Oil removes oil, WD40 on a soft cloth should melt it away easily. Meguiar's cleaner/polish also works well, with a little more rubbing.Finally washed my Dirty Toaster, although I can't say it did much good.
I got stuck behind some tanker truck a few weeks ago, going through a construction area at night, and didn't notice until the next morning that the damn things was leaking oil all over my Polar White. I didn't even see it until I got to work the next morning (sorry, but getting my toddler in the car each morning is absolute chaos and requires my FULL undivided attention), and haven't had the opportunity to wash it until TODAY.
And the oil stains aren't coming out. I gather that by now they are IN the paint. I experimented with some clay, to no avail.
Dings and chips in my paint, especially the front end, I can tolerate because it's too late. But this disgustingness that looks like some kid just decided to dribble dark grey paint all over the front end and across my hood and streak down the sides of my car.... I feel like I've let my poor Dirty Toaster down.
I attempted the WD-40, but no such luck. I haven't tried the cleaner/polish, I don't think I have that one in my arsenal at this time. I did try a spot-attempt of rubbing alcohol in a small spot and that barely even made one of the lighter streaks fade.Oil removes oil, WD40 on a soft cloth should melt it away easily. Meguiar's cleaner/polish also works well, with a little more rubbing.
We've had two first gen xBs for years now. The car is at almost 200k miles and she decided it was time for something new (09 GLI). I've stripped all of the aftermarket parts and just need to clean it up and post it up for sale now./\/\.. Why are you selling her XB ?????
Meg, I agree with yelotoxbop on this one, it might cost you around $120 but your whole car will look better.get it professionally buffed out that mite just do it. sounds like it ached the clear coat only good luck
I have a question for the group, is their anything to stop the motor from shaking so bad when I come to a stop?
I don't know , some kind of rod attached to the frame, or do I just have to change all the motor mounts?
Fastscions has an engine torque damper. Ingalls Engineering "Stiffy" Engine Torque Damper: Scion xA / xB 2004 - 2006Nothing I know of other than the motor mounts as you mention or the transmission mount which I hear helps.
For me, I just got into the habit of shifting into neutral. It's a lazy way but works for me. I also notice that it's not as bad with the a/c off.
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I have the Ingalls torque damper, the engine doesn't shake but some parts of the body frame make the rattle occasionally, either the dash inside and the exhaust, my exhaust rattle above the rear sway area hitting the body frame, I fix this by securing it down.Fastscions has an engine torque damper. Ingalls Engineering "Stiffy" Engine Torque Damper: Scion xA / xB 2004 - 2006
I'd be inclined to do the motor mounts first.
We didn't personally look at anything in the same class. My wife really wanted a GTI, but really wanted a car with a trunk again. That is why we went with the GLI.What can you buy now that's better in its class.