Married Guys - Don't Do This

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by car compulsive, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. car compulsive

    car compulsive Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    746
    266
    0
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I washed all three vehicles this afternoon. Tonight I remembered that I also wanted to wash the Prius wheel covers and reinstall them for easier winter washing. Well, where else am I supposed to put them to await drying?

    BTW, they were harder to get back on than off. Opposite sides kept popping off as I tapped them on. Needed to get out the rubber mallet.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    44,733
    9,996
    0
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    not to worry.;)
     
  3. J5A

    J5A Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    593
    83
    0
    Severna Park, MD
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Well, as long as you didn't wipe them dry on the curtains..... ;)
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    7,473
    1,450
    0
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    At least you didn't wash them in the dishwasher. :)
     
  5. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    887
    383
    17
    Chicago western burbs
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Did he say that he didn't? ;)
     
  6. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    12,484
    2,024
    1
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Heck, I'm a single guy and I wouldn't do that either!
     
  7. GrumpyCabbie

    GrumpyCabbie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    6,720
    2,083
    45
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    Seems a reasonable place to me.
     
  8. Flying White Dutchman

    Flying White Dutchman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    4,374
    300
    0
    Vehicle:
    2012 Chevy Volt
    Married Guys wash cars more of not???

    i wonder.
    mee..? wel i can not remember when i did it the last time ( i mean washing the car )
     
  9. Much More Better

    Much More Better Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    655
    160
    0
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I love air drying.
     
  10. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    4,009
    1,996
    0
    Redneck Riviera (Gulf South)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    If you washed them (properly).....they're CLEAN...right????
    That means you can dry them anywhere you want to!!!

    It's like the great towel debate.

    I take a shower.
    I use a clean towel to dry my now clean body.
    I hang the towel up to air dry.

    Why then, do we need 12 color coordinated towels in the bathroom????

    Don't even get me started on decorative hand towels.... ;)
     
  11. adamace1

    adamace1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    1,403
    177
    0
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Hope you don't get brake dust on your dishes.
     
  12. KK6PD

    KK6PD _ . _ . / _ _ . _

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    3,885
    803
    115
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    2014 Nissan LEAF
    I have a Gen II, I left mine in the dish rack....The wheel looks better with them off anyway!
    Strangely enough I have gotten several positive comments on the wheels, I just smile! :D
     
  13. The Electric Me

    The Electric Me Go Speed Go!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    6,928
    2,778
    0
    Undisclosed Location
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    As long as you are not doing them in conjunction with the dishes? I see no problem.

    Infact? It seems to me to be a good idea. When I get new DMV stickers for my license plate? I'm anal enough to remove the license plate and clean it..and I admit I've used the dish drying rack...it's a rack for drying wet things? Where's the problem?
     
  14. car compulsive

    car compulsive Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    746
    266
    0
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    A former co-worker used to rebuild motorcycle engines as a hobby. When he got married, his new wife put her foot down and said he couldn't do it in the living room anymore. She also convinced him to sell his night & weekend towing business and not store impounded cars in their suburban back yard. The funny part is the guy wasn't a redneck. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI, attended the best private schools, and lived in Birmingham, MI - both cities among the most affluent in metro Detroit. He went on to build and sell a number of high tech businesses in Michigan and Florida.
     
  15. 2k1Toaster

    2k1Toaster HID Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    4,416
    1,467
    0
    Rocky Mountains
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Better than using the oven to bake the seal on headlights... I got about a weeks worth of anger for that. But once you open them, you have to reseal them, so back in they went lol.
     
  16. 32kcolors

    32kcolors Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    5,728
    938
    124
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    It's kind of difficult to air dry the 17" factory rim there so I don't have much to worry about.
     
  17. TonyPSchaefer

    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    14,586
    2,048
    49
    Far-North Chicagoland
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    My wife works every other Saturday.

    As long as I have everything cleaned up before she gets home: What she doesn't know can't hurt me.
     
  18. SoCalBPrius

    SoCalBPrius Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    604
    136
    10
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Hmmm, I'm married but that's way too creative for me plus my wife would kill me:p.
     
  19. 2k1Toaster

    2k1Toaster HID Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    4,416
    1,467
    0
    Rocky Mountains
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Jack stands and some bolts, not too bad. Just imagine the look on her face when you have 4 sets of wheels+tires on the countertop. :D
     
  20. pjksr02

    pjksr02 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    258
    32
    2
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    Where'd you hide the beer cans?