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Old 10-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Ughhhh. Hand prints!

I have to say, the biggest pet peeve I have with my car and other people is HAND/FINGER PRINTS. I don't usually have passengers and it seems if I do it's always my best friend. We will drive around during the day or evening doing random crap and towards the end of our shenanigans I will notice the A-pillar, the entire door within a foot of the door handle, and even the roof pillar above the door will be covered in prints.

I'm just like:




When I shut my door I touch the DOOR HANDLE. My side of the car has zero prints. The other side, I just want to throat punch folks when I find finger and hand prints all over it.

On a related note, I was sitting in my car one morning (540AM) at work when another guy in the shop walked by. My windows are deep tinted so you won't readily see me. As he walks by he sticks HIS HAND on my HOOD and pivots around the nose of my car as walks between my car and the truck in front. That afternoon, sure enough, big ole hand print on the hood.

It just came to mind. I was running some errands last night with a friend and this morning I walk outside in the brilliant sunshine and see big disgusting prints on the door and window glass. I immediately get my instant detailer from the trunk and a microfiber towel and gently polish them off.

Dirt on the car fine. Bugs, fine (well, for a limited amount of time). But hand prints? They piss me off worst than anything. I think because they just look so nasty.

Anywho. /Rant
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Oh man, I now how u feel..
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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My car is black, my family is trained. Door handle only when they get in or out of Bandit.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Man this thing is making the laps. Moved twice! lol.

My mother rode with me once on a trip and proclaimed in excitement that she was remembering to shut it via the outer door handle.

My friend however is deemed a lost cause. I just follow behind him with the micofiber like I'm his freakin' mom cleaning up his mess.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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I know how you feel op especially when you spend HOURS detailing it for a show and a family that apparently cannot read English let's their daughter rub her hands all over my damn bumper...bill engvall is right...you CAN'T fix stupid.. End rant
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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I just want to throat punch folks when I find finger and hand prints all over it.
WOW...You want to throat punch your best friend?

Personally...I've never seen a handprint on Envy. And I see your Camaro isn't black so I would suggest using a better wax...lol...or tell you friends to wash their hands.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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WOW...You want to throat punch your best friend?

Personally...I've never seen a handprint on Envy. And I see your Camaro isn't black so I would suggest using a better wax...lol...or tell you friends to wash their hands.
a wax would have nothing to do with it. But yeah, get them to wash their hands
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Throat Punch, lol
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:38 AM   #9
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a wax would have nothing to do with it. But yeah, get them to wash their hands
I know...that's why I laughed. But I would be relived to have something so little to worry about.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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I always shut the doors with the door lock knob...
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
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I know exactly how you feel I have an aqua blue car but it shows prints like crazy, I just dont have the guts to tell my friends to shut it with the handle I dont want to feel like a crazy A-hole!! My wife is trained though I usually close it by the door lock post sticking up then lock the door
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