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Square hole

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by @wright, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. @wright

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    I recently bought a 2001, but something seems to be missing. Above the rear view mirror is a square hole that looks like it may have once held a button...Any ideas what this is? Also, my LC is white and has some light gray smudges in a few areas. Washing the truck didn't remove them - is there anything that would work well to remove these?
     
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    It is to allow access to a garage door opener's button...check your OM for details.
     
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    claybars work wonders on embedded surface crud. just be sure you are comfortable using it before you go at it full bore.
     
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    Yes, Dan is right, I have remote control inside it now.

    Take it to the Toyota service and have them identfiy what the smudge is made of before attempting to removing it without damaging your paint. Some time Tar and Bug remover works.

    Good Luck,
     
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    I may give the claybar a shot. Can it damage the paint if used improperly? I checked the garage door opener box. Mine is oddly shaped and won't fit!
     
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    Yes! Use it with lots of lubricant (whichever kit you get should tell you to use their spritz stuff or water) and try it in an inconspicuous place first.
     
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    regarding the claybar, remember to keep it clean, cause if you drop it; its trash. good luck
     
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    Learn how to use a claybar here ...

    How to clean your paint with clay (from autopia.com)

    The detailing book download is great and the price is right.

    I have used both Megs claybar and the Clay Magic. The Clay Magic is a little more agressive but I like them both. Depending on the contaminant soapy water may be a better lubricant than the detailing sprays included with the bars.
     
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    i like the zaino claybar with a spraybottle of soapy water. by no means do i keep our vehicles clean on a day to day basis, but i do go to town on an nasty stains or paint rubs.
     
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    I've used Zaino, Mother's and the Clay Magic clay bars and prefer the Clay Magic brand. More pliable (easier to work with) and seemed like less effort. Getting the large 200 gram bar made is faster as well.

    Edit: there seems to be a sale on the smaller 100 gram Clay bar kit. Buy two smaller bars and put them together.
     
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    Snook, thanks for the advice. Picked up some Turtle Wax bug and tar remover, and it worked like magic. Removed every smudge, making the paint look like new. I couldn't believe it. I also have to replace the O2 sensor and antennae mast. Guess I should order these items from CruiserDan.
     
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    Is there any other source for OEM parts worth talking about? :)
     
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    SINCITY100
     
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