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Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 05-24-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By AndyL
I seem to have a unsolved issue with my parking...

I seem to have a unsolved issue with my parking brake and not sure if it is related to what you experienced. I have the dealer looked at it, tightened some parking brake components and they came to...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 04-02-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By AndyL
I think in Canada, what loaner car you are...

I think in Canada, what loaner car you are getting depends on availability as well as which rental company the dealership gets the loaner cars from. For the Lexus dealership I go to, 9.5 out of 10...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-31-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By AndyL
It is page 472 of owner's manual (for 2016 NX) -...

It is page 472 of owner's manual (for 2016 NX) - 7.1 Maintenance and Care ->Cleaning and Protecting Exterior. It says rain-repellent coating on glass can be repaired. But maybe dealership charges...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-30-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By AndyL
From the Lexus manuals, it says the water...

From the Lexus manuals, it says the water repellant coating on front window glasses can be re-applied by dealerships if the coating gets damaged or worn off. So the worst case is to reapply it.
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 03-23-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By AndyL
I agree with computerwi if the damage is limited...

I agree with computerwi if the damage is limited to the white grey spot. Most body shops are not that careful about the delicate surfaces of our NX. You may get more marring on the paint. But...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 03-07-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,909
Posted By AndyL
Spend time equally in Normal and Sport mode. If...

Spend time equally in Normal and Sport mode. If the road condition is good without bumps, I prefer to stay in Sport+. Agree that it is quite addictive. Use Eco mode only in slow traffic or in...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-25-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By AndyL
To OP: If you are trying to take out serious...

To OP:

If you are trying to take out serious scratches on B-pillar panels, hand polishing takes a long, long time without satisfactory resul.

If looking for perfect finish ( i.e., swirl free,...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-25-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By AndyL
That was one of the inspiration photos for me to...

That was one of the inspiration photos for me to purchase the iBrid Nano Long Neck. In the past, if I have to polish those panels, I have to take them off the cars.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-25-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,702
Posted By AndyL
Totally agree with what you said. I have a...

Totally agree with what you said. I have a similar garage setup as far as car detailing is concerned. Also had my first time coating the entire car.

In order to produce an ideal environment for...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-25-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By AndyL
Totally agree. I started coating wheels 2 years...

Totally agree. I started coating wheels 2 years ago and the wheels are much easier to maintain (in the past, I use Wheelwax, which is easy to apply but not durable, as expected). This coming...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 02-25-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By AndyL
To add to what Sasnuke has said, I strongly...

To add to what Sasnuke has said, I strongly recommend using masking tapes in some areas to avoid marring of the surface. For example, I would put thin masking tapes on the edge of the side panel ...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 01-31-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By AndyL
I have been using Rain X washer fluid (the yellow...

I have been using Rain X washer fluid (the yellow version in Canada) for years and I do not notice any problems with Lexus park sensors. I also have rain repellant (Soft 99 Glaco or similar) applied...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 01-31-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By AndyL
Same here, Got it yesterday. Mine is a 2016...

Same here, Got it yesterday. Mine is a 2016 model.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 01-18-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,876
Posted By AndyL
Let me chime in -- I suspect the reason of not...

Let me chime in -- I suspect the reason of not bringing the triple beam LED headlights or what Lexus would have called it Premium LED headlights (to be consistent to offering to RX, NX, etc) is cost....
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 01-18-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By AndyL
To me, I find the the front of 17' face-lifted...

To me, I find the the front of 17' face-lifted model looks better for the regular version but you lose the foglight.

For F-Sport version, both the original and the 17' face-lifted ones look fine...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 01-11-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By AndyL
Just as what dchar has suggested, I would find a...

Just as what dchar has suggested, I would find a very good auto detailer to do some paint correction and demand the dealership to pay the bill. There is also a high chance that the self-healing...
Forum: Car Chat 01-09-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,556
Posted By AndyL
CorradoMR2, I agree Audi A4 is well rounded but...

CorradoMR2, I agree Audi A4 is well rounded but lacking some excitement judging from the exterior. Originally I thought the driving dynamics is fun but your ownership says otherwise.

Congrats to...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 01-05-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By AndyL
I think I can probably provide an answer to #3...

I think I can probably provide an answer to #3 --- it is due to self-restoring clear coat on NX. Not want to infringe the copyright. Here is just a little paragraph taken from Toyota Techinfo for NX....
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 09-29-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By AndyL
I am also very meticulous about using the gas...

I am also very meticulous about using the gas hatch door and I find the rubberized spring/latch in NX is way more sensitive than say, the one from 3IS.

To avoid touching the surface of the gas...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-17-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By AndyL
From your pictures, it looks like Lexus has gone...

From your pictures, it looks like Lexus has gone back to the original finish that they use previously. Does it appear to be have some metallic flakes but almost a smooth surface? Our 2011 RX appears...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 09-12-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By AndyL
That's a really good deal. It is from your Lexus...

That's a really good deal. It is from your Lexus dealership?

Personally, I also prefer the hyper silver/graphite finish that comes with summer wheels for US market. The one that has machine...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 09-08-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By AndyL
I am interested in knowing it, too. One...

I am interested in knowing it, too.

One interesting fact is for Canadian market, RAV 4 can be equipped with 18" with 235/55R18 all-seaons tires whereas NX comes with 225/60R18 all-season tires...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 09-08-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By AndyL
If you look closely between the two, they appear...

If you look closely between the two, they appear to have the same pattern but with different finishes.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-08-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By AndyL
I was actually the one who posted it. They are...

I was actually the one who posted it. They are non-OEM ones but they fit perfectly as if they were OEM. In fact, there is a patent for their design (it is in one of the pictures on my post)
...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 09-06-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By AndyL
Thanks for the useful pictures. I have bought the...

Thanks for the useful pictures. I have bought the same weather strips and made the attempt last year.

Your pictures have given me the assurance that this approach would work. There are many...
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