are some Tech tips: From the
was bored tonight due to the blizzard in the NE and was cleaning up my
taillights and remembered a trick I used to use when I built model cars.
Clean all the dirt and grime from the lenses and wet them down. Then take
some toothpaste and put a 3-4 dabs on the lens. Start rubbing in a
circular motion while pressing with your fingers. After a few minutes of this,
off all the old toothpaste and dry it off with a nice soft cloth. You'll be
surprised at how they look! It polishes off minor scratches and light overspray,
is cheap, and won't even hurt the critters living in your local sewer
system! It also prevents cavities in the lights ;^)
make sure you don't use the "with baking soda" kind, I did that on an
old playstation CD by accident, with disasterous results!
makes a plastic polish for that kind of thing too...you can also get sand
paper, like 2000 grit and take scuff marks off or gouges and then polish
with the 3m polishing liquid....works great.
also works if you don't want to make a trip to the bathroom sink or to
your local Walgreen's while detailing your vintage Z is simple... WAX!!! I
regularly wax my taillights as I wax my '79 280zx's paint and they still look
like brand new. Regular wax will remove any swirl marks or oxidation from the
tail lenses as it would off of paint. Also, another trick for all
of you ZX owners with the black rubber bumper covers... If your sun-baked covers
look hazy and not so black anymore, try polishing them with a good paint
polish(any kind that will not flake or leave a crusty residue). This will remove
most of the oxidized and dead layer of rubber and after you remove any remaining
polish, treat your bumper covers with generous amounts
of Armor All. Regular applications will keep your rubber ZX bumper covers
looking like brand new and will keep if from further damage from the sun, acid
rain, bird doo, etc. etc...
have all the bolts out driveline disconnected halfshafts out ,the big ass
bolt that is attached to hatch area gets in the way when I try to slide pumpkin out.
Cant get enough angle to clear it and not drag flange on front where driveline
connects from rubbing on tunnel. Please help.
have to drop the tank down and remove the two bolts holding the big one
in. In the back remove the carpet and the foam and you will see the top of the
big ass bolt and when you remove the foam (black) cover you will find it is a
big ass bracket with the big ass bolt through the center of it. The two bolts
holding the big ass bracket is up under the car right in front of the big ass
gas tank. When you remove the bolts, pull the big ass bracket with the big ass
bolt out in the rear of the car and the heavy ass R200 will come out.