Yesterday was 1 of those days!  

gettinbigger2 66M
19 posts
8/31/2006 6:56 am
Yesterday was 1 of those days!

It all started when I decided to wash my car (over 2 years of dirt and grime)! Now the car will fall apart because the dirt and grime held it together!

I have a 1986 Dodge 600 ES Turbo convertible (red with a black top). It had over 100,000 miles on the odometer gave up the ghost and quit working.

Went to back the car out of the garage and wouldn't start! No idiot lights on the dash board or interior lights. I figure electrical problem!

An hour later, after I clean the battery posts, the car starts.

I get the hose out of the garage and as I am putting on the plastic spray nozzle (I am holding it, partly, by the lever you depress to spray the water) and the damn thing breaks! (Note to self: Hold plastic spray nozzle by HANDLE ONLY WHEN ATTACHING TO HOSE!)

Go to Plan B! Get backup plastic spray nozzle and attach to hose using handle to tighten.

While washing the car I notice some tree sap on the hood. I finish washing the car and then go to WD-40 website. It says: Apply WD-40 to soft, dry cloth and gently rub the sap off the car. Hint from friendly rednecks at (the company is based in Southern CA!) WD-40 folks: Let the car stand in sunlight for 10 minutes to soften sap.

Redneck tool chest: duct tape and WD-40! Redneck philosophy: If it moves and shouldn't apply duct tape. If it doesn't move and should apply WD-40!

Why do they call it WD-40? It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out.

Can't find WD-40? Where is it? Go to Plan B!

I decide to use PB Penetrating Catalyst. It works to remove the sap off my car! PB Penetrating Catalyst works, but it ain't WD-40!

I am not even going to tell you about the rain interruption while washing the car, drying the clothes, etc.

This is long enough!

Does you automobile (or mode of transportation) have a nickname?



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