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Welcome back young lovers. Once again you’ve found yourself at Nail Travels, the literal vortex of dating and relationship advice. We’ve already discussed the home date with its opportunities and pitfalls. Today we are studying the date strictly as it pertains to your vehicle. This is the vehicle you will be driving on your date. Maybe you are home on the range. Maybe you are headed back to school where these things matter even more. Maybe you’re picking her up or maybe you are meeting there but the game is the same. If there’s even the slightest chance that she will lays eyes on or ride in your vehicle, then stick to these helpful tips as you cruise toward glory land.
Date Tips: Your Automobile And You
You first have to decide if you really want to take your own vehicle. Go outside and take another look at it. See it through the eyes of someone who is trying to decide if they want to pursue a relationship with you or not. What does it say? Miami Vice or Mayberry? Starsky and Hutch or Sanford and Son? You might need to borrow a car from someone else…just for the night. Don’t think of it as deception. Think of it as makeup.
- Outside: It’s got to be clean unless you’re going for the dirty truck look. That can work but you have to be a redneck. In that case, she probably expects your truck to be caked with mud anyway. Take it to the car wash or get out the bucket and hose. If it’s a truck, be aware of what is left in the back. Who knows what’s left back there from last weekend in Arcadia? If your quarter panel is all wrinkled like my adventure wagon then don’t worry about the wash. You’ve already decided the car is a non-issue and you’re trying to get by on your skill and prowess. Good luck with that.
- Tires and Wheels: While some of us don’t mind driving around with wires sticking out of our tires, most folk need to have a little more going on. Clean the tires with Armour All Outlast Tire Glaze and boom….you’re headed in the right direction. Also, think about those rims. It doesn’t take long for the brakes to bleed out rust and it needs to be dealt with (prep). A wet towel and a quick wipe down will help those rims look brand new.
- Inside: As you’re inspecting and cleaning out the front seat of your be real careful. Ashes, sand, and all kinds of other evidence will lead toward suggestions on your behavior. Don’t leave anything out unless it has been inspected and deemed worthy of advertisement. Typically, the rule is that trash goes from the front seat to the back seat. If there are riders in the back seat, move the trash to the hatch or the trunk. Just get it out of the way. Nobody needs to see your business.
- Accessories: Think about what your car says about you. Are you pulling a boat behind you? Boomsickles! That works all day long. Borrow a boat if you have to and drag it behind you for a night. No biggie. Even something as small as a kayak or bike on top of your car may well redirect her eyes to a different place and suggest you do more than watchin movies and washin dishes. Maybe leave some mountain climbing equipment in the back seat just for conversation.
- Tags and Stickers: Sometimes your stickers tells the world more than they really need to know. Does everyone need to know that you love scuba diving in Belize or that you enjoy shooting guns? Nope. Be aware of what you putting out there. Make sure if you are picking up a Clemson fan there are no Gamecock stickers on your vehicle.
How To Wash A Car (For grads, bachelors, or if your kids need to learn)
- Start on the top. All dirt runs downhill.
- Soapy suds are your friend
- From the top work to the hood and the back. After that’s done, work the sides from the front to the back.
- Again, make sure everything runs down. Clean down. Clean tires after the car is done. li>
- South Florida has hard water so it’s a good idea to dry the water so there are no droplet marks.
- If you are real serious and you have nothing else to do ever, park it under a tree and give it a wax.
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