Detailing Tip: 303 Aerospace Protectant

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OK, what’s with the infomercial you say? We apologize if that’s what it seems like! However, this product has earned its way into our hearts for all its weatherstrip/black plastic protection/preservation factors. It’s super-easy application is nice, too. Just spray it on a dry micro-fiber towel and rub onto the part. The instructions will tell […]

Window Cleaning Tip

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When cleaning your windshield, use a short nap microfiber and clean in one direction on the inside and the other direction on the outside. This way you don’t have to chase streaks and you can tell if you need a final wipe on the inside or out. Be sure to use a dry microfiber towel to prevent […]

Portable Battery Charger

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Portable Battery Charger Here’s a great little tip… While at the last SEMA Show, we noticed many vendors now offering portable batteries capable of starting a car. These items are slightly bigger than a paperback book and most not only jump a car battery but also re-charge a variety of portable electronics like phones or […]

Understanding Rear Gear Ratios

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Understanding rear gear ratios Applicable years: all Cost: $250-$300 Tinware: ring and pinion set, differential fluid Tip: It’s best to seek out the help of an experienced professional when changing the rearend gears. Performance gains: quicker off-the-line acceleration Most of us are familiar with the notion that rear-axle gears largely affect your car’s performance. The […]

Decal Removal Tip

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A hair dryer works best to loosen the adhesive used to keep sticker/decals in place. Go slow and be aware that too much heat could damage paint. Here, as we use it on glass, that is not a problem. Heat an edge of the sticker/decal and try to peel it away. As it loosens, pull […]

Canned Air Detailing Tip

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Dust Buster (or a generic “canned air” product) is commonly used to clean computer keyboards. Basically, it is cold, compressed air in a can. It works great for blasting unwanted debris from your car’s nooks and crannies. We’ve used it to blast dust from interior vents and to remove dried, crusty wax residue on the […]

Window Regulator Tip

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Replacing your window regulators or door latch mechanism assembly? Before starting, roll your window to its “up” position. This will allow easy access to the inner door assemblies. Clamp the window in this position, taking care not to scratch the glass (when the window regulator assembly is removed, nothing will be supporting the glass). Tip: […]

Molding Removal Tip

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Be careful with those ever so delicate roof drip moldings! These thin, stainless moldings literally “pinch” over the drip channel in the roofline. The best way to remove them is to use a small block of wood and a rubber mallet. In some cases, you can actually remove them by hand. But like we said, […]

Harmonic Balancer Tip

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Excessive engine vibration can be a silent killer. It can rob plenty of precious horsepower as well. High performance balancers/dampers constantly fight the evils of these vibrations and keep the moving parts of your motor running smoothly and in harmony. Although most specialty tools can be rented these days, you should definitely invest in a […]

Front Disc Brake Install Tip

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If you are looking to add/upgrade disc brakes on your Camaro, you’ll need to pay close attention to the wheel on the hub assembly. Often times, the mounting plane of the new hub will cause the wheel to sit further outward in the wheel well. Depending on the wheel and tire size, this slight variance […]

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