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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yeah, my car right now is black, and i do love that its black, but keeping it clean is a bitch. wifes car is silver, and my 2 previous cars were red.
go ahead and sue me, harvey. smile.gif
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I will concede that black looks awesome when it's new and/or freshly cleaned and polished. The problem is that you have to keep it that way or it looks like hell. On top of showing dirt, every little scuff shows up, even if it's just swirls in the clear coat from not being meticulous during washing and waxing. This means, at some point, even washing and waxing isn't enough to get a good gloss, and you have to start talking about polishing, which is expensive (or a huge, time-consuming hassle if you do it on your own).

Also, the heat is unbelievable during the summers, at least down here. I didn't remember quite how bad it was until I went back to driving my Jeep. On a hot August day, the difference between the black truck and the white Jeep was dramatic. Granted, it was the difference between "fiery pits of Hell" and "blast furnace," but, still, there's a noticeable difference.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Jeep just issued a recall for mid 2000 era Grand Cherokees. Check if yours is one.

Mine's a TJ and hers is a newer Patriot, but I appreciate the heads up.
post #38312 of 64541
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Mine's a TJ and hers is a newer Patriot, but I appreciate the heads up.

Hell's yeah, TJ FTW.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Hell's yeah, TJ FTW.

What Harvey said.
post #38314 of 64541
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Hell's yeah, TJ FTW.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

What Harvey said.

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I think I'm taking mine up to the mountains tomorrow. It will be the family and me, with no one along to pull me out, so I won't do any real off-roading. However, I've been looking at the maps through the National Forest up there, and I think I've found some sweet unpaved roads I can hit so we can get off the beaten path a bit. I'm hoping to get LowerCaseG out so he can play in non-tourist nature for a bit and maybe get some cool, rugged pictures.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

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I think I'm taking mine up to the mountains tomorrow. It will be the family and me, with no one along to pull me out, so I won't do any real off-roading. However, I've been looking at the maps through the National Forest up there, and I think I've found some sweet unpaved roads I can hit so we can get off the beaten path a bit. I'm hoping to get LowerCaseG out so he can play in non-tourist nature for a bit and maybe get some cool, rugged pictures.

Sweet.
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Seeing a genuine Papworth briefcase selling for $75 on a local classified website when I'm away, and it gets snapped up a week later ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I will concede that black looks awesome when it's new and/or freshly cleaned and polished. The problem is that you have to keep it that way or it looks like hell. On top of showing dirt, every little scuff shows up, even if it's just swirls in the clear coat from not being meticulous during washing and waxing. This means, at some point, even washing and waxing isn't enough to get a good gloss, and you have to start talking about polishing, which is expensive (or a huge, time-consuming hassle if you do it on your own).
Also, the heat is unbelievable during the summers, at least down here. I didn't remember quite how bad it was until I went back to driving my Jeep. On a hot August day, the difference between the black truck and the white Jeep was dramatic. Granted, it was the difference between "fiery pits of Hell" and "blast furnace," but, still, there's a noticeable difference.
Mine's a TJ and hers is a newer Patriot, but I appreciate the heads up.

YAH. hot as hell in the summer, so glad i parked in a garage at work this past summer. i dont even bother anymore with trying to keep it as awesome as the day i bought it. it gets dirty and thats life. when i bring it in for an oil change i get a complimentary car wash, and thats about it.
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I'll tell you what, I love those really light blue cars. Harvey is bringing a point of view to the discussion that is distorted by dubious notions.

My car is Nantucket red. It has won numerous awards and championships. (Not the make and model, but I mean my specific car.)

First Team, Automotive All-Stars (Midwest Region): 1999-2003
Second Team, 2003-2006
Award of France: 2009 (Awarded to objects that have a certain je ne sais quoi)
Car of Faith: 2002 (Awarded annually to the car that best restores man's faith in the goodness of God's creation.)
Love and Harmony Award: 2011 (Awarded to the car that would most inspire others to fall in love with its owner.)
Edited by L'Incandescent - 11/9/12 at 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I fucking hate the dirt and crude that collects in the corners of the frames of my glasses. There's no good way to clean that stuff and over time it just builds up and up. Fucking stupid fucking crud.

I had the same problem, but my ophthalmologist suggested using Dawn dish washing liquid about once a week. Works great.
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i've had black cars for 12 years but then again i use up a boxful of detailing products every year, so i might not be representative of what people do with their cars biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

i've had black cars for 12 years but then again i use up a boxful of detailing products every year, so i might not be representative of what people do with their cars biggrin.gif
I've had one truly black car, and it was hard to keep clean - kept that one for a year. But I had a dark charcoal car that was often mistaken for black - I kept it for 7 years and it always seemed to look good, even when dirty.
post #38322 of 64541
Not really pissing me off, more like feeling bad for a guy:

We have an annual conference at my university that brings in undergrads from all around the country to present papers in philosophy. It's organized by the Philosophy majors here (with lots of supervision from a faculty member, of course. In previous years, the conference was my responsibility.) Well the student organizer this year tried to dress up a level by wearing a tie. Unfortunately, the shirt he wore wasn't meant to be worn with a tie, so his collar points were turned up the whole day. I didn't have the opportunity to talk with him and explain how to get his collar points down. I know he was embarrassed by it.
post #38323 of 64541
There are many things that I am. One of them is stupid, unfortunately. I still have some of those protein drinks that make me nauseated because of the dairy, and I wanted to finish them up before buying new stuff. Very bad idea. (At first I did okay with them, but it got progressively worse. Today was bad enough to make me give up on them.)
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When I came home today there was a bum pissing on the sidewalk right in front of my house. He looked at me as I approached from down the block like he didn't give a shit about the world, and then when it became clear that I actually lived there he got startled and said......wait for it......"Oh, I didn't know it was yours." What the fuck does that mean?
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

When I came home today there was a bum pissing on the sidewalk right in front of my house. He looked at me as I approached from down the block like he didn't give a shit about the world, and then when it became clear that I actually lived there he got startled and said......wait for it......"Oh, I didn't know it was yours." What the fuck does that mean?

i think you have yourself a nemesis. someone paid that bum to piss on your doorstep.
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