View Poll Results: What part of T/A is your least favorite to detail

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  • Front Bumper

    9 20.93%
  • Rear Bumper/Wing

    18 41.86%
  • Wheels and Tires

    12 27.91%
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What part of T/A is your least favorite to detail

This is a discussion on What part of T/A is your least favorite to detail within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; OK so we all love to detail and keep our cars looking great to show off. But I'm sure we ...

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    What part of T/A is your least favorite to detail

    OK so we all love to detail and keep our cars looking great to show off. But I'm sure we all have that one area that drives us absolutely nuts when cleaning/detailing it.

    So select one and let us know why.

    If you select other say what area and why.
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    Spoiler. Underneath it. No way to get a machine under there.

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    Damn Luos didnt event have the poll finished before you responded

    I chose the front bumper. I can clean that damn thing all day and still dont feel like I got everything off it.

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    Spoiler...no question

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    The water that runs out from under the spoiler after i wash it.. even after i hit it with the leaf blower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    The water that runs out from under the spoiler after i wash it.. even after i hit it with the leaf blower.
    I hate how it runs out from under the tail lights on the bumper. Big PITA with a black car and hard city water.

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    Spoiler for sure. Getting under there drives me up the wall...and I always find something I missed.

    Plus my cat thinks that the curve makes the greatest bed in history so yeah...I always have paw prints on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBornThriller View Post
    Spoiler for sure. Getting under there drives me up the wall...and I always find something I missed.

    Plus my cat thinks that the curve makes the greatest bed in history so yeah...I always have paw prints on it.

    Our neighborhood cats love my t-tops for some reason. I love coming out in the morning and finding there paw prints on my freshly washed car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Our neighborhood cats love my t-tops for some reason. I love coming out in the morning and finding there paw prints on my freshly washed car.
    Id cover it at night so they dont scratch it!

    Id say the front bumper. My back always kills when im done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Our neighborhood cats love my t-tops for some reason. I love coming out in the morning and finding there paw prints on my freshly washed car.
    I noticed that the cat's do not get on my car after I wax it. I assume that when they jump on it they just slide right off. Either that or they don't like the smell. Wish I could catch them on film.

    I haven't had prints in a long time though. Maybe they're all gone.

    Of course now that I said that, I'll start getting them again.


    I voted other. The parts I don't like cleaning (waxing/detailing) the most are the vents on the side, the door handles, bird on license plate cover, door letters (when I had them, getting some from TSS). Pretty much any place that is difficult to wax. I don't mind the spoiler area. I just take the bonnet off my da and rub all up in that.
    Last edited by Mike's TA; 10-17-2008 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Forgot to state reason for voting other.

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    fuck it, the whole damn thing is a PITA to take care off. you black birdies know that for a fact-once you wash it, you have exactly 10 minutes to enjoy the luster before it turns crappy again.

    Ok, that's not true, i once maintained a shine for 3 weeks with quick detailer but i didn't drive it to the city AT ALL and cincy is dusty as shit b/c of all the new construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    fuck it, the whole damn thing is a PITA to take care off. you black birdies know that for a fact-once you wash it, you have exactly 10 minutes to enjoy the luster before it turns crappy again.

    Ok, that's not true, i once maintained a shine for 3 weeks with quick detailer but i didn't drive it to the city AT ALL and cincy is dusty as shit b/c of all the new construction
    Be happy you don't have cutouts that turn down.
    I just have to start it after washing it and the rear of the car is dusted.

    The right products will allow for easy washing and keep-up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Be happy you don't have cutouts that turn down.
    I just have to start it after washing it and the rear of the car is dusted.

    The right products will allow for easy washing and keep-up though.
    Is that really what makes our rear bumpers get soo damn dusty? I have a cutout that turns down but have never been able to figure out why it gets dusty so fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    Is that really what makes our rear bumpers get soo damn dusty? I have a cutout that turns down but have never been able to figure out why it gets dusty so fast!
    That is some of it.

    Running around on wide DR's all the time (or DOT slicks) doesn't help either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    Is that really what makes our rear bumpers get soo damn dusty? I have a cutout that turns down but have never been able to figure out why it gets dusty so fast!
    nah, it's an Fbody thing i'm sure. The bumper is so low and the wide tires just spew tons of dust back there. Ever notice the way it tapers from the back of the tires around the rear bumper-its basically channeling the dust onto the bumper. Mines' always filthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    nah, it's an Fbody thing i'm sure. The bumper is so low and the wide tires just spew tons of dust back there. Ever notice the way it tapers from the back of the tires around the rear bumper-its basically channeling the dust onto the bumper. Mines' always filthy
    yeah i really hate that. The sides of my bumper turn black after driving for only a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    yeah i really hate that. The sides of my bumper turn black after driving for only a few hours.
    Yup, ive detailed my car completely and gone for a 5 min drive to get food and the bumper sides and shelf are already dirty. So is life.

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