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post #1 of 11 Old 05-14-2019, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Expensive mistake

Just thought I would share my bonehead move of the day. I was washing my baby and needed to dry the roof. I opened the drivers side door to stand on the floor and reach the roof. My heel leaned back putting pressure on the rocker panel (runs under both doors) and I hear a loud pop from all the fasteners breaking off the piece. Body place ordered replacement which has to be painted and $600.00 later I am back to square one! I know you can't stand on those pieces but this one is particularly weak in my opinion.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-14-2019, 09:50 PM
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Holy cr*p, that sucks! Sorry to hear that, and thanks for the head's up. I will be more careful, for sure.

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That sucks, Ive got one too...I keep mouthwash in the center console, and apparently didnt close it properly once before putting it back. Next time I went into the center console the alcohol from the mouthwash had eaten away at the felt liner. I thought I could just replace the inside lining plastic piece, but the dealer told me no, said Id need to replace the entire center console, which is something like $500. I chose to live with it as is.
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An expensive oops, but at least your console smells minty fresh.
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I always have a three step ladder when I’m trying to clean the roof.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-15-2019, 08:54 AM
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Just thought I would share my bonehead move of the day. I was washing my baby and needed to dry the roof.
The road in front of my local car wash has a 70mph posted speed limit, so I air dry mine. It's amazing how quickly the water is blown away at 70+... But thanks for the info.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-22-2019, 09:31 PM
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I use a cordless leaf blower, works all the time.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-23-2019, 09:23 AM
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curious...after you use leaf blower...do u still use a towel to get any wet spots remaining..or does it do the job completely...
tired of drying the TH with 2-3 towels..tia
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-23-2019, 09:59 AM
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I did ceramic pro on mine and once I’m done washing and rinsing, I pull it into the garage and hit it with the leaf blower. After that, I have a beach towel sized microfiber that gets the last of water. I also use a foam cannon when I wash it, makes it so easy.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-23-2019, 10:01 AM
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to do list..buy "plug in" leaf blower...thx..!
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