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Chevrolet Malibu, Exterior, Interior, Sedan
#38 of 67 Re: Need Advice on Color [maxx4me]
Sep 21, 2005 (4:40 am)
I will never own a black car they are way to hot to get into on a sunny day, and too hard to keep clean, the red is nice and a bit easier to keep clean but I preferred the grey interior, I have a galaxy silver one and love it. I had the perma-plate done at the dealers when I bought it and it is really easy to keep clean and I don't have to wax it. I wash it at least 3 times a month.
#39 of 67 Clearcoat scratches
Jun 23, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Can anyone recommend how I can remove/cover up a few three inch scratches on my doors, given the fact that the 2004 Metalic Grey Maxx is a clearcoat base?
#40 of 67 Re: Clearcoat scratches [maxx4me]
Jun 26, 2006 (10:46 am)
wow havent seen ya in a while..had a few on my red sport metallic one...the nufinish polish did ok...for mine....two coats covered them except for one deep one...but hey..just rolled over 70K in it this weekend...so it has a few more road warrior abrasions on it....so was fine with the outcome of the nufinish...
#41 of 67 Re: Clearcoat scratches [pao]
Jun 26, 2006 (3:39 pm)
Is there no rubbing compound for clear coat paint out there?
#42 of 67 one polish that is unique
Sep 21, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Corrosion technologies makes a polish called REJEX (you can find it with a web search), about $20 a bottle. This stuff is a siliconx compound that's used by the military to keep bugs, exhaust and other stuff off their vehicles.
There's very little abrasiveness to this compound, which is applied with a soft towel, allowed to dry for around 10 - 20 minutes, and wiped off. Wiping off is easy save you have to turn the towel a lot to avoid buildup and "dragging".
The stuff lasts longer than any wax I have used; around 3 - 4 months - and definitely helps keep bugs from sticking. Don't use it on rough black plastic, though, as it can leave a white haze behind.
Oct 17, 2006 (7:07 am)
Am wondering if any other '04+ malibu/maxx owners have had their shift lever break?
The plastic handle on my shifter has become wobbly and can be lifted up a good distance (I don't force it as I'd probably break the wires going to the handle controller).
Anyone had to deal with this? Any fixes come to mind, plz?
#47 of 67 Re: broken gear shift [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 22, 2006 (2:23 pm)
Well, the gearshift is fixed. The problem turned out to be a loose allenhead screw that was fixed by a local dealer (gasp) for nothing.
For those who are having the same problem, the trick is to pull down the plastic "pyramid" just below the main shift handle to expose this allenhead screw facing the rear window, tighten it, then push the plastic pyramid back up so it meets the handle once again.