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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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Yep, definitely peanut butter on the black exterior trim.

I hadn't though about peanut oil. That would seem less weird though.:confused:
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.
According to my neighbours, washing the engine. You wouldn't believe how many curious passerby's I got asking me what the hell I was doing. :p
You know, I've never heard of the peanut oil trick. What exactly does that do?
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.
Mystikal said:
You know, I've never heard of the peanut oil trick. What exactly does that do?
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:
DrBimmer said:


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

:D
Oh yeah, sitting leaning over the steering wheel for an hour playing around with the OBC test modes and laughing giddily as the needles go all the way up and down. :confused:
One time at band camp.......
:lmao: :yikes:
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.
Chipster said:
One time at band camp.......
Wash and wax my car in the nude. Seriously.

Of course this was inside a closed garage you pervs.
Wack on... Wack off.... :bigpimp:
The HACK said:
Wash and wax my car in the nude. Seriously.

Of course this was inside a closed garage you pervs.
WHY?
The HACK said:
Wash and wax my car in the nude. Seriously.

Of course this was inside a closed garage you pervs.
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.
JST said:
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.
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.
Thanks. Now I'm scarred for life by that image. :eeps:
: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:
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.
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
nate328Ci said:


: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:
I know, but I just can't believe that anyone would actually try it :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
The HACK said:


Look man, I only tried it once. The original thread was the weirdest thing I've done, and that was IT! :tsk:
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