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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 827
    stickguy said:

    that and the 1st generation TSX both were. equivilent to BMW with the E46 3 series and same vintage (E39?) 5 series.

    1st gen TSX was nice... thought about that wagon at a couple of points.
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,619
    edited June 2
    Michaell said:
    Huh. I’m not aware of my county having its own vehicle emissions regulations nor even testing. As a matter of fact, they spend NOTHING on air quality.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    edited June 2
    Stick, JM, and snake, thanks for the great comments. Exactly the info I was hoping for. I would go with electric since it wouldn't get used much and gas can be a hassle making sure it keeps its power....STABIL etc.
    I may buy one.........maybe I'll go into business and become the "Power Washer Guy" in the neighborhood.
    May even go around in my Batman outfit!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,753
    I bought a cheap $90 or so Ryobi from Home Depot. I looked at the various really inexpensive models to gently spray the deckwood, 12'x20'. It has 3 different nozzles. You do want to study the nozzles and what each can be used for based on the info manual. There are two types of pumps used in the electric ones. I just wanted one for work long enough for one good cleaning. The hose has to be connected first. The pump turns on and then turns off as soon as it builds up pressure. Very easy to use.

    Has a nozzle for concrete.

    I suggest buying a deck cleaner and spray it on first. I had scrubbed deck with a deck brush and cleaner. I had scrubbed deck with TSP (the real stuff, not the eco-fake) and bleach and dish detergent.

    But the pressure from even this washer did the trick much better on the wood deck.

    Now I need to find a day when the wood has dried for several days and the sun's going to be out to cure the One Time Wood I use on my deck.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,363
    edited June 2
    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.

    Enterprise really spoiled me, I don’t want most of the jobs that are available now. Maybe I could go back to being a social worker.😬

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,580
    @driver100,
    I have a fairly low power electric power washer.
    The plug has a built in circuit breaker.
    Here is a picture of my ramp that was about 20 years old and had never been cleaned.
    The lower 2 courses are in 'before' condition.


    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    Thanks imid....good information.
    Here is my Plan A. First, we gave this new kid a chance, his price seems high. At least $500, probably more to do the front and back. I figure if the kid can get 100 suckers clients and make $500 per client he could make $50000 a year working 6 months....bright kid, great business model.

    Second idea is to contact a retired handyman who does amazing work and only charges about $10 an hour.....doesn't need the money, likes to do it to keep busy. I know it will be reasonable and he will do an excellent job.

    If that doesn't work, I buy my own, and I'll have it to use for a few years.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    @driver100,
    I have a fairly low power electric power washer.
    The plug has a built in circuit breaker.
    Here is a picture of my ramp that was about 20 years old and had never been cleaned.
    The lower 2 courses are in 'before' condition.

    Sounds great! Any idea on the power level? Our deck just needs a going over, patio stones and bricks on front walkway aren't too bad, just need a brightening.
    Here are two models at Rona Canada, a Bosch 1700 PSI $199 4.8 stars
    https://www.rona.ca/en/bosch-electric-high-pressure-washer-154-gpm-green-330658625

    Karcher $203 1700 PSI, $203 4.4 stars

    https://www.rona.ca/en/karcher-pressure-washer-electric-1700-psi-60415001
    I like the looks of the Karcher, seems more substantial and car like. Like the idea of the wheels.
    Any thoughts?
    This is almost as much fun as choosing a car.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,363
    edited June 2
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 12,961
    I have a cheap electric power washer I bought many years ago at Zellers ( @driver100 will know where I mean), all I remember is that it is yellow, can't recall the brand. It works fine for what I wanted from it. I used it 2 or 3 times to clean my deck which is made from pressure treated lumber. The deck boards have had a surprising amount of rot over the last 3 or 4 years (it was built in '05) which I blame on the power washing driving moisture deep into some of the boards. I would never power wash a wood deck more than once.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,273
    tjc78 said:

    jipster said:

    I'm back!

    After not being to get into these forums for probably two years I think I may have figured out the errors of my ways! Anyboday out there whe still remembers me? Everyone still alive? Everybody healthy?

    They had told me you had taken your ball and "ridden off into the sunset". But, I knew you'd be back... once you heard I was a proud owner of a 2020 Honda Accord EX-L!!! So now you come back to say, "I told ya so."? :angry:

    Would have driven out to Washington (?) and bought an Accord from you if you were still in the bizz. Of course, and no offense, but you would have been subjected to the "Jipst Method of New Car Buying"... which would have made your day. :smile:

    Welcome back, and try not to lose that password again. ;-)

    It's about time you decided to upgrade yourself! Enjoy! Those are beautiful cars.

    No, I didn't get banned from Edmunds.

    No, I didn't take my ball and leave. I got mad at nobody. I just couldn't get in and after trying many times I simply gave up. I do have a deep regret and that is I didn't get to say good bye to Mr. Shiftrighr. Have to say that he was my favorite and his encyclopedic knowledge of all things made his an irreplaceable asset to these forums. If any of you happen to talk to him please pass on my words of appreciation.
    I sent you a PM regarding this.
    If I can figure out how to retrieve a PM here I'll do it. I know how on Facebook.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,467
    Click your user name and then on the left should be a link for “inbox”

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,682
    Top right of the page, above “quick links”, 2 icons over from your little picture (below your screen name). The one that looks like an envelope. If that has a red number on it, you have mail. Just click on it to open up, and read/respond.

    The globe next to it usually has a big number. Site notifications. Pretty useless

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 6,019
    driver100 said:

    It's a slow morning around here so I need some advice about......I think this is a new topic............here it is..........power washers.
    Last year I cleaned the deck with a chemical wash that did a fairly good job. This year noticed the patio stones in the back are a bit grungy looking. Got a card out that a handyman guy left a few days ago. He comes on Friday at 4 p.m., checks it out says he will have an estimate the next day. Don't hear from him so Mrs D100 calls him at 4 and asks about the estimate...says he will email it. Now I don't know how many hours it takes to do an estimate....to me, I think you should be able to do it in 4 minutes. Anyway, Monday he emails the estimate. He doesn't mention the deck, so I don't know if he included that, but, for the patio which is about 20X20 ft and the walkway wich is maybe 30 ft long by 3 ft wide $250. For the front sidewalk which is about 30 yards long by 3 ft wide $300.

    It seems I can buy a power washer for about $200 and it doesn't seem like it could be that hard. Before I do I'll get another estimate. My questions are;
    Will the power washer get the dirt and grunge off the deck?
    Is it fairly easy to use....that is idiot proof?
    What can go wrong?

    What can go wrong...usually does. :disappointed:

    But, too much psi on that wood deck can damage the wood. Don't cross the streams! And be careful with that high powered water nozzle, the force can cut a diamond 💎.
    2020 Honda Accord EX-L, 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2010 Mercury Milan Premiere, 2008 Mercury Mariner, 2007 Kia Optima
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,682
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........
    Maybe make a movie out of it. Call it “pretty farmer”

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........
    Maybe make a movie out of it. Call it “pretty farmer”
    lol....guess I should have said "Business People".

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    This links to the one that looks like the one I have.

    That is similar to the one I found at Rona, on sale for $203 CDN, on sale regularly $239. Same make,
    https://www.rona.ca/en/karcher-pressure-washer-electric-1700-psi-60415001
    Nice yellow too!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    jipster said:

    driver100 said:

    It's a slow morning around here so I need some advice about......I think this is a new topic............here it is..........power washers.
    Last year I cleaned the deck with a chemical wash that did a fairly good job. This year noticed the patio stones in the back are a bit grungy looking. Got a card out that a handyman guy left a few days ago. He comes on Friday at 4 p.m., checks it out says he will have an estimate the next day. Don't hear from him so Mrs D100 calls him at 4 and asks about the estimate...says he will email it. Now I don't know how many hours it takes to do an estimate....to me, I think you should be able to do it in 4 minutes. Anyway, Monday he emails the estimate. He doesn't mention the deck, so I don't know if he included that, but, for the patio which is about 20X20 ft and the walkway wich is maybe 30 ft long by 3 ft wide $250. For the front sidewalk which is about 30 yards long by 3 ft wide $300.

    It seems I can buy a power washer for about $200 and it doesn't seem like it could be that hard. Before I do I'll get another estimate. My questions are;
    Will the power washer get the dirt and grunge off the deck?
    Is it fairly easy to use....that is idiot proof?
    What can go wrong?

    What can go wrong...usually does. :disappointed:

    But, too much psi on that wood deck can damage the wood. Don't cross the streams! And be careful with that high powered water nozzle, the force can cut a diamond 💎.
    Good tips Jip...I was thinking I would do the deck using less power and using it more on a level angle....not straight down. I started getting that idea after reading abs comments. Ours is that Tex Mex material or whatever it is called.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,580
    The distance you hold the nozzle from the surface makes a big difference.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    The distance you hold the nozzle from the surface makes a big difference.

    Good point...decided to order it now while it is on sale. Mine will be a 1700 PSI model, yours is only a 1600 PSI model :p

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,753
    edited June 2
    driver100 said:

    Thanks imid....good information.
    Here is my Plan A. First, we gave this new kid a chance, his price seems high. At least $500, probably more to do the front and back. I figure if the kid can get 100 suckers clients and make $500 per client he could make $50000 a year working 6 months....bright kid, great business model.

    Second idea is to contact a retired handyman who does amazing work and only charges about $10 an hour.....doesn't need the money, likes to do it to keep busy. I know it will be reasonable and he will do an excellent job.

    If that doesn't work, I buy my own, and I'll have it to use for a few years.

    I'd like the older guy option. Hopefully he has used a pressure washer. Maybe owns his own with various tips for various jobs. Or rents one for the day or days he needs one.

    I tried different chemical treatments and different brushing. I even used a hand brush with good pressure. That made me decide to try a pressure washer.

    I have deck treated with a preservative that is not a paint or stain. It goes into the wood fiber and then polymerizes there with the ultraviolet sun rays. It had been 7 years since deck was cleaned, washed, sprayed in any way.

    price seems to have gone up since early spring...

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-1-600-PSI-1-2-GPM-Electric-Pressure-Washer-RY141612/301004462



    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,682
    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    stickguy said:

    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    Good to know....yes, Trex.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    driver100 said:

    Thanks imid....good information.
    Here is my Plan A. First, we gave this new kid a chance, his price seems high. At least $500, probably more to do the front and back. I figure if the kid can get 100 suckers clients and make $500 per client he could make $50000 a year working 6 months....bright kid, great business model.

    Second idea is to contact a retired handyman who does amazing work and only charges about $10 an hour.....doesn't need the money, likes to do it to keep busy. I know it will be reasonable and he will do an excellent job.

    If that doesn't work, I buy my own, and I'll have it to use for a few years.

    I'd like the older guy option. Hopefully he has used a pressure washer. Maybe owns his own with various tips for various jobs. Or rents one for the day or days he needs one.
    That would be my first choice too but I want to get this particular washer while it is still on sale, and if he does come he can use this washer....and I will have it around for other things and hopefully for many more years.
    Can they be used for washing a car?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,682
    edited June 2
    Yes. Get a foam cannon to attach to it.

    https://www.walmart.com/browse/auto-tires/foam-cannon

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,143
    edited June 2

    houdini1 said:

    houdini1 said:

    I'm back!

    After not being to get into these forums for probably two years I think I may have figured out the errors of my ways! Anyboday out there whe still remembers me? Everyone still alive? Everybody healthy?

    Welcome back.
    Thanks, Snake! Good to see you're still here along with other friends. I'll try not to lose my identity this time.
    Welcome back snake !! I made it back about a year ago !!
    Edit: Sorry, I meant isell !!
    Gosh darn it (he says in his best Gabby Hayes voice), I thought I was being welcomed back after being gone for a few hours. Now I see how I rate here. B)
    I would miss you snake if you left, and that is the truth. Gabby Hayes never said gosh darn, it was dag nabbit !

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,551
    stickguy said:

    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    Leave the poor guy alone. He knows what he means. As soon as he gets it clean we’re all invited over for a taco and burrito fest. B)

    jmonroe

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 12,961
    driver100 said:

    Ours is that Tex Mex material or whatever it is called.

    Is it covered in a layer of delicious but messy bubbling melted Monterey Jack cheese? If so I can understand the need for the power wash. :laughing:

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    stickguy said:

    Yes. Get a foam cannon to attach to it.

    Cool....it will be worth it just for doing the wheels.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    jmonroe1 said:

    stickguy said:

    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    Leave the poor guy alone. He knows what he means. As soon as he gets it clean we’re all invited over for a taco and burrito fest. B) jmonroe
    Like I say, I am not a detail guy, more of the big picture kinda guy! :)

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,551
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    stickguy said:

    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    Leave the poor guy alone. He knows what he means. As soon as he gets it clean we’re all invited over for a taco and burrito fest. B) jmonroe
    Like I say, I am not a detail guy, more of the big picture kinda guy! :)

    Probably picked that up from the books you peddled. ;)

    jmonroe
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,363
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........
    Lol, that’s quite the ambitious business model but remember, I’m retired. I don’t have to work that hard any more. That’s what I like about my current position. Have fun all day driving cars and joking with my buddies. No boss looking over your shoulder and if you don’t feel like working you just say “I’m leaving town for a few months, I’ll call you when I get back”.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,363
    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........
    Maybe make a movie out of it. Call it “pretty farmer”
    Sure, call it The Car Happy Hooker. B)

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,314
    stickguy said:

    Yes. Get a foam cannon to attach to it.

    https://www.walmart.com/browse/auto-tires/foam-cannon

    The Brits at BMW CAR really like the use of foam prior to conventional washing.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    stickguy said:

    If you have Trex (Tex mex? Really?) it’s a lot harder to hurt that. Certainly with that machine.

    Leave the poor guy alone. He knows what he means. As soon as he gets it clean we’re all invited over for a taco and burrito fest. B) jmonroe
    Like I say, I am not a detail guy, more of the big picture kinda guy! :)

    Probably picked that up from the books you peddled. ;)

    jmonroe
    Fortunately, MrsD100 can do detail work, can do accounting, write letters, keep me from flying off the handle, and I could work on the vision! :p

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,720
    I so love the foam cannon.

    @roadburner - do they suggest a rinse and then foam, or foam first? My experience so far is that rinse-foam-conventional hand wash is working great - the foam really loosens the dirt up and makes the wash mit glide across.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    driver100 said:

    Thanks imid....good information.
    Here is my Plan A. First, we gave this new kid a chance, his price seems high. At least $500, probably more to do the front and back. I figure if the kid can get 100 suckers clients and make $500 per client he could make $50000 a year working 6 months....bright kid, great business model.

    Second idea is to contact a retired handyman who does amazing work and only charges about $10 an hour.....doesn't need the money, likes to do it to keep busy. I know it will be reasonable and he will do an excellent job.

    If that doesn't work, I buy my own, and I'll have it to use for a few years.

    I'd like the older guy option. Hopefully he has used a pressure washer. Maybe owns his own with various tips for various jobs. Or rents one for the day or days he needs one.
    Got the best of both worlds. Ordered the nice yellow Karcher model from Rona, and the "Retired Guy" will come and do it for us in June. Probably got the washer and someone to do it for half of what the young guy will charge.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    O F, still no word on opening back up. The office across the street from our sub-division opened 2 weeks ago so was glad to see that. But my lead is still waiting to hear from his boss that we're back up & running. My optimism is wearing down a bit lately and am now setting my sites on July 1st as a more logical start-up date. Getting unemployment so might as well stay out until they really have work for us.
    My old Hertz store is calling in the few drivers left only a couple days a week. Honestly, I'd rather work my 3 days/week and if not, wait till that comes back. Am starting to enjoy being home...took about 6 weeks to finally get used to the whole thing. But fine with it now, or at least until the UI runs out.

    As one of my required job searches I applied to Hertz. That would be ironic if they called before Enterprise did.
    What about a job driving school buses? ;)
    No go, I gave up my commercial license when I renewed in 2018. Too expensive to maintain independently.
    If they are short on drivers....negotiate for them to pay for it. Or, do you have to go through the testing again?
    Any school will give you paid (minimum wage) training but you’d have to take all the certification and road tests again. Plus I’d have to pass the physical exam and I ain’t a kid no more.😢

    That’s assuming there will even be school buses any longer. Under the current social distancing rules my old 72 passenger bus would be limited to 11 students.
    I thought it would be a hassle. Most driving businesses are struggling, airport limo, Uber, dealership etc. Maybe if you could combine your social work with driving. I once heard of a family therapist who met with businessmen at hotels. Seems, the businessman was away from home and his regular therapist, and needed a session. Plus, not much else to do when traveling on business. Great for the FT too, no need for an office, probably even get a dinner out of it.
    You could take business guys to and from the airport, dinner, etc., and help them with their problems........
    Lol, that’s quite the ambitious business model but remember, I’m retired. I don’t have to work that hard any more. That’s what I like about my current position. Have fun all day driving cars and joking with my buddies. No boss looking over your shoulder and if you don’t feel like working you just say “I’m leaving town for a few months, I’ll call you when I get back”.
    I know what you mean O-F, I couldn't do work any more if my life depended on it.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,732
    ab348 said:

    Our anti-car city council and planning dept tag-teamed using the COVID situation as an excuse to spring a surprise on citizens this week:

    https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/hrm-takes-steps-to-slow-things-down-on-designated-streets-455785/

    These “safe streets” or “slow streets” (the city has no legal authority to set speed limits so the latter is a misnomer) were sprung on us with no advance notice or consultations. I live on one of these streets and am quite irritated at it all. It makes no sense as described - supposedly someone can now walk down the middle of the street amidst vehicles, good luck with that - and I dislike excluding people from outside the area from driving on my street. And as the article notes, the only enforcement will be from people reporting miscreants, nice. Lunacy reigns.

    Those terms are code word for Vision Zero lunatics which I like to dub Zero Vision people. Their ultimate goal is to get speed limits down to 0 MPH, so no one ever dies from a car, and at the same time, it'll effectively ban the automobile, without actually banning it.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,314

    I so love the foam cannon.

    @roadburner - do they suggest a rinse and then foam, or foam first? My experience so far is that rinse-foam-conventional hand wash is working great - the foam really loosens the dirt up and makes the wash mit glide across.

    I think that the procedure you described is correct.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,823
    Of course, those banning it will still be entitled to their own private transport, or a cradle to grave bennie-loaded position where they can "work" from home for life. I suspect it is rare indeed that any who implement these policies ever have to live with the negative side-effects.
    andres3 said:


    Those terms are code word for Vision Zero lunatics which I like to dub Zero Vision people. Their ultimate goal is to get speed limits down to 0 MPH, so no one ever dies from a car, and at the same time, it'll effectively ban the automobile, without actually banning it.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,296
    houdini1 said:

    houdini1 said:

    houdini1 said:

    I'm back!

    After not being to get into these forums for probably two years I think I may have figured out the errors of my ways! Anyboday out there whe still remembers me? Everyone still alive? Everybody healthy?

    Welcome back.
    Thanks, Snake! Good to see you're still here along with other friends. I'll try not to lose my identity this time.
    Welcome back snake !! I made it back about a year ago !!
    Edit: Sorry, I meant isell !!
    Gosh darn it (he says in his best Gabby Hayes voice), I thought I was being welcomed back after being gone for a few hours. Now I see how I rate here. B)
    I would miss you snake if you left, and that is the truth. Gabby Hayes never said gosh darn, it was dag nabbit !
    Dagnabbit.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,280
    "Rharghrerht!"
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,835
    fintail said:

    I suspect it is rare indeed that any who implement these policies ever have to live with the negative side-effects.

    This is most certainly true and goes a long way toward explaining many of the patently ridiculous things that have made it into law.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,127
    edited June 3
    I owe GEICO an apology! I ridiculed them about a week or so ago here on Edmunds for giving me a 15% rate reduction as part of their program to reduce rates due to the coronavirus pandemic and then raising my rates 15%. I WAS INCORRECT!!!

    I am on autopay with them and my payments are charged to my credit card on the 30th of every month. When I got the new car on May 4th, it reduced my payments from $202 a month to about $170 a month. There was a payment due on May 30th of $157 which was a prorated amount which caused a reduction in premiums for the new car. They never charged me that $157 on May 30th so I called them to find out why. They said that they credited that amount due to the 15% reduction in premiums for the coronavirus. So I did, in fact, get that full credit.

    My new policy which takes effect on June 30th will be $170 a month. That's a $32.00 monthly savings over my previous policy due to the fact that the new car is significantly less expensive to repair than the S450.

    Bottom line is that I got my cake and ate it too! Thanks GEICO! 🤓

    2020 Mercedes E450 4MATIC Sedan

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,095
    omarman said:

    "Rharghrerht!"

    What the..........?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,276
    Interestingly, I just read Acura is going to have an MDX Type-S for the 2022 model year.
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
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