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Old 08-26-2018, 08:46 PM   #19545
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:53 PM   #19547
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Buffed out the head and tail lights then sprayed them with Meguiar's headlight coating. They weren't hazed yet but I did it to be proactive as worked out so well on the tC. Then used DUB to eat away at all the brake dust. Next week another coat of Liquid Glass then Meguiar's Fast Finish (got to look good for the Labor Day weekend).


I wish we had a O'Reilly's in downstate NY/LI I read they sell Superior Tire Shine F95 is the wettest longest lasting tire dressing on the market (I've tried them all with varying success -either long lasting but not shiny enough or vice versa).

P.S. I'm not a Meguair's fanboy they just have a few good products worth mentioning.


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Old 08-26-2018, 09:10 PM   #19548
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Buffed out the head and tail lights then sprayed them with Meguiar's headlight coating. They weren't hazed yet but I did it to be proactive as worked out so well on the tC. Then used DUB to eat away at all the brake dust. Next week another coat of Liquid Glass then Meguiar's Fast Finish (got to look good for the Labor Day weekend).


I wish we had a O'Reilly's in downstate NY/LI I read they sell Superior Tire Shine F95 is the wettest longest lasting tire dressing on the market (I've tried them all with varying success -either long lasting but not shiny enough or vice versa).

P.S. I'm not a Meguair's fanboy they just have a few good products worth mentioning.


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Old 08-26-2018, 09:48 PM   #19549
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if you used a mechanical buffer you may have polished off your UV clear coat. Also, the condensation could just be from a poorly installed gasket
Damn! Is there a UV clearcoat on the headlight covers? I used a non-abrasive polish (Turtle Wax Ice) on mine and the one that gets the most direct sun is deteriorating. Maybe I rubbed too enthusiastically to get the gloss but I thought not.
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Damn! Is there a UV clearcoat on the headlight covers? I used a non-abrasive polish (Turtle Wax Ice) on mine and the one that gets the most direct sun is deteriorating. Maybe I rubbed too enthusiastically to get the gloss but I thought not.
Polycarbonate doesn't like UV. If you're getting deterioration, buff it out and apply some kind of UV protectant to it. I looked into this a little bit ago. There doesn't seem to be any product on the market that will permanently protect them so you'll have to regularly apply it like sealant or wax
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I sanded the oil dip stick so I can get a more accurate reading.
Original oil change took 5.4 quarts as per the bottle reading.

The level was 3MM below the Full line, added 150ml as per the level on the asmoil bottle, then it read 3-4MM above. Sanded it and rechecked at the gas station and a separate parking lot. Still reading the same.
That is recommended as per manual, There must have been a tiny bit of oil that didn't come out during the drain process.


EDIT: got underneath this morning and corrected the levels, sitting perfectly now
Roughening the stick helps but the way that stupid stick bends as it angles into the oil makes it damn near impossible to tell where the level really is, It is different on each side. Not to mention the oil may expand/contract depending on temperature and then there's the level of the surface the car is on. Then again the stick may be splashing into the oil as the resistance to the o-ring on the handle is suddenly overcome. Sometimes oil sticking inside the tube from pulling the stick out gets on the stick. You can get your knickers in a knot over all this. The best you can do either measure what drains & put that volume of fresh back (allowing for filter) of use half a litre less of fresh then top up later.
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Polycarbonate doesn't like UV. If you're getting deterioration, buff it out and apply some kind of UV protectant to it. I looked into this a little bit ago. There doesn't seem to be any product on the market that will permanently protect them so you'll have to regularly apply it like sealant or wax


If you use regular clear coat it'll keep happening, if you use something like Meguair's you have to reapply every year. You could also use Aerospace 303 every time you wash the car (which you should be using for your interior anyway)..
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i have a bottle of that meguiars stuff, is it easy to overapply it? does it harm paint if you get any overspray on your paint?
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i have a bottle of that meguiars stuff, is it easy to overapply it? does it harm paint if you get any overspray on your paint?


I masked like crazy so I don't know what it'll do to paint but the label says remove with rubbing alcohol in case you get some on.


Another option is to use Xpel Paint Protection Film -that has UV inhibitors. I have PPF on my front bumper and hood since 2013 and it's still clear.
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O'Reilly's can't deliver it and Amazon has it for double the price. I'll pick it up in the next I head to CT (unless I find it elsewhere before that).
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:17 AM   #19556
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I masked like crazy so I don't know what it'll do to paint but the label says remove with rubbing alcohol in case you get some on.


Another option is to use Xpel Paint Protection Film -that has UV inhibitors. I have PPF on my front bumper and hood since 2013 and it's still clear.
I'd the PPF a spray or a skin?
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Damn! Is there a UV clearcoat on the headlight covers? I used a non-abrasive polish (Turtle Wax Ice) on mine and the one that gets the most direct sun is deteriorating. Maybe I rubbed too enthusiastically to get the gloss but I thought not.
I doubt you caused it. Mine have had nothing specific on them and are just starting to show signs of fogging over along the top surfaces (2013 purchased 05/2012). It is garage kept but spends most of its days in a parking lot at work.
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Took the car to its first Track session at calibogie.
Learned a lot about my driving and the car. It needs pads, fluid and tires ASAP!
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