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Old 10-04-2021, 06:50 PM   #80991
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Ok. So I bring my car to get an alignment, and when I get it home, I noticed scratches all over the guage cluster lense. These are pretty bad, like I should definitely have noticed before if they were there. I call the shop up and the manager puts his technician on who says he just needed to press the button to get the odometer reading, but never touched the lense. I'm not going to call him a liar without some evidence, but I seriously cannot imagine a world where I wouldn't have already replaced the lens if it was this bad. I CAN imagine a tech looking for a button sticking through the lense by running his hand across it and 'forgetting' he did it, considering my OFT is mounted over the odometer buttons if he's never been in an FRS before.

Idk what to do at this point. Going to be driving along distance this week, and this is going to be annoying me the whole way. Maybe I just leave them a negative review and never go back there.
run on down to the auto parts store-- they should have a maguiar's plastic polish that should help, as well as a good coat of your favorite wax. i mean, nothing's going to get rid of scratches that deep, but a polish/wax on the lense might be enough to minimize it if you've got to look at it for the next week.
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Tried to find a 2022 Taco TRD to order... the dealer tells me they don't know when they will be in AND you cannot even order it or a previous model due to supply issues.



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Idk what to do at this point. Going to be driving along distance this week, and this is going to be annoying me the whole way. Maybe I just leave them a negative review and never go back there.

Fix it yourself, they aren't going to do shit for you. I'd recommend the little adams SPTA kit. https://www.amazon.com/SPTA-Cordless...3389212&sr=8-5


It's amazing how handy that little tool is for cleaning things up.


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run on down to the auto parts store-- they should have a maguiar's plastic polish that should help, as well as a good coat of your favorite wax. i mean, nothing's going to get rid of scratches that deep, but a polish/wax on the lense might be enough to minimize it if you've got to look at it for the next week.
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Tried to find a 2022 Taco TRD to order... the dealer tells me they don't know when they will be in AND you cannot even order it or a previous model due to supply issues.






Fix it yourself, they aren't going to do shit for you. I'd recommend the little adams SPTA kit. https://www.amazon.com/SPTA-Cordless...3389212&sr=8-5


It's amazing how handy that little tool is for cleaning things up.


Oh, I was always going to fix it myself. Just pissed off.

Used Meguiar's 205 with a 3" light cutting pad, followed by the same polish with finishing pad. Then just clean it with Stoner's Invisible Glass and a glasses cloth. Actually looks better than it did before the scratches...
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Old 10-04-2021, 08:54 PM   #80994
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So far, they are pretty much as advertised. I do go around before the storms come and clean off any leafs that gather on top. They especially gather in the inward 90 parts. I walk around with a pole with a web brush. So far I'm happy.
My experience is based on a Father that owned a roof and gutter company, and I cleaned a lot of gutters with/without guards in my youth, not the product itself but my answer is....

They work about as well as @Sapphireho describes. For the most part it keeps stuff out of your gutters but it doesn't keep stuff off the top of your gutters. If you have a lot of trees, it now piles up on top and needs to be cleaned off which is easier, and sometimes storms will cause it.

Also, a heavy downpour will overrun most of these types of gutter guards, particularly if you have a lot of roof area, or your roof is steep.

Most come with a lifetime warranty that basically covers gutter cleaning if they stop up.

Personally, I have standard gutters on my house, and a company that comes out and cleans them 3 times a year for $100 per trip. My house is 3 stories tall in the front, and I have about 200ft of gutter that gets cleaned. Never have an issue. To add the guards to my house was estimated at $3,000 the one time I had my gutters replaced so the break even point for me would be 10 years.
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Tried to find a 2022 Taco TRD to order... the dealer tells me they don't know when they will be in AND you cannot even order it or a previous model due to supply issues.
good luck. reddit just had a guy that was looking for a few months, and was just ecstatic to find a used '20 sr5 with 6k miles on it...

not sure if you're aware, but toyota doesn't do 'orders'. they just simply build and ship. what each dealer gets, they get. some dealers are willing to work with customers and will dealer trade for what other dealers got that's more preferable to the customer. but in this market, anything and everything is selling faster than they can unload it off the truck. so there's barely anything anymore to even trade for.

the 2 toyota dealers near me, they've got 20 used cars on the lot and 10 new cars. spread out enough so it looks like something... and all of that inventory doesn't last more than a week or two.
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My experience is based on a Father that owned a roof and gutter company, and I cleaned a lot of gutters with/without guards in my youth, not the product itself but my answer is....

They work about as well as @Sapphireho describes. For the most part it keeps stuff out of your gutters but it doesn't keep stuff off the top of your gutters. If you have a lot of trees, it now piles up on top and needs to be cleaned off which is easier, and sometimes storms will cause it.

Also, a heavy downpour will overrun most of these types of gutter guards, particularly if you have a lot of roof area, or your roof is steep.

Most come with a lifetime warranty that basically covers gutter cleaning if they stop up.

Personally, I have standard gutters on my house, and a company that comes out and cleans them 3 times a year for $100 per trip. My house is 3 stories tall in the front, and I have about 200ft of gutter that gets cleaned. Never have an issue. To add the guards to my house was estimated at $3,000 the one time I had my gutters replaced so the break even point for me would be 10 years.

I don't have gutter guards on my gutters, I have this kind of gutter.
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Oh, I was always going to fix it myself. Just pissed off.

Used Meguiar's 205 with a 3" light cutting pad, followed by the same polish with finishing pad. Then just clean it with Stoner's Invisible Glass and a glasses cloth. Actually looks better than it did before the scratches...
See, it buffed out -
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Do those things really work that well? Like zero service?
Gutter guards? Yes for our use.
The first installment we had were some sort of plastic which lasted for 30? odd years until a heavy hail storm pieced the guards in so many places it wasn't funny. The same hail storm damaged something like 45,000 cars. The insurance paid for new guards which are aluminum. What ever dust and foliage gets through is fine enough for rain to wash away.


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I don't have gutter guards on my gutters, I have this kind of gutter.
That's an interesting design I haven't seen before.
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Ok. So I bring my car to get an alignment, and when I get it home, I noticed scratches all over the guage cluster lense. These are pretty bad, like I should definitely have noticed before if they were there. I call the shop up and the manager puts his technician on who says he just needed to press the button to get the odometer reading, but never touched the lense. I'm not going to call him a liar without some evidence, but I seriously cannot imagine a world where I wouldn't have already replaced the lens if it was this bad. I CAN imagine a tech looking for a button sticking through the lense by running his hand across it and 'forgetting' he did it, considering my OFT is mounted over the odometer buttons if he's never been in an FRS before.

Idk what to do at this point. Going to be driving along distance this week, and this is going to be annoying me the whole way. Maybe I just leave them a negative review and never go back there.
Something similar happened to me with a Subaru service a couple years back. Can't recall why I brought the car in but I noticed when I got home that there was a scratch just like those on the right side of the lens.

I'm guessing for me what happened was that the tech was a point-and-reader and decided to use a pen or something to point at my odometer reading and then fucked up and scratched the window.
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Thus far for my new job I've had to do 21 different 'training' courses and had to create 4 different accounts for said training. This does not include the mandatory training course for the DoD/Army. I recall, there are 5 of those.
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Let me guess.
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whatever that one is about threat awareness
some other ones I forgot.

If you need to call AESD please let me know how shit our call tree is.
Hell, it's so broken you might get misrouted to me.
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Yep. And a handful of others. Though half of these 'trainings' are slide shows you scan through real quick and say you completed them with no quiz or anything lol. Oh and we started classes in person with the troops so YAY! But that's ok cuz next month we get assigned to our individual companies to command.
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