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  1. Yes, the brand name is VHT and the product is called Nite-shades. For what it's worth, other than just cleaning the surface to be spray tinted with Windex and wiping it down with a lint-free cloth, I did no pre-spraying preparations. It worked for me.
  2. Adam, to the club. You sound like a fairly self-sufficient person, but if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask. As Willys mentioned, above, this is a good place for information and assistance wherever needed. There are also events taking place in Ontario and beyond that several members attend if that happens to be your thing. Case in point, the annual Ohio April Fools smart car rally, recently held in Ohio during the weekend of April 6th-9th. See post # 54 for some photos for some pics of that event a few years ago.
  3. Hey 'Life' ..... A Mystery Run is an event that was held annually as a smart car get together in Ontario. It is a "follow the leader" type event where only the lead car driver and lay-out crew actually knows where they are going. Except for the cost of food or admission to special attractions, the event was free to all who showed up. For several years, it was held in and around the Niagara region and the last one was held near Belleville. ( see Ottawa, Toronto and The Rest of Ontario threads ) ....... Take a peek at this link for an idea of what it was all about. That link takes you to page 4 of 4 and shows some of the photos and videos taken by members / participants. The event was originally going to be cancelled but was rescued Another annual event held closer to home for you is the Plunkett Estate event, usually attended by the smart car group in the first week in August. The smart cars are the "Featured Club" on that particular afternoon / evening. To see more photos of this event, go to the forums ...... seek out the Southern Ontario Threads and scroll through the list, looking in that approximate date in different years. Another event, also in your area is the Lambeth Harvest Parade which is always a good event to participate in. The smarties are invited to actually be IN the parade. Lots of fun. As above, scroll through the Southern Ontario threads around that same date but different years to see more photos.
  4. Any updates on this problem? BTW, the person I referred to in post #2 (from Waterloo) only left her car for one week while she was out of town.
  5. Hey stranger! Nice to hear from you again. I don't have one, but have driven "Uncle Glenn"'s and it's a hoot! No plans on the board for a Mystery Run but if enough enthusiasm is shown, perhaps something could be done.
  6. LOL ..... You beat me to it! I was going to mention that the 450 is only under power in the stage one operation. (forward and back) but to drop the roof down, simply press and hold the key fob button a second time. If all is working properly, it should lock into place when it drops.
  7. Chances are, it is not a transmission problem. If your car had been left in a damp environment with parking brake on, it could be that the rear brake drums and pads have stuck together. (it doesn't take long) Smarts (diesels in particular) do NOT like to sit for long periods of time, particularly in damp conditions with the parking brake on. Solution that I used on the last car I encountered with this problem (a friend in Waterloo) was to hook up a tow line to another vehicle and have a driver in the smart with the car in gear press on the "go pedal" while the tow vehicle pulls in the same direction. If you are on solid ground, it "should" break free. The only thing that makes me wonder if the above diagnosis is correct is where you said "it rocked a good 6"....back and forth....." If the brakes were stuck, in theory, the car shouldn't move at all. I'm sure others will chime in with their suggestions, but this is the first thing that came to mind when you posted the problem. Good luck with it.
  8. Does anyone else feel like this?
  9. Thought of the day: You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf!
  10. Moving on is a part of life. Even though your smart is gone, please don't be a stranger. Do drop in once in a while and let us know how things are going. Ron
  11. I believe "Uncle Glenn" has done it before, but I could be wrong. He is on vacation right now anyway and you appear to be at the other side of the country. He could be the guy to talk to about it when he gets back
  12. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone” – Reba McIntire
  13. Welcome back Noah! It's nice to see that you haven't forgotten us. We certainly haven't forgotten you Ron
  14. Letting it idle for 15 minutes is unnecessary. I let mine run just long enough to make sure any oil that may have dribbled down to the crankcase has found it's way back into the areas the oil is supposed to be protecting. Then put it in gear and drive it normally (but not racer style) until there are 2 blobs showing on the temp. gauge. It works for me