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The best thing to do if you need a car phone mount is to mount it somewhere other than your dashboard. If you want to remove the sticky suction phone mount from your dashboard, this guide will help you to safely remove the phone mount while minimizing the possibility of damaging your dashboard. On this tutorial, I’ll be removing this very popular iOttie dashboard phone mount from this dashboard.

Installing sound deadener in your car is a pretty extensive project that can provide you with a number of benefits. However, applying sound deadener in your car can be a very involved project and is not for the feint of heart. It involves taking much of the interior of your car apart, and applying multiple layers of sound deadening material to the body of your car. If you have the patience and are careful when removing and installing your car’s interior, it may be worth the time and effort for a certain level of noise reduction.

When you install new brake pads, which are typically replaced at the same time as new brake rotors, it’s a good idea to break-in the brakes using a “bedding” procedure. A bedding procedure involves a series of controlled stops in order to transfer an even layer of brake pad material onto the new rotors. The reason why you want to do this is to prevent uneven “pad transfer”, which can cause you to experience wobble or vibration while you depress the brake pedal.

If you’ve ever experienced your rear view mirror sagging or simply rotating downwards on its own, it’s likely due to the mirror socket no longer holding the ball mount in place. Most of the time, there are these plastic teeth that hold the ball joint in place and when these plastic teeth break off, there is no longer enough force holding the ball joint securely. As a result, the rear view mirror starts to sag and slowly move down on its own. This can be an annoyance as you constantly have to put the mirror back up, only to have it rotate down again and again.

If you have missing emblems whether they fell off or were stolen off your car, you’ll probably have some “ghosting” left behind that you could use as a template to install the new emblem with. You may also have an emblem that pops into a grommet in a hole in the panel so you don’t have to worry about placement. But what if the emblems are designed to be stuck directly into the panel? What if you’re repainting your car and therefore have no way to know where exactly to stick the emblems?

One of the things that has bothered me on my Acura CL-S is that the leather shift knob has been worn down and looks terrible. Since this is a gear knob for a manual transmission, it is something that you look at and handle every time you drive the car. So, I set out to look for ways to address the worn leather shift knob. The task of replacing the leather on the shift knob can seem daunting as it did for me. However, after watching a helpful YouTube video from Luke, it didn’t seem impossible to me anymore. It also was an appealing option to me as I could save hundreds of dollars and still maintain an OEM-like look and feel to my shift knob.

For this guide, we’ll be spraying primer, paint, and clear coat and it will all be done by rattle cans. The 1K primer and color-matched paint are purchased from Paint Scratch, and the 2K clear coat can be found online. Even using rattle cans to spray paint your bumper, you can get amazing results especially if you have a good color match and use a 2K clear coat, which hardens up to a professional level finish.