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#2041 of 2050 Paint Protection Films and nose mask
May 01, 2013 (8:40 am)
Guys, need your help. Recently, got new MDX and want to keep in pristine condition as long as I can. To keep paint protected - which is better way -
1. paint protection film
2. Nose Mask
3. Just repaint bumper after few years of use.
Also, I have to part the car outside, so is it worth to buy car cover., if yes, which ones good ones out there.
Thanks for your time.
#2042 of 2050 Re: Paint Protection Films and nose mask [asp_mdxowner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 01, 2013 (8:55 am)
If you're going to keep the car outside, the goal of 'pristine' isn't really feasible. Your car will over time show small signs of wear and tear if kept outdoors.
My opinion is that 'paint films' or coatings are a waste of money, and that having the car waxed 2X a year is about the best you can do.
Nose masks can protect paint but also cause problems for paint, so it's a trade-off of sorts--you may end up with less chipping but more discoloration over time.
Repainting the bumper shouldn't be necessary unless you are hit while parked--a little chipping in the front bumper can be dealt with by using a touch-up stick from the dealer.
Car covers can be a real pain but they certainly will keep the car cleaner. The downside is when it rains and they get wet--how do you dry them if you've taken them off to drive the car---and putting a wet cover back on a dry car creates a mess----and the wind blows them off. You don't want a water proof cover because that traps moisture, so a "breathable' cover would be best. They do make them in hi-tech materials and probably, if you don't mind all the hassles that go with covers, it's the best thing for protecting your car from UV light, airborne debris, air pollution, and animals.
But "pristine" isn't going to happen with an outdoor car.
#2043 of 2050 Re: Paint Protection Films and nose mask [Mr_Shiftright]
May 02, 2013 (9:07 am)
Thanks for your reply.
I agree that by keeping it outside not going to help.
Regarding Paint Protections Films (XPEL or 3M), I read that they can protect from chips, bugs highway driving. I am kind of leaning towards them. XPEL says it has even self healing mechanism. My concern is that will it create lines on paint and how easy its to remove or replace.
On car cover I read about getting scratches while taking it on - off.
regarding wax -- which wax are good out there.
Aug 17, 2013 (7:40 pm)
I was reading in the forum and I believe someone said that their 2004 mdx had a transmission recall. I was wondering if anyone else has this information because the dealer has no idea what I am talking about.
#2047 of 2050 Re: Rear Suspension clunking noise? [tommyj1]
Aug 21, 2013 (10:13 pm)
please i need your help badly. i have the clunking noise problem on my acura mdx. but i cannot open the link that you posted. please can you tell me what the bulletin said. thank you
#2048 of 2050 Re: Rear Suspension clunking noise? [nitolinmdx]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 22, 2013 (10:43 am)
Try searching for it at bbbind.com. You have to register but it's free and they usually have the full text TSBs.
#2049 of 2050 Grinding noise at low speed on 2009
Oct 22, 2013 (9:56 pm)
Has anyone heard a griding/low belching type noise at low speed? Mine happens at low speed, typically less than 20 MPH just prior to the car shifting to 2nd gear, or sometimes when I slow down to 2nd gear and then lightly hit the throttle at around 20 MPH. It's not the same tapping ABS system check that happens. I can feel it just under the floor of the driver's side. It's not violent at all. I'm always very light on the throttle, and this is when it happens. The sound is a single, 1/4 second or so noise. The pitch of the noise is the same every time. I have tried to hear it/feel it when accelerating a little harder, and it doesn't happen. I have read up on some torque converter issues, and am thinking maybe that is what is starting to go bad. I have 65K miles on it and have changed all fluids many times.
#2050 of 2050 Black wood interior panel scratches
Oct 22, 2013 (9:58 pm)
Does any know how to get the swirl scratches removed from the interior black wood panels? Any particular product to use to get the swirls out without damaging the clear coat?