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Old 04-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #3551
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ok sure thing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #3552
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I redid the car today and I must say I am pleasantly surprised with the results. I washed, polished with fg400/yellow pad+7424 then I moved back onto the menzerna gloss which to my astonishment filled in many scratches that I had been battling. Finally I waxed with some auto finesse paste wax which finalized the luster. Thanks Phil!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #3553
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I redid the car today and I must say I am pleasantly surprised with the results. I washed, polished with fg400/yellow pad+7424 then I moved back onto the menzerna gloss which to my astonishment filled in many scratches that I had been battling. Finally I waxed with some auto finesse paste wax which finalized the luster. Thanks Phil!
sure thing I would love to see the photos.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #3554
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I'll leave the outside for later, here's my question. My seats, carpet & seatbelts have a touch of mold forming on them from sitting during my recent downtime. What's the best way to A)Clean this **** off the upholstery & B) Prevent it's return?

It's an 02 WRX Interior that needs to be cleaned and protected before I get it back on the road. Suggestions? Products?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #3555
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Could I put opti-coat on my annodized wheels to help protect them or would it ruin the finish?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #3556
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Could I put opti-coat on my annodized wheels to help protect them or would it ruin the finish?
I would consider calling the wheel manufacturer and ask, I don't believe it will hurt but I would ask.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #3557
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i live in sunny Southern California and i just got a new CF hood. I've read that they dont come with very good gel coats from the factory. Should i get this sprayed down with an extra UV protectant clear cloat? and what products should i use to keep it looking like new, thanks
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #3558
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I'll leave the outside for later, here's my question. My seats, carpet & seatbelts have a touch of mold forming on them from sitting during my recent downtime. What's the best way to A)Clean this **** off the upholstery & B) Prevent it's return?

It's an 02 WRX Interior that needs to be cleaned and protected before I get it back on the road. Suggestions? Products?
here are some ideas for the interior.

1Z einszett deep cleaner
1Z einszett Klima Cleaner - ETU
LM Mold Killer

At the shop we use a black light to inspect the car a couple days later to see if we killed everything.

To prevent it you may need to park it somewhere else and make sure you check on the car from time to time when you let it sit for a length of time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #3559
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i live in sunny Southern California and i just got a new CF hood. I've read that they dont come with very good gel coats from the factory. Should i get this sprayed down with an extra UV protectant clear cloat? and what products should i use to keep it looking like new, thanks
its not a bad idea as most cleared cf is not all that good.

but clear on cf they always yellow.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #3560
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its not a bad idea as most cleared cf is not all that good.

but clear on cf they always yellow.
So what do you suggest then?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #3561
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So what do you suggest then?
are you set on leaving it carbon fiber, why not paint it the same color as the rest of the car?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #3562
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set on leaving it carbon fiber for now. My last hood was carbon fiber with paint on it, want to do something different this time
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #3563
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set on leaving it carbon fiber for now. My last hood was carbon fiber with paint on it, want to do something different this time
then I would say install it and when it starts to yellow respray it, in the mean time I would say keep it protected with sealant.

Sonax Polymer Net Shield or Menzerna Power Lock
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:51 AM   #3564
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So picked up some goods from DD tonight. 1Z einszett cockpit premium to wipe down the interior, Adams Car wash and Collinite 845 insulator wax. Great prices btw! So heres the questions although I know they have been asked and answered but my main problem is swirls galore. Car is a 2012 paint feels soft and smooth but so many swirls. What other products do you recommend and in what order do I apply them. Also please recommend a good mitt or pad to actually wash the car thats very soft and will not swirl. TIA
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #3565
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Happy Sunday

My car is now 6 weeks old, and ive failed to addresses the small issues. Its been getting washed every week.

Anyway i have grease built in my door jams; and some remnants of looks like glue from when the dealer takes delivery and they peel that off. What is the safest stuff to remove this with? If you need more info, let me know.

thank you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #3566
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Happy Sunday

My car is now 6 weeks old, and ive failed to addresses the small issues. Its been getting washed every week.

Anyway i have grease built in my door jams; and some remnants of looks like glue from when the dealer takes delivery and they peel that off. What is the safest stuff to remove this with? If you need more info, let me know.

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WD-40 on a microfiber rag works great at removing the glue left from the plastic wrap from the factory.

The grease in the door jams, I'd just wipe it away with a paper towel.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:09 PM   #3567
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Thanks Notch. I will try, this weekend.

Ill soak the MF rag in my soap, and wash those areas by hand. Biggest pet peeves for me, are door jams, and washing wheels wells.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #3568
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Happy Sunday

My car is now 6 weeks old, and ive failed to addresses the small issues. Its been getting washed every week.

Anyway i have grease built in my door jams; and some remnants of looks like glue from when the dealer takes delivery and they peel that off. What is the safest stuff to remove this with? If you need more info, let me know.

thank you.
something designed to remove the adhesive glue would be 3m adhesive remover.

or Auto Finesse Obiltarate
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:19 AM   #3569
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I have some unknown substance on my windshield which only shows up when wet. It smears and I cannot see anything if it's dark and light hit it from cars or street lights. I thought about using a claybar on the windshield to remove whatever it is but I am not sure what to use for claybar lubricant.

What would you recommend I use to "strip" the glass of whatever is causing my issue?

Thanks, Rob
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #3570
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I have some unknown substance on my windshield which only shows up when wet. It smears and I cannot see anything if it's dark and light hit it from cars or street lights. I thought about using a claybar on the windshield to remove whatever it is but I am not sure what to use for claybar lubricant.

What would you recommend I use to "strip" the glass of whatever is causing my issue?

Thanks, Rob
yes I would give the clay a go.

here are some detail sprays

Adam's Detail Spray
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #3571
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I ordered some Opti Coat to put on my new wheels, but the barrels of the wheels are painted, with no clear coat while the face/lip of the wheel is cleared. Will Opti Coat be safe to apply to the uncleared parts of the wheels?
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #3572
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I ordered some Opti Coat to put on my new wheels, but the barrels of the wheels are painted, with no clear coat while the face/lip of the wheel is cleared. Will Opti Coat be safe to apply to the uncleared parts of the wheels?
what type of wheels are they?
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #3573
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what type of wheels are they?
They are Rota Grids.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #3574
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you can opti coat them
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #3575
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