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Polishing Plastic Headlight Lenses Polishing Plastic  Headlight Lenses
One of the casualties of the 1970’s safety blitzkrieg forced upon American-sold cars was glass headlamp covers. Used to be that durable, sleek glass could mirror the hood profile and streamline the front end (think early Jaguar XK-E). Seems that the glass was a bit of a hazard to pedestrians and...
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Plastic Polishing Plastic Polishing
Clear and semi-opaque car parts really show their signs of wear. Scratches, smudges, stains and yellowing can make light lenses, gauge covers and even convertible-top windows look prematurely old…
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Paint Chip Repair Advice Paint Chip Repair Advice
Chips happen. No matter how carefully we choose our parking spots or how far behind rock-spewing trucks we drive, no vehicle is immune from the occasional paint chip. Although repairs don’t require going to an auto body shop, we’re not going to fool you into thinking paint touch-ups are...
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Mirrors and Towing Mirrors and Towing
Towing a trailer can be a challenge. With the added length and width of a trailer behind your tow vehicle, there’s a lot to keep track of so having adequate mirrors is essential. Without them, your chances of running into trouble increase greatly. The problem is, the outside mirrors that come...
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How to Wax Your Car – Part I How to Wax Your Car – Part I
It’s been said that a clean car is a happy car. Okay, maybe it’s never been said, but who’s going to disagree? A clean car may not run any different under the hood, but your driving experience will change dramatically. Would you rather be behind the wheel of a dirt encrusted bird target...
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How to Eliminate Water Spots How to Eliminate Water Spots
Water should be a fairly harmless liquid. After all, we drink it, we bath in it and we even use water to wash our vehicles, so how bad could it be? The answer to that question depends on where you live and the minerals that are present in the local water supply. For example, the water in the Southwestern...
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Hatchback Rattle Repair Hatchback Rattle Repair
As your ride ages, small things wear out and generate far more angst than their worth should justify. As the owner of an oft-driven ’92 Mustang GT that has seen more than 150,000 ticks on the clock, I can attest to the general deterioration of the little things that must be kept up with. There...
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Hatchback and Hood Lift Repair Hatchback and Hood Lift Repair
If the hatchback or hood of your vehicle isn’t holding up its end of the bargain anymore, it may be time to replace those tired old lift supports. Using broomsticks, baseball bats, old family photo albums, emergency roadside kits, spare tires, or some other makeshift support in place of factory...
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Grille Replacement Grille Replacement
Auto manufacturers are under increasing pressure to improve fuel economy. One solution is to use lightweight materials, so many parts that used to be made of metal are now manufactured in plastics. The compromises here are often durability and aesthetics…
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Getting Windows Back on Track Getting Windows Back on Track
We take windows for granted when they work properly. Once they come off their rollers and derail from their tracks, though, our tunes change. Bad weather and bad guys looking to get into your vehicle are just two reasons to repair non-rolling windows…
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