Last post on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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Acura TL, Exterior, Sedan
#66 of 85 Re: Black Paint [scottm123]
Oct 11, 2007 (10:22 am)
Your disease runs much, much deeper than mine...! Good for you! You don't want to Z-6 before your first Z-5 (post Z-7)?
Start early, sun is setting too early now!
#67 of 85 Re: Black Paint [laurasdada]
Oct 11, 2007 (11:30 am)
Z-5 is formulated to fill any slight spider webbing you may have from towel drying and washing.
A coat of Z-6 may hamper this filling/hiding affect.
Z-5 is the very first thing to touch my babies butt.
I will start early and tend to the crazy wife's chores between coats.
As for early sunset, that's what the garage is for!
#68 of 85 Re: Black Paint [scottm123]
Oct 11, 2007 (12:53 pm)
Enjoy. Be sure you're done in time to watch the Red Sox pound the Indians. And the Pats crush the Cowboys... Kinda an Old West Weekend!
#69 of 85 Re: Black Paint [laurasdada]
Oct 12, 2007 (3:57 am)
It's a good time to be a sports fan in Boston!
#70 of 85 Re: Black Paint [scottm123]
Oct 12, 2007 (5:04 am)
How much do you charge for that service?
#71 of 85 Re: Black Paint [upstatedoc]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:57 am)
I should consider that...
The problem would be explaining it to the crazy wife.
She hates when I wash my car, never mind when I offer to clean someone else's!
#72 of 85 Scratches under front bumper
Apr 01, 2008 (10:36 am)
Well, I felt very stupid afterwards, but here it goes.... While trying to park the car at the shopping mall, I came too close to the pavement. That part of the pavement was red. So, now under the front bumper of my TL, I have red paint scratches...about 10 inches long area! It is not visible unless you go down and look at the bottom of the bumper.
I read elsewhere that some polish might remove the paint marks. I guess I should try polish first and then rubbing compound.
Sonus has so many kinds of polish products and someone suggested using Zaino Z5. Any other ideas? What should I do?
#73 of 85 Re: Scratches under front bumper [tl_2007s]
Apr 01, 2008 (12:26 pm)
You'll need a polish that has a light abrasive in it to remove the red paint and to take down the scratches it created.
Zaino won't work... it's called a polish, but it's really a non-abrasive polymer sealant.
Try good ole' Scratch-X.... that should get the job done.
Glad it's only the lower bumper... it won't be noticable to anyone but you once you get it cleaned up.
#74 of 85 Re: Scratches under front bumper [scottm123]
Apr 02, 2008 (9:32 am)
Yes, definitely something with a light abrasive or you'll be rubbing and scrubbing until the cows come home (which I learned the hard way).
BTW, Scott what's the count down for your spring ritual? I think my wife would kill me if I spent 8 hours cleaning my car, even if hers was included.
#75 of 85 Re: Scratches under front bumper [upstatedoc]
Apr 03, 2008 (2:18 pm)
I spent 2 hours on it last weekend and we got hit with crappy weather for 3 days straight afterwards
The Spring ritual will take place in a few weeks.... just waiting for the warmer weather. I froze my butt off last weekend.
I can't wait.... the car needs it SO badly.
It's going to take some serious bribery this year.
The wife hates the amount of time I spend on the car and although she put up with it in the beginning, I think she thought this love affair would wear off.