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What's the weirdest automotive-related thing you've done at the advice or behest of something you read on the Internet?

This question came to me this evening as I found myself rubbing peanut oil from my kitchen into the trim of my fancy German sports car.
 

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JST said:
What's the weirdest automotive-related thing you've done at the advice or behest of something you read on the Internet?

This question came to me this evening as I found myself rubbing peanut oil from my kitchen into the trim of my fancy German sports car.
Yep, definitely peanut butter on the black exterior trim.

I hadn't though about peanut oil. That would seem less weird though.:confused:
 

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Haven't tried it myself, but it supposedly removes any white wax residue from the black mouldings on the side of the sedans and wagons.
It works like a charm:thumb: I prefer to use Jif:D

That is probably the weirdest thing I've done:tsk: The neighbors like when I use the cotton swabs to clean out the lug holes and in the little crevices around the car:eeps:
 

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Probably when I drove 134 MPH on the autobahn during my ED experience last May. In reverse.

:D
 

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Chipster said:
One time at band camp.......
Don't mock the band camp, or she'll go medieval on you...



On the peanut oil trick, I took a look at the result this morning and am very pleased. The trim is still a little greasy from the oil, but the color is very black and very, very shiny. All of the white residue from the wax and the random household cleaner is gone. Looks better than new.
 

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Wash and wax my car in the nude. Seriously.

Of course this was inside a closed garage you pervs.
 

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Polyester strands, belt buckles, zippers...etc may all cause microscopic scratches when you rub against your car as you wax. Read this on Griot's Garage's website and they suggest, to avoid scratching up your car, to wash and wax in the NUDE.

Tried it once. Was a little too "uncomfortable" for me and the end result was marginal at best.

I also wash my car at night now with the flood lights turned on. Get really strange stares from my neighbors.
 

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The HACK said:


Polyester strands, belt buckles, zippers...etc may all cause microscopic scratches when you rub against your car as you wax. Read this on Griot's Garage's website and they suggest, to avoid scratching up your car, to wash and wax in the NUDE.

Tried it once. Was a little too "uncomfortable" for me and the end result was marginal at best.

I also wash my car at night now with the flood lights turned on. Get really strange stares from my neighbors.
The strange thing is that I actually read this somewhere. I don't know if it was Griots or not. It didn't say nude but it mentioned about jeans and polyester.
 

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The HACK said:


Polyester strands, belt buckles, zippers...etc may all cause microscopic scratches when you rub against your car as you wax. Read this on Griot's Garage's website and they suggest, to avoid scratching up your car, to wash and wax in the NUDE.

Tried it once. Was a little too "uncomfortable" for me and the end result was marginal at best.

I also wash my car at night now with the flood lights turned on. Get really strange stares from my neighbors.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I wouldn't want to get wax in some "sensitive" areas :eek: Do they also suggest to shave your whole body as to not scratch the car with hairs?

Why can't you just not rub up against your car. :dunno:
 

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:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I wouldn't want to get wax in some "sensitive" areas :eek: Do they also suggest to shave your whole body as to not scratch the car with hairs?

Why can't you just not rub up against your car. :dunno:
Look man, I only tried it once. The original thread was the weirdest thing I've done, and that was IT! :tsk:

Now I wrap myself in 100% cotten terry when I wax. :D
 
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