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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 12-19-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By nickdeck
IMO, you'd be just as well off to throw your...

IMO, you'd be just as well off to throw your money down the drain at the car wash. The "wax" option at a car wash is nothing more than a gimmick.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 12-18-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By nickdeck
+1 on the FMJ. I really REALLY like it. My...

+1 on the FMJ. I really REALLY like it.

My most recent routine consisted of IP (yellow pad), FPII (white pad) and FMJ (blue pad). Buffed off the FMJ with MF towels, very easily.

As to whether...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 101,241
Posted By nickdeck
I got my sensor from Pelican parts, but that was...

I got my sensor from Pelican parts, but that was before I realized that I needed the socket and wires to hook it up. Ended up getting those at the dealer for 3 or 4 bucks.

Maybe when you slammed...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 12-12-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By nickdeck
I don't sell Menzerna, but I highly recommend it.

I don't sell Menzerna, but I highly recommend it.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-08-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By nickdeck
Sounds very similar to a noise that I had. Having...

Sounds very similar to a noise that I had. Having the tensioner pulley replaced fixed it. Cost about $100, including labor, at my indy mechanic.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,445
Posted By nickdeck
Looks much better. Glad to see you got it...

Looks much better. Glad to see you got it finished up!

Nick
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 12-05-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By nickdeck
I used 303 on my window posts a while back. Made...

I used 303 on my window posts a while back. Made them look nice, but 303 on the exterior doesn't last long.

The problem with the posts is that people tend to put their hands there when closing the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By nickdeck
Someone told me that the cap is vented, therefore...

Someone told me that the cap is vented, therefore there will always be some "residue" on the top of it. I just wipe mine off periodically.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-30-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By nickdeck
Not hard at all. The thing that takes some...

Not hard at all. The thing that takes some experience is getting to know which kinds of products and pads to use for a given situation. I think there are videos on Greg's site (detailedimage.com) and...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-29-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By nickdeck
Or, ran it through some kind of automatic car...

Or, ran it through some kind of automatic car wash. Or, (heaven forbid) used one of those brushes at the power wash place. Ever wonder whose off-road truck owner went through there before you, and...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-29-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By nickdeck
Ditto on what the others have said. Klasse AIO is...

Ditto on what the others have said. Klasse AIO is great stuff, but it's a chemical cleaner, not a true polish, so it won't help with your swirls.

Greg, how would you rate Poorboy's World EX-P...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-29-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By nickdeck
Menzerna Intensive Polish worked well for me on...

Menzerna Intensive Polish worked well for me on an etched bird bomb. Shined it right up, using the UDM buffer.

Another thing to keep in mind about bird bombs: Birds use sand and gravel in their...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By nickdeck
IP = Instrument Panel. Don't know what year your...

IP = Instrument Panel. Don't know what year your car is, but on mine is a dial right between the two center air vents.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-28-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,406
Posted By nickdeck
If you've got the stock front bumper, the sensor...

If you've got the stock front bumper, the sensor is under the bumper on the driver's side. If you've switched to an after market bumper, I don't know, but it's probably close to that location.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-28-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By nickdeck
OK, thanks for the clarification.

OK, thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-27-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By nickdeck
Actually, I haven't used either of the products...

Actually, I haven't used either of the products in question. Having seen FMINUS's work, I trust his judgment on these things and am just interested to know more.

The PB EX-P is the only sealant...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-27-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By nickdeck
Stoners Invisible Glass is a good cleaner, but it...

Stoners Invisible Glass is a good cleaner, but it won't touch your pitting or scratches. You're gonna need polish or a pro glass specialist for those.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-27-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By nickdeck
Hmmm. A quick check on the pricing of both: ...

Hmmm. A quick check on the pricing of both:

CG Jetseal 109, 16 oz. - $39 (from Chemical Guys)
PB EX-P Sealant, 32 oz. - $25 (from Autogeek)

I realize that you buy your Jetseal 109 by the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By nickdeck
^^^ +1 I had the same experience years ago -...

^^^ +1

I had the same experience years ago - milk spilled on the carpet in the back seat. Tried multiple times with multiple products, but the spoiled milk smell never went away completely.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-20-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,261
Posted By nickdeck
SEM paint is what I used on mine. Looks very much...

SEM paint is what I used on mine. Looks very much like the "soft touch" finish, but it's much more durable.

http://www.levineautoparts.com/semvinandpla.html
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-20-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By nickdeck
Great stuff, I use it all the time.

Great stuff, I use it all the time.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-18-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By nickdeck
FMINUS, you need counseling. I thought I did, but...

FMINUS, you need counseling. I thought I did, but you've made me feel better.

:bow:
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-17-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,819
Posted By nickdeck
Thanks for the info, Greg. If the weather...

Thanks for the info, Greg.

If the weather holds for another day or so, I'm thinking I'll add another (very thin) coat of FMJ. I probably did apply more than necessary the first time, although if I...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-17-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 401,128
Posted By nickdeck
I haven't used the Turtle Wax rubbing or...

I haven't used the Turtle Wax rubbing or polishing compounds for years, so can't comment on them. But you might try the Turtle Wax Ice as a sealant/wax. It doesn't seem to last very long, but it is...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 11-17-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,819
Posted By nickdeck
Steven, Thanks for the kind words, and for...

Steven,

Thanks for the kind words, and for the Autopia link. Interesting discussion. I find it a little odd that Menzerna USA makes no mention of FMJ on their own web site. The main Menzerna site...
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