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Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-10-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By jfelbab
Some random thoughts. When polishing paint you...

Some random thoughts. When polishing paint you need to work clean and constantly clean the pads. At least after every panel if not more often, I'd suggest using an air compressor to blow out the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-10-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By jfelbab
I'd start with a good two bucket wash and follow...

I'd start with a good two bucket wash and follow with the clay. I'd use a dual-action polisher like those from Porter-Cable, Griots, Meguiar's, etc, and some microfiber pads as well as some foam...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-08-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 91,063
Posted By jfelbab
I'm seeing a 2 MPG drop in my fuel economy here...

I'm seeing a 2 MPG drop in my fuel economy here in WI too. Everything else is the same. Same routes, same brand of gas, same driver. My experience over the years is that I drop between 6 - 8% in MPG...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 12-02-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jfelbab
This kit might be of interest to some. Claimed...

This kit might be of interest to some. Claimed life up to three years. I have this kit but the weather here is preventing me from using it until warmer temperatures return.
...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-01-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 73,967
Posted By jfelbab
It may also be that the manufacturers are using...

It may also be that the manufacturers are using every trick they can to help meet the government CAFE standards for fuel economy. Both of my Lexus vehicles get better fuel economy with premium. If...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-29-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By jfelbab
If it were me, I'd probably wait to see what the...

If it were me, I'd probably wait to see what the 2016 RX will look like. It is a redesign and I believe it is due in March.

If you are committed to purchasing now, there is very little difference...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-23-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 73,967
Posted By jfelbab
After 1 year (about 9,000 miles) in my 2014 RX350...

After 1 year (about 9,000 miles) in my 2014 RX350 AWD. I'm still mostly using regular as the cost of premium (+$0.40/gallon) makes the added fuel economy not worth the cost. I also have not used 91...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-19-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By jfelbab
Here is a good question... How clean is clean...

Here is a good question... How clean is clean enough?

I don't dispute that a touchless wash does not clean as well as a 2 bucket method wash, or that the strength of a touchless detergent may...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-18-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By jfelbab
I'd find a touchless car wash. No damage and no...

I'd find a touchless car wash. No damage and no swirls. A quick detailer wipe down will remove any water spots. Maybe use a wowo spray sealant to retain slickness and shine. No worry about wheel...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-14-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By jfelbab
Seat heaters in my 2014 RX350 get plenty hot and...

Seat heaters in my 2014 RX350 get plenty hot and very quickly. Even on the lowest position it can get uncomfortably hot after a few minutes use.

My RX heater starts blowing warm air after about...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-13-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By jfelbab
Paint used on bumpers and plastic/vinyl covered...

Paint used on bumpers and plastic/vinyl covered panels is not the same paint as that used on metal panels. It has additional flex agents so that it will not be prone to the chipping that you are...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-13-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By jfelbab
When I can't find covered parking, I use one of...

When I can't find covered parking, I use one of those large round spring open type of sunshields. It refolds into a smaller circle with the quick flip of the wrist and stores easily.
...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-11-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,444
Posted By jfelbab
Since you are not enthused about doing the...

Since you are not enthused about doing the washing and waxing yourself, here is a low effort / high appearance solution you may like.

Meguiar's Paint Protect. This will provide protection for up...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-09-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By jfelbab
IMO, this issue lies clearly with Chamberlain for...

IMO, this issue lies clearly with Chamberlain for not addressing backward compatibility for the majority of existing Homelink equipped vehicles. They chose to make this change and to not inform...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-07-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By jfelbab
The interesting new products from Meguiar's that...

The interesting new products from Meguiar's that caught my attention:

1. MT300 DA from Meguiar's and a new line of pads and backing plate. Finally, a quiet yet powerful DA.

2. Paint Protect...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-05-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By jfelbab
There are several brands of decent cleaners for...

There are several brands of decent cleaners for leather. Good leather cleaners are easy to make. Lexus recommends something like Woolite/water 1:20 dilution. I prefer using Leather Masters Strong...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-03-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,727
Posted By jfelbab
I re-negotiated with them about 6 months ago. I...

I re-negotiated with them about 6 months ago. I told them that as I am not in the car all that much, I just didn't see it as a good value for the price. They countered immediately with another...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-03-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By jfelbab
Often ignored in this discussion is the fact that...

Often ignored in this discussion is the fact that your windshield is part of the safety equipment in your car. Gone are the days where the windshield was just there to keep the bugs and rain from...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-03-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 91,063
Posted By jfelbab
MPG tips: I get pretty good gas mileage in...

MPG tips:

I get pretty good gas mileage in my 2014 RX350 AWD, (24 MG combined average measured) after 1 year of driving. Right around the 6,000 mile mark I began to see a couple MPG increase,...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-01-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By jfelbab
Keeping your paint as clean as you can in the...

Keeping your paint as clean as you can in the winter season is key to minimizing swirling. As mentioned, snow, especially the heavy wet variety, that slides off the paint carries with it the grit...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 10-30-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 183,470
Posted By jfelbab
The LM Protector doesn't prevent cracking. ...

The LM Protector doesn't prevent cracking. Cracking is caused by improper hydration, temperature variability and stretching. Leather that is allowed to dry out, shrinks, turns hard and is then...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-29-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By jfelbab
Print this thread, include the photos, and mail...

Print this thread, include the photos, and mail it to Lexus Customer Assistance Center with a cc to the owner of your local dealership.

Lexus Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 2991-Mail Drop...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 10-24-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By jfelbab
Leather Masters Cleaner and Protection Cream. ...

Leather Masters Cleaner and Protection Cream. These are the products most others are measured by.

These are perfect for use on real leather, protected leather, pseudo leather or vinyl. Excellent...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 10-14-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By jfelbab
For those who promote using a Magic Eraser... be...

For those who promote using a Magic Eraser... be aware that this is equivalent to using fine sandpaper on your thin coated leather. It cleans by removing the coating (paint). This is not good for...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 10-12-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By jfelbab
I'd suspect you should be able to have Lexus...

I'd suspect you should be able to have Lexus repair this for free. The air bag in your steering wheel is part of the safety restraint system in your Lexus and might possibly pose a danger if the...
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