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Old 06-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Nearly had a heart attack...

So I stop by a car wash tonight and it's one of the auto ones that I've never been to and I didn't realize until I was in it that it was one of the ones that use rotating brushes. I'm almost completely through it when I hear a bang and I see in my side mirror that the fuel filler door has flung open. OK, I'd heard that some folks have damaged the door in a car was and I'm fearing the worst but thankfully no damage done.

Won't make that mistake again...


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Old 06-07-2012, 06:50 AM   #2
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Close one with the fuel door!! You might just have to polish and wax the car now to fix what the car wash brushes did!!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yes, I had a panicked moment when I hear the bang and saw the door open and then great relief when it was OK. I don't see any scratches in the paint, but those rotating brush car washes are very dangerous to the finish. You just can't know if the last one through was a Jeep covered with sandy dirt from a day of four-wheeling. Nightmares...


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