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Old 08-10-2001, 05:24 PM   #1
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Question one question.....please give advise

I want to get couple bags of cement....... 80 lbs per bag.....
how many do you think I can load each time in my Forester??? (I don't want to screw up the shocks and springs......thank you~
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:12 PM   #2
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PK.. I guess you need to look up max cargo limits... if it were me I'd figure the Forester can handle 5 people plus some cargo.

If you drive alone figure 4 pax plus a couple of hundred for cargo. This would equate to about 800 lbs or about 10 bags of concrete which I have done already !

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Old 08-10-2001, 09:19 PM   #3
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thank you , lakepop~
So, you loaded 10 bags of concrete in on Forester before ??
I'll standby for your advise~
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:42 PM   #4
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PK..yes I have. Obviously I put the back seat down and spread the load out over the area. Only had to drive about 1 mile back to my house and had no problems.

The Forester probably handled the load as well as I did...loading/unloading the 80# bags from the back is not an easy chore and I would recommend that you be mindful of your back to prevent injury.

I would also recommend that you avoid large bumps/high spe
eds other than that .....it worked for me.......

As an aside how did your window visor instal go ?...I am well pleased with mine.
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Old 08-10-2001, 10:04 PM   #5
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Oh, they fit GOOD on my car, but I did a stupid thing.....I wipe
my car with the pad that came with it .....and my piant is not gloss no more , but it got back to shinny after I wax it .......lucky~
Yeah.....80 lbs is pretty heavy man......I am still deciding to borrow a van from my work place or using my own car ......
BTW, thanks~
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Old 08-10-2001, 10:16 PM   #6
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Never, ever dry wipe your paint! Try some 3M Imperial Hand Glaze -- it works wonders on removing fine scratch marks.

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Old 08-11-2001, 10:51 AM   #7
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yeah......I know after I see what happened..........too late..... haha
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Old 08-11-2001, 03:16 PM   #8
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Ken, what's 3M Imperial Hand Glaze?
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Old 08-11-2001, 05:47 PM   #9
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It's a very mild glaze that does a great job in removing fine scratches and swirls. You can find it at most auto parts stores in the wax section. Works great on dark paints.


http://properautocare.com/3mimhanglaz.html

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Old 08-11-2001, 05:55 PM   #10
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Thanks Ken, is glaze similar to wax? or shold I wax after glaze is applied?
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Old 08-14-2001, 04:45 PM   #11
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Payload varies, but it's up to 1050 lbs. So if you're 200 lbs, you could haul 850 lbs of cement, or about 11 bags evenly distributed.

If you have a hitch, borrow a trailer and you can more than double that.

And if you need more than that - call a cement truck!

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Old 08-14-2001, 09:27 PM   #12
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Glaze and rubbing compound are both liquids that contain fine abrasives that when used properly will finely polish you pait/clear coat removing any small surface scratches. Think of them as ultra fine sand paper. (dont ever use sandpaper unless you plan on doing alot of refinishing) but after thier use you will want to apply a good wax job.
Another good product is Maguires, they make some waxes with alittle compound that will remove very small scratches or swirl marks.
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Old 08-15-2001, 04:40 PM   #13
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Imprezard,

Pretty much what tahrndt said.

What a glaze/rubbing compound does is strip an ever so fine layer of clear coat to smooth out imperfections. It will most likely remove any wax in the process.

FYI, the 3M Glaze is a very mild product and is easy on your paint. I use it once a year to reduce stubborn swirl marks and get rid of mild oxidation.

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Old 08-16-2001, 02:52 PM   #14
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I've had close to 1500lbs in my Forester before. They were cement paving blocks. It felt really heavy, but there were no lasting effects. I drove about 10 miles home from the Depot. I did not exceed 50 mph with the load. I also had 4 adult passengers, my dog and like 450 lbs of gear on the roof and in the car for 16 hours of driving. I might try to post some pictures of that one.

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Old 08-16-2001, 05:01 PM   #15
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I would think 10 bags of concrete will be no problem. I would pump up the tires to max inflation with that load in the back.

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