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Old 05-09-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Almost got caught in the rain!!!!

went out for a drive, myself and my wife for supper....looked a little cloudy...I said, " ah who cares, if she gets dirty she get dirty...."
And then on the way home it started to peck rain....all of a sudden I started to panic...and I floored her all the way home and into the bat cave! lol safe and sound...still haven't seen the rain.... whooo
I have realized that I have a problem....I just hate to see my car dirty, have any of you felt like this? My wife thinks I'm crazy!



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Old 05-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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...if it doesn't get dirty, then you don't get to have fun washing it...
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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good man, keep the Camaro out of the rain
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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It's the grime underneath that bugs me after driving in the rain. The body can be washed easily, the suspension and undercarriage not so much.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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Go for it men, avoid rain as much as you can.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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went out for a drive, myself and my wife for supper....looked a little cloudy...I said, " ah who cares, if she gets dirty she get dirty...."
And then on the way home it started to peck rain....all of a sudden I started to panic...and I floored her all the way home and into the bat cave! lol safe and sound...still haven't seen the rain.... whooo
I have realized that I have a problem....I just hate to see my car dirty, have any of you felt like this? My wife thinks I'm crazy!



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Iam with you on that. I act the same way. My friends call it my museum piece. Lol
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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Daily driver, yep, I'm the idiot who got one for that. But I wash it just about every week, and I kind of enjoy that time.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #8
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Daily driver, yep, I'm the idiot who got one for that. But I wash it just about every week, and I kind of enjoy that time.
me too!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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Mine will see the rain, just not the snow and ice. I washed my car on Tuesday, I drove it to work for the second time ever, because the weatherman said it was going to be warm and sunny all day. Two birds crapped on it and then it rained for about 10 minutes which knocked little leaves and berries all over it. Then the sun came out and baked all that crap all over the car and left pollen and water spots everywher. It looked like it had never been washed before! Needless to say, I ran home and scrubbed it back up. OP, I feel your pain!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #10
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Got my car in September '12, its been in the rain once. It was a light rain that had only just started before I got the car into the garage. I'm trying to get over this (can I call it obsessive behavior?). Any suggestions? I was thinking of taking the car out on the freeway in the middle of a heavy rain storm and forcing myself to drive it. Is this the type thing that might bring on a panic attack? LOL
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #11
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Can't say I haven't done it before because I have. I usually don't take out the Camaro when it looks like its going to rain but if I get caught in it I'm not going to freak out unless it hails then I would have a fit
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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It's the grime underneath that bugs me after driving in the rain. The body can be washed easily, the suspension and undercarriage not so much.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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It's the grime underneath that bugs me after driving in the rain. The body can be washed easily, the suspension and undercarriage not so much.

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #14
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #15
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I have no idea whether the windshield wipers work and I don't intend to find out. I could have bought the car without them. Well, maybe not.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #16
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My '02 got drizzled on 2 times in the 10 years that I had it. I never drove it in the rain the entire time I had it and the engine bay looked like it had just came off the assembly line when I sold it. The guy that bought it said that I must have spent a lot of time detailing the engine compartment for it to look that good, and I told him that I had never driven the car in the rain and never detailed the engine compartment. I really enjoyed that car but when I sold it I realized that a lot of time that I could have enjoyed driving it was missed because I didn't want to take the chance of it getting any rain on it. I am the same way with my bikes.
I have promised myself that when the '13 gets here, that I am going to enjoy it more and not be so anal about keeping it immaculate like I did the last one. I also have a '98 Twin Turbo Supra I bought new for my wife that would past for showroom condition today, doesn't have 70K miles yet.


In short, I know where you are coming from, but I think we cheat ourselves out of some of the fun that our toys could give us if we were not so anal about perfection.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #17
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:02 AM   #18
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Daily driver, yep, I'm the idiot who got one for that. But I wash it just about every week, and I kind of enjoy that time.
yeah same here. drove in the pouring down rain for about 35 miles the other da, no problems other than the fact that the car was a huge mess.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:04 AM   #19
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I just drive mine rain or shine when necessary. I have learned to not be so anal about the car and actually enjoy driving it. Washing my car is when I check for anything that needs to be addressed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #20
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It's great having another vehicle to take when the weather looks sketchy. Ive gotten caught in the rain a time or two and coudln't help it. I enjoy taking care of my vehicles, it's my "me" time and good physcial/menta therapy!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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Wink

I go out in the rain, it won't melt. That's why I did RustCheck.
I bought the ZL1 with "You Only Live Once" in mind.
And my mother's saying "you can't take it with you"
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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My '02 got drizzled on 2 times in the 10 years that I had it. I never drove it in the rain the entire time I had it and the engine bay looked like it had just came off the assembly line when I sold it. The guy that bought it said that I must have spent a lot of time detailing the engine compartment for it to look that good, and I told him that I had never driven the car in the rain and never detailed the engine compartment. I really enjoyed that car but when I sold it I realized that a lot of time that I could have enjoyed driving it was missed because I didn't want to take the chance of it getting any rain on it. I am the same way with my bikes.
I have promised myself that when the '13 gets here, that I am going to enjoy it more and not be so anal about keeping it immaculate like I did the last one. I also have a '98 Twin Turbo Supra I bought new for my wife that would past for showroom condition today, doesn't have 70K miles yet.

In short, I know where you are coming from, but I think we cheat ourselves out of some of the fun that our toys could give us if we were not so anal about perfection.
Excellent points. Thanks for a great post! Puts things in perspective.
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It wont hurt anything in the rain just drive it
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #24
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I never got a chance to not drive mine in the rain as it was a rainy day when it arrived at the dealership and was still rainy when I picked it up and drove her home. All in all, no regrets. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm gunna put her up on jack stands and spend a whole weekend cleaning the undercarriage lol
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The truck is for the rainy days, It makes me happy that my 3 Camaros never see rain
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