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Acura TL, Exterior, Sedan
#36 of 85 Re: paint shade differences on bumperchis vs rest of car [rone3]
Aug 01, 2007 (9:14 am)
Looks like you have researched this.....I have noticed other car companies have the same issue, but not to the extreme as the white on the TL. The Cadillac CTS in white is way off as well. I guess I just expect better from a Honda product. Hope you are able to live with it. I wasn't.
Sounds like you got the same response from the dealer I got. They must have had so many complaints. I believe you made the right decision not to try and repaint. That was not an option I wanted to consider.
#37 of 85 Front grill 07
Aug 27, 2007 (1:22 am)
Any one having a problem with the front plastic gray grill. Just purchased a white TL and the gray grill looks like it has streaks in it like when you armoral something and miss some spots. Yes i noticed the white on the bumpers are not an exact match with the rest of the paint.
#38 of 85 Wash, Wax, and Keep Clean New TL 2007
Aug 31, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I just purchased my new TL with Navi and I am looking for some advice on the following:
Are new cars waxed at the dealers?
How soon do I need to wax the car?
What products/dressings do you recommend for keeping the tires looking great without causing lots of dirt and grime after a few days.?
Any suggestions for washing and waxing without going overboard? (I am looking for steps and product recommendations)
How about a cleaner for the dash? (not greasy)
#39 of 85 Re: Wash, Wax, and Keep Clean New TL 2007 [cpa3]
Aug 31, 2007 (12:39 pm)
Zainostore.com for information and great products! There are also threads here regarding your query. If you do a keyword search using "Zaino" a few threads will be presented.
I really should get some kind of royalty/referral fee from Sal...
#40 of 85 Wax first time - NEW TL
Aug 31, 2007 (7:45 pm)
I just purchased a new TL. The finish is shure nice and smooth. When do I need to wax a new car for the first time. I have heard wait one year, wait six months, do it now. Do the dealers wax them or put something on it to make it feel so smooth?
#41 of 85 Re: Wax first time - NEW TL [cpa3]
Sep 01, 2007 (2:20 am)
I dont think dealers wax new cars unless you pay for some kind of paint protection package. I just bought an 07 TL white. It is far from smooth . I am going to use mothers clay bar system. Claqy and wax this weekend
#42 of 85 Full Nose Mask
Sep 10, 2007 (3:33 pm)
Just purchased a full nose mask for my TL to use only on long trips on the highway. The instructions repeatedly mention that the paint could be affected if not properly waxed or if any moisture at all gets underneath the mask. Knowing never to drive it in the rain, what about condensation in the evenings/mornings? Has anyone had any experiences with this?
#43 of 85 Full Nose Mask problems
Sep 11, 2007 (5:43 pm)
Hello gvb, don't leave the nose mask on for too long. You can cook your hood over time and the paint will look very bad.
#44 of 85 Re: Full Nose Mask problems [acurahelper]
Sep 12, 2007 (5:17 am)
I had a bra for my 89 Z-24 and following the manufacturer's warnings and suggestions, I was ALWAYS installing and removing that thing.
Chance of rain - remove it.
Sunny out - install it
Wanna wash the car - remove it
My paint never faded, but I was a slave to that car's finish and was always washing, polishing, waxing, etc. (a little known vice of mine - drives the crazy wife nuts)
Over time, it just got to be too much.
Also, getting the car up over 75 mph, it always shuttered a little on the edges, no matter how tight it was.
Those things are yesterday's news and that's why you hardly see them anymore.
Do the right thing and get a 3M clear paint shield installed.
I did it for my new G35 and I'm super happy with the outcome.
I will never buy another new car again without it.
#45 of 85 Re: Full Nose Mask problems [scottm123]
Sep 12, 2007 (2:44 pm)
Clear paint protection is the right way to go, back in the early 90s I had full nose mask on my eclipse and the thing prevent the air to cool down the front (that car doesn't have lots of openings in the front), it actually brings the temperature of the engine way too high in the summer, not to mention chance of sand/moisture getting underneath of the mask on the highway. Now I have my paint protection film for over a year now, happy camper.