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    Re: Is anyone's car in pristine condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Paul,

    I appreciate the sentiment and perhaps it's a better way to think about it, but that's just not my nature. If it were my "work truck" I would feel differently - perhaps. But it's my daily driver that I don't drive daily. Again, pings and scratches are inevitable on anything other than a garage queen, so I/we have to accept that. But I certainly don't like it. I would not necessarily be proud of my perfectly coated and maintained car if it were scraped, pinged and bumped.
    I can appreciate that. Iíve had 11 daily drivers in my live. I canít say one had it any better than the others. But even my garage queen has scars. There was a sign over a very well worn 1936 Bugatti at the Lars Anderson Museum making note at how bad the condition of the car was. Stating Lars drove them and enjoyed them.

    My point is, life is short. I look at my own body with scars all over, and surgical steel holding my neck together. Iím blessed and imperfect! If I worried about all 11 DDís (most probably on the scrap yard by now) Iíd have wasted precious time.

    And donít forget, some guy paid $3.74 Million dollars for this old beat up Mustang. Is anyone's car in pristine condition?




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    Re: Is anyone's car in pristine condition?

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    But guys, what about the interior?

    Certainly it can be closer to perfect than the exterior or is that just me?
    Interior is way easier to keep clean for me. I'm usually the only one in it, sooooo, it's a protected area. Keeping it the seats, dash and doors protected with Pinnacle Black Label Leather and Vinyl Coating Pinnacle Black Label Leather & Vinyl Coating. On the touch screen and the soon to be PPF'd the damn piano black door handle and center console areas I use a very delicate cleaner.


    But - and here I go again, the biggest improvement in the car interior's visual appearance goes to the mats. Mats are literally impossible to keep clean - well because they ain't supposed to be clean, they are there to keep the carpeting clean, BUT I just don't like the looks of dirty mats. So, my WT All Season mats came off and are stored away and these USA Made Cocoa mats are in there now. BTW, the seats are a deep maroon, kind of like black cheery in color, the the bright red shown in these pics.



    Is anyone's car in pristine condition?-maaaaaaatttsss-jpg Is anyone's car in pristine condition?-cocaaaaaaaaaa-jpg

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    Re: Is anyone's car in pristine condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Interior is way easier to keep clean for me. I'm usually the only one in it, sooooo, it's a protected area. Keeping it the seats, dash and doors protected with Pinnacle Black Label Leather and Vinyl Coating Pinnacle Black Label Leather & Vinyl Coating. On the touch screen and the soon to be PPF'd the damn piano black door handle and center console areas I use a very delicate cleaner.


    But - and here I go again, the biggest improvement in the car interior's visual appearance goes to the mats. Mats are literally impossible to keep clean - well because they ain't supposed to be clean, they are there to keep the carpeting clean, BUT I just don't like the looks of dirty mats. So, my WT All Season mats came off and are stored away and these USA Made Cocoa mats are in there now. BTW, the seats are a deep maroon, kind of like black cheery in color, the the bright red shown in these pics.



    Is anyone's car in pristine condition?-maaaaaaatttsss-jpg Is anyone's car in pristine condition?-cocaaaaaaaaaa-jpg
    In Arizona, we have a thing called "Arizona Accent." That means 5 minutes after you clean something it's covered in desert dust again. I clean my matts, do a wipe down, go for a spin, a bit of a hike on a trail and come back and it's done. When my hiking shoes turn sand color, as does my floor mats... you know it's been a good hiking day! Yes the weather tech's get dirty real fast... but keep those on for a few years and then make note of how pristine the carpet is under them. They work!


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    Re: Is anyone's car in pristine condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSNAutoDetailing View Post
    In Arizona, we have a thing called "Arizona Accent." That means 5 minutes after you clean something it's covered in desert dust again. I clean my matts, do a wipe down, go for a spin, a bit of a hike on a trail and come back and it's done. When my hiking shoes turn sand color, as does my floor mats... you know it's been a good hiking day! Yes the weather tech's get dirty real fast... but keep those on for a few years and then make note of how pristine the carpet is under them. They work!
    Love the WT's for their protection in the winter months and they are on from December until late March. Come the warmer weather, I really enjoy the cocoa mats for almost always looking clean with almost no maintenance and the obvious protection to the carpet.

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    Re: Is anyone's car in pristine condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey Mike View Post
    If it's supposed to be pristine, I should have left it on the dealership lot. LOL.
    Have you seen what happens to those cars on the lot!

    Leave it at the end of the assembly line and roll into one of those inflatable bubbles

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