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    1. Member rc1320's Avatar
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      04-12-2011 02:04 PM #1
      I admit that I wedge a coffe cup every morning between my passenger seat and my ebrake handle in my 993 and I also know that someday I will probably do something, spill the coffee and be damn pissed. I'll immediately take it to a detailing shop to get it cleaned appropriately.

      Now if I were to take it to a detail shop which just tried to spray paint it, I would murder them.

      Look at these photos. Apparently the detail shop's solution was to just spray paint the carpets to remedy the coffee spill. As you will notice there is plenty of over spray on the rails and all.





      UDPATE: Just to be clear NWAS is the shop that is trying to clean up the spray paint from the previous detail shop. AND I checked with the owner of the detail shop who confirmed it's spray paint and not interior dye.

      Saw the story here: http://www.northwestautosalon.com/20...t-you-pay-for/
      Last edited by rc1320; 04-12-2011 at 03:59 PM.

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      04-12-2011 02:08 PM #2
      hey doesnt mixalot take his cars to NWAS?

      thought the owner of that place had some pretty impressive cars... i seem to recall him dragging them out to one of the shows a couple years back.

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      04-12-2011 02:08 PM #3
      A little Power Out or Resolve and some elbow grease can get anything out. I find car interiors to be pretty durable places.

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      04-12-2011 02:08 PM #4
      What in the hell?

      Really? Wow.

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      04-12-2011 02:10 PM #5
      I would certainly not be a happy camper.

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      04-12-2011 02:10 PM #6
      this was not what i was expecting when I came in this thread, double-u tee eff
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      04-12-2011 02:12 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      A little Power Out or Resolve and some elbow grease can get anything out. I find car interiors to be pretty durable places.
      While you're absolutely correct, I think you missed the point. The guy brought his car to a detail shop so he wouldn't have to do any cleaning at all, let alone cleaning up the additional mess the detail shop made with their cover up job!

    8. 04-12-2011 02:14 PM #8
      A detail shop with no attention to detail. Back in my day, we would've at least taped it up.

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      04-12-2011 02:14 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      While you're absolutely correct, I think you missed the point. The guy brought his car to a detail shop so he wouldn't have to do any cleaning at all, let alone cleaning up the additional mess the detail shop made with their cover up job!
      i think dude is saying that spray painting it is ridiculous when stuff isn't hard to get off in the first place
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      04-12-2011 02:15 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      While you're absolutely correct, I think you missed the point. The guy brought his car to a detail shop so he wouldn't have to do any cleaning at all, let alone cleaning up the additional mess the detail shop made with their cover up job!
      And then to make matter worse they have to take it to another detail shop to fix.

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      04-12-2011 02:16 PM #11
      Just to be clear NWAS is the shop that is trying to clean up the spray paint from the previous detail shop.

      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      hey doesnt mixalot take his cars to NWAS?

      thought the owner of that place had some pretty impressive cars... i seem to recall him dragging them out to one of the shows a couple years back.

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      04-12-2011 02:17 PM #12
      Sucks for the guy, spent money to have the problem turned worse.

      However if he took the time to just folex and steam the carpet it would have cost him less than the original detailing, and he'd know the job was done right.

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      04-12-2011 02:19 PM #13
      Well I don't think I'd murder everybody, but I'd be REALLY pissed.

      Is coffee really that hard to get out or are people really that lazy?

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      04-12-2011 02:21 PM #14
      It is unlikely that they used spray paint. It was probably automotive interior dye in spray form. They should have been a little more meticulous with the application but it isn't the end of the world.

      https://autodealerproducts.com/SEM_V...ARPET_DYE.html

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      04-12-2011 02:26 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by konkomania View Post
      Well I don't think I'd murder everybody, but I'd be REALLY pissed.

      Is coffee really that hard to get out or are people really that lazy?
      It's a pain, but still doable at home with over the counter chemicals and a rented steamer.

      When I bought my e30 in cali the "tan" interior was actually gray. I had to double check with the previous owner to make sure I heard him correctly. There was just so much grease and spilled motor oil on the interior.

      After about 3 days of using folex and one of those little shark steamers (as seen on tv), I was able to bring back the original color. With maybe a few deep-rooted grease stains that I had to use a mile bleach/water and then a bit of dye.

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      04-12-2011 02:34 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      i think dude is saying that spray painting it is ridiculous when stuff isn't hard to get off in the first place
      Ahhh... that's likely, good point.

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      04-12-2011 02:40 PM #17
      Wow.

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      04-12-2011 02:43 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by konkomania View Post
      Well I don't think I'd murder everybody, but I'd be REALLY pissed.

      Is coffee really that hard to get out or are people really that lazy?
      If there is milk or sugar in it then it's a bitch.
      Black coffee is your best case scenario.

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      04-12-2011 02:55 PM #19
      I'd be pissed if I took a car to a detailer and they did this.

      Sadly - the use of spray dye/paint on dirty carpet is pretty much standard operating procedure for used car dealers.
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    20. 04-12-2011 03:01 PM #20
      There, I fixed it. Pay me.

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      04-12-2011 03:12 PM #21
      oh dear god

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      04-12-2011 03:18 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by odj View Post
      I'd be pissed if I took a car to a detailer and they did this.

      Sadly - the use of spray dye/paint on dirty carpet is pretty much standard operating procedure for used car dealers.
      i've used the SEM dye, and i done right looks really nice...but, yeah, the OP's pics look horrible, that just looks like spray paint and will probably take a while for the smell to go away too. if you want it done right do it yourself.
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      04-12-2011 03:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by rc1320 View Post
      Just to be clear NWAS is the shop that is trying to clean up the spray paint from the previous detail shop.
      Worth repeating since the original post really wasn't very clear on that part of the story and then the second poster seemed to post a reply that makes one think it was NWAS that did the original job.

      You might want to edit the OP to note this.

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      04-12-2011 04:05 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Worth repeating since the original post really wasn't very clear on that part of the story and then the second poster seemed to post a reply that makes one think it was NWAS that did the original job.

      You might want to edit the OP to note this.
      Done and thanks for re-iterating that this work was not completed by Northwest Auto Salon.


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      04-12-2011 04:36 PM #25
      You can buy the carpet dye in spray can form at pep boys. BUT you need to do the whole carpet. I have done it many times detailing vehicles the paint smell doesnt last more than a day and after it dries you vacuum it with a beater brush attachment and you cant tell it was ever done. It is a last resort for badly stained carpets. Oh and you do need to tape up any plastic pieces

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