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Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-12-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
Whether it is real leather or NuLuxe (faux...

Whether it is real leather or NuLuxe (faux leather), it should be treated the same. Regular cleaning and apply a fluorocarbon protector to prevent dye transfer. The only basic treatment difference...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-11-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
It is available with either. The NuLuxe is...

It is available with either. The NuLuxe is standard and real leather is an option I believe.

Leather Master's Cleaners will work well with either as will the Leather Masters Protection Cream.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-07-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
Welcome to CL. I've done several posts in...

Welcome to CL.

I've done several posts in the Automotive Care & Detailing forum in the thread "All about Lexus Leather" thread that should get you on the right track.

The single most important...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-02-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By jfelbab
Did you miss the thread: All about Leather? I've...

Did you miss the thread: All about Leather? I've posted the leather care process I use and recommend there.

Briefly the products you mention will work fairly well but I'd add to wipe down the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-01-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By jfelbab
If the car is at a Lexus dealership, you might...

If the car is at a Lexus dealership, you might want to ask the dealer for the service record or pop the Vehicle ID into Lexus.com and look at the record yourself. The record is not always easily...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 02-01-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By jfelbab
I would polish the glass and re-install the...

I would polish the glass and re-install the insert as a first step.

A tip on cleaning windshields. About once a year I I use a paint polish, like Meguiar's #204. I use a fiber Cerama Bryte pad if...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 01-31-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By jfelbab
I believe that smell your are describing is...

I believe that smell your are describing is Hydrogen Sulfide. It occurs in the cat when too rich a fuel/air mixture is occurring and the excess unburned fuel which contains some sulfur, is dumped...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 01-29-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 131,483
Posted By jfelbab
Here is a graph of my 2014 RX350 MPG in various...

Here is a graph of my 2014 RX350 MPG in various city/highway conditions. You can clearly see how stop and go driving negatively affects fuel economy.
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Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 01-26-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
Aside from the leather seats, most everything is...

Aside from the leather seats, most everything is either vinyl or plastic. I use Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer for everything on the interior including LCD displays and gauges. It does have UV...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-22-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By jfelbab
I'm going to guess it is a total for the...

I'm going to guess it is a total for the insurance. Sad, as it looked pretty nice.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-20-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By jfelbab
I have lower lumbar disk issues (L3-4, L4-5 and...

I have lower lumbar disk issues (L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1) and find I can drive the RX all day with no back issues. I'm 5'6" tall and weigh about 155 pounds. I've driven or rode in several other SUV's...
Forum: RC F (2015-present) 01-18-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By jfelbab
You may wish to visit the Automotive Care and...

You may wish to visit the Automotive Care and Detailing forum for more but here is my experience.

I've cleaned a couple vehicles with cab red nuluxe recently and observed no color transfer. I...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-09-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By jfelbab
Stop and consider all the pollutants a car's...

Stop and consider all the pollutants a car's paint is subjected to like acid rain, industrial contaminants of all sorts, salt and other road melting chemicals, etching from bird droppings and...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-01-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By jfelbab
Maybe winter blend fuel could be one factor? ...

Maybe winter blend fuel could be one factor? What about weather and road conditions?
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-30-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
I would recommend searching my posts on leather...

I would recommend searching my posts on leather care in this forum for in-depth instructions on how to care for your leather. I'd start by cleaning with Leather Master Strong Leather Cleaner. To...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 12-28-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By jfelbab
As the outdoor temperature / tire temperature...

As the outdoor temperature / tire temperature changes the tire pressure will change. I set my pressure based on the lower temps we typically encounter. For every 10 degrees of tire temp change the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-27-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
Leather Master's product listing does not show...

Leather Master's product listing does not show that name. Do you have a link to it? I buy the Leather Master Protection Cream in the 1 liter bottles. Here is an image of the product. FWIW, I also...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-27-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
Nuluxe is an engineered faux leather. It is...

Nuluxe is an engineered faux leather. It is designed to feel, look and act like real leather. Like real leather, this material must be kept clean and a mild detergent cleaner like diluted Woolite...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-26-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,565
Posted By jfelbab
I owned my 04 RX for 10 years and it never made...

I owned my 04 RX for 10 years and it never made any rattles or squeaking. It did have higher than expected road noise but the car was solid as a rock. It was a Japan built car.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-19-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,211
Posted By jfelbab
FWIW, I went through the process of testing the...

FWIW, I went through the process of testing the frequency response in my RX350. I used a test dvd and an Audyssey mike. The results were quite good and flat across a 30-20k spectrum. Unless you...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-13-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 223,145
Posted By jfelbab
http://leathercoatings.com/clear.htm

http://leathercoatings.com/clear.htm
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-07-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By jfelbab
Along with the other tips, this will help remove...

Along with the other tips, this will help remove lingering odors over time. Buy a couple Arm&Hammer Fridge and Freezer packs and place them under the seats. Also sprinkle some of the baking soda on...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-21-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,011
Posted By jfelbab
First rule of detailing is "Don't make things...

First rule of detailing is "Don't make things worse." Attempting to sand a scratch may turn into an expensive nightmare if you are a nube to this technique, especially with an 8 YO vehicle who's...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 11-19-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By jfelbab
The UTOG rating says nothing about minimum wear. ...

The UTOG rating says nothing about minimum wear. It is a government regulated test procedure to help consumers get an general idea of tread wear, traction and heat. ...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-19-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By jfelbab
Also interesting to check tread width specs for...

Also interesting to check tread width specs for various tires. The tread width is the actual width of the contact patch hitting the road. This is much different than sidewall width. As you can see,...
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