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Offline Critterman

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Looking for suggestions
« on: March 20, 2020, 05:39:12 PM »
Uncovered Bix for the Spring.  Any idea on how to clean these up?  Wasn't like that when I put her to bed last fall.

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 06:13:03 PM »
Uncovered Bix for the Spring.  Any idea on how to clean these up?  Wasn't like that when I put her to bed last fall.

Thanks in advance.

I don't think there is any way to clean them up, other than to replace them.

:dunno:

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 06:57:52 PM »
Is that on top of the protective film or under it?  If under I suspect you will be replacing.
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 07:37:07 PM »
If it is on top of the plastic, I have used softscrub, headlight polishing compound,and varoius cleaners. the polish used to restore plastic headlamps worked best for me.

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 10:52:17 PM »
I think it is both, they feel like cracks.
GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 07:09:28 AM »
This has to be a first, looks nasty John. The only way to fix it may well be to pull it off and relplace it.
Have you tried going at it with a cleaner, a solvent of some sort to clean the dirt? I suspect though that you'd still see the cracks even with removing what looks like dirt down there.
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 08:53:44 AM »
GMPart directhttps://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-parts/2006/pontiac/solstice/base-trim/2-4l-l4-gas-engine/body-cat/trunk-scat

Item # 16 You will need to pick the left and the right if they are available. Or you could buy them all and trade for TP.  :tool:

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 09:24:33 AM »
If ou can't find the parts, try Amazon. They have all sorts of adhesive backed clear vinyl in many different gauges.

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020, 09:38:36 AM »
If ou can't find the parts, try Amazon. They have all sorts of adhesive backed clear vinyl in many different gauges.
Make sure that you get a good quality product though that's UV resistant and isn't going to yellow. Alternately you could go some place locally that installs clear bras and ask for a few scraps as you don't need much. My local shop would give it to me for free as they have in the past but YMMV.
That's assuming that they are still open with everything that's going on around us at the moment...
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2020, 10:01:20 AM »
Sly has a good point. Amazon does have clear wrap for cars. I think It comes in 12" by 15ft. rolls for about $15

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 11:35:33 AM »
John like I said on Facebook check out the Local shop might cost about 50 bucks but it will be done right .
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2020, 11:40:00 AM »
My Son just had his new RS7 done at a shop in N C
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
I will probably have it done once all this blows over.  I don't have a heat gun to get them off and I don't think the wife's hair dryer gets hot enough. 
GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2020, 03:21:12 PM »
She might get plenty hot if you try. :poke:

Be sure to keep those black plastic pieces at the front edge for reuse.  I believe they are on top of the film.
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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2020, 04:24:42 PM »
There was a small clear plastic piece of the same stuff on the bottom of my rocker panel on each side. one was partially scraped off and I removed it with a hair dryer. It came off cleanly and fairly easily with no damage to the paint.

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »
Okay, thanks for the info
GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Looking for suggestions
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 01:49:37 PM »
those pieces will not come clean.

You have to take them off.

A few people have taken them off, and did not replace them.
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