What did you do to your Prime today?

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by Raytheeagle, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    9,563
    12,950
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Didn’t see this topic in the Prime section, so here we go:).

    Bought a second charging cord so I can keep one at home and one at work. I’ve staked my spot and have it locked down for my use, so why not have a charging cord there;).

    It’s a Ford stamped cord, but the cable fits and charges the Prime, so it works for me. The guy I bought it from said the Ford Dealer he works for throws things like this charging cable away all the time, so he snagged this one and thought that what they do is wasteful.

    I thanked him for saving it(y).
     
    m.wynn, RMB, bruceha_2000 and 4 others like this.
  2. Rob43

    Rob43 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2014
    1,106
    769
    0
    Location:
    VA, BMW Race Car, BMW R1200R, BMW 330Ci, Ford F350
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Checked the PSI...


    Rob43
     
  3. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    14,101
    6,808
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    I don't know if I can trust that story of Ford throwing those charge cables out, they cost a small fortune.

    Congrats on the new car. Now there won't be much to do on that new car, you'll need to donate more of your time for meet ups
     
    m.wynn, RMB, SFO and 2 others like this.
  4. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    9,563
    12,950
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Donate more,eh:whistle:?

    The problem will be I’ve decreased my hauling capacity :cool:.

    So maybe I’ll be hosting more(y).
     
    SFO likes this.
  5. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    5,159
    3,894
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    LOL... No work today. My Prime is just sitting on the driveway. Now I have to work on it. :LOL:
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  6. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    9,563
    12,950
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    A spring washing isn’t in order:whistle:?
     
  7. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    5,159
    3,894
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Too bad. It's rainy today... but I do want to try a new car washing brush I bought just other day.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  8. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    9,563
    12,950
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Pic or link?

    I’ve been told by @The Critic that my standards are too low and I need to raise the bar;).

    Might be the first step toward that (y).
     
    The Critic likes this.
  9. TGrracie

    TGrracie Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    32
    34
    0
    Location:
    Duxbury
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Kristen (GF), Gracie (our dog) and I went to Western Mass on Wednesday and got back on Friday.
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  10. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    5,159
    3,894
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    The rain stopped for now, but still more in the forecast. Not a good day for a car wash. I never used a car washing brush, so wanted to try. Just a cheap one I picked up at a local store. IMG_20190420_141016.jpg
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  11. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    6,925
    8,523
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Today, I explored. I took the covers off in the cargo area and checked into cleaning accessibility for the battery fans. Looks pretty easy. One advisory: the fasteners that snap the cover over the hatch sill are REALLY tight!!

    In the process I scoped out a potential route for some LED lights for the cargo area. With all that black back there, it's like a cave.
     
  12. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    40,318
    11,837
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    As a car guy, I have to advise against sponges for car washing.

    That is all. :D

    Yeah I found it really dark in the hatch, especially since both the Gen 2 and 3 had light coloured cargo areas. I had a cargo mat that I bought separately for my Gen 3 and placed it in the Prime and it helped brighten the area. It’s light grey.
     
  13. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    6,925
    8,523
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Nice!! I don't think I'd spend the buck to buy one, but it would be nice to have.

    What do you think about real sponges? We live about four miles from the Tarpon Springs sponge docks where most of the sponges are harvested. (Sponges are animals, but I think the term is still "harvest.") Real ones are WAY more gentle than the fake hunks of synthetic that most people think are sponges.
     
    Salamander_King likes this.
  14. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    40,318
    11,837
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    That’s fair. I figured I’d reuse rather than buy a new one for the Prime since I had it lying around.

    Speaking of which, if anyone wants a Gen 3 sunshade (heatshield. Same one in the PC shop), lemme know. Preferably local or near the Us border pickup lol.

    Well it’s more of the fact that sponges will hold the dirt and you have to be really thorough in rinsing it off in the bucket before soaping the car again, otherwise you risk transferring micro scratches from the small particles embedded in the sponge.
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  15. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    6,925
    8,523
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    I had the same heatshield in my PiP. I have a friend with another PiP but he didn't want it. Don't know anyone else local with a Gen 3. It seemed like too much bother to ship it. So I gave it to Todd (Tampa Hybrids) where I traded it in and he put it in the back of my old PiP which hadn't sold yet.

    The wonderful thing about real sponges is how thoroughly and easily they rinse. And they never harden. After they're dry, just drop them in the bucket and they instantly absorb the water -- way more water than a fake sponge. When I'm done, I take the sponge to the big sink in the garage and it rinses out and looks brand new. It's pretty amazing. Here are the dry & wet pix.
    IMG_0273 copy.jpg IMG_0290 copy.jpg
     
    Raytheeagle and Tideland Prius like this.
  16. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    40,318
    11,837
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Oh that’s awesome. Yeah maybe a real sponge might be ok!
     
    jerrymildred and Raytheeagle like this.
  17. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    9,563
    12,950
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    I usually just use the touch less car wash, then wax afterwards by hand with micro fiber cloths:).

    But staring at the optimum gloss coat application @The Critic put on our 2010 has got me thinking about doing more to the Prime ;).

    Oh the possibilities (y).
     
    m.wynn, RMB, The Critic and 2 others like this.
  18. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    5,159
    3,894
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    So do you recommend using a brush or a microfiber mitten? To be honest, my concern is not so much about looks of paint on my car as long as road salts and grime are washed off to prevent rust to develop.

    Sponges are really mysterious animals. Some of them are now being aquacultured for pharmaceutical use. From Sea Sponge to HIV Medicine | Smithsonian Ocean And others used as "sponge". But not all sponges are suitable for that purpose.
     
    jerrymildred and Raytheeagle like this.
  19. The Critic

    The Critic Resident Critic

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    2,984
    1,958
    0
    Location:
    CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Touchless car washes do an extremely poor job of removing surface dirt - there is usually a heavy film leftover. I would follow up with Optimum No Rinse and their Big Red Sponge before applying any sealant. Otherwise you will be wiping dirt around and this will certainly leave swirls and marring.
     
  20. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    40,318
    11,837
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    My preference is a microfibre mitt. Basically we’re trying to reduce self-imposed scratches.
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
Loading...