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#41 ///BHRpowered

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:28 PM

right now I wash the car about 6 times a year, I know that doesn't sound like alot, but for the amount its driven and never in the rain, its more then enough.

I will wash it in mid march when it comes out, a few times during the summer, usually every 4th use or so, and then of course a master detailing in november before it goes to sleep for the winter, I wax the car about every other wash. Overall, its waxed less times, further saving the paint and perfection.

Now the Jeep for example which is never garaged, I wash it every other week most times, or every single week in the spring when it rains alot and the pollen etc. I claybar a few times a year, especially after winter, and I wax about every 6 weeks or so.
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#42 Troutman

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:05 PM

Hmmm interesting, so most weekends you would basically just dust the Millenia and leave it at that?
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:48 PM

I have no need to dust the millenia, carcapsule remember.


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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
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"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
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#44 Troutman

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:49 AM

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

damn straight, I went with the 18'
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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
"You have entered, BHR's world. Proceed at your own risk" - MCfrank/zaocaddy
"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
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First of all, we are smart enough to know that BHR doesn't really exist, he is an illusion in all our minds....

"The perfect weapon for terrorising Veyrons!"

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:40 PM

I would seriously like to see pics of your milli in the carcapsule.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:21 PM

as I'm already the butt of every joke on MW, after MWM07 people have crossed the line in making my millenia that butt, coming from those who down right abuse there millenia's is beyond insulting.

It will be unlikly that I post any pic of the millenia for some time.
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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
"You have entered, BHR's world. Proceed at your own risk" - MCfrank/zaocaddy
"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
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#48 Troutman

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:05 PM

I priced the car capsule here, and it should be under $500 which is actually quite justifiable. But alas there isn't space for it here at the moment.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE(///BHRpowered @ Sep 4 2007, 01:21 PM) View Post
as I'm already the butt of every joke on MW, after MWM07 people have crossed the line in making my millenia that butt, coming from those who down right abuse there millenia's is beyond insulting.

It will be unlikly that I post any pic of the millenia for some time.



Quit whining...

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:29 PM

then quite making me and or my cars the butt of every joke.

trout, I think mine was about 450 after shipping, but your reason of lack of space is unacceptable, if you hav a car there is space, only takes up about a foot of room on each side, which there always is even in a parking space. Even if you don't have a garage, there is an outdoor version, possibly more expensive (the 500 you refer to) not very useful for a daily driver,mind you, but still has benefits,especially over say a rainy weekend
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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
"You have entered, BHR's world. Proceed at your own risk" - MCfrank/zaocaddy
"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
QUOTE(SKI @ Apr 27 2006, 01:26 AM) View Post

First of all, we are smart enough to know that BHR doesn't really exist, he is an illusion in all our minds....

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:25 PM

Well you see there are supposed to be 2 cars in the garage lengthways, as it is they barely fit so if the 500 took up even more room, the daily would not fit any more. When I have my own place I will look into the capsule investment.

Meanwhile I am curious to your waxing the Milly only a few times per year, I would have thought there is no downside to doing several coats of wax?
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

when I wax and how much I use are different, if you do the math, of miles/wax it would be nearly the same as waxing the jeep once a week or more.

and what is this, I thought you only had the 500 right now, what is the daily driver?

I would highly recommend measuring out the bare amount of room needed, you may only have a few inches of clearance of room on each side, but it would be protected from all elements and pretty much anything eles. when you get it do what I did, inflate it empty and simply move it around to where you want it to be, then mark on the concrete, open, and pull the car in
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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
"You have entered, BHR's world. Proceed at your own risk" - MCfrank/zaocaddy
"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
QUOTE(SKI @ Apr 27 2006, 01:26 AM) View Post

First of all, we are smart enough to know that BHR doesn't really exist, he is an illusion in all our minds....

"The perfect weapon for terrorising Veyrons!"

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:57 PM

How do you put the car in it? And doesnt it smell like shit inside after some time?
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

It has a fan constantly sucking out any unwanted dust etc. I like the idea and it is surely in my future, but for now I have one more question.

Does BHR recommend multiple coats of wax or is it unnecessary?


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:03 PM

the first time yes, I put on a few, however, that is when I go go down, claybar, paint cleaner, polish, then wax, and the 2nd coat I use a lighter wax.

you get the car into it by parking, basically you roll the mat out on the floor, park the car on it, then in the back the top section goes gently over it, 2 things on the side unroll, 2 zippers that seal, then there is a fan at the back, once inflated you put in the filter.

and no, it does not "suck the dust out" it works like a clean room, it completely changes the air volume out about every 3-4 hours, the fan is on 24/7 cycling air, as if the car was caught in a very very mild breeze, this means no moisture can exist, no mold, nothing can dry out or get to humid. the filter catches anything and everything eles, maknig sure hte car exists in basically purified air
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2000 Millenia S...It's a car with stuff in it
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4.7, Limited, Quadra-Drive, Loaded.
2005 Audi S4...V8, 6spd, miltek
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
"You have entered, BHR's world. Proceed at your own risk" - MCfrank/zaocaddy
"BHR is more correct than you could imagine." - Troutman
"I guess we all proved BHR right.....again....." - Frankzao
QUOTE(SKI @ Apr 27 2006, 01:26 AM) View Post

First of all, we are smart enough to know that BHR doesn't really exist, he is an illusion in all our minds....

"The perfect weapon for terrorising Veyrons!"

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:59 AM

I look forward to the day.
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