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Old 01-12-2002, 08:42 PM
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You cleaning crazies...

Ok, I've read it all. Zaino, Shmaino, cleaning 73's and so on.
I've even saw something I didn't want to see (Alan F - thanks %)

Now - Do you clean interior ??? Nobody ever said anything about that...Oh you show-offin' ..... whoever! :))
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:46 PM
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Inside and outside... the only thing I haven't done is the engine bay, but I have a feeling that's next on my list.





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I spend WAY more time on the interior than the exterior... I'm just not anal about my paint but when it comes to the leather and dash etc... Let's just say, when the car is spent and is sent off to the crusher, the interior will still look new.

After all I spend most of the time sitting in the car, not on it...
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:54 PM
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Wink Beat you this time Al. Compare my matts with yours

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Inside and outside... the only thing I haven't done is the engine bay, but I have a feeling that's next on my list.





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Old 01-12-2002, 08:55 PM
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I knew someone was going to mention that.

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I know this is hard to believe but I am going to defend alee on this one...Alex you are showing your BACK mats...does anyone actually ever sit back there??

I don't think Al lets anyone sit in his car at all but he has to drive it occasionally!!

hey Al...you're missing a pedal??

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Alee - Actually I was going to....but I'm late as usual :)

Alex325 - Mine's tidier :) No bags lying 'round :)

Don't be so negative, just because you don't know me doesn't mean I was trying to poke you :)
I was actually going to ask you guys what stuff you use to clean interior...Zaino goes on top, I got that :) What goes inside ?
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BTW...

Have you got PDC? Just noticed the 4th button on your console. Wow, your ride really IS loaded.
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Sorry man. I think I gave you the wrong impression...

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Don't be so negative, just because you don't know me doesn't mean I was trying to poke you
I was actually going to ask you guys what stuff you use to clean interior...Zaino goes on top, I got that What goes inside ?
I was trying to be sarcastic... Unfortunately, there's no message icon...

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I know this is hard to believe but I am going to defend alee on this one
You're setting an ugly precedent here...

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You're setting an ugly precedent here...

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Trust me...it won't happen often!
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I know this is hard to believe but I am going to defend alee on this one...Alex you are showing your BACK mats...does anyone actually ever sit back there??

Damn Mike. Got me! Nobody's ever sat in the back... Except my green sweater...
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Re: BTW...

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Have you got PDC? Just noticed the 4th button on your console. Wow, your ride really IS loaded.
Left to right...

Heated Seat, DSC, HK, Rear Sunshade and then Heated Seat again.

I'm missing 2 buttons... RDC and Sport. We all know what car those come on.

But yeah, I did get every option


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Thanks johnlew and Alex :)

Now if only someone could tell me where to get all that stuff in Canada...
can't find anything over here :(
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Damn Mike. Got me! Nobody's ever sat in the back... Except my green sweater...
And your tennis racquet.

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Old 01-12-2002, 09:11 PM
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hey Al...you're missing a pedal??

I took the pedal off because it was confusing my feet.

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Thanks johnlew and Alex

Now if only someone could tell me where to get all that stuff in Canada...
can't find anything over here
Car Care Specialties, the best...

I would think they would ship to you with no problem.

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Old 01-12-2002, 09:13 PM
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I took the pedal off because it was confusing my feet.

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I'm not surprised...with the Grandpa PDC you should have an automatic!
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I'm not surprised...with the Grandpa PDC you should have an automatic!
Asians can't drive anyway... I'm doing everyone a favor.

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Now I got no excuses
Yup. You have no excuses now. You can buy Meguiar's stuff at www.meguiars.com or at any Discount Autoparts store...
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Asians can't drive anyway... I'm doing everyone a favor.

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Maybe you should have PDC installed on all four sides of your car?
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