Posted: February 7, 2014 by Rvinyl.com in Mercedes-Benz
Tags: Black Bison, Body kit, Bumper (automobile), Daytime running lamp, front bumper, LED daytime running lights, Light-emitting diode, List of minor DC Comics characters, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Wald International
Mercedes E-Class Sedan
Thanks to our friends at Fancy Tuning, we were alerted to the news of an amazingly tuned Mercedes E-Class sedan. This kit Part of their Black Bison line of kits.
In short, the all-new, aerodynamic package overhaul includes a redesigned front bumper, LED daytime running lights, matte black accents, side skirts, fender extensions, a rear bumper with diffuser, vents all around, roof spoiler and trunk spoiler.
Read more: http://fancytuning.com/2014/02/wald-international-does-it-again-with-a-mercedes-e-class/#ixzz2sf0D09tu
Posted: January 30, 2014 by Michael Rickicki in Warranties
Tags: Automotive Service Plans, Autos, Business, extended warranties, Extended warranty, routine maintenance and repair costs, Service plan, service plans, Shopping, United States, Vehicle, Warranty
Automotive Service Plans
Ask just about anyone you know who owns a car and they will tell you that routine maintenance and repair costs are the single, largest expense they have to pay for out of pocket on a yearly basis. As a result, a number of businesses have sprung up to offer extended service plans for vehicles that no longer have outlived the manufacturer’s auto warranty or were purchased from private sellers.
Are You a Risk-Taker?
Unless you’re a gambler or incredibly wealthy you may want to seriously consider finding a reputable, after-market retailer of extended warranties and service plans. Even a minor fender bender can run into the thousands of dollars not to mention a seized engine or shot transmission so if you think you don’t have the cash to pay for the protection of a warranty or service plan now what will you do when you’re faced with a bill for hundreds of times that amount? Fortunately, if you’re still reading this we can assume you’re not yet in this position so act now and find an affordable, extended service plan for your vehicle today.
Posted: January 20, 2014 by Michael Rickicki in Aftermarket Auto Accessories, Caliper COvers
Tags: Brake, brake calipers, Brembo, Business, Caliper, Caliper Paint, Disc brake, Dupli-Color, Dupli-Color paint, Paint, Parts and Accessories, Shopping
Caliper Paint or Covers?
When you’re thinking of customizing your brake calipers you have a few options: you can purchase aftermarket replacements by big name brands like Brembo; you can pick up a set of inexpensive plastic imitations, you can purchase a set of covers from a company like MGP; or you can go the completely custom route with caliper paints from a trusted name like Dupli-Color. The real question is why would you choose paint when the other options seem to offer more or less the same results?
You Really Can See the Difference
The video above is a great little video put together by the folks a Rvinyl and showcases the ABS brand of plastic calipers. As you can see, attractive as they are from a distance, they fail to add any protection to the calipers. In comparison, the Dupli-Color paint offers a variety of colors and may even protect against corrosion and rust.
Features of Dupli-Color Paint Kits
- EZ Touch® Conical Nozzle
- Ceramic resins resist heat up to 500°F
- Fast drying durable finish
- Dry to touch in 30 Minutes
- Handle in 1 Hour
- Resistant To chipping, chemicals, and brake dust
- For use on brake calipers, rotors, and drums
As yo can see from the list of features, this paint can be used on just about any part of the brake unlike caliper covers or other aftermarket accessories. In the end, the caliper paint is far more versatile and protects the brakes in a way most other accessories cannot.
Posted: January 16, 2014 by Michael Rickicki in Paint Protection Films
Ever thought about adding paint protection film to your vehicle’s exterior but decided it just wasn’t worth the expense? For most of us, we often feel that PPF (paint protection films) are either out of our budget or don’t make sense since our vehicle’s aren’t brand new but Rshield films are a complete game changer. Now, for a fraction of the cost of other brands we can protect our investments and prevent UV damage and a host of other problems from wreaking havoc on our paint jobs.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse
The film shown above is 4mil thick and will protect against dust, debris, scratching, scuffing and UV rays. And, best of all, the whole process can begin for as little as $9.99. Whether you want to do just your door handles, your mirrors or your entire from fascia, Rvinyl.com has the sheet for you. In addition to uncut rolls tey also offer a variety of precut kits but their inventory is truly staggering so we won’t try to make a list. If you’re interested we suggest you check them out here: Precut Paint Protection
Rugged Off Road Electric Vehicles
A not so recent post over at Restyling Mag discussed the potential for EVs (electric vehicles) to enter and, hopefully, someday rule the off-road roost now dominated by gas hogs such as Jeep and Land Rover.
I’m excited about the possibilities here but disheartened by the fact that many Americans and consumers worldwide just aren’t taking heed of not only the need for EVs environmentally but their advantages (as this piece highlights). Unfortunately, in a recent article here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/22/5236698/doe-predicts-electric-vehicle… the US Dept of Energy predicts that by 2040 the majority of vehicles on US roads will stll use gas.
Restore Your Headlights with Toothpaste?
Okay, when we first read about this hack we didn’t quite believe it either but, upon further investigation, it seems to hold water. So just how does it work?
Unravelling a Mystery
Actually, I have no real idea why this works but I believe it has to do with the fact that toothpaste is an abrasive and the rubbing removes the composite lens material that has become impregnated (it is porous after all) with contaminants and chemically altered via oxidation and UV radiation. But, this is just a guess so don’t quote me.
Well, in this day and age video doesn’t conclusively prove anything but it is encouraging to use this nonetheless. And, once you hve restored your headlights with toothpaste you’ll probably want to keep them that way. Most sites will simply tell you to wax your lights but this is a solution that requires constant maintenance.
Rather than that you can choose a thin, precut headlight Rshield kit or (wrap kit if the precuts aren’t available). These kits are great because they are not as thick as 3M or Lamin-x and are perfect fo protecting against the haziness that occurs (if you want real rock hit protection they offer thicker kits as well at Rvinyl.com.