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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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One thing I enjoy in the summer is to back the SL out of the garage, put on the tunes, crack a beer and wash the SL. One or two neighbors always wander over to shoot the shit.

Well, I am happy to say, that I have sold my house and purchased a new one one block over.
New, more efficient, less taxes.
Unfortunately, the driveway will remain crushed gravel for the remainder of the year.

See where I'm going with this?

Where the Hell am I going to get my summertime wash the car fix?
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Um. In the gravel driveway?
Wet crushed gravel is messy.

And I've been washing cars with cloth diapers since my '71 Nova SS was car showable.
 

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Nobby, your more than welcome to bring it over to my garage and wash it inside in my wash bay, I'll even fire up the wood stove if its cold out.
I'll drink a beer with you and hang out while you clean.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Nobby, your more than welcome to bring it over to my garage and wash it inside in my wash bay, I'll even fire up the wood stove if its cold out.
I'll drink a beer with you and hang out while you clean.
Now, that's what I'm talkin' about. I'm in.
Thanks Steve.
 

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Just don't do what I did once. I drove my 69 Chevelle to Austin and decided to wash it in my friends front yard. After shining it up, when I went to move it it sank in the wet ground and I had to dig it out. It wasn't too clean when I finished.
Congrats on the new house.
 

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Congratulations on the house sale.
A good load of "item 4" gravel is fine for washing on (I did it for years) and the first step to paving.
 

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You can drive it to Cambridge in about 90 minutes, wash it in my asphalt driveway and I will have some cold ones here as well.:thumbsup:
 

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How about a roll of astro-truff. Just roll it out for the wash and back up when it dries.
 

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I would

If I were you, I would wash it on the hood, the trunk, the fenders, the doors and \bumpers and wheels.
 

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You can drive it to Cambridge in about 90 minutes, wash it in my asphalt driveway and I will have some cold ones here as well.:thumbsup:
I'm in. Good reason for a drive.

Maybe I could just wash it on the street.
 

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I was barely keeping my head above water. Now I can start to save.....maybe for Nobbypalooza 2009.......maybe for kidz college...............tough call.............
 

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Crushed gravel driveway?????..........sounds very strange to someone in California. But then again having the "Terminator" running the business for the "golden state" took some getting used to as well.

Best regards and good luck in the home!
 

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Crushed gravel driveway?????..........sounds very strange to someone in California. But then again having the "Terminator" running the business for the "golden state" took some getting used to as well.

Best regards and good luck in the home!
Thanks.
Crushed gravel is covering 3/4 gravel. Precursor to asphalt paving. Here in the wintery north one must let things settle and get packed down before paving to lessen the chances of heaving during freezing and thaw.
 
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