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Old 26 Apr 2013, 07:21 am
Mike Trainor
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This is not about Honda in particular ....

The manual Accord comes only in either Ugly Grey
or Boring Silver. At least, there is a choice of
evils! The interior is black -- and black only.
I guess they got the idea from Henry Ford.

Having bought one a few months back, I find
that maintaing the black interrior is a nightmare.
Every little thing shows.

Question: Any hints on how to make life easier?

I have already bought $ 10 floor mats to put
(on top of Honda mats!) that can be hosed
off. The seats, I suppose, I can cover up
the same way with material that does not
show each and every spec.

Just two days ago, picking up the teens from
crew, one guy with muddy shoes has left
a mess in the middle of the back -- the one
part of the floor you cannot put a mat over!
I suppose a shampoo job is in order.

Any hints would be greatly appreciated!

mt
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 09:53 am
jim beam
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On 04/26/2013 05:21 AM, Mike Trainor wrote:
>
> This is not about Honda in particular ....
>
> The manual Accord comes only in either Ugly Grey
> or Boring Silver. At least, there is a choice of
> evils! The interior is black -- and black only.
> I guess they got the idea from Henry Ford.
>
> Having bought one a few months back, I find
> that maintaing the black interrior is a nightmare.
> Every little thing shows.
>
> Question: Any hints on how to make life easier?
>
> I have already bought $ 10 floor mats to put
> (on top of Honda mats!) that can be hosed
> off. The seats, I suppose, I can cover up
> the same way with material that does not
> show each and every spec.
>
> Just two days ago, picking up the teens from
> crew, one guy with muddy shoes has left
> a mess in the middle of the back -- the one
> part of the floor you cannot put a mat over!
> I suppose a shampoo job is in order.
>
> Any hints would be greatly appreciated!
>
> mt
>


does not compute:
1. you have kids and
2. you still have a stick up your ass about dirt specks.
how does that work???


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Old 26 Apr 2013, 11:14 am
Alan Bowler
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On 4/26/2013 8:21 AM, Mike Trainor wrote:
> I have already bought $ 10 floor mats to put
> (on top of Honda mats!) that can be hosed
> off.


After the "run away acceleration" fiasco, the big lesson
seemed to be:
Do not put unanchored mats on top of the regular mats.
They can wedge the gas pedal.

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Old 30 Apr 2013, 08:08 am
Mike Trainor
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On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:53:32 -0700, jim beam <me@privacy.net> wrote:


>>

>
>does not compute:
>1. you have kids and
>2. you still have a stick up your ass about dirt specks.
>how does that work???


It not my kid that is the problem -- she takes of her
shoes, puts them in a grocery bag and puts on the
pair in the car for the ride home. Never had a problem.
Food has never been allowed in any car.

It is the others who can really mess it up .... some
more than others.

But, even without kids, the black interior is a real
pain. First and last time for me.

mt

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Old 30 Apr 2013, 08:14 am
Mike Trainor
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On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:14:59 -0400, Alan Bowler <atbowler@thinkage.ca>
wrote:

>On 4/26/2013 8:21 AM, Mike Trainor wrote:
>> I have already bought $ 10 floor mats to put
>> (on top of Honda mats!) that can be hosed
>> off.

>
>After the "run away acceleration" fiasco, the big lesson
>seemed to be:
> Do not put unanchored mats on top of the regular mats.
> They can wedge the gas pedal.


Thanks. Luckily I drive standard and all I need to do is
hit the clutch and turn off the ignition.

Nah, kidding. I know it is a danger and have had the
opposite happen in my Subaru, many times, as I have
a heavy, electrical safety rubber mat on top of what came.
It used to sometimes slide *under* the accelerator and
one wouldn't be able to push down beyond a certain
point!

But so far there have been no real issues with that.
OTOH, one of my old Subarus used to get in throttle
stuck (had electronic ignition, though) on the first
start after a cold night. The engine would rev up
to 4,000 rpm+ and stay there. The way to release
it and get going was to just let in the clutch and hit
it again before the car took off. Sometimes I needed
to do it a couple of times before the beast calmed
down. Once it did, it was quite normal after that.

mt
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Old 30 Apr 2013, 07:41 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <hcgvn8puqculldr8d8c7nndsgf7412ti3j@4ax.com>,
Mike Trainor <mtrainor@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >does not compute:
> >1. you have kids and
> >2. you still have a stick up your ass about dirt specks.
> >how does that work???

>
> It not my kid that is the problem -- she takes of her
> shoes, puts them in a grocery bag and puts on the
> pair in the car for the ride home. Never had a problem.
> Food has never been allowed in any car.


wow. you're one ****ed up dude.

And now you're ****ing up your kids.
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Old 01 May 2013, 08:00 am
Mike Trainor
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On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:41:24 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <hcgvn8puqculldr8d8c7nndsgf7412ti3j@4ax.com>,
> Mike Trainor <mtrainor@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> >does not compute:
>> >1. you have kids and
>> >2. you still have a stick up your ass about dirt specks.
>> >how does that work???

>>
>> It not my kid that is the problem -- she takes of her
>> shoes, puts them in a grocery bag and puts on the
>> pair in the car for the ride home. Never had a problem.
>> Food has never been allowed in any car.

>
>wow. you're one ****ed up dude.
>
>And now you're ****ing up your kids.


Maybe, but they have done very well in life so far
and that is all that matters to us.

And, when I say food, it includes drinks, too.
Never had to deal with a spill that needs to be
cleaned up -)

mt
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Old 01 May 2013, 09:12 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <ic42o8p9o56uhb9lq1gq6u6pfjubturk2m@4ax.com>,
Mike Trainor <mtrainor@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >wow. you're one ****ed up dude.
> >
> >And now you're ****ing up your kids.

>
> Maybe, but they have done very well in life so far
> and that is all that matters to us.


....if your goal is to produce ****ed up kids.
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Old 02 May 2013, 06:00 am
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-C77A76.22121701052013@[78.46.70.116]...
> In article <ic42o8p9o56uhb9lq1gq6u6pfjubturk2m@4ax.com>,
> Mike Trainor <mtrainor@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> >wow. you're one ****ed up dude.
>> >
>> >And now you're ****ing up your kids.

>>
>> Maybe, but they have done very well in life so far
>> and that is all that matters to us.

>
> ...if your goal is to produce ****ed up kids.


Or kids that grow into adults with discipline.


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Old 02 May 2013, 09:28 am
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On 05/02/2013 04:00 AM, Stewart wrote:
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-C77A76.22121701052013@[78.46.70.116]...
>> In article <ic42o8p9o56uhb9lq1gq6u6pfjubturk2m@4ax.com>,
>> Mike Trainor <mtrainor@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>> wow. you're one ****ed up dude.
>>>>
>>>> And now you're ****ing up your kids.
>>>
>>> Maybe, but they have done very well in life so far
>>> and that is all that matters to us.

>>
>> ...if your goal is to produce ****ed up kids.

>
> Or kids that grow into adults with discipline.
>
>


some people /like/ girls that, um, "react" to having come from
"disciplined" homes. or so i've heard.

meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry makes billions from a market
created by sick individuals whose immune systems had insufficient
microbe exposure...

<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448690/>


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