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Plasti-dipped emblem in smoky (dark) color. Me likey cos it pops out better than the chromy stuff

Question: should I dip the hood spoiler as well? Yay or Nay? Taking votes....
If you like it, do it. No one to please but yourself :tu:
 

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Fitted mine with 2 new 245/40 x 17 Yokohama Advan Sports and booked it in for a remap with Celtic Tuning, off for 4 wheel alignment on Saturday after a full rebuild with new parts of 5 link rear suspension


What do you expect from remap?


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Any suggestions on what to use to wash and wax (seats as well)?...i just do not want to use the off shelf stuff if it may not do the job correctly.
I wash it with simple Dawn dish soap in a very light solution. Reason? It helps remove oily road residue. Rinse then wipe down immediately with a super shammy. I go over it with Griot's spray detailer. In between bucket washes, I use a California duster and Ultima Waterless Wash concentrate (mix with distilled water). For the seats I use a damp cloth followed with Zaino leather conditioner.

Rain-X window cleaner and a cotton cloth for all the glass.

Tip: Use 303 protectant on plastic and apply it to the grill and hood vents with a stiff-bristled paint brush. That brings back the 'black' look.
 

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What did it I do? Well spent Monday and Tuesday doing a complete detail inside and out. The full treatment of clay bar and wax. The on Wednesday traded it for a 2013 SLK250. Got a better price in trade then planned. SO I have had a 170 (2001 SLK 230) then came a 171 (2007 SLK350) and now a 172 (2013 SLK250) This time moved from black on black to a Galena Silver Metallic with a Designo black and light gray interior.
 

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I recently started using Polish Angel Glissante. Not sure if I'll use it every wash (expensive) it contains some interesting compounds. I use about 1.5 oz to about 3 gal warm water. Not sure I'm nuts about the chemical smell, but it has done a very nice job cleaning without stripping the wax. I contains some water softening agent that helps eliminate water spots and carnuba. The stuff is really concentrated and slick.
I finish it off using a large micro fiber drying towel.
Interior...Zaino Z10 leather in a bottle...works really well, smells great too.
Have fun...


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Hi
Good day


Few days back, I decided to make another remote key fob.
Also need to take out the ignition module.
Don't know what they do but it was programmed
in great secrecy behind closed door. LOL.


All done in less than an hour by the key-maker.


Got it done for about 95USD.


But what was surprising is that the cloned key fob
is much more better than the original in term of distance control.


My original fob give me about 10 to 15 feet distance (line of sight)
whereas the cloned key fob gives a distance of, well, I couldn't believe it!!!


MORE THAN 120 FEET (line of sight).


I was told by the key-maker that it is made in China.
Note the IR lens is rectangular whereas the original is round



see pictures.
Thank you & have a nice day
 

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My original fob give me about 10 to 15 feet distance (line of sight)
whereas the cloned key fob gives a distance of, well, I couldn't believe it!!!


MORE THAN 120 FEET (line of sight).
The downside being that it can now be cloned from further away.
If only the world was more honest.
 
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