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  1. cbsteh

    Engine Carbon Clean -- still necessary?

    Has anyone done carbon cleaning on their car engines? Does it work? I was told in today's modern car engines, carbon cleaning is not necessary.
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    Glass coating on top of ceramic coating -- why?

    Actually I asked this question because I saw this sales poster by Alva Coating at Jln 222, PJ. Note the Platinum and Titanium package. They have both ceramic and glass coatings.
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    Glass coating on top of ceramic coating -- why?

    I always thought is it either glass or ceramic coating but not both at the same time. Does it make sense to have glass coating on top of ceramic coating? Thanks.
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    When an airbag inflates, what happens to the steering wheel cover/hub/center?

    I thought so. I have seen Nissan wheel cover tear too on a YouTube video...
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    When an airbag inflates, what happens to the steering wheel cover/hub/center?

    I more-or-less understand how and when an airbag in inflated and its purpose. But I am wondering (and no one seems to talk about it) what happens to the steering wheel hub/cover that hides the airbag when the bag inflates? I mean, does the wheel cover/hub flip open when the bag inflates? Does...
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    How to use a Lamborghini?

    :biggrin: When you want to race but you promise your parents you would pick up some of their things first.
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    Static FM reception

    Thanks. Time to go to accessory shop. I just want to ask here first. Scared kena conned at shop. I also heard antenna booster is more like snake oil too?
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    Static FM reception

    Is there any difference between those whip antennas and those short stiff ones?
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    Mod brake lights to blink/flash

    Update: It has been three years since installation and no one has rear ended me ... Unit still working. No regrets in buying.
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    Static FM reception

    I notice my car radio reception is becoming quite prone to static or poor FM reception. It is not the radio itself because it is new and this problem occurred even when I had the old radio. The poor reception only occurs occasionally. When my car was new I don't remember it being this sensitive...
  11. cbsteh

    Stoner's Tarminator

    Must my car be so dirty to use this product, let alone to qualify to ask this question? Do you even know the answer?
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    Stoner's Tarminator

    Has anyone use this before? It cleans tar, bugs, and tree sap. Suppose to be outstanding...
  13. cbsteh

    Isopropyl alcohol vs denatured alcohol

    Which is better in terms of safety to paint and cleaning power for cleaning car windows?
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    Help! Need advice on wax/polish for new car to protect paint

    Frankly, I wouldn't even go for it even if the price was RM 268/368/468, or if they are only using premium brands. All rush jobs to me. :(
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    Help! Need advice on wax/polish for new car to protect paint

    YouTube has a lot of videos for detailing cars. Watch those only from good, professional detailers . Read the video comments too. Technique is much more important. Essentially any wax, shampoo, and sealants should be good enough. Once you have developed your skills, you can choose those...
  16. cbsteh

    Side mirror rain guard

    Good or just apply Rain-X? Anyone planning to get one perhaps to reduce water spots?
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    in need of auto detailing tutoring

    Very cheap, lah, only RM 100 per half day. :) should be more like RM 100 per hour at least.
  18. cbsteh

    Security Wheel Lug Nut

    All security systems can be defeated, including car alarms and security wheel lugs. Just as we can put an example of "Just pretend to change wheel and pretend alarm spoil.. or pretend lock keys in car.. settled.", someone else can give another example: "Aiya, why got this fancy security wheel...
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    Security Wheel Lug Nut

    You can also try: Kyo Ei Dency 2000 Magnetic Lug Nuts Video But instead of security wheel lug nuts, it is better to get a car alarm with vibration and towing alert. That way, your car sounds when your wheels are being molested in additional to when your car windows is smashed or car being...
  20. cbsteh

    3M Auto Detailing Products

    Yes, store in a cool place. Product did okay. I was also using Megs Plastic Cleaner. Same as Megs, only much harder to find.
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    3M Auto Detailing Products

    3M is a company that dabbles in everything, even water filter and stickers. As for their detailing products, I only tried their 3M plastic polish. Nothing exceptional, although the liquid in the bottle separated after a year of use.
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    Daddys club

    Boys usually learn to walk longer than girls. Mine took about 14 months.
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    Window Water Mark

    Use a glass compound like this: Wash your windshield, then apply the glass compound. Using a sponge, rub the compound against the glass to give a smooth uniform-like spread like this: Re-wash your windshield. The water spots should be gone. To avoid re-occurrence of the water spots, apply...
  24. cbsteh

    A Tale of Recovering a Honda Civic FD2R

    I saw that one being sold in Mr DIY (?). Looks flimsy though. Better ones exists but need to buy online. Expensive. Or get one of those they clamp on illegally parked cars in malls. But they look bulky.
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    A Tale of Recovering a Honda Civic FD2R

    You say "instigate flame war"; I say "his succinct expression of frustration and rebuke".
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    A Tale of Recovering a Honda Civic FD2R

    You were admonished because you expressed contrarian views and not keeping with the cynicism so endemic in this community.
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    A Tale of Recovering a Honda Civic FD2R

    Got two types: one from Thailand (Locktech) and another local (Loctact). The local one is cheaper. Both good but, like all locks, have been compromised by car thieves before.
  28. cbsteh

    Hungry ghost month - ghost stories & true experience

    Better inside server room than this:
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    dark tinting

    What I understand is, the battery that operates the clock is very low powered, and plus the metal shield of the boot that small battery is not detectable. However, it's good advice to take the laptop with us. Thieves will target our car's boot and glove compartment as most of us store stuff...
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    dark tinting

    If the laptop is completely shut down, no device can easily detect its presence. These stories about my friend of a friend's laptop got stolen but no other cars were touched is like ghost stories: my friend saw a ghost; therefore, ghosts exist.
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    dark tinting

    From my reading on the web, laptop detectors are a urban myth. A completely shut down laptop cannot be detected by such "devices". No law enforcement agency in the world has ever had their hands on this elusive device. Laptops are stolen sometimes when the owners are seen stashing their laptops...
  32. cbsteh

    Rubber coating for rubber trim

    Willson Plastic Resin: http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/car-detailing-forums/443871-rubber-coating-for-rubber-trim.html#post1064479262 No water spots since I applied since early February but then it hasn't been raining a lot nowadays ...
  33. cbsteh

    Where to buy Neslo?

    Maybe people find it strange to mix coffee and Milo. My wife and I tasted Neslo yesterday, and we thought it tasted great. ---------- Post added at 11:49 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 11:45 AM ---------- I went to Cold Storage, Carrefour (AEON Big?), Giant...
  34. cbsteh

    Where to buy Neslo?

    GOT IT!!!! I went to Presto supermarket at Citta mall. The fact that this is so hard to find means my gift even more precious now ... Kakaka.
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    Rubber coating for rubber trim

    Thanks. I've already done the coating. So far so good.
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    Where to buy Neslo?

    Kakaka. I have two good foreign friends who once tasted Neslo and loved it! I have someone going to see them overseas, and I like to pass a packet of Neslo to them via this person before the end of this week.
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    Where to buy Neslo?

    No, I have not tried Tesco yet. Which branch? I need to get this fast ...
  38. cbsteh

    Where to buy Neslo?

    Guys, I have a strange but urgent request: Where can I buy Neslo around the Klang Valley region? I have gone to several supermarkets and could not find any. Ask one staff in one supermarket, and he said, "Apa tu Neslo?"
  39. cbsteh

    DIY Windshield Scratch Repair

    Yah, that's what some people do. I asked Darren once, and he said to come in for him to check. But at the end I went to buy a new screen! Cannot tahan the scratches ...
  40. cbsteh

    DIY Windshield Scratch Repair

    Ask the people in the Car Detailing section here. They have the tools and might just help you out. AFAIK, no shop (including Dr Cermin HQ) will polish your windscreen just to remove the scratches. It is too troublesome for them to polish and not as profitable as you changing to a new windshield...
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    dark tinting

    The study I quoted was in response to a proposal then in Australia to allow tints for car side windows to have no less than 35% VLT. I think that proposal was eventually not approved.
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    dark tinting

    Please bear in mind that installing dark tints can also affect other road users. A 2004 report by Baldock and associates from the Centre of Automotive Safety Research, Australia argued against the use of such tints because dark tints placed even on the side windows can make it harder for a...
  43. cbsteh

    Animal Abuser in SG Army Camp...

    How a person treats animals reflects how kind that person is. This is a fact. And don't be confused between staying and visiting SG/JAP. Nice to visit/holiday there doesn't mean nice to work and live there.
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    Nicole, the chick modder

    kill me now ...
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    Daddys club

    For the health and safety of your wife and future children, please rely *only* on your doctor's advice and tests and not on urut-or-whatever methods.
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    Daddys club

    IVF is expensive. Be prepared to pay anything between RM12,000 to 20,000. The actual cost depends on many factors, so it can vary widely between patients even in the same hospital. Best to talk to a specialist. IVF has slightly higher risks as well as higher chances to get twins and triplets...
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    Nicole, the chick modder

    For Valentine, buy Swarovski. Never fails. Also can get from those Deals but not sure if those sold are fakes. But if fakes, they are pretty good fakes and with low prices.
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    Nicole, the chick modder

    Sure or not: got really Valentino and Valentina, meh?
  49. cbsteh

    Rubber coating for rubber trim

    Thanks. What I meant by "more permanent" is longer than a few months. Even if I have to reapply the treatment after one year, this is fine with me because this will be better than what I was doing before.