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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/2011/04/unfortunately-you-get-what-you-pay-for/
 

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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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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!
 

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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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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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Just to be clear NWAS is the shop that is trying to clean up the spray paint from the previous detail shop.

hey doesnt mixalot take his cars to NWAS? :laugh:

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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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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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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Wow. :facepalm:
 

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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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