forgot - how'd you get that yellow center strip on the leather wheel?
Sony ECM CS3 for the last two events. It's a $15 mic, I wouldn't expect it to be too impressive. It did capture intake noise better than my $1 no brand mic from Amazon. I clipped it right behind the center seat belt, but I'm going to try to tuck it in under the carpet next time. My goal is to capture exhaust and brake noise to help with analysis (and diff bc it sounds awesome).



I used yellow electrical tape on steering wheel lol. It really helps when analyzing videos.

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Tarminator works well for me too. I have a waffle-weave microfibre that lets me put a bit more elbow-grease in versus a standard one. I think they market it as a "glass cleaning" microfibre.

If Tarminator doesn't work, I have used the comparable 3M product. It's a bit harsher so I only use when absolutely necessary.
I started using Molecule's cleaner spray on the advice of a race car driver I met at a track event and it works like a charm as well. I'd say it probably requires less elbow grease than Tarminator and smells better.
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Sony ECM CS3 for the last two events. It's a $15 mic, I wouldn't expect it to be too impressive. It did capture intake noise better than my $1 no brand mic from Amazon. I clipped it right behind the center seat belt, but I'm going to try to tuck it in under the carpet next time. My goal is to capture exhaust and brake noise to help with analysis (and diff bc it sounds awesome).



I used yellow electrical tape on steering wheel lol. It really helps when analyzing videos.

I didn't want to say "IS THAT TAPE?! LOLOL" so I asked instead

I might do that for my next event - just because it looks cool haha
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I did same on stock wheel
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