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Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 10:53 AM
Hey, brand new to this forum- a few queries and if there are separate threads on these topics apologies.

Taking ownership tomorrow on a 2013 RS5, so freaking excited. Anyway the cars has some mods but for now I need some advice on a few topics;

- its wrapped in matte black- has anyone tips on care for this? washing, cleaning, keeping clean, scuffs or marks.

it also has plastidip on the wheels, not my cuppa tea so removing that is first task- I hear that WD40 and a pressure washer will take that off.

It also two radar jammers fitted into the lower grill. Not sure how the wazzers (cops) in MA are about radar jammers but I will play the 'i'm new to the US card'- the model is a 9500i Passport- anyone have this product and any feedback- the manual downloaded 20 pages!!

Thanks all- will post pics when I figured out how to

joshuamoore
08-17-2015, 11:01 AM
I have the 8500ci plus since laser jammers are illegal in Texas, but in Massachusetts both radar detectors and laser jammers are legal. Both the 9500 and 8500 are awesome products, so enjoy!

Just remember it's not 100% fool proof but it's a good "pay attention stupid" warning system.

Congratulations on the new car too!

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Thanks Joshuamoore, yes to say I am a bit giddy would be an understatement.
So I guess its figure it out as you go along- I purchased the car remotely so the previous owner wasn't 'here' to show me how it operates.
I plan on driving down to Jersey next week- what do you do when you pass through various states, in my case I will hit RI, CT, NY, PA and NJ?

joshuamoore
08-17-2015, 12:00 PM
Laser jammers are legal in RI, CT, NY, PA and NJ. So, no problems there. The manual should explain how it works.

It depends on the state. Typically the first thing you do is turn off the jammer. Depending on how it was installed there should be an on/off toggle.

In some states, such as Texas, they can actually confiscate your vehicle if you are found to have an operational laser jamming system, even if turned off. Typically this gets overturned later if they can't prove you were actually using it, but not after having your car impounded and many court appearances.

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 12:05 PM
Thanks again sir, appreciate the guidance.

bknewtype
08-17-2015, 12:10 PM
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/597904-A-Few-Night-Shots-of-the-Satin-Black-RS5

is this ur car?

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 12:26 PM
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/597904-A-Few-Night-Shots-of-the-Satin-Black-RS5

is this ur car?

No sir, but I know this member is also based in Boston- from looking at his posts he had to offload his last year to invest in something- he was selling all sorts of stuff- my baby was fist rode in Florida and then ended up in CA- now on a transporter with pick up tomorrow morning. Mine is a wrap (its silver under the covers!) whereas this one was a clear wrap on a black which gave it slightly more sheen look- will post pics over time

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 12:32 PM
http://www.ezievehiclewraps.com/portfolio/matte-black-r-s5/
this is her

maga4
08-17-2015, 12:47 PM
http://www.ezievehiclewraps.com/portfolio/matte-black-r-s5/
this is her

Looks great! Congrats!

bknewtype
08-17-2015, 01:53 PM
awesome. car is begging for ecodes though

LimaSierra
08-17-2015, 01:58 PM
Looks good!

Mine will be under the knife later today. Going Satin White. [:D]


I plan on using these two products. Big fan of Chemical Guys and currently using some of their products. I would exercise caution using any (non-clear) sealants on Matte Black. Heard some of them can discolor and leave streaks.



http://www.chemicalguys.com/Matte_Plastidip_Paint_Vinyl_Care_s/342.htm




--Nate

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 03:21 PM
awesome. car is begging for ecodes though

OK so I am going to really show my 'amateur' side now but what are ecodes?

bknewtype
08-17-2015, 03:35 PM
OK so I am going to really show my 'amateur' side now but what are ecodes?

Euro spec headlights. Rids the orange

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Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 03:56 PM
Euro spec headlights. Rids the orange

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/17/8b2401b3473c21c9ace44d4593ead68b.jpg


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OK, I think I know what you are referring to- I just thought that the RS5 came with those headlights- I must google with/without photos to really see that

Munster_Paul
08-17-2015, 03:58 PM
Awesome tip Nate- just had a look on that site and ordered the kit- can't wait to bathe her!. Good luck with the Satin White, that sounds epic. I am going to live (seeing as I inherited it) the Matte Black for now, but will probably change in the spring!
How long will it take - I read it could be 2- weeks!

ttusqrl
08-17-2015, 04:07 PM
Laser jammers are legal in RI, CT, NY, PA and NJ. So, no problems there. The manual should explain how it works.

It depends on the state. Typically the first thing you do is turn off the jammer. Depending on how it was installed there should be an on/off toggle.

In some states, such as Texas, they can actually confiscate your vehicle if you are found to have an operational laser jamming system, even if turned off. Typically this gets overturned later if they can't prove you were actually using it, but not after having your car impounded and many court appearances.

They can but they will not. They can confiscate your car for many normal traffic violations, but they don't. It's the same process as a normal ticket goes. I have my parking sensors so I don't rip off the lower air dam on curbs and parking bumps.

joshuamoore
08-17-2015, 04:13 PM
They can but they will not. They can confiscate your car for many normal traffic violations, but they don't. It's the same process as a normal ticket goes. I have my parking sensors so I don't rip off the lower air dam on curbs and parking bumps.

Sorry to disagree with you but I have been in a vehicle that was confiscated because of the presence of laser jammers, which were not in use at the time of the traffic citation. Now granted, the driver (not me) was being uncooperative, and I ague brought the situation upon himself.

Laser jammers and parking sensors aren't the same thing at all.

ttusqrl
08-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Sorry to disagree with you but I have been in a vehicle that was confiscated because of the presence of laser jammers, which were not in use at the time of the traffic citation. Now granted, the driver (not me) was being uncooperative, and I ague brought the situation upon himself.

Laser jammers and parking sensors aren't the same thing at all.

I think you threw your theory under the bus already (uncooperative "suspects" usually don't get the best treatment). Either way, you should do more research on parking sensors.

cmoore86
08-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Hey, brand new to this forum- a few queries and if there are separate threads on these topics apologies.

Taking ownership tomorrow on a 2013 RS5, so freaking excited. Anyway the cars has some mods but for now I need some advice on a few topics;

- its wrapped in matte black- has anyone tips on care for this? washing, cleaning, keeping clean, scuffs or marks.



Congrats on the new car and welcome to the family! I have been running xpel stealth on my car since I got it. For caring for the finish, I have gravitated towards this brand - Dr Beasleys. I found it randomly but really like the products. Its pricey but so worth it. The smells alone are worth the price. The matte paint sealant is great and the application process is a breeze. I currently use the matte wash, matte wheel and paint cleaners and sealant, and the matte final finish for in between clean ups. I highly recommend keeping some MF towels and whatever spot cleaner you choose in the car at all times. With matte finish and vinyl you definitely want to clean any spots (especially bird crap and bugs) rather quickly. Whatever you do ensure that you do use a specific for matte finish soap and sealant and what not.

http://www.drbeasleys.com/shop/exterior/matte-car-care.html

joshuamoore
08-17-2015, 04:39 PM
I think you threw your theory under the bus already (uncooperative "suspects" usually don't get the best treatment). Either way, you should do more research on parking sensors.

Agreed, they don't get the benefit of the doubt, but the truth of the matter was the law enforcement official was within their legal right to seize the vehicle. Now typically they aren't even going to notice, but it's a real pain in the ass when they do take that course of action. Which was my original point.

Mind pointing me in the right direction regarding parking sensors and how they relate to laser shifters? If you mean claiming they are parking sensors that /might/ work but it also might not. Provided the shifters have that feature, of course. Which as far as I recall the 9500 does not. Also, it should be noted that if you make this claim and the vehicle is still seized and the equipment is determined to be functional laser shifters then you would also be charged with a Class C for false representation.

Beyond that, I don't see the connection and any help you could provide would be quite appreciated. I'd love to become more informed on the subject. Thanks in advanced!

ttusqrl
08-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Agreed, they don't get the benefit of the doubt, but the truth of the matter was the law enforcement official was within their legal right to seize the vehicle. Now typically they aren't even going to notice, but it's a real pain in the ass when they do take that course of action. Which was my original point.

Mind pointing me in the right direction regarding parking sensors and how they relate to laser shifters? If you mean claiming they are parking sensors that /might/ work but it also might not. Provided the shifters have that feature, of course. Which as far as I recall the 9500 does not. Also, it should be noted that if you make this claim and the vehicle is still seized and the equipment is determined to be functional laser shifters then you would also be charged with a Class C for false representation.

Beyond that, I don't see the connection and any help you could provide would be quite appreciated. I'd love to become more informed on the subject. Thanks in advanced!

Start here to answer all of your questions specific to Texas, then branch out and you'll get all the information you need.

https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=4421

joshuamoore
08-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Start here to answer all of your questions specific to Texas, then branch out and you'll get all the information you need.

https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=4421

Awesome! Thank you!

spetsnaz27
08-19-2015, 02:10 PM
I've got XPEL matte clear film on my RS5 - rule of thumb is hand wash only, but I've taken it through a machine wash a few times at a place that I trust with no swirls or scratches. Other than that, just a regular hand wash.

What I've found is that dirt can start building up around the edges of the film, especially if you drive in bad winter weather (snow and sleet here in NYC). A toothpick/Q-tip can help get that stuff out along the edges. Otherwise, over time, the film starts to peel off in areas where the dirt builds up. If you have a situation where film starts peeling off or detached along an edge that is no visible on the outside, you can use 3M double-sided mounting tape to re-attach to surface.

I use the Escort 8500ci, but it is not installed - just mounded on the dash. It is a great radar for detecting signals way ahead/behind you. I believe the 9500 series is just an improved/updated version of the 8500, and it has the ability to connect to a database where you can be notified of speed traps/cameras along your route.

Munster_Paul
08-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the tips spetsnaz- I took delivery this morning, and gave her a bath tonight, by hand and using my wife shampoo (!!)

I spent this evening removing the plastidip from the wheels- looks better as the gloss wheels just didn't gel with the matte finish.

Took her for a walk this evening and OMG that scanner likes to bleep- will spend time on the manual in next few weeks.

Thanks again

spetsnaz27
08-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Yeah the radar is very sensitive, especially in Highway mode. It will react to electronic construction signs and other things that omit radio frequencies, also toll booths, automatic sliding doors (like at the supermarket), etc. If you're driving in a city environment you can switch it to City mode for less sensitivity. Mine has a very convenient "Mute" button at the end of the power cord that I use almost instinctively when it gives me false warnings.

joshuamoore
08-20-2015, 07:29 PM
Yeah the radar is very sensitive, especially in Highway mode. It will react to electronic construction signs and other things that omit radio frequencies, also toll booths, automatic sliding doors (like at the supermarket), etc. If you're driving in a city environment you can switch it to City mode for less sensitivity. Mine has a very convenient "Mute" button at the end of the power cord that I use almost instinctively when it gives me false warnings.

The Escort 9500ci should have an "auto mute" function where it will automatically mute after the initial warning for a given source.

Plutolawyer
09-04-2015, 11:11 PM
Best way I've found to remove Plasti Dip is to spray goo gone or a citrus based cleaner on it. Makes it WAY easier to remove especially in small intricate places


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