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Honda Fit, Auto Body, Interior, Hatchback
#1 of 113 Honda Fit Care - Interior & Exterior
Apr 29, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Want to know how to keep your fit looking shiny & new? Ask here!
#2 of 113 Protectant questions
Apr 28, 2006 (1:54 pm)
Since there's no Appearance Maintenance thread yet (or no Mechanical Maintenance thread yet, either), what types of exterior maintenance do people recommend?
What type of protectants?
My Fit is red. I know red fades faster than any other color. So I'm looking for some suggestions to sort through.
Do people have waxing/polishing regimens that they follow?
Thanks for any help.
#3 of 113 Re: Protectant questions [sd_driver]
Apr 28, 2006 (2:02 pm)
NuFinish has worked well for me. Zymol doesn't last long enough, although it has very "user friendly" (non-toxic) ingredients. Not impressed with Meguiars NXT of Turtle Wax 2000.
#4 of 113 Re: Protectant questions [micweb]
Apr 28, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Do you have an opinion on the use of "dusters" to keep car looking clean between washes? Do they leave scratches?
#6 of 113 Re: Protectant questions [sd_driver]
Apr 28, 2006 (4:50 pm)
I've been using high-line protectants and wax since 1964, and IMO the best available today is Klasse. It's not easy to find, as it's German, but well worth it.
#7 of 113 Re: Protectant questions [jonniedee]
Apr 28, 2006 (6:57 pm)
Novus makes the best clearcoat polish on the market. It comes in three grit levels
#3: polishing compound
#2: Car wax levels.
#1: no grit at all.
#1 is what you use on a new car. Protects as well as any of the waxes, though it is clear - it won't bring back much shine if the car is faded.
It's generally sold at gaming supply stores and boating stores(since it also works for plastic and fiberglass). $0 is spent on advertizing it - it's marketed at professionals only.
Works fantastic. Also keeps plastic lenses from getting yellow.
#8 of 113 Turtle wax Synthetic
May 01, 2006 (5:32 pm)
What about this new Synthetic polish.Goes onclear no white stuff.
#9 of 113 Exterior rubber/vinyl protectant questions
May 05, 2006 (9:24 am)
I got some 1 Grand ERV dressing for the exterior rubber and vinyl of my Fit. I have a couple of questions because, well, up until now, caring for the exterior of my car has meant washing it occasionally.
I've noticed that it is impossible to put the dressing on the rubber/vinyl without spillover to the painted surface. (No, I'm not going to tape up my car every time I want to dress the vinyl.) Not only that, it leaves a cloudy residue that has to be buffed off.
1) Will the ERV harm the painted surface?
2) If I wash the car before applying the dressing, can I just remove the excess dressing when I waxand buff the car after?
BTW: I'll be using Optimum Car Wax when I wax it.
#10 of 113 Black Dust on the Rear Sill
Jun 14, 2006 (11:30 am)
When wiping down the Fit (less than 400 miles driven - both city & freeway) after an hour's drive about town, I've noticed that there is an accumulation of fine black dust on the rear sill (below the lift-gate). It almost looks like brake dust, but I know that can't be, or exhuast soot?? It does seem more concentrated on the right side. Has anybody else noticed this or have any idea where it might be coming from?