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Old 27 Dec 2005, 02:18 pm
D.D. Pallmer
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Default Trick for CR-V Spare Tire Cover

I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and suspect
it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any color since
you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire cover and another
aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper (2005 model). This
allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word HONDA aligns straight
across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need to be sure you have it
exact before applying the paint. But after doing so, it's now very very easy
to realign it instead of having HONDA appear in some diagonal misalignment.


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Old 27 Dec 2005, 02:20 pm
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"D.D. Pallmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and suspect
>it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any color
>since you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire cover and
>another aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper (2005
>model). This allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word HONDA
>aligns straight across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need to be
>sure you have it exact before applying the paint. But after doing so, it's
>now very very easy to realign it instead of having HONDA appear in some
>diagonal misalignment.


Why would you want to do that? Can't you tell by just looking at the cover
that it is straight or crooked?


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Old 27 Dec 2005, 03:21 pm
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No youi cannot. Because it's a fine adjustment and you have to be on top of
the cover to do it. Meaning that you can't see what you are adjusting. Try
it and you'll see what I mean. And even a few degrees off makes the vehicle
look out-of-kilter from behind.


"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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>
> "D.D. Pallmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O4OdnZo5caUePCzeRVn-rA@comcast.com...
>>I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and
>>suspect it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any
>>color since you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire
>>cover and another aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper
>>(2005 model). This allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word
>>HONDA aligns straight across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need
>>to be sure you have it exact before applying the paint. But after doing
>>so, it's now very very easy to realign it instead of having HONDA appear
>>in some diagonal misalignment.

>
> Why would you want to do that? Can't you tell by just looking at the cover
> that it is straight or crooked?
>



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Old 28 Dec 2005, 06:07 am
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Default Re: Trick for CR-V Spare Tire Cover

I agree I see alot of the covers on the spare crooked.

Tom

"D.D. Pallmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> No youi cannot. Because it's a fine adjustment and you have to be on top
> of the cover to do it. Meaning that you can't see what you are adjusting.
> Try it and you'll see what I mean. And even a few degrees off makes the
> vehicle look out-of-kilter from behind.
>
>
> "Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
> news:Fmhsf.6841$km.219@edtnps89...
>>
>> "D.D. Pallmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:O4OdnZo5caUePCzeRVn-rA@comcast.com...
>>>I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and
>>>suspect it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any
>>>color since you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire
>>>cover and another aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper
>>>(2005 model). This allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word
>>>HONDA aligns straight across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need
>>>to be sure you have it exact before applying the paint. But after doing
>>>so, it's now very very easy to realign it instead of having HONDA appear
>>>in some diagonal misalignment.

>>
>> Why would you want to do that? Can't you tell by just looking at the
>> cover that it is straight or crooked?
>>

>
>



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Old 02 Jan 2006, 03:56 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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Default Re: Trick for CR-V Spare Tire Cover

"D.D. Pallmer" wrote:
>
> I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and suspect
> it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any color since
> you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire cover and another
> aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper (2005 model). This
> allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word HONDA aligns straight
> across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need to be sure you have it
> exact before applying the paint. But after doing so, it's now very very easy
> to realign it instead of having HONDA appear in some diagonal misalignment.



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You might be way further ahead to install a fix that would stop the
cover from 'creeping'. It's been discussed at hondasuv.com. Sign in and
use the SEARCH function. Best way seems to be gluing some rubber bumpers
inside the top of the shell so it won't migrate clockwise on every bump.

'Curly'
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