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how many of you guys do your own oil change?

Ive been thinking of doing mine, and just weighing the cost differences. They charge me $37 for everything and if i buy my own oil to do myself it'll end up costing more...hmmmm
I do my own for about 40. Pennzoil ultra synthetic 5w20 and k&n oil filter
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Stashed a fire extinguisher in the trunk
That's funny... I *just* got one for Truck Norris, too!! It's even the same color! Just gotta figure out where to put/mount it...
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how many of you guys do your own oil change?
I do mine, that way I know it's done right! It's like $30-35. I use Penzoil ultra synthetic, too. I use a Fram high mileage filter, tho.

I just kinda like doing it.
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If you can feel it with your fingernail, it's gonna take a LOT of buffing. If you cans see some color below the surface color, it ain't hap'nin...
When I first got Truck Norris, I took out ALL the swirls/halos. I got two types of Meguiar's Mirror Glaze (number 9 & 2). I taped off the non-painted parts and buffed the crap out of it. I followed that by polish, then Meguiar's synthetic wax, and I topped it all off with two coats of carnauba wax. It's almost a 3-day project! The synthetic wax lasts longer than the carnauba, but the carnauba adds depth. I tested it, and I could see the difference.

I was going to try waxing the paint off... I have a theory about all the layers of wax: I think 5-0 radar slides right off. I *know* I was going 65 (at least) in a 45 zone. 5-0 just sat there...

I don't wanna TEST my theory, but if anyone else wants to volunteer, I'll do the detailing.
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Mmmmmm nano sponge
I've always been a little nervous about claying my OWN car (any volunteers?) how's the nano sponge work? I mean does it do a good job? Does it leave scratches like clay (ya, I know they buff out, but...) Do you have to use a lube -like w/clay?
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I've always been a little nervous about claying my OWN car (any volunteers?) how's the nano sponge work? I mean does it do a good job? Does it leave scratches like clay (ya, I know they buff out, but...) Do you have to use a lube -like w/clay?
Clay shouldn't leave scratches. Unless you dont rinse it very well first. And lube always helps. Helps the clay to glide across the paint. If its dry, it will stick. And you clay until there is no "sticky" spots. When I did mine I did it at a wash rack on post and took about 2.5 hrs to do. Rinsed between passes. Soo shiny I nearly blinded myself from the sun hitting it lol
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how many of you guys do your own oil change?

Ive been thinking of doing mine, and just weighing the cost differences. They charge me $37 for everything and if i buy my own oil to do myself it'll end up costing more...hmmmm
I do my own oil change get mobile 1 extended performance for around 30 bucks. And can go 15,000 miles before the next oil change.
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how many of you guys do your own oil change?

Ive been thinking of doing mine, and just weighing the cost differences. They charge me $37 for everything and if i buy my own oil to do myself it'll end up costing more...hmmmm

That's about what it costs me but I'm getting synthetic oil where as a shop will use conventional. If I buy conventional I can do it for about 25.


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I've always been a little nervous about claying my OWN car (any volunteers?) how's the nano sponge work? I mean does it do a good job? Does it leave scratches like clay (ya, I know they buff out, but...) Do you have to use a lube -like w/clay?

Clay will leave scratches if you drop it on the ground and use it. With the nano sponge you can drop it rinse it off and reuse it.


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Clay will leave scratches if you drop it on the ground and use it. With the nano sponge you can drop it rinse it off and reuse it.

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Clay will leave scratches if you drop it on the ground and use it. With the nano sponge you can drop it rinse it off and reuse it.
It takes the finish all the way down to the clear coat? Do you have to turn it (like folding the clay? How often does it have to be rinsed out? This thing sounds interesting!!

@Strongjeff: what I *should* have said was "it CAN leave scratches..."
I didn't mean like SCRATCHES. It's more like halos (like you might see if you hold a light over the paint.). As it pulls crap out of the paint, you're running the same crap over the paint. They're not horrible. You're gonna compound/glaze, polish, synthetic wax and (you should if you haven't tried it) carnauba wax. All that'll take out the halos.
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