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GTI
02-13-2002, 01:13 PM
Just learned this from Autopia:
http://www.autopia-carport.com/forum/showthread.php3?threadid=7204

What would you do if it happens?? We are more worried about you when you can't wash your car for an extended period:yikes:

Dr. Phil
02-13-2002, 02:11 PM
I've been staying away from this topic since I too am in the drought zone:cry: But since you asked, if I were you I would buy stock in Poland Spring or Deer Park (or their parent companies). We're working on a group buy of bottle water to wash our cars:eeps: Their SE and Central PA sales alone are going to put them in uncharted profit zones:D

If you read this Al (duh you will eventually), I got some numbers back and they're willing to go 45% off if we preorder 10,000 gallons. I gave them a tentative yes:thumb:

alee
02-13-2002, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT
If you read this Al (duh you will eventually), I got some numbers back and they're willing to go 45% off if we preorder 10,000 gallons. I gave them a tentative yes:thumb:
I may have to let Otto's wash my car on Friday. :mad:

alee
02-13-2002, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by GTI
What would you do if it happens?? We are more worried about you when you can't wash your car for an extended period:yikes:
I may actually go the bottled water route if it comes down to it.

I'd say I'd go visit my parents in NJ, but they wouldn't approve of me doing crazy things like wash the car in the winter. They'd probably give me $5 and tell me to go take it someplace. :thumbdwn:

ism409
02-13-2002, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by alee

I may actually go the bottled water route if it comes down to it.

I'd say I'd go visit my parents in NJ

I hate to tell you this alee but here in Jersey we are in the same pre-drought situation as you :cry: :cry:
All the reservoirs are so low..If we do not get a major monsoon here shortly, we are all going to use the bottled water approach :thumbdwn:

alee
02-13-2002, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by ism409

I hate to tell you this alee but here in Jersey we are in the same pre-drought situation as you :cry: :cry:
My parents are in Lawrenceville... they are only under drought watch as of last weekend. Doesn't matter much anyway... they're not afraid to beat me if I come over just to wash my car. :D

GTI
02-13-2002, 02:50 PM
I am in the bay area actually. Plenty of water still.
But next time I need some electricity I'll inquire for some good tips like that.

I think someone on Autopia has an reverse osmosis system installed and he store the filtered water in huge water tanks of some sort in his garage and use that for the final rinse after the wash to prevent water spots. Neat stuff.

alee
02-13-2002, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by GTI
I think someone on Autopia has an reverse osmosis system installed and he store the filtered water in huge water tanks of some sort in his garage and use that for the final rinse after the wash to prevent water spots. Neat stuff.
... and people thought I was bad. :tsk: :tsk:

Of course, now you have me looking for one too. :D

GTI
02-13-2002, 03:02 PM
Cool........ Alee brand bottled water. 100% compatible with Zaino.

Sell them to Phil and Mike:thumb:

Dr. Phil
02-13-2002, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by alee

My parents are in Lawrenceville... they are only under drought watch as of last weekend. Doesn't matter much anyway... they're not afraid to beat me if I come over just to wash my car. :D
Sounds like everyone likes to beat up on Al:confused:

alee
02-13-2002, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT
Sounds like everyone likes to beat up on Al:confused:
You can rent me on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis for your own personal punching bag. :D

Dr. Phil
02-13-2002, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by alee

You can rent me on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis for your own personal punching bag. :D
I could let Mrs. Phil smack you around when she gets mad at me for paying to much attention to the BMW or for being on here too much:D

oops she's yelling now about dinner...

GTI
02-13-2002, 04:13 PM
About saving water; there has been talks about this product at Autopia:
http://www.protectall.com/qelg.htm

The idea sounds scary but it seems quite popular with mobile detailers.
http://www.autopia-carport.com/forum/showthread.php3?threadid=4952

Just FYI.

alee
02-13-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by GTI
About saving water; there has been talks about this product at Autopia:
http://www.protectall.com/qelg.htm

The idea sounds scary but it seems quite popular with mobile detailers.
http://www.autopia-carport.com/forum/showthread.php3?threadid=4952

Just FYI.
That's some wacky stuff. I guess it may work, but it sounds unusual. :D

Mike 325xi
02-13-2002, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by alee

That's some wacky stuff. I guess it may work, but it sounds unusual. :D
For you Al, you can drive down to my sister's shop and use their water and equipment...you could probably teach them a lot too!! (water restrictions don't apply to their business)
:thumb:

alee
02-13-2002, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Mike 325xi

For you Al, you can drive down to my sister's shop and use their water and equipment...you could probably teach them a lot too!! (water restrictions don't apply to their business)
:thumb:
By the time I drove back, I'd be back where I started. :D

My car can actually go for a while without a wash... been doing a regular quick detail at the end of every day. As long as it doesn't rain, I'm safe.

If it starts to rain, I may be taking SEPTA until the restriction is lifted. I know it's a little psycho... or... well, a lot psycho.

Mike 325xi
02-13-2002, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by alee

By the time I drove back, I'd be back where I started. :D

My car can actually go for a while without a wash... been doing a regular quick detail at the end of every day. As long as it doesn't rain, I'm safe.

If it starts to rain, I may be taking SEPTA until the restriction is lifted. I know it's a little psycho... or... well, a lot psycho.
Yes it's a lot psycho!!! :rolleyes:

You wouldn't like it up here in Mass...F'n cold and lots of salt on the roads...I thought PA was bad with the salt...glad it's a rental car!!

There's nothing like a Buick Century Custom to make you appreciate your BMW :eek:

alee
02-13-2002, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Mike 325xi
You wouldn't like it up here in Mass...F'n cold and lots of salt on the roads...I thought PA was bad with the salt...glad it's a rental car!!
I almost moved to Boston 3 years ago... the less than optimal weather stopped me. Kinda reminded me of living in Ithaca... for 3 months out of the year, it was the best place to be, and the rest was grey, cold and dead.

Mike 325xi
02-13-2002, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by alee

I almost moved to Boston 3 years ago... the less than optimal weather stopped me. Kinda reminded me of living in Ithaca... for 3 months out of the year, it was the best place to be, and the rest was grey, cold and dead.
I don't think it could be nearly as bad in the snow catagory as Ithica...but it is grey and dreary...I really like the town of Boston though...great city to walk around...when it's not too cold.

alee
02-13-2002, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Mike 325xi
I really like the town of Boston though...great city to walk around...when it's not too cold.
Are you downtown or in the burbs?

Mike 325xi
02-13-2002, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by alee

Are you downtown or in the burbs?
This time I am in the burbs...I'm at the Wyndham Plaza in Andover.

alee
02-13-2002, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Mike 325xi

This time I am in the burbs...I'm at the Wyndham Plaza in Andover.
That'll be me scratching at your window at 3:00am. I'd be bugging vexed, but he has a restraining order against me. :D

Mike 325xi
02-13-2002, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by alee

That'll be me scratching at your window at 3:00am. I'd be bugging vexed, but he has a restraining order against me. :D
Ummmmm...I was lying...I'm at the Motel 6 in Lowell :yikes: