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    Just had my neighbour on my case while I SRP and EGP'd the Vec. As usual, her lad knows far better stuff than me to use, "he swears by Autoglym" - this is the one that told me to ignore the forum "how to's" on debadging and use mayonnaise.
    Anyway, the latest one is to stop flies hitting on the front end, clean the headlight glass with cooking oil - anyone know if there's anything in this as it sounds pretty iffy to me

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    I would have thought that dust and particles would have stuck to the oil. I have used vegatable oil on the black plastic on my motor and in a dat or Two it was covered in dust. the rest of the car was dusr free. So I would be a bit dubious of using it on the headlight glass as it would "dim" the light output, if covered in dust "etc".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    I would have thought that dust and particles would have stuck to the oil. I have used vegatable oil on the black plastic on my motor and in a dat or Two it was covered in dust. the rest of the car was dusr free. So I would be a bit dubious of using it on the headlight glass as it would "dim" the light output, if covered in dust "etc".

    Yes, that was one of my concerns, also wondered if the heat from the headlights, either standard or with a HID kit, would cause problems. No point arguing, despite the fact I've been modding and polishing cars from before her lad was born "he knows best".
    I thought it quite funny she told me I should be using Autoglym when I was, she saw the bottles

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    The only was to stop flies fromhitting you car Is to not drive it. But I have found that if you have a good coating of was/sealent on it the flies will not stick as easily, and will wash off with little effort too. I suggest a good coating of wax would be a better option than vegitable oil. Better for the paint too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    The only was to stop flies fromhitting you car Is to not drive it. But I have found that if you have a good coating of was/sealent on it the flies will not stick as easily, and will wash off with little effort too. I suggest a good coating of wax would be a better option than vegitable oil. Better for the paint too.

    Ok, Autoglym's Extra Gloss Protection has wax and sealant in it, never been keen on using anything other than Autoglym glass cleaner and Rain X since my mother got helpful and used Windolene cream on my windscreen before a long night drive up the A1 in the rain.

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