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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Take Care of Window Tint

– Wait 2-5 days before rolling down your windows (depending on weather).
– If you see small water bubbles form, don’t touch them. They’ll go away soon.
– Wait 1 week before you wash the inside of the windows.
– Use glass cleaners that don’t use ammonia. Look for glass cleaners that say “Tint Safe” on the label.
– Use a clean microfiber towel to clean the glass for the best results.
– Your film should achieve full clarity within 30 days.
– Be careful with your seat belt. If you fling your seat belt off, it could hit the window and damage the film.
– Be careful with jewelry as well. Sometimes jewelry with sharp edges like rings and watches can scratch the film if you rest your arm near the window.

Window films are applied with a solution that keeps the film from sticking to the glass until needed. Even though we use a squeegee to get as much water out as possible, some water is left behind. You can see this as streaking that is most easily seen from the outside. Because that water has to dry out for the film to completely stick to the window, you should wait anywhere from 2-5 days before you roll down your windows, depending on the weather (the sunnier, the better). Within those few days you may also notice some water bubbles forming. Those are normal. This means that the film is starting to grab the glass and is beginning to push out the water. Don’t touch these bubbles. They’ll go away on their own. The first few days are the most important time to take care of window tint to make it last as long as possible.

In the next week you’ll also want to wait to wash your windows. This isn’t completely necessary, but we recommend waiting to keep the film in place. Some people tend to scrub the windows hard, and if the right amount of pressure is applied in the right areas you could cause the film to peel and bunch up. After that week, when you do wash the windows, be sure to use a cleaner that is “Tint Safe.” These cleaners don’t use ammonia, which can be very harmful to your film. After 30 days your window tint should have achieved full clarity and will now last a long time!

It’s very easy to take care of window tint. The most important times are within the first week of getting your windows tinted. Those first few days are crucial to making sure your film outlasts your vehicle. Once you get past those days, it’s smooth cruising in style and safety.

Cleaning Latte Stains from Car

The new consumer is getting all kinds of fancy coffee drinks with all kinds of ingredients and they are much tougher to clean. 60% of all stains in the cars are coffee stains of some type. If a carpet has a coffee stain, pure black coffee. Then here is what to do. Also works for Soda (most). Moisten the area with Folex or some spot remover wipe with warm moist rag and you are completed. If not perfect try this step a few times and then dry out the mat or area where stain was. Use a carpet brush to re-align the carpet fabric the proper direction. Now through in some foam, or milk, half and half or any possible combination and your job is a little more complex. And those Mocha frappachinos with whip cream and caramel sprinkled on top. Well now you have the stain from Hell. If there were a hell, for a detailer it would be a lifetime of cleaning up those spills from mini-vans.

For these types of spills here is what you do. Scrape any total excess build up with a plastic razor blade. Yuk, Then use Folex or your favorite spot remover product. We like Folex available at any janitorial store, great stuff and 20 years of good service to our team. Then if you are still frustrated and challenged try a foam type cleaner like spray n’ wash and wipe. Then you will be left with a horrible and stubborn white ring for the Latte Scenario. Use a carpet brush on the carpet and a netted wax pad on fabric seats. Saddle Soap then Orange Bottled Lexol or try Leatherique Product on Leather seats;

Turbo Lag

When the turbo is not at maximum pressure or load, it will release pressure to reduce the amount of damage it could cause. When the accelerator is applied, the turbo needs to rebuild the pressure with gases from the exhaust to produce full boost.

Engine responsiveness is an important factor when driving. Some lag only lasts for a millisecond whilst others could be for a couple of seconds. The lag is noticed by how slowly the car is going without gaining acceleration as quickly as it is supposed to.

Sometimes the car has a turbocharger installed that is too large. A smaller device will require less pressure and will, therefore, produce more boost.

Friction could also influence the performance of the turbo. When less friction is present, less effort will be required to spool the turbo which means that lag may be reduced.

Installing the turbochargers closer to the exhaust outlets will also ensure that lag will be reduced. By placing the device closer to the exhaust outlets, the distance in which the exhaust gases need to travel has been shortened. This means that pressure has not been lost in the process of traveling from point A to point B.

Another factor that causes turbo-lag is the weight of the moving parts within the charger. The weight of these parts will need a greater force which could influence efficiency of the device. If efficiency is what you are looking for then it is necessary to have a turbo rotor made of lightweight alloys. Compact models with smaller rotor diameters of the turbocharger will also require a smaller centrifugal force that will allow the car to accelerate faster without producing any lag.

Heater Core Problems

Playing with the heat settings does no good and a check of the coolant, hoses, and connections reveals that everything is okay. So, what is the problem? More than likely your Ford heater core has died. You jump in your car and head directly over to your Ford dealer to get a price on a new heater core. Within moments you are gasping for air as the man behind the counter looks over his computerized inventory and quotes an outrageously high price. For a moment you don’t know whether to whack the guy over the head or start driving around with a portable heater you plug into your car’s cigarette lighter. Quickly you dismiss either option and decide to take matters into your own hands.

Fortunately a heater core isn’t all that difficult to change yourself. For most cars, a heater core can be reached by pulling out the dash or checking under the hood adjacent to the firewall, locating the unit, yanking it out, and replacing it with a new one. Naturally, you will pay gobs of money through your dealer’s parts department, but you have other options besides visiting the dealer or making a futile trip to your local junkyard: shop the internet.

That’s right, online auto parts wholesalers carry Jeep heater cores and heater cores for just about any make/model of car out there. Best yet, when shopping with a wholesaler like the Heater Core Experts, you can save big bucks. By purchasing direct from the manufacturer, a first class wholesaler will turn around and sell a heater core to you for less. A lot less than what Mr. Parts Dealer would charge and without you having to pay for labor costs either.