Mystyler

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  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model*
    IS F
  • Year of Lexus*
    2012
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    Western Australia
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. Hi all, I'm hoping someone may find this useful. I've used a lot of different car care brands and eventually settled on (mostly) Autoglym because it did what it said on the tin and it was a brand my Grandfather used when I was a kid. Sentimental stuff. It's also easy to get hold of. I'm aware of multiple places you can get super exotic products that are rarely sold "over the counter" at auto stores, but that's not me. I like finding a good sweet spot of price/performance. I needed to pick up another bottle of Autoglym bodywork shampoo and conditioner, but while at the auto store I saw Bowden's Own, which I had been meaning to try. However, even though I'm a very staunch supporter of buying Aussie I couldn't bring myself to switch. Bought the Autoglym stuff and went home. That night I couldn't live with my choice. Off I went again the next day and picked up some of Bowden's own Nanolicious Wash and even shelled out for some Bowden's Own Leather Love and Leather Guard. In for a penny... Really didn't have high hopes for the Nanolicious but the difference was night and day. This was the first time I didn't need to use Fast Glass on the windows after washing and drying. The stuff is super slippery and the car was super clean with no spots marks or streaks. The temp was also in the mid-thirties today when I was washing the F. I'm happy with the leather stuff too. Easy on, easy off. Not greasy or slippery. The Autoglym stuff I have works well in my Mazda, but was pulling up colour from the F's red leather, so I promptly stopped using it after trying it on the shift knob. No such problems with Bowden's. I'll probably be sticking with Autoglym for their Fast Glass and Glass Polish, and it will take a LOT to get me to change from Mother's California Gold Showtime detailer. But I was very, very happy to find some great products that are Aussie made and the company Aussie owned. There are a lot of products out there that will separate you from your money with lofty promises and so-so results. It's nice to make a change and have it work out in your favour. Can recommend the three Bowden's Own products highly, and I will see how longer-term use goes. Granted, this post is based on a car wash sample of one...but I really did notice a difference.
  2. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Just had a clean, rims off and all.
  3. Wanted IS-F

    I think the GSF is seriously under rated. I'd love one. I think the new car price might be scaring people off. Enjoy it, would love to park one alongside the ISF one day.
  4. What's your fuel economy?

    Hey mate, wondering if you'd care to share your thoughts on the F vs the R? Can be elsewhere if you don't want to hijack the thread.
  5. What's your fuel economy?

    10.5L/100km was last I looked. Haven't driven it for over a month thanks to a busted ankle. Prior to that it was my daily.
  6. banserki, are you running with the GROM in the glovebox?
  7. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    I shoulda held out for a blue or red one.
  8. There is another picture on the Stinger website of a RHD install. Plastics look to match up very well. Been thinking on-again/off-again about upgrading the nav system. Was going to wait until GROM sorted their issues out, now it's nice to have another option.
  9. Early days with an F - Practical observations

    Must come down to driving style. Don't worry, if I really get stuck in I'm north of 16, easy!
  10. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Congrats, it's looking great now _ISF. That's my all-time favourite colour of the F. If you also had the light colour interior I'd be super jealous!
  11. Babalouie ISF Maintenance Thread

    Will, I couldn't agree with you more. Mazda get it right, but few else do. I'm extremely happy Babalouie brought this to light as a solution. Babalouie, keep it up. Your posts are very much enjoyed. They are informative and great to read. I'm taking baby steps towards more DIY with my F, after seeing what can be done.
  12. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Hello all, here's a photo of my F. Incredible car. Very happy to have found one in great condition. Detailing was just done by Mark at Freedom Car Care.
  13. Early days with an F - Practical observations

    For those of you at home still following, some updates. I've gone and added a boot liner, lip protector and cargo net to the boot, for a bit more "practicality." We took the F for a trip away (1200km done) and it was fantastic. Even managed to fit all of our crap into the boot, somehow! It's so happy to cruise along in 8th, but if you need to overtake, you don't need to wait for an overtaking lane. Makes for an incredibly relaxed drive, but my goodness she is capable in the hills and bends. Fuel economy isn't too bad at all. I'm still finding myself booting it to WOT on freeway on ramps for a laugh, but I'm getting an average of 10.4L/100 Km since I bought the car. Really, not bad at all. I've also done my first, "mod". All I did was change the halogen foggies to Philips 2700k yellow LEDs. Some hate it, some love it. I've always been a fan of yellow foggies and these don't disappoint. I've attached a comparison photo and final photo, if you're interested.
  14. Alfa Romeo Guilia QV

    Great read, thank you. I share similar feelings towards the Alfa. Been a fan of Alfa for a long time, but would I own one...? The Guilia still hasn't really assuaged my fears but I really hope it turns out to be a great, reliable machine. Funny you should mention the Spider. It came down to getting an F or the basic, povo-pack 1.5L ND MX-5. Even though the F isn't anywhere as practical as my previous wheels (Mazda 6, owned since new for 11 years!) I can't get my head around two seats only. So, while the F and ND are apples and oranges, that's the short version as to how I ended up with an F. When I get space for multiple vehicles, an ND will be joining the line-up for sure. It's a proper driver's car, and you feel like you're doing a 150km/h when really you've barely cracked 60km/h. I can point you in the direction of a Melbourne guy who goes by RBH58 on https://forum.miata.net/vb/ He has an ND MX-5 RF, while his wife has the Fiat Spider. Can give you the pros and cons of both if you're curious. Hope you end up with one, regardless!
  15. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    GaijinISF, that Wald bootlip is unbelievably hot looking.