Questions tagged [exterior]

Literally, the outside of a vehicle, includes body panels, bumpers, grills, flaps, wheels, tires, glass windows, headlights, tail lights, radio antenna. Questions usually involve cleaning and maintenance.

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choosing between the many ways to fill exterior trim holes

Deleting exterior trim mounting holes on a car body means bodywork and paint. Before that happens, there are at least five possibilities, and probably more, for how the holes can actually be filled: ...
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Can I paint my entire Class C RV using fluorescent green and how long will the paint job last

I cannot afford to paint my 30 year old RV (in which I rebuilt the engine and plan on going on a Road Trip around the world!) professionaly ... Can I paint my entire Class C RV using Rustoleum ...
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Malfunctioning Ambient Temperature Gauge - 2004 Subaru Forester

I own a 2004 Subaru Forester XS with 102,000 miles on it and required service and inspections just completed. Now the Ambient Temperature Gauge keeps malfunctioning - often sticks at 77; after a ...
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How to restore and care for leather?

I have an old car and I am wondering about the processes involved in cleaning the leather on it and bringing it back to an almost new looking state. The roof exterior is leather and the whole ...
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What does paint failure look like?

My car's paint looks bad and I'd like to repair it, but I'm not sure what it is called. I know there are different types of paint failure, what do they look like and what are they called?
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Outside of a total repaint, can anything be done about clearcoat rot? [duplicate]

One of my vehicles is exhibiting an increasing amount of what looks to be like clearcoat failure. Its that white patches or areas on the exterior that seems to multiply like a virus. Outside of a ...
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How to maintain a car's exterior?

To keep it short, what should one do to keep the outside of their car looking as close to new as possible over the years, and in what intervals? It's too late for my car, but my wife's car isn't that ...