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#76 of 85 Scratch on Drivers side Front door (Razor blade?)
Apr 07, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I'm seeking help because i just noticed that my brand new TL has a scratch about 1 3/4 inch in length that's fairly deep and looks to have been caused by a razor blade... possible done at the dealer when removing the plastic... I'm really not sure, but upset at myself for not noticing it. It's a very fine scratch... I would appreciate any suggestions anyone would have. Thanks!
#77 of 85 Re: Scratch on Drivers side Front door (Razor blade?) [misterfinch]
Apr 11, 2008 (9:12 am)
If you can feel it with your fingernail, it's most likely too deep for it to be polished out.
It'd be best to have a reputable body shop touch it up for you, but if you are dreading the cost, you could try to touch it up yourself, since it's a fairly small scratch.
Hit it with some touch-up paint and use This System when applying it.
It won't bee 100% perfect, but it'll protect it from getting any worse and you'll be the only person who knows the scratch was ever there
#78 of 85 Re: Scratches under front bumper [scottm123]
Apr 15, 2008 (11:08 am)
Last weekend, I used Scratch-X and it took away all the red paint. Scratch-X instructions suggested to wax the area afterwards. So, I used Meguiar Cleaner Wax to complete the task. What is left is that a small scratch and it looks like it needs some touch up paint. Thanks everyone for suggestions. This forum is a great place.
#79 of 85 What is your favorite WASHING GLOVE/SPONGE?
May 08, 2008 (3:09 pm)
I am the new proud owner of a TL-S (white w/ black int). Folks say to use the micro-fiber washing gloves, however they also say do not use polyester on the car. All the micro-fiber washing gloves I can find are made with 80%-85% polyester. What should I use?? I do not want to scratch or swirl my new finish.
#80 of 85 Re: What is your favorite WASHING GLOVE/SPONGE? [goravens]
May 12, 2008 (3:27 pm)
I use plain old thick and soft 100% Egytian or Turkish cotton towels when nothing else is available, otherwise natural sheep's wool gloves. Swirls are somewhat inevitable as time passes, though you can manage their appearance with the right products. My 13 year old sports coupe looks terrific - I use cleaning products with a lot of conditioning oils in them - minimizes the chance of stray scratches from loose dirt or tar. (The Acura came from the factory with defective paint so my finish is screwed on that one)
#81 of 85 Tree sap- help with removal
Jun 02, 2008 (10:33 am)
Hi fellow Acura TL enthusiasts,
I parked underneath a tree yesterday for 3 hours yesterday and as I drove away, I noticed plenty of tree sap spots on my entire car. For fear of making it worse, I haven't tried to wash my car by hand because the sap was sticky and I didn't want to harm the paint.
What do I do? How should I remove this sap safely? I wanted to take my car into the detailers but I want to make sure they are careful with this sappy stuff. It looks like a risky job. Otherwise, I would prefer to take care of this myself. Help! Any ideas are appreciated.
#82 of 85 TL and TL-S Color Combinations
Jul 01, 2008 (3:48 pm)
Purchased an 07 TL with Navi at the end of Jan 07. Morrocan Red Pearl with Parchment interior. I have only seen one other TL in MRP in 17 months. It is by far my favorite TL color combination, with Carbon Bronze a distant second. Does anybody have any numbers or percentages of the different color combinations that the TL and TL-S have been manufactured? Tried many internet searches with no luck.
#83 of 85 new paint
Jul 19, 2008 (10:21 am)
I would definitely request a new car with the wrapper still on it. I cringe, when I see the mobile dealer washers using the brushes and being really aggressive with a car that only sits there, it doesn't move often. So really, all you need to do, is just use a good pressure washer and wash the dust and grime off, thats it. Plus if you get a car that has been their for awhile, like months, it seems to have had some more swirl marks.
I got a car a few months ago, and it had been on the lot for months, and that would explain a little of the swirl marks, but with my waxing and upkeep, they are basically gone. Took awhile though to get all the imperfections. Now, of course, now that I have bough it, I found 2 dents on the sides of the car, and this is an owner that does not even park remotely close to anyone that can even ding me, so they were there when I bought it, I just didn't notice it. They only thing I noticed were the scratches on the rear bumper, which keep coming back, but I think once, I come in for my first oil change soon, I will get my salesmen, and tell him that they didn't come out when I had them remove them, they are still there. The dents, they won't believe me now though. Oh well. they are so small, you can barely tell.
I have noticed, that keeping the front of the car, bumper and hood, mirrors waxed with extra layers of wax, you can keep the bugs from sticking to the car. It makes so much easier to come off when you use a manual wash bay.
#84 of 85 Re: TL and TL-S Color Combinations [jerseyslime]
Oct 13, 2008 (11:26 am)
I recently purchase an 08 TL with same color match. Yes, it's a great color, and I may have seen only one red color in the past year. Maybe it was you riding the GS Parkway. I also like the Carbon Bronze, but I chose the MRP, for it's beauty. It's a color that people look at while passing. Also, I notice on some sites that don't show MRP as one of the colors for the 08 TL. That's good, for I like it better where there are only two of us with the beautiful MRP. The Parchment interior was not my first choice only because of the cleaning up keep. However, the longer I sit in the car the better I like Parchment. The TL is a month old, and I have 500 miles driven. I have some make up on the outside like color matching mud guards, color matching door edge guards, and painted pin stripe. I plan to put color matching molding on the four doors to complete the make up. Good luck with your TL
#85 of 85 Re: TL and TL-S Color Combinations [stripe1]
Oct 16, 2008 (12:31 pm)
Good luck with your 08. I have seen only a handful of TL's in MRP, and I've been in a number of states (FL, MA, TX, to name a few). I just want to repeat my question one more time. Does anyone out there have any statistics regarding the number of TL's manufactured in each exterior color choice?