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Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-19-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By sjgIS350
if worried about damage..clean up fast..the do a...

if worried about damage..clean up fast..the do a wash..then a clay..then polish..then wax..
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 09-19-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By sjgIS350
why no clay?

why isn't clay an option? It is super simple to use and will really make a difference and also remove the old wax..and not harm like dish wash soap could…Clay will make the paint smooth again..there...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 09-19-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By sjgIS350
I doubt it expires especially if a liquid..just...

I doubt it expires especially if a liquid..just shake the crap out of it..if a paste, as long as not dried up sb good to go...
Forum: NX Models 09-19-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,215
Posted By sjgIS350
I'd think the Q3 and x1 are more comparable to...

I'd think the Q3 and x1 are more comparable to the NX..the others are RX range..GLK is somewhere in between I think..
Forum: NX Models 09-12-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,215
Posted By sjgIS350
pretty early to rate the spindle grille a...

pretty early to rate the spindle grille a success. Lexus traditional customers are generally older (I'm 54) and don't go for all the new fangled stuff..:) Time will tell if it was a good move by...
Forum: NX Models 09-12-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,215
Posted By sjgIS350
Acura tried a 'big grille' thing and quickly went...

Acura tried a 'big grille' thing and quickly went back to some more subtle (aka not accepted by the Acura buying community)

Currently I have an 06 IS350 (had since new) and my next car will be a...
Forum: NX Models 09-11-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,215
Posted By sjgIS350
is the grille/front end as hideous in person as...

is the grille/front end as hideous in person as is in photos?
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-23-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By sjgIS350
+1 and the rusty hats….IMHO painting the...

+1 and the rusty hats….IMHO painting the rear..very small calipers is pretty cheesy.

the fronts look good but if all four don;'t look good don't waster the effort/money.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-20-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By sjgIS350
try manually adjusting the mirror..it could be...

try manually adjusting the mirror..it could be set such that the gears (or whatever it is) that controls the up/down left/right are close to their stops..Manaully adjust to 'get it centered' may...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-19-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By sjgIS350
"countless oil changes" and you don't know what a...

"countless oil changes" and you don't know what a drain plug gasket is and you put the o ring in the wrong spot (hint it goes where the old one was)
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-19-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By sjgIS350
similar thread in SC forum post 6 sounds possible...

similar thread in SC forum post 6 sounds possible

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc-400-300/579554-loose-wheel-stud-cannot-remove-lug-nut-2.html

And maybe this video will give you some ideas
...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-01-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By sjgIS350
TPMS 'pipe bombs' only do one thing: Turn the...

TPMS 'pipe bombs' only do one thing: Turn the TPMS light off.

This does nothing to tell you a tire has a screw in it and is low…and will kill the (expensive) tire quickly.

I have an 06 IS350...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-30-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By sjgIS350
If you think you hate the labor time, wait till...

If you think you hate the labor time, wait till you see the dealer price on the part..$450!
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-29-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By sjgIS350
06 IS350 alternator labor time?

So my 06 IS350 all of a sudden developed a whining noise, and then yesterday I noticed a burring rubber smell…

Took the car to work this am (had an appointment for tomorrow am) and the...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-03-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,975
Posted By sjgIS350
I owned an 04 S2000 and took it on many twisting...

I owned an 04 S2000 and took it on many twisting mountain type roads. Although a great design, the S2000 is/was a niche car. The IS is a mainstream car and thus sacrifices some of the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-03-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,987
Posted By sjgIS350
The costco yellow ones are a great deal...

The costco yellow ones are a great deal especially for the money. Are the the 'best'? No idea, What do you consider the best? I am sure there are better quality MF towels out there…Maybe ones...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-03-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By sjgIS350
get a set of these installed..will give you...

get a set of these installed..will give you camber adjustment..
...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-27-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By sjgIS350
Wax is really a final step (or near final). ...

Wax is really a final step (or near final).

After a good, detailed wash, consider doing a clay bar treatment, really takes out bonded contaminants and leaves a nice smooth finish, follow that up...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-24-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By sjgIS350
more like 4 days...

more like 4 days...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-20-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,744
Posted By sjgIS350
regardless of how 'good' or 'bad' a car shampoo...

regardless of how 'good' or 'bad' a car shampoo is, if you have bad technique, bad tools, it won't make a bit of difference.

Use the two bucket method, with grit guards, and a good quality lambs...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-20-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By sjgIS350
I basically agree with the others that say...

I basically agree with the others that say something harsh was used at some point on the dash. Only suggestions are to see if Lexus has any ideas, and/or contact a good car detailer and see if they...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-20-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By sjgIS350
I love the D300 Really easy to work with.I...

I love the D300 Really easy to work with.I probably overload the pad, so I have to clean it all the time…but use compressed air so it fluffs right back up.

My car is never really in bad shape...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-20-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By sjgIS350
Recent detail 06 IS350

Process:

Removed each wheel:
Cleaned tires with Tuf Shine tire cleaner
Cleaned wheels with Griot's Garage Wheel Cleaner
Cleaned back of wheels with Meguiar's Wheel Brighter (diluted)
Clayed...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 06-20-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By sjgIS350
about all I use it for is to store the parking...

about all I use it for is to store the parking garage ticket
Forum: IS - Second Generation 06-20-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By sjgIS350
had mine changed

Took my 06 IS350 in for the cam gear recall. They did their general inspection and told me the tranny fluid was dark and should be changed. I said I thought it was a lifetime fluid and the SA...
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