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Post by matthew1 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am

Baby wipes. Yes, baby wipes. I keep them in my cars. The soft packs that go for a rock-bottom -- no pun intended -- 99¢. It will last you a year. They pick up coffee spills, drips, and dust and the 100 other things that tend to collect on your dash and seats. I keep em in the door pocket.
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Post by Rattnalle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:45 am

matthew1 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am
Baby wipes. Yes, baby wipes. I keep them in my cars. The soft packs that go for a rock-bottom -- no pun intended -- 99¢. It will last you a year. They pick up coffee spills, drips, and dust and the 100 other things that tend to collect on your dash and seats. I keep em in the door pocket.

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Not to mention oil smears and whatnot. There's nothing they won't clean. Great for greasy parts as well.

I've got a box of heavy duty nitrile gloves in the space under the rear floor. Washing the car, fixing stuff away from home and just generally handy to have around.



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Post by matthew1 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:56 am

Rattnalle wrote:
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Not to mention oil smears and whatnot. There's nothing they won't clean. Great for greasy parts as well.

I've got a box of heavy duty nitrile gloves in the space under the rear floor. Washing the car, fixing stuff away from home and just generally handy to have around.
Great tip. I do that too.


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Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:53 am

A deep Dust pan with a rubber edge under the seat.
Removes snow a lot better and faster, than a Ice Scraper or a Brush, does not scratch your paint.

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Post by Rattnalle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:57 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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A deep Dust pan with a rubber edge under the seat.
Removes snow a lot better and faster, than a Ice Scraper or a Brush, does not scratch your paint.

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It does scratch your paint. Just like those drying squeegees do. But I can see how it would be handy and quite easy to use without actually touching the car thus avoiding scratches.



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Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm

You force a squeegees down. You glide the pan edge across.


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Post by Rattnalle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:10 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
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You force a squeegees down. You glide the pan edge across.
And drag the dirt on the paint along.

I'm sure it's very practical and it's probably possible to use it without scratches if you don't actually touch the paint, I never do with the brush either, but dragging anything across the paint when it isn't perfectly clean causes scratches. It's just a question of how big and if it's enough to bother you.



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Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
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when it isn't perfectly clean causes scratches.
Snow is a lubrication.


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Post by matthew1 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Don't use Armor All on your radio or dash lettering on a P80 (maybe others). It melts the white lettering. I did this in my 850, but caught it before wiping it a second time. I made a pass with a cloth after spraying, and noticed white streaks from the white lettering.


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Post by Rattnalle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Rattnalle wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:10 pm
when it isn't perfectly clean causes scratches.
Snow is a lubrication.
Snow is quite abrasive. Plus usually at least over here the car is covered in sand, salt and other grime just a minute out of the wash during winter.



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