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by Whelan
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: I LEDeeed My GLI
Replies: 1
Views: 307

I LEDeeed My GLI

Did all the interior lamps and the license plate bulbs. The plates were a little more needy as they required me soldering a resistor to prevent the dreaded bulb error. It looks SOOO much cleaner and finished now. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/528911_10150981577274051_808925556_n.jpg htt...
by Whelan
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Using a Clay Bar to Remove Paint Contamination
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Using a Clay Bar to Remove Paint Contamination

They have always worked well for me. But I only clay bar 1-2 times a year depending. http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/576473_10150691671369051_2034297288_n.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL96/791929/14512891/222262426.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL96/791929/14512891/217763784.jpg
by Whelan
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning off Bugs!
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: Cleaning off Bugs!

Just be careful of potential damage over time when using products designed for cleaning clothing or dishes. Such items contain much harsher chemicals that can be too acidic and eat away at a clear coat leaving you with many problems down the road. Bug&Tar removes are most of the time mixed with ...
by Whelan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Product Is In
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Product Is In

Just got my shipment from autogeek.net. Also found a 20% off code. Yes I have a sickness, lol. Anyways; Meg's NXT Gen Car Wash - gel like soap that has been given huge praise from it's users thus far. Meg's #34 Final Inspection - the after cleaner cleaner. This stuff not only gives the car more lust...
by Whelan
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: What do you use on your outside trim to preserve it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Re: What do you use on your outside trim to preserve it?

I tried Mothers Back to Black and didn't care much for it. I use a product by Eale 1 that I've been happy with. It's a spray on gel. The exact name escapes me right now, but it should be easy enough to find in any auto parts store that has Eagle 1 products. Is it this? http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-...
by Whelan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Best Car Wax
Replies: 128
Views: 56723

Re: Best Car Wax

I need to do a Meg's re-order myself. However I still use the #26 NXT Tech 2.0 Wax all the time. But if you want to keep the car clean inbetween waxes, pickup a bottle of this. http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/99/33/31/0007993331315_500X500.jpg I have used this product for years to great success...
by Whelan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 4974

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

So, what can I do about all the chipped paint on the hood? The economy must be getting better and more construction happening in my area as it happened again today - I'm driving on the highway and started to get pelted by sand and small rocks. A mile ahead I come upon two dump trucks hauling dirt a...
by Whelan
Thu May 10, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Added a Decal/Sticker
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Added a Decal/Sticker

8-)

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by Whelan
Mon May 07, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 4974

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

Gave the car a nice bath this weekend actually. Unfortunately it's pollen season so you cannot get past the light yellow dusting your car gets each day. Luckily I garage it each night so it's not so bad.
by Whelan
Thu May 03, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any fruit/vegetable gardeners?
Replies: 22
Views: 2219

Re: Any fruit/vegetable gardeners?

This thread is relative to my interests :mrgreen: I joined up with http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/ this year and it's been pretty helpful. My tag there is "clutchrider". Last season for S&G's I wanted to see if I could grow corn, so I dug out the grass, did the soil, manure, and...
by Whelan
Thu May 03, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 4974

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

Simple Green - I like that stuff. Most often I don't have the time to wash the car myself, so I'll go through an automatic car wash. I haven't found one that gets the wheels completely clean (can't get inside the grooves). So, before I drive through I'll spray the wheels with some simple green as I...
by Whelan
Tue May 01, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 4974

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!

1). Whats the best way to remove stain from the headliner? It looks like soda, no idea how it got up there. Other things could be bugs guts too. :shock: 2). What can I put on the black part of my exterior mirror and black plastic part under the windshield around the wiper area? Its starting to fade...
by Whelan
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin

Just be cautious, never know who your sharing the road with. http://naugatuck.patch.com/articles/beacon-falls-man-24-dies-following-head-on-crash A 24-year-old Beacon Falls man who was involved in a car accident on Route 8 in Naugatuck Saturday night has died. William J. Baer Jr. was pronounced dead...
by Whelan
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post pics of your wingman (dog)!
Replies: 32
Views: 3302

Re: Post pics of your wingman (dog)!

This is Balboa (Bo). Long Haired Miniature Dachshund. He is 5 and claims his spot on the couch each night right against my leg. It was adopted into my family since it was my wife's dog which she now claims that he is all mine, lol. Pretty good as an alert dog, lets us know someone is at or coming to...
by Whelan
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning Engine Bay
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Cleaning Engine Bay

1) Cover the terminals of the battery with a ziploc (probably more for piece of mind) 2) Lightly spray down the bay 3) Coat the bay in Simple Green and let it sit 4) Use a soft bristle scrub brush to loosen or remove easy to reach spots 5) Spray down the bay lightly again 6) Air/sun dry and then app...
by Whelan
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me!
Replies: 29
Views: 4974

Re: If you have detailing questions, feel free to ask me! (b

Not sure what happened to blackphoenix but I can take a stab at some of these: I've a question regarding upholstry. My front seats are pretty dirty and I can't seem to get them clean. Mostly grime from work and stupid me spilled coffee on it once, and now theres spots I can't get out. I've tried Tur...
by Whelan
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: 8th Gen Civic Detailed (I still got it)
Replies: 1
Views: 825

8th Gen Civic Detailed (I still got it)

My wife's friend has an 8th gen Civic with 78k on the clock. Probably gets washed once a year and was pretty grimy when I got it. Did the standard work through this weekend, nothing too extreme as the paint was still in good condition. I should probably introduce myself a bit in here although I've b...
by Whelan
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: My 2012 GLI after 47 days (review)
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: My 2012 GLI after 47 days (KITT222)

Added LED DRL'sThese are the HP-18 1156 bulbs with a B15S base from superbrightleds.com[URL="http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=CAR&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2F1156-x18-T.htm"]http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=CAR&Pa...
by Whelan
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Quick Vid of my GLI Autobahn 6MT 2nd-3rd
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Quick Vid of my GLI Autobahn 6MT 2nd-3rd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...eddedFigured there are not a ton of videos up yet but here is a quick one I did after running an errand on lunch today. Don't worry about the video as it's sucky, the sound is what I was going for since most videos I've seen are just revving, muffled by people talkin...
by Whelan
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Found a picture of my First car (Post Yours)
Replies: 43
Views: 7142

Found a picture of my First car (Post Yours)

1984 Ford Escort L. Complete with an automatic transmission and an AM radio. I pulled that out and tossed in a tape deck which I then had one of those tapes with the wire that plugged into a discman to play CDs on your radio, LOL. I painted the 14" steelies black and put on some KMart hubcaps and a ...
by Whelan
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: My 2012 GLI after 47 days (review)
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: My 2012 GLI after 47 days (Whelan)

Added some nice vinyl decals for my mirrors




by Whelan
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: AVS Ventshade vs Weathertech Window Visors
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

I had AVS Ventshades on my 05 XR AWD. One shattered on a cold day after taking a hit from hard snow. I ended up pulling them all off. Taking that frigin tape off was a MAJOR PITA!
by Whelan
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: My 2012 GLI after 47 days (review)
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

My 2012 GLI after 47 days (review)

So I've had the car for 47 days and have acquired just over 1600 miles on it. The summary is that I'm averaging about 28mpg (I have a heavy foot ) and have put nothing but 93 in the tank. Fillups are between 10-12 gallons each time and the difference in gas has only yielded about $7-10 more per tank...
by Whelan
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (audiovibe)

Quote, originally posted by audiovibe »
Congrats! I almost ordered the exact same car before I bought my truck!

I assume you drove it. What were your impressions. For me being my first NEW car and coming from the Trix it was night and day.
by Whelan
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: 2012 Jetta GLI (lovemyraffe)

Quote, originally posted by lovemyraffe »Why didn't you tell us you got married?! Congrats! And nice car too (still wish it was the wagon).Cause I'm sneaky Got married, took off to Hawaii for two weeks on our honeymoon (Oahu and Maui). Got a new job also working at a University in their HR dep...
by Whelan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: 2012 Jetta GLI (jake75)

When you already have one I got married this Sep. 24th.

Here are more pics, got it last night with 17 miles on it.













by Whelan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: 2012 Jetta GLI (keithvibe)

WHOOP! Too excited to even work today. Just stopped by the dealer during lunch to check it out and finalize the numbers. Going to pick it up after work!Got 0.9% @ 60mos. without any need to haggle or argue. Without a doubt the easiest buying experience with a car thus far.Here she is sitting in the ...
by Whelan
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: 2012 Jetta GLI (TONY TAT2)

Just got the call from the dealer. Car came in today going to get it Monday.
by Whelan
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »Your were provided the VIN number, or they are going to throw in that high margin $189 " dealer option" for free? Looks like the latter. From what I read the invoice on that is 96% of MSRP plus the destination fee so there isn't much wiggle room to dicker. T...
by Whelan
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (Whelan)

Update:

Was given a delivery date of the week of December 12th about 2-3 weeks ago. Got a call yesterday that the car is going to be here by end of November and I was given the VIN.

by Whelan
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Road Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

1) Extend left arm2) Grab stalk, lever, dial3) TwistWhile I get the "convenience factor" I still would rather be the determining factor of when/where I will put my lights on. I love driving during dusk/dawn with just parking lights and gos on. Dunno, it's an old habit and I love doing it. The new GL...
by Whelan
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Road Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

Re: Road Observations (09vGT)

I hate auto-lights. Disabled them in my Matrix cause I was tired of them popping on and off and my dash dimming and brightening while driving to work on the parkway. Lot's of trees in the NE and I am perfectly capable of knowing when my lights are on.

Oh I disabled my DRL as well

by Whelan
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone Still Carve Pumpkins?
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Anyone Still Carve Pumpkins? (MotoAce51)

I'll throw my hat in the ring.Carving gear and a I made pumpkin lights this yearMy wife's pumpkin is on the far right, I went for the normal/sadistic split.My brother in-laws pumpkinBuilt my own gothic scarecrow and bought a fog machineOh, and I was Pauly D!Corn Stalk walkwayAnd my brother's carving...
by Whelan
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Kia Sedona 2005 72,000 miles Engine shot
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: (djkeev)

I had a 2002 Civic EX Coupe 5MT before my Matrix. I sold it at 74k and was able to transfer my dealer bought 7yr./100k bumper to bumper warranty to the next owner. Cost me like $50 and included it in the price of the car.I am not sure if that is a state by state law but I've never heard of warrantie...
by Whelan
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (lovemyraffe)

Purchase Order. Not too shabby for a car that was just released.

by Whelan
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: My 2010-2011 mazda 3 mini review
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: (lowincash)

Quote, originally posted by lowincash »the new 3's have the 2.5L, that's the one I'm most likely going to get. No ms3 for me tho, don't know how to drive stick hahaThe 2.5 is only on the GT models though right? I priced one out a few weeks ago and even looked into the MS3 and WRX. But the interior ...
by Whelan
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (09vGT)

More Pics (not my car). I got it out the door total cost of $27,464.66, not counting that $500 deposit I left. Order was placed over the weekend so we will see when I get the VIN and delivery schedule. I told the dealer who made BIG NOTES that I DO NOT want the front bumper drilled during PDI for th...
by Whelan
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (Whelan)

Go ahead and update it. Went to the dealer at lunch, signed the order, left a deposit. $200 under invoice as promised, totally psyched
by Whelan
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (ou.grizzly)

Your too kind, lol. But yes the same one. I'm not so worried about the service, the dealer actually has good ratings and would be where I take it for service. 3yr. 36k free maintenance with the Jetta so no worries there for awhile.

by Whelan
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (ou.grizzly)

Yeah I'm leaving my hatchback days. I started in a hatch with my Escort, then two sedans, then a coupe, back to a hatch, and now back to a sedan. Still have not ordered it yet. My local dealer emailed me back and now offered $200 UNDER invoice. So I am enjoying the fight but don't think I'll do much...
by Whelan
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: More New Car Decisions
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: (djkeev)

see my other post here. Ordered a 2012 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn 6MT with Appearance Package in Platinum Gray Metallic
http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=44616
by Whelan
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

Re: (A Psycho Martyr)

Quote, originally posted by A Psycho Martyr »everything looks pretty wicked except one thing...it's NOT a hatchback! haha... on a serious note...Nice transition and good luck with your new rideHow many mpg's does it have? lol31mpg highway is what people are averaging. As for the lack of hatch ...
by Whelan
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old members check in!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3134

I'll check back in. Just put a deposit down and ordered a 2012 VW Jett GLI Autobahn in 6MT Platinum Gray Metallic. Matrix will not be around come winter.
by Whelan
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)
Replies: 35
Views: 5151

2012 Jetta GLI (waiting to order)

So the other day I went to my local VW dealer because online it showed they had 1 GLI in stock. I headed down and spoke to a salesman, walked out back and took it for a spin. It was an Autobahn with a six speed manual. Holy Wow! Talk about a nice power boost and tight drive compared to the Matrix. I...
by Whelan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: new style?
Replies: 27
Views: 3595

Re: new style? (bassplayaz06)

Quote, originally posted by bassplayaz06 »
ok that looks pretty good... i think sometime in the future when i get over $1000 i will put it in the bank.

FIFY

by Whelan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OWNED!
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

OWNED!

Just waiting on the bank to send me my title but I'm the proud OWNER of my 2005 Matrix XR AWD with 132,000 miles on it! I've also decided to keep her for at least the winter if not another full year. Next week she goes in for brakes and the A/C condenser fix. My tires are new as of this spring so I'...
by Whelan
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 2010 Undercar
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: 2010 Undercar (Losthookah)

1) Stand in road2) Throw tube in air3) Step back4)???5) Profit!To each their own but I think neon went out during my college years. At least in my area is a rarity to see on the roads anymore. Best thing to do would be to mount it inside the bumper cover and cut out with a dremel the area where the ...
by Whelan
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Mothers Power Ball?
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: (MotoAce51)

Get yourself some Meguiar's PlastX and a foam applicator pad and microfiber to clean afterwards. May take a few coats but it works. Works even better with an 8006 Meguiar's pad on a G100.If they are so hazed as my cousins are on his MDX then I would recommend getting low grit wetsand paper and going...
by Whelan
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: The Deceptiford
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: The Deceptiford (bassplayaz06)

I still don't get the whole swirl or blank out your plate thing. Are people going to online DMV's and making fake plates or finding out where people live?

Can't anyone on the road see your plate and do the same thing?

by Whelan
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Holy Crap Our Cars are Valuable!
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Holy Crap Our Cars are Valuable!

I did a KBB check a few months back and found my car was worth the 4-6k range (2005 Matrix XR AWD, 130,000 miles). I have heard that used-cars have hit a rare peak recently and checked again tonight.

Private Party in Good condition ($8,890)

WOW


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