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08-24-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By jfelbab

Here's an easy approach to car care. I prefer...

Here's an easy approach to car care.
I prefer sealants for their appearance and ease of maintaining.

Upon delivery:
I washed and applied Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax (a synthetic sealant).
On...
08-22-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,202
Posted By jfelbab

If your vehicle is leased, check you lease...

If your vehicle is leased, check you lease agreement carefully as most require OEM windshield replacement. Failure to do so can result in an unexpected financial loss at turn-in. If this is your...
08-14-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By jfelbab

I found that my insurer covers chip repairs for...

I found that my insurer covers chip repairs for free. Check with your insurance agent before you try a DIY.
08-08-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,588
Posted By jfelbab

Yes, water could extend laterally, albeit...

Yes, water could extend laterally, albeit unevenly, trough the perforations. But if there is anything I'd not want getting through the perforations into the foam padding underneath it would be oily...
08-07-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,588
Posted By jfelbab

In a word, No. The leather topcoat, (urethane...

In a word, No. The leather topcoat, (urethane paint) on your leather is there to protect the leather from spills. That coating is specifically made to repel anything you spill on it.

Think...
08-06-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By jfelbab

I'd let the dealer find and correct it as it is a...

I'd let the dealer find and correct it as it is a new car. Thee are a ton of new electronic options/settings in this 2018 model and it could literally take weeks to learn about all of them via the...
08-03-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,227
Posted By jfelbab

For the $400, I definitely would go with OEM....

For the $400, I definitely would go with OEM. This is a safety issue. The windshield glass in you car provides a major portion of the rollover protection and it also is the backing plate for the...
07-29-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By jfelbab

Everyone who sees these comment on how cool they...

Everyone who sees these comment on how cool they look....
07-19-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By jfelbab

A1 - Yes it is, but not as thick or durable as...

A1 - Yes it is, but not as thick or durable as urethane paint. It is thicker than a wax or sealant and thinner than a clear coat. Typically most users are getting 2-3 years from a coating, some...
07-19-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By jfelbab

I hate cleaning headliners. They are by far the...

I hate cleaning headliners. They are by far the most fragile part of the interior. I use Folex and spray and dab with a white towel to remove staining. Don't get the headliner too wet and don't...
07-19-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By jfelbab

If the idea of regular detailing your ride...

If the idea of regular detailing your ride doesn't fit your lifestyle, you could take the vehicle to a highly rated local detailer and let them apply a coating rather than a wax or sealant. Repeat...
07-09-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,464
Posted By jfelbab

No-one has just one favorite product or resource....

No-one has just one favorite product or resource. :uh:

Here are a few products and resources I use/visit almost daily.

Interior:
• Meguiar's D14901 Quik Interior Detailer,

Exterior:
•...
07-01-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,964
Posted By jfelbab

Dual Action polishers make it pretty difficult to...

Dual Action polishers make it pretty difficult to damage your paint. Likely less than the cheaper waxer tools, IMO. Just about the only way you can damage your paint with a DA is by dropping the tool...
06-30-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By jfelbab

I'm 5' 6" and the head restraint can be adjusted...

I'm 5' 6" and the head restraint can be adjusted to fit perfectly for me. My wife is 5' and she has no issue either. That said, I've read that many very short and very tall drivers often have...
06-20-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,809
Posted By jfelbab

It would be more accurate to say that clay will...

It would be more accurate to say that clay will compromise prior waxes and sealants. If you have applied a coating it will not be removed. Some waxes or sealants will partially survive a claying so...
06-19-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,809
Posted By jfelbab

My $0.02 on claying Baggie test. This is the...

My $0.02 on claying

Baggie test. This is the simplest way to determine if you need to clay. After washing and drying your car, slip a baggie over your hand and gently draw your fingertips across...
06-08-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,850
Posted By jfelbab

Some notes on leather and hardness. Its all...

Some notes on leather and hardness.

Its all about hydration.

Don't assume your leather is getting hard due to the topcoat hardening The topcoat on leather is a micron-thin and flexible urethane...
06-04-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By jfelbab

I used to live in Wisconsin, the winter salt...

I used to live in Wisconsin, the winter salt capital of the US, LOL. I've used this on multiple projects in the past and rust never returned.

POR 15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxHx-hBuO6s
06-02-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,353
Posted By jfelbab

Real leather or faux is all the same when it...

Real leather or faux is all the same when it comes to stains. When you are looking at either coated leather or faux leather you are looking at a coating. These products are painted to provide uniform...
05-31-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 67,807
Posted By jfelbab

Latest ES addition to the stable. Matador Red,...

Latest ES addition to the stable. Matador Red, my favorite color. Looks good enough to lick, LOL.
...
10-31-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By jfelbab

I've been using Meg's D120 Glass Cleaner...

I've been using Meg's D120 Glass Cleaner Concentrate for years. One gallon of concentrate makes 11 gallons of really good glass cleaner. I used to think... what would I do with 11 gallons of glass...
08-23-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By jfelbab

Meguiar's makes a series of professional products...

Meguiar's makes a series of professional products specifically for cleaning and polishing clear plastic.
M1008 Clear Plastic Polish
M1708 Clear Plastic Cleaner
M1808 Clear Plastic Detailer
05-05-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By jfelbab

I would only comment that you don't need both the...

I would only comment that you don't need both the ULW and the UFF. I'd suggest you choose one or the other. My personal preference would be for the ULW for a higher gloss or UFF for a longer life....
04-01-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By jfelbab

Look for the Warranty and Service Guide...

Look for the Warranty and Service Guide supplement. Maintenance begins on page 39. Basically, unless you drive under extreme conditions as specified in the supplement, you need replace the engine...
03-28-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,965
Posted By jfelbab

A couple more items to consider. If your...

A couple more items to consider.

If your vehicle is leased, look over your lease agreement and see if OEM replacement glass is required. You may be paying a surprise penalty if you use...
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