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They simply pop off. Gently pry them off, the spring holding it on the ball is internal. EDIT: (Adding some descriptive pics for Larry) Place a large flat tip screwdriver where the red arrow is at. In the image below, the green flat piece is the screwdriver. Place one side of it at the base of the post. Place the other at on the rod. Twist it as shown ...


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The manufactures take several steps to prevent corrosion. Zinc coating to the bare steel at the steel mil metal treatment electrodeposition coating (E-coat) seam sealers chip-resistant coatings Top Coats Undercoating Here is an illustration form Axalta Shinto Coating Systems BMW as a video on this page that shows the whole painting process. Nothing ...


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Don't accept "no" for an answer. The company you are dealing with has a lifetime warranty on their repairs: Because Caliber places such importance on the high quality of our materials and workmanship, we are confident in our repairs. That’s why we back all of our repair work with a written lifetime warranty. If there’s ever something in relation to ...


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Although its impossible to keep your car clean all the time without effort you can follow the below steps to keep it somewhat tidy avoiding the whole cleaning conundrum. Try to park away from trees, they attract dust, leaves, twigs and bird droppings.(if you want shade , use car cover.) When driving over puddles , drive slowly ,avoiding splashes near the ...


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I contacted the official Honda dealer in New Zealand. They confirmed that I need to replace the entire assembly, rather than just the arm alone. They are not the "pop out" variety. The cost is NZD305 EACH, rather expensive. I contacted a local mechanic who said the same thing: need to replace whole assembly. He got a second hand one for NZD92, plus NZD28 ...


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There is a certification program called the Certified Automotive Parts Association or CAPA. It not only covers body parts, but other parts as well. If you purchase a part which is CAPA Certified, you can be assured the parts will have the same fit and finish as original equipment manufacture (OEM) parts. This is from the CAPA website: The Certified ...


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You need to use a flexible body filler specifically intended for polyurethane bumpers. It looks like the filler you used has detached from the substrate due to flexing (which could be solely due to temperature and not impact). The filler you used was for small dent repair on non-flexible metal panels. Also, I don't know how big of an area you filled but the ...


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Yeah you can add a flex agent if you think that's the case or you can make sure it's sanded rough and then do like 3 or 4 layers of paint. You could also sand it down further, and cover it with fiberglass or epoxy resin, then sand that and paint it.


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After washing and drying the car, apply one or more coats of car polish and finishing / sealing wax. You will find this makes the paintwork "slippery" and makes it more difficult for the dust to stick to the paintwork.


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If it's your car, and if the car's still drivable, then bring it to another garage (or 2 or 3) for a quote in person. No headlights should be ok during daylight, and I think hand turn signals are still legal in CAN/US if your signals are broken, but you might want to phone & ask at a local motoring association (AMA/CAA, etc) to make sure, a ticket for ...


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There is a product called the California Car Duster which allows you to pull off the dust without damaging the finish. I also found this article on AutoGeekOnline.com which gives the basics of why static electricity happens. It basically states there is no way to get around the attraction of dust to paint, but gives some ways to help mitigate some of the ...


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When looking at the car (and I think you have most of it already covered in your question): The leading edges are the most susceptible ... this would include any part of the front fascia The A-pillar and maybe the leading edge of the roof Any part of the side which when looking at it, dips in, then comes back out ... the part which comes back out is ...


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You can search for parts by VIN on Infiniti's official parts site. I don't have an Infiniti VIN so I can't tell you what the search results look like. Your insurance company is your best bet for recourse and anything more detailed than that will involve legal issue which are not on topic for this website. Since you feel like calling them out, you can ...


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If they really are 'stuck on': Using a Dremal or other mini disc cutter, cut into the ball section of the strut until it will pry off easily. A regular event for some vehicles. Do not lever too hard with the gas strut or you will bend the vehicles bodywork.



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