Walking that knife edge between classy and chavy, I decided to get into the world of carbon fibre wrapping.
I was getting bored of my plain old, piano black dash strip. There has always been a little too much black in the cabin and although shiny, this dash strip didn’t add a lot of interest. What’s worse is that it’s made of a very soft plastic. Look at it for too long and you’d scratch it. If that weren’t so bad, it’s also a magnet for fingerprints and dust. It was time for a change.
I went to play music on my iPod but discovered it needed charging. I’m at work so I don’t have iTunes installed but I do have my cable. I wanted to charge my iPod and listen to music from it. So here is what I had to do.
Connect the iPod to the PC via the cable
Go to Explorer and find the iPod. It was listed as removable storeage device
Right-click on the drive icon and select ‘Eject’
The iPod should shortly stop displaying the ‘Do not disconnect’ warning and return to the main menu.
If you simply select ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ from the tooltray icon you’ll get the iPod menu back but it’ll not continue charging.
I did this with my Mac formatted iPod on a Windows XP machine. I expect that PC formatted iPods will behave the same way.
Yet another How To guide for your MX-5. Just showing that doing stuff yourself is not that hard. First posted back in September 2009, this article takes you through the process of fitting front fog lamps to a Mk3 MX-5. Although I use the standard Mazda lamps, there is nothing stopping you from using other brand lamps with a suitable fitting. Let’s get to work » Read more: How To: Fit foglamps to an MX-5
With some nicer weather at the weekends recently I’ve been tempted to detail my car again. Detailing is just a fancy way of saying ‘clear really well’. =) Traditionally people have polished cars but the modern thinking is to avoid abrasives and use more effective, deep cleaning products followed by some high tech protection. I say ‘deep cleaning products’ but we start with Fairy Liquid. Enjoy. » Read more: How To: Detail your MX-5
Hey, this blog isn’t suppose to be about all the boring stuff I do all the time. You do enough boring stuff yourself for you to be not the slightest bit interested in my stuff. So, disclaimer out of the way. I’d like to share with you this video of Florence and the Machine performing their song ‘Between two lungs’.
More forum rescues. This time a guide on making a professional looking stainless steel mesh grille for my car.
Time for another Sunday How-To
This time I was getting bored with the standard plastic grille on mt car. I quite fancied a Zunsport grille or something similar. However, I wasn’t impressed at the price. £70-90 for some wire mesh seemed a lot. So, me being me, I decided to explore the DIY route. » Read more: How To: Custom stainless steel grille