Q: How do I maintain my knob's glass-like shine?
A: Clean your knob and mirror-finished locking collar with a soft,
100% cotton towel and water. Never clean the knob with harsh solvents or dirty
towels; they may dull or scratch the
knob's/collar's finish. Also, to prevent scratching your knob, remove any hand jewelry
before using it.
Q: Will the sun damage my knob?
A: No. Your knob will
not fade or crack, even under prolonged exposure. However, you should always
cover your knob if it is to be left in the sun for extended periods of time to
prevent the sun's focused light from heating up small interior areas under the knob.
Q: A small vial of purple liquid is included with my knob and locking
collar. Is this necessary to use?
A: We recommend that you use this liquid only if your knob rotates due to
loosening over time. Most applications will not require the use of this liquid.
Known as "threadlocker", it may be applied to the shifter
threads prior to threading on the locking collar and/or shift knob. This threadlocker cures after the mating parts are assembled. Allow at least 30
minutes for it to cure. Caution: Since this liquid is a cyanoacrylate-based
(compatible with all plastics), avoid skin contact. Keep away from children.
Q: The base of my shift knob and the top of the locking collar don't
seem to line up perfectly. Does this mean that my parts are defective?
A: Not at all. Since your shift knob is cast into a heated silicone
rubber mold, the knob's base diameter may vary slightly from casting to casting,
depending upon the mold's exact temperature at the time the liquid urethane
begins to gel. We feel that the advantages of using a rubber mold (no split
lines in the part and subsequent additional labor and cost increases as a
result) outweigh the small disadvantages, which may include minor differences in
diameter between the lock collar and knob base diameters.